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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i5 6500T GeForce GT 740 EVGA Superclocked DS 4GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 725% 559%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 661% 508%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 747% 576%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 1093% 853%
eFootball PES 2021 320% 235%
Genshin Impact 732% 565%
FIFA 21 320% 235%
Death Stranding 732% 565%
Watch Dogs Legion 703% 541%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 636% 488%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 740 EVGA Superclocked DS 4GB Edition are noticeably better than the Intel HD i5 6500T.

The GT 740 has a 709 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD i5 6500T. This results in the GT 740 providing 28.3 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 740 has a 709 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the HD i5 6500T. This results in the GT 740 providing 14.1 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 GT 740, 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 GT 740.

The GT 740 has 4096 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 GeForce GT 740 EVGA Superclocked DS 4GB Edition has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i5 6500T is 211 and the actual shader performance of the GT 740 is 407. The GT 740 having 196 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GT 740 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD i5 6500T.

The HD i5 6500T transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 740. This means that the HD i5 6500T is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 740.

The HD i5 6500T requires 35 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 740 EVGA Superclocked DS 4GB Edition requires 64 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i5 6500T and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GT 740. The GT 740 requires 29 Watts more than the HD i5 6500T to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 740 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the HD i5 6500T.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs1059 MHz
Boost Clock1100 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSkylake GT2-R0Kepler GK107-425-A2
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date01 Sep 2015vs29 May 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs4096 MB
Memory Speed1067 MHzvs891 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR4vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth34.1GB/secvs28.5GB/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%vs20%
Texture Mapping Units16vs32
Texture Rate5.6 GTexel/svs33.9 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs16.9 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs64 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Ampsvs400 Watts & 20 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6500T 2.5GHzvsIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

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.
GeForce GT 740 EVGA Superclocked DS 4GB Edition is a special edition of the middle-class GeForce GT 740.
This edition comes with a custom cooling solution which will not yield any performance boost, as GeForce GT 740 does not benefit from the GPU Boost 2.0 technology.
Also, it has been overclocked out of the box from 993MHz to 1059MHz, while the memory clock was left untouched.
Furthermore, the frame buffer was doubled to 4GB though this will not boost its performance and can be addressed as an extreme gimmick - insane marketing to lure consumers into paying more for the same product.
Benchmarks indicate a performance boost of 3% and thus GeForce GTX 650 is still faster.
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