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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i5 6500 Quadro FX 5600
Halo: Reach 158% 220%
Cyberpunk 2077 1017% 1282%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 402% 520%
Red Dead Redemption 2 713% 906%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 713% 906%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1017% 1282%
Doom Eternal 599% 765%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1142% 1437%
FIFA 20 333% 436%
Need For Speed Heat 713% 906%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i5 6500 are noticeably better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 5600.

The HD i5 6500 was released over three years more recently than the Quadro FX 5600, and so the HD i5 6500 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Quadro FX 5600 when running the latest games.

The Quadro FX 5600 has 1536 MB video memory, but the HD i5 6500 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i5 6500 has 24 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 5600 has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i5 6500 is 202 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 5600 is 77. The HD i5 6500 having 125 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Quadro FX 5600 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD i5 6500 transistor size technology is 76 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 5600. This means that the HD i5 6500 is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 5600.

The HD i5 6500 requires 65 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 5600 requires 171 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i5 6500 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the Quadro FX 5600. The Quadro FX 5600 requires 106 Watts more than the HD i5 6500 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Quadro FX 5600 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD i5 6500.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock1050 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSkylake GT2-R0G80GL
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date01 Sep 2015vs03 May 2007
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/Avs1536 MB
Memory Speed1067 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeDDR4vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth34.1GB/secvs76.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units24vs128
Actual Shader Performance10%vs4%
Technology14nmvs90nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs-
Texture Rate5.6 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power65 Wattsvs171 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Ampsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel HD i5 6500 is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 530 Desktop that is integrated in the Core i5-6500 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 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 i5 6500 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We recommend a Decent Processor and 4GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
A revolutionary unified architecture, NVIDIA Quadro® FX 5600 and 4600 graphics boards deliver optimized application performance. Combining the industry's most advanced feature set, including largest frame buffers, with a C programming environment, Quadro solutions solve the most complex problems. The reference standard for Shader Model 4.0, Quadro FX 5600 and 4600 enables next generation applications with unprecedented image quality.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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