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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i7 6700K GeForce GTS 250 v2 Gainward Deep Green 512MB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 664% 511%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 664% 511%
Halo: Reach 143% 94%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 950% 740%
Cyberpunk 2077 950% 740%
Borderlands 3 707% 546%
FIFA 20 307% 226%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 780% 604%
eFootball PES 2020 421% 317%
Detroit: Become Human 1057% 826%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTS 250 v2 Gainward Deep Green 512MB Edition are noticeably better than the Intel HD i7 6700K.

The GTS 250 has a 325 MHz higher core clock speed and 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD i7 6700K. This results in the GTS 250 providing 37.6 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTS 250 has a 325 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the HD i7 6700K. This results in the GTS 250 providing 8 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD i7 6700K was released over three years more recently than the GTS 250, and so the HD i7 6700K is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTS 250 when running the latest games.

The GTS 250 has 512 MB video memory, but the HD i7 6700K does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i7 6700K has 24 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTS 250 v2 Gainward Deep Green 512MB Edition has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i7 6700K is 221 and the actual shader performance of the GTS 250 is 216. The HD i7 6700K having 5 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTS 250 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD i7 6700K transistor size technology is 51 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTS 250. This means that the HD i7 6700K is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTS 250.

The HD i7 6700K requires 91 Watts to run and the GeForce GTS 250 v2 Gainward Deep Green 512MB Edition requires 110 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i7 6700K and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTS 250. The GTS 250 requires 19 Watts more than the HD i7 6700K to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTS 250 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the HD i7 6700K.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs675 MHz
Boost Clock1150 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSkylake GT2-R0Tesla G92-420-A2
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date05 Aug 2015vs29 Jul 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed1067 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR4vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth34.1GB/secvs57.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units24vs128
Actual Shader Performance11%vs10%
Texture Mapping Units16vs64
Texture Rate5.6 GTexel/svs43.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs10.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs0

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power91 Wattsvs110 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.4vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel HD i7 6700K is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 530 Desktop that is integrated in the Core i7-6700K Processor.

The Skylake Core includes support for DirectX 12.1, OpenCL 2.0 and OpenGL 4.4. Additionally, it also supports DDR4 Memory.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GT2 which offers 24 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 350MHz and goes up to 1150MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies from laptop to laptop. Typically, the GPU reserves 1.7GB. Depending on whether or not the system's RAM is Dual-Channeled, it can access either a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface. The operating memory clock also depends on the at which speed the System's RAM is running and is limited by the highest operating speed that the Processor supports. In this case, it is 1067MHz.
It is then obvious the Memory Bandwidth depends on a lot of factors and thus this Graphics Card performance may vary heavily from system to system.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance almost on level with a dedicated GeForce 920M.

System Suggestions
Intel HD i7 6700K is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We recommend a Decent Processor and 4GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
GeForce GTS 250 v2 Gainward Deep Green 512MB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Fast-Middle-Class GeForce GTS 250 v2, created by Gainward.

Overclock: Central Unit

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock was decreased from 1100MHz to 900MHz.

Frame Buffer

Cooling Solution

Performance is worse than the Reference GeForce GTS 250 v2.
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