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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game UHD Graphics 630 Intel HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge)
Cyberpunk 2077 874% 4657%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 562% 3136%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 609% 3363%
Marvel's Avengers 609% 3363%
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 311% 1906%
Total War Saga: Troy 277% 1745%
Valorant 30% 240%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 874% 4657%
Fast & Furious Crossroads 1172% 6114%
Grand Theft Auto VI 953% 5046%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel UHD Graphics 630 are massively better than the Intel HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge).

The Graphics Desktop has a 500 MHz higher core clock speed than the UHD Graphics 630, but the UHD Graphics 630 has 22 more Texture Mapping Units than the Graphics Desktop. As a result, the UHD Graphics 630 exhibits a 7.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the Graphics Desktop. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Graphics Desktop has a 500 MHz higher core clock speed than the UHD Graphics 630, but the UHD Graphics 630 has 2 more Render Output Units than the Graphics Desktop. As a result, the UHD Graphics 630 exhibits a 0.2 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the Graphics Desktop. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The UHD Graphics 630 was released over three years more recently than the Graphics Desktop, and so the UHD Graphics 630 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Graphics Desktop when running the latest games.

The UHD Graphics 630 and the HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge) have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Graphics Desktop has 25.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the UHD Graphics 630, which means that the memory performance of the Graphics Desktop is slightly better than the UHD Graphics 630.

The UHD Graphics 630 has 184 Shader Processing Units and the HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge) has 6. However, the actual shader performance of the UHD Graphics 630 is 212 and the actual shader performance of the Graphics Desktop is 24. The UHD Graphics 630 having 188 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the UHD Graphics 630 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Graphics Desktop.

The UHD Graphics 630 transistor size technology is 8 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Graphics Desktop. This means that the UHD Graphics 630 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Graphics Desktop.

The UHD Graphics 630 requires 15 Watts to run and the HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge) requires 65 Watts. The Graphics Desktop requires 50 Watts more than the UHD Graphics 630 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Graphics Desktop may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the UHD Graphics 630.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs850 MHz
Boost Clock1150 MHzvs1300 MHz
ArchitectureGeneration 9.5Sandy Bridge
OC Potential - vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Sep 2017vs01 May 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
5
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1920x1080
3.6
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2560x1440
2.3
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3840x2160
1.6
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/AvsN/A
Memory Speed-vs800 MHz
Memory Bus-vs128 Bit
Memory Type-vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth-vs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units184vs6
Actual Shader Performance10%vs1%
Technology14nmvs22nm
Texture Mapping Units23vs1
Texture Rate8.1 GTexel/svs0.9 GTexel/s
Render Output Units3vs1
Pixel Rate1.1 GPixel/svs0.9 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power15 Wattsvs65 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX12vs11.1
Shader Model6.4vs5.0
Open GL4.6vs4.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsno
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM-4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview Intel UHD Graphics 630 are Integrated Graphics in some of Intel's Coffee Lake Processors. Architecture The Coffee Lake Architecture succeeds the Kaby Lake Architecture and aims for increased CPU and Graphics Performance, within the same Power Requirements. It includes support for DirectX 12.1, OpenCL 2.1 and OpenGL 4.6, as well as DDR4 Memory Support. GPU The central unit initially runs at 300MHz and goes up to 1150MHz in Turbo Mode. The GPU Codenamed GT2 offers 184 Shader Processing Units, 23 TMUs and 3 ROPs Memory Speed The operating memory clock depends on which speed the System's RAM is running and which memory type is installed and is ultimately limited by the highest operating speed that the processor supports. Depending on whether or not the System's RAM is Dual-Channeled, it can access either a 64-bit or 128-bit Memory Interface. Memory Frame Buffer The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies according to the System. The GPU may reserve up to 1.7GB.Intel HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge) are integrated graphics in the budget Celeron and Pentium Sandy Bridge Desktop processors.
Their performance depends on the processor they are integrated on, as the latter defines the Base and Boost Clock, as well as on the SYSTEM RAM, which defines the operating memory clock, and whether the GPU accesses a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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