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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics 3000 Mobile GeForce GTS 250
Cyberpunk 2077 2913% 479%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2656% 430%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2567% 413%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2567% 413%
FIFA 21 1420% 192%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 2353% 372%
Genshin Impact 2913% 479%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4140% 715%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 4220% 731%
Watch Dogs Legion 2807% 459%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTS 250 are massively better than the Intel HD Graphics 3000 Mobile.

The Graphics 3000 was released over a year more recently than the GeForce GTS 250, and so the Graphics 3000 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce GTS 250.

The GeForce GTS 250 has 1024 MB video memory, but the Graphics 3000 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce GTS 250 has 128 Shader Processing Units but the Graphics 3000 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce GTS 250 requires 150 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Graphics 3000. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GeForce GTS 250, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the Graphics 3000.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs738 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
Architecture-Tesla G92-428-B1
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date01 Feb 2011vs04 Mar 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs1024 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs1100 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/secvs70.4GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units-vs128
Actual Shader Performance-vs11%
Texture Mapping Units-vs64
Texture Rate-vs47.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units-vs16
Pixel Rate-vs11.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-150 Watts
Recommended PSU-450 Watts & 32 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model4.1vs4.0
Open GL3.0vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesno

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93GHz
Recommended RAM-6 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel® HD Graphics, simplifies your designs by eliminating additional discrete graphics hardware, while integrating stunning visuals and performance for immersive2 gaming. That’s because the graphics engine and media processing in 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i3, Core™ i5, and Core™ i7 processors are integrated right on the processor. Intel® HD Graphics delivers up to 3X performance over previous-generation Intel® HD Graphics – with additional headroom for future graphics applications. Plus, it integrates advanced 3D processing for stunning visual experiences.Overview
GeForce GTS 250 is a Fast-Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

It equips a GPU Codenamed G92-428-B1 which has 8 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 128 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 738MHz.

The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1100MHz.

DirectX 10.0 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 150W, it requires at least a 450W PSU and it requires at least two 6-pin available connectors.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance around of a Radeon HD 4770, meaning it is much faster than Radeon HD 4850.
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