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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics 510 Desktop GeForce 9600 GS
Hitman 3 1738% 1928%
Cyberpunk 2077 1313% 1459%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1192% 1326%
Resident Evil 8 1313% 1459%
FIFA 21 613% 686%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1888% 2093%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1150% 1279%
Genshin Impact 1313% 1459%
Far Cry 6 1944% 2155%
The Medium 1663% 1845%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Graphics 510 Desktop are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce 9600 GS.

The GeForce 9600 GS has a 150 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the Graphics 510. This results in the GeForce 9600 GS providing 9.2 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 GeForce 9600 GS has a 150 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the Graphics 510. This results in the GeForce 9600 GS providing 4.6 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 Graphics 510 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 9600 GS, and so the Graphics 510 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 9600 GS when running the latest games.

The GeForce 9600 GS has 768 MB video memory, but the Graphics 510 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD Graphics 510 Desktop has 12 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9600 GS has 48. However, the actual shader performance of the Graphics 510 is 101 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9600 GS is 60. The Graphics 510 having 41 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Graphics 510 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 9600 GS.

The Graphics 510 transistor size technology is 51 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 9600 GS. This means that the Graphics 510 is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 9600 GS. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Graphics 510 should consume less power than the GeForce 9600 GS.

The HD Graphics 510 Desktop requires 47 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce 9600 GS. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Graphics 510 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GeForce 9600 GS. The GeForce 9600 GS has been recommended a PSU with 100 Watts more than the Graphics 510. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce 9600 GS may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Graphics 510.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock1050 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSkylake GT1G94a
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date01 Sep 2015vs01 May 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs768 MB
Memory Speed1067 MHzvs500 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeDDR4vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth34.1GB/secvs24GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 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 Units12vs48
Actual Shader Performance5%vs3%
Texture Mapping Units8vs24
Texture Rate2.8 GTexel/svs12 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs12
Pixel Rate1.4 GPixel/svs6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power47 Watts-
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Ampsvs400 Watts & 26 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs3.0
Open GL4.4vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Pentium G4400 3.3GHzvsIntel Core 2 Duo E4700 2.6GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1280x720

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel HD Graphics 510 Desktop are Integrated Graphics in some of Intel's Skylake Processors.

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 GT1 which offers 12 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 350MHz and goes up to 1050MHz, 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 the older Intel HD Graphics 4400.

System Suggestions
Intel HD Graphics 510 Desktop is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We recommend a Decent Processor and 4GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
It had previously been thought that NVIDIA had decided to drop the G and NV nomenclature for a D (for Desktop) nomenclature on their processors. Following the D is the generation number and the target market indicator. NVIDIA's official designations for target markets include Mainstream, Performance, and Enthusiast. For example, the D9E indicates a 9th generation Desktop GeForce video card for the Enthusiast market[1]. However, NVIDIA has actually forked their codenames into those of graphics processors, and those of graphics cards. The GPU cores have kept the prefix 'G' and future versions will include the prefix 'GT'; whereas the actual cards are now codenamed as D, generation number and target market.
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