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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i7 6700K Quadro 2000
Red Dead Redemption 2 664% 628%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 664% 628%
Halo: Reach 143% 131%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 950% 900%
FIFA 20 307% 288%
Borderlands 3 707% 669%
Cyberpunk 2077 950% 900%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 614% 580%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 780% 738%
eFootball PES 2020 421% 397%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro 2000 are marginally better than the Intel HD i7 6700K.

The Quadro 2000 has a 275 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD i7 6700K. This results in the Quadro 2000 providing 14.4 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 Quadro 2000 has a 275 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the HD i7 6700K. This results in the Quadro 2000 providing 7.2 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 Quadro 2000, 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 Quadro 2000 when running the latest games.

The Quadro 2000 has 1024 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 Quadro 2000 has 192. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i7 6700K is 221 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro 2000 is 240. The Quadro 2000 having 19 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Quadro 2000 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD i7 6700K.

The HD i7 6700K transistor size technology is 26 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro 2000. This means that the HD i7 6700K is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro 2000. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD i7 6700K should consume less power than the Quadro 2000.

The HD i7 6700K requires 91 Watts to run and the Quadro 2000 requires 62 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i7 6700K and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Quadro 2000. The HD i7 6700K requires 29 Watts more than the Quadro 2000 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD i7 6700K to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Quadro 2000.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs625 MHz
Boost Clock1150 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSkylake GT2-R0Fermi GF106-875-A1
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date05 Aug 2015vs24 Dec 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs1024 MB
Memory Speed1067 MHzvs650 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR4vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth34.1GB/secvs41.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units24vs192
Actual Shader Performance11%vs12%
Texture Mapping Units16vs32
Texture Rate5.6 GTexel/svs20 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs10 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power91 Wattsvs62 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Ampsvs450 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel Core i3-560 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs6 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1600x900

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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.
Quadro 2000 is a middle-class professional card based on the 40nm, Fermi architecture.

It's based on the Fermi GF106-875-A1 GPU and thus offers 192 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs, on a 128-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 625MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 650MHz. It has a L2 Cache of 256KB and a rated board TDP of 62 Watts.

Despite exhibiting similarities to GeForce GTS 450, due to being under-clocked and because Quadro 2000's drivers are only certified for professional applications only, its gaming performance is up to 20% slower than GeForce GTS 450.
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