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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i5 6500T Radeon HD 7650A
Cyberpunk 2077 725% 1064%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 661% 974%
Watch Dogs Legion 703% 1033%
Genshin Impact 732% 1075%
FIFA 21 320% 493%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 747% 1095%
eFootball PES 2021 320% 493%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 636% 940%
Marvel's Avengers 688% 1012%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 1093% 1584%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i5 6500T are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 7650A.

The Radeon HD 7650A has a 250 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD i5 6500T. This results in the Radeon HD 7650A 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 Radeon HD 7650A has a 250 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD i5 6500T and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Radeon HD 7650A providing 2 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 6500T was released over three years more recently than the Radeon HD 7650A, and so the HD i5 6500T is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Radeon HD 7650A when running the latest games.

The Radeon HD 7650A has 1024 MB video memory, but the HD i5 6500T does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i5 6500T has 24 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7650A has 480. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i5 6500T is 211 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 7650A is 187. The HD i5 6500T having 24 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD i5 6500T delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon HD 7650A.

The HD i5 6500T transistor size technology is 26 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 7650A. This means that the HD i5 6500T is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 7650A.

The HD i5 6500T requires 35 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 7650A requires 33 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i5 6500T. The HD i5 6500T requires 2 Watts more than the Radeon HD 7650A to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD i5 6500T to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon HD 7650A.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock1100 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSkylake GT2-R0Turks XT
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date01 Sep 2015vs01 Jan 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs1024 MB
Memory Speed1067 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR4vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth34.1GB/secvs28.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units24vs480
Actual Shader Performance10%vs9%
Texture Mapping Units16vs24
Texture Rate5.6 GTexel/svs14.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs4.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs33 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6500T 2.5GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel HD i5 6500T is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 530 Desktop that is integrated in the Core i5-6500T Processor.

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 GT2-R0 which offers 24 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 350MHz and goes up to 1100MHz, 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 a dedicated GeForce 920M.

System Suggestions
Intel HD i5 6500T is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We recommend a Decent Processor and 4GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Radeon HD 7650A is used in All-In-One PCs. Just like Radeon HD 7670A, It's based on the Turks XT chip and therefore features 480 Shader Processing Units on a 128-bit memory interface but of standard DDR3. It's manufactured with either a 512MB or 1GB frame buffer and offers 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs.
Its gaming performance is quite average.
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