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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i7 6700K FireStream 9270
Cyberpunk 2077 700% 522%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 638% 474%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 721% 539%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 1057% 800%
Genshin Impact 707% 528%
eFootball PES 2021 307% 217%
FIFA 21 307% 217%
Watch Dogs Legion 679% 506%
Death Stranding 707% 528%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 614% 456%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FireStream 9270 are noticeably better than the Intel HD i7 6700K.

The FireStream 9270 has a 400 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD i7 6700K. This results in the FireStream 9270 providing 24.4 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 FireStream 9270 has a 400 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the HD i7 6700K. This results in the FireStream 9270 providing 9.2 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 FireStream 9270, 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 FireStream 9270 when running the latest games.

The FireStream 9270 has 2048 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 FireStream 9270 has 800. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i7 6700K is 221 and the actual shader performance of the FireStream 9270 is 390. The FireStream 9270 having 169 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the FireStream 9270 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD i7 6700K.

The HD i7 6700K transistor size technology is 41 nm (nanometers) smaller than the FireStream 9270. This means that the HD i7 6700K is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the FireStream 9270.

The HD i7 6700K requires 91 Watts to run and the FireStream 9270 requires 160 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i7 6700K and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the FireStream 9270. The FireStream 9270 requires 69 Watts more than the HD i7 6700K to run. The difference is significant enough that the FireStream 9270 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 MHzvs750 MHz
Boost Clock1150 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSkylake GT2-R0RV770
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date05 Aug 2015vs13 Nov 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs2048 MB
Memory Speed1067 MHzvs850 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR4vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth34.1GB/secvs108.8GB/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 Units24vs800
Actual Shader Performance11%vs19%
Texture Mapping Units16vs40
Texture Rate5.6 GTexel/svs30 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs12 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power91 Wattsvs160 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

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 GBvs8 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.
The AMD FireStream 9270 is our next generation DP-FP product. With 2GB GDDR5 memory on board and single-precision performance of 1.2 TFLOPS and double precision performance of 240 GFLOPS, the FireStream 9270 is ideal for the most demanding compute-intensive, data-parallel tasks.
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