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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i5 2520M GeForce 9800M GT
Cyberpunk 2077 2686% 1395%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2471% 1280%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2761% 1435%
Genshin Impact 2711% 1409%
eFootball PES 2021 1318% 661%
Marvel's Avengers 2562% 1329%
Watch Dogs Legion 2611% 1355%
FIFA 21 1318% 661%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 3930% 2063%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2388% 1235%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 9800M GT are significantly better than the Intel HD i5 2520M.

The HD i5 2520M was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 9800M GT, and so the HD i5 2520M is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce 9800M GT.

The GeForce 9800M GT has 512 MB video memory, but the HD i5 2520M does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i5 2520M has 12 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9800M GT has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i5 2520M is 24 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9800M GT is 120. The GeForce 9800M GT having 96 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 9800M GT delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD i5 2520M.

The HD i5 2520M requires 35 Watts to run and the GeForce 9800M GT requires 65 Watts. The GeForce 9800M GT requires 30 Watts more than the HD i5 2520M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce 9800M GT to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the HD i5 2520M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed650 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureSandy BridgeG92
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date30 Mar 2011vs01 Jul 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed667 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth21.3GB/secvs51.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units12vs96
Actual Shader Performance1%vs6%
Technology-vs65nm
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections-vs-
DVI Connections-vs-
HDMI Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs65 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs10
Shader Model4.1vs4.0
Open GL3.1vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatednovsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

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Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewHD i5 2520M is specific version of Intel HD 3000 graphics that is built into the 'Intel Core i5 2520M' processor. You can only play most of the latest games like Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Saints Row The Third, Battlefield 3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on the lowest settings, but you might experience a small lag. Less demanding games will run from medium to high settings.NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT GPUs deliver optimized performance for immersive gaming on-the-go. Powering the next generation of visual computing, blazing-fast mobile gaming, and the ultimate HD experience with PureVideo HD technology. This product is also enabled for CUDA applications and is NVIDIA PhysX-ready.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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