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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i3 6100 Radeon HD 3850 AGP
Red Dead Redemption 2 713% 937%
Halo: Reach 158% 229%
Cyberpunk 2077 1017% 1324%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 713% 937%
Doom Eternal 599% 791%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1017% 1324%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1142% 1484%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 402% 540%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1017% 1324%
Need For Speed Heat 713% 937%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i3 6100 are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon HD 3850 AGP.

The HD 3850 has a 318 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the HD i3 6100. This results in the HD 3850 providing 5.1 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 HD 3850 has a 318 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the HD i3 6100. This results in the HD 3850 providing 7.9 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 i3 6100 was released over three years more recently than the HD 3850, and so the HD i3 6100 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the HD 3850 when running the latest games.

The HD 3850 has 512 MB video memory, but the HD i3 6100 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i3 6100 has 24 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 3850 AGP has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i3 6100 is 202 and the actual shader performance of the HD 3850 is 214. The HD 3850 having 12 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 3850 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD i3 6100.

The HD i3 6100 transistor size technology is 41 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 3850. This means that the HD i3 6100 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 3850.

The HD i3 6100 requires 47 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 3850 AGP requires 75 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i3 6100 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the HD 3850. The HD 3850 requires 28 Watts more than the HD i3 6100 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD 3850 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the HD i3 6100.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs668 MHz
Boost Clock1050 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSkylake GT2-S0RV670 PRO
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date01 Sep 2015vs03 Jan 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
6.2
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1600x900
4.7
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1920x1080
3.2
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2560x1440
2.2
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3840x2160
1.5
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed1067 MHzvs830 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR4vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth34.1GB/secvs53.1GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units24vs320
Actual Shader Performance10%vs10%
Technology14nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs16
Texture Rate5.6 GTexel/svs10.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs10.7 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power47 Wattsvs75 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Ampsvs450 Watts & 28 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs10.1
Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.4vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-6100 3.7GHzvsIntel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel HD i3 6100 is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 530 Desktop that is integrated in the Core i3-6100 Processor.

Architecture
The Skylake Core includes support for DirectX 12.1, OpenCL 2.0 and OpenGL 4.4. Additionally, it also supports DDR4 Memory.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GT2-S0 which offers 24 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 350MHz and goes up to 1050MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
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.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance almost on level with a dedicated GeForce 920M.

System Suggestions
Intel HD i3 6300 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We recommend a Decent Processor and 4GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Radeon HD 3850 AGP is a variant of the high-end Radeon HD 3850 based on the 55nm, second unified shader architecture, R600. Check its page to know more about its Core.
Compared to Radeon HD 3850, it features twice as much video memory and an AGP 8X Bus Interface. Benchmarks indicate the double sized frame buffer benefits this GPU largely and so its performance is up to 8% better than the reference Radeon HD 3850.
Today's modern games should run fluently at medium settings but with modest resolutions. DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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