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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i5 6400 GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 740% 569%
Halo: Reach 167% 113%
Cyberpunk 2077 1054% 819%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 740% 569%
Doom Eternal 622% 475%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1054% 819%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 68% 74%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1183% 922%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1054% 819%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 418% 313%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition are noticeably better than the Intel HD i5 6400.

The GT 730 has a 552 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the HD i5 6400. This results in the GT 730 providing 8.8 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 GT 730 has a 552 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD i5 6400 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GT 730 providing 4.4 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 HD i5 6400 was released less than a year after the GT 730, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GT 730 has 2048 MB video memory, but the HD i5 6400 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i5 6400 has 24 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i5 6400 is 182 and the actual shader performance of the GT 730 is 346. The GT 730 having 164 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GT 730 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD i5 6400.

The HD i5 6400 transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 730. This means that the HD i5 6400 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 730.

The HD i5 6400 requires 65 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition requires 38 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i5 6400 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 730. The HD i5 6400 requires 27 Watts more than the GT 730 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD i5 6400 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 730.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs902 MHz
Boost Clock950 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSkylake GT2-R0Kepler GK208-301-A1
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date01 Sep 2015vs09 Dec 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
6.1
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1600x900
4.6
vs green tick
5.1
1920x1080
3.1
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3.7
2560x1440
2.2
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2.5
3840x2160
1.5
vs green tick
1.8

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs2048 MB
Memory Speed1067 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR4vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth34.1GB/secvs40GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 128 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units24vs384
Actual Shader Performance9%vs17%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs16
Texture Rate5.6 GTexel/svs14.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs7.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power65 Wattsvs38 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6400 2.7GHzvsIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel HD i5 6400 is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 530 Desktop that is integrated in the Core i5-6400 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-R0 which offers 24 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 350MHz and goes up to 950MHz, 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 i5 6400 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We recommend a Decent Processor and 4GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's middle-class GeForce GT 730 v2, created by Gigabyte.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit remains clocked at the same speed.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock remains the same while the Frame Buffer was doubled to 2GB: a gimmick which doesn't yield any performance boost and can be considered market to lure consumers into paying more for the same product.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System has been replaced by Gigabyte's custom-designed 80 mm cooler, with air flow optimized cover and aluminum base. The cooler can dissipate heat effectively from the GPU while keeping the fan at lower speed and noise.

Performance
Without any overclocking out of the box, GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GT 730 v2.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
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GPU Variants
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