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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Iris i5 6360U GeForce 920M 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 677% 737%
Hitman 3 910% 989%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 610% 666%
Resident Evil 8 677% 737%
FIFA 21 292% 322%
Grand Theft Auto VI 993% 1078%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 587% 641%
The Medium 869% 944%
Genshin Impact 677% 737%
Far Cry 6 1024% 1111%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel Iris i5 6360U are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce 920M 2GB.

The GeForce 920M 2GB has a 275 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the Iris i5 6360U. This results in the GeForce 920M 2GB providing 16 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 920M 2GB has a 275 MHz higher core clock speed and 6 more Render Output Units than the Iris i5 6360U. This results in the GeForce 920M 2GB providing 4 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 Iris i5 6360U was released less than a year after the GeForce 920M 2GB, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce 920M 2GB has 2048 MB video memory, but the Iris i5 6360U does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Iris i5 6360U has 48 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 920M 2GB has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the Iris i5 6360U is 384 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 920M 2GB is 366. The Iris i5 6360U having 18 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Iris i5 6360U delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 920M 2GB.

The Iris i5 6360U transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 920M 2GB. This means that the Iris i5 6360U is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 920M 2GB. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Iris i5 6360U should consume less power than the GeForce 920M 2GB.

The Iris i5 6360U requires 15 Watts to run and the GeForce 920M 2GB requires 25 Watts. The GeForce 920M 2GB requires 10 Watts more than the Iris i5 6360U to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce 920M 2GB to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Iris i5 6360U.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed300 MHzvs575 MHz
Boost Clock1000 MHzvs954 MHz
ArchitectureSkylake GT3-EKepler GK208-N16V-GM
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date01 Sep 2015vs13 Mar 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs2048 MB
Memory Speed1067 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR4vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth34.1GB/secvs14.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 128 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs384
Actual Shader Performance18%vs18%
Texture Mapping Units8vs32
Texture Rate2.4 GTexel/svs18.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units2vs8
Pixel Rate0.6 GPixel/svs4.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2304vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs0

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power15 Wattsvs25 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6360U 2.0GHzvsIntel Core i3-4110M 2.6GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel Iris i5 6360U is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 540 Mobile that is integrated in the Core i5-6360U Processor..

The Skylake Architecture succeeds the Broadwell Architecture and aims for increased CPU and Graphics Performance, within the same Power Requirements. It includes support for DirectX 12.1, OpenCL 2.0 and OpenGL 4.4, as well as DDR4 Memory Support.
The GPU Codenamed GT3-E offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 2 ROPs.

The Central Unit Initially Runs at 350MHz and goes up to 1000MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory: Speed
The Operating Memory Clock depends at which speed the System's RAM is running and which Memory Type is installed and is ultimately limited by the highest operating speed that the Processor supports. In this case, it is 933MHz for DDR3 and 1067MHz for DDR4.
Depending on whether or not the System's RAM is Dual-Channeled, it can access either a 64-bit or 128-bit Memory Interface.
An addition to the Iris Graphics is the access to a L4 Cache of 64MB eDRAM which further increases the Memory Performance.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies according to the System. The GPU may reserve up to 1.7GB.

Because Performance depends heavily on the Memory Bandwidth, it may vary heavily from System to System.
Best Case Scenario, expect Performance Identical to a dedicated GeForce 830M.

System Suggestions
Iris i5 6360U is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We recommend 4GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
GeForce 920M 2GB is an Entry-Level Mobile Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Kepler Architecture.

This Graphics Card Equips the Kepler GK208 GPU which is essentially a power optimized version of the GK107 GPU. Whereas it still has a count of 2 Stream Multiprocessors, the bus-width has been cut in half to allow for even a smaller power consumption and consequently a cooler operating temperature.
Additionally, the GK208 GPU allows the Central Unit to reach a significant higher frequency, thanks to the Kepler Boost 2.0 Technology. The better the laptop's cooling system, the higher the frequency.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GK208-N16V-GM which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit is Initially clocked at 575MHz and goes up to 954MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 64-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 25W, it is suited for small laptops.

GeForce 920M 2GB is essentially a slightly faster GeForce GT 735M and offers more or less comparable performance.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Modest Processor and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 920M 2GB.
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