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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i5 6500T Radeon HD 8650D
Cyberpunk 2077 725% 1043%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 661% 955%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 747% 1073%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 1093% 1553%
eFootball PES 2021 320% 482%
Genshin Impact 732% 1053%
FIFA 21 320% 482%
Death Stranding 732% 1053%
Watch Dogs Legion 703% 1012%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 636% 920%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i5 6500T are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 8650D.

The Radeon HD 8650D has a 370 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD i5 6500T. This results in the Radeon HD 8650D providing 11.7 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 8650D has a 370 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD i5 6500T and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Radeon HD 8650D providing 3 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 a year more recently than the Radeon HD 8650D, and so the HD i5 6500T is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Radeon HD 8650D.

The HD i5 6500T and the Radeon HD 8650D have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The memory bandwidth of the HD i5 6500T and the Radeon HD 8650D are the same, which means the HD i5 6500T and the Radeon HD 8650D have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The HD i5 6500T has 24 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8650D has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i5 6500T is 211 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 8650D is 162. The HD i5 6500T having 49 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Radeon HD 8650D performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD i5 6500T transistor size technology is 26 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 8650D. This means that the HD i5 6500T is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 8650D.

The HD i5 6500T requires 35 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 8650D requires 65 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i5 6500T and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Radeon HD 8650D. The Radeon HD 8650D requires 30 Watts more than the HD i5 6500T to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Radeon HD 8650D to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the HD i5 6500T.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs720 MHz
Boost Clock1100 MHzvs844 MHz
ArchitectureSkylake GT2-R0Terascale 2 Thames PRO
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date01 Sep 2015vs28 Dec 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory Speed1067 MHzvs1067 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR4vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth34.1GB/secvs34.1GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units24vs384
Actual Shader Performance10%vs8%
Texture Mapping Units16vs24
Texture Rate5.6 GTexel/svs17.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs5.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs65 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Ampsvs450 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6500T 2.5GHzvsIntel Core i3-3110M 2.4GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

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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 8650D is an embedded Graphics Card on the high-end Richland APUs A10-6700T
They offer 384 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The memory interface depends on whether or not the system's RAM is dual channelled.
While the central unit runs at 720MHz, since the GFX doesn't have dedicated memory, the bandwidth will depend on the system ram speed which can be up to 2133MHz (the max speed supported by the CPU). Therefore, the max boost clock is 844MHz.
Its performance is quite superior to Intel HD 4600 but only very slightly better than previous Radeon HD 7650D.
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