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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i5 6500T GeForce GT 720 v2 MSI 2GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 725% 1020%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 661% 934%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 747% 1050%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 1093% 1520%
eFootball PES 2021 320% 470%
Genshin Impact 732% 1030%
FIFA 21 320% 470%
Death Stranding 732% 1030%
Watch Dogs Legion 703% 990%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 636% 900%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i5 6500T are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 720 v2 MSI 2GB Edition.

The GT 720 has a 447 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the HD i5 6500T. This results in the GT 720 providing 7.2 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 720 has a 447 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD i5 6500T and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GT 720 providing 3.6 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 720, 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 720.

The GT 720 has 2048 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 720 v2 MSI 2GB Edition has 192. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i5 6500T is 211 and the actual shader performance of the GT 720 is 153. The HD i5 6500T having 58 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GT 720 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD i5 6500T transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 720. This means that the HD i5 6500T is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 720.

The HD i5 6500T requires 35 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 720 v2 MSI 2GB Edition requires 19 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i5 6500T and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 720. The HD i5 6500T requires 16 Watts more than the GT 720 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 GT 720.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs797 MHz
Boost Clock1100 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSkylake GT2-R0Kepler GK208
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date01 Sep 2015vs27 Mar 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
6.3
green tick vs
5.6
1600x900
4.8
green tick vs
4.1
1920x1080
3.3
green tick vs
2.7
2560x1440
2.3
green tick vs
1.9
3840x2160
1.6
green tick vs
1.4

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 Units24vs192
Actual Shader Performance10%vs7%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs16
Texture Rate5.6 GTexel/svs12.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs6.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs19 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Ampsvs300 Watts & 20 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 i5-6500T 2.5GHzvsIntel 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 6500T is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 530 Desktop that is integrated in the Core i5-6500T 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 1100MHz, 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 6500T 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 720 v2 MSI 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Middle-Class GeForce GT 720 v2, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
None.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was doubled to 2GB.
However, because the Graphics Card itself is not Powerful enough to work under circumstances in which 2GB are needed, such as 1080p, it is mostly a gimmick.


Cooling Solution
Low Profile Design.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GT 720 v2.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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