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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i7 6700K Quadro CX
Cyberpunk 2077 700% 687%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 638% 626%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 721% 708%
Genshin Impact 707% 694%
eFootball PES 2021 307% 300%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 1057% 1038%
Watch Dogs Legion 679% 665%
FIFA 21 307% 300%
Marvel's Avengers 664% 651%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 614% 602%

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

The HD i7 6700K was released over three years more recently than the Quadro CX, 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 CX when running the latest games.

The Quadro CX has 1536 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 CX has 192. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i7 6700K is 221 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro CX is 116. The HD i7 6700K having 105 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Quadro CX performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD i7 6700K requires 91 Watts to run and the Quadro CX requires 150 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i7 6700K and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the Quadro CX. The Quadro CX requires 59 Watts more than the HD i7 6700K to run. The difference is significant enough that the Quadro CX may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD i7 6700K.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs602 MHz
Boost Clock1150 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSkylake GT2-R0D10U-20
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date05 Aug 2015vs30 Oct 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs1536 MB
Memory Speed1067 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeDDR4vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth34.1GB/secvs76.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units24vs192
Actual Shader Performance11%vs6%
Texture Mapping Units16vs-
Texture Rate5.6 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power91 Wattsvs150 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Ampsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

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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.
The NVIDIA Quadro CX is the accelerator for Adobe Creative Suite 4ógiving creative professionals the performance, tools, and reliability they need to maximize their creativity.
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