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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i7 2600K GeForce 6800 Ultra
Cyberpunk 2077 3575% 3001%
Halo: Reach 750% 617%
Red Dead Redemption 2 2575% 2157%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2575% 2157%
Doom Eternal 2200% 1841%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1550% 1292%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3575% 3001%
FIFA 20 1325% 1103%
Need For Speed Heat 2575% 2157%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3988% 3349%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra are noticeably better than the Intel HD i7 2600K.

The HD i7 2600K was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 6800 Ultra, and so the HD i7 2600K is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 6800 Ultra when running the latest games.

The GeForce 6800 Ultra has 256 MB video memory, but the HD i7 2600K does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i7 2600K has 12 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6800 Ultra has 22. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i7 2600K is 65 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6800 Ultra is 9. The HD i7 2600K having 56 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 6800 Ultra performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD i7 2600K requires 95 Watts to run and the GeForce 6800 Ultra requires 124 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i7 2600K. The GeForce 6800 Ultra requires 29 Watts more than the HD i7 2600K to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce 6800 Ultra to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the HD i7 2600K.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock1350 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSandy Bridge GT2NV40/NV45
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date09 Jan 2011vs01 Mar 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs256 MB
Memory Speed667 MHzvs550 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth21.3GB/secvs35.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units12vs22
Actual Shader Performance3%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units2vs-
Texture Rate1.7 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units2vs-
Pixel Rate1.7 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power95 Wattsvs124 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model4.1vs3.0
Open GL3.1vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel HD i7 2600K is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 3000 Desktop that is Integrated in the Core i7-2600K Processor.

The Central Unit Initially Runs at 850MHz and goes up to 1350MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Frame Buffer: Up to 1.7GB.

Memory Channel: 64-bit Or 128-bit.

Memory Clock: Up to 667MHz.

Memory Bandwidth: 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 Indicate its Performance is Similar to of a Dedicated GeForce GT 610.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Intel HD i7 2600K.
The groundbreaking new NVIDIA GeForce 6800 graphics processing units (GPUs) and their revolutionary technologies power worlds where reality and fantasy meet; worlds in which new standards are set for visual realism and quality, performance, and video functionality. The GeForce 6800 GPUs deliver powerful, elegant graphics to drench your senses, immersing you in unparalleled worlds of visual effects for the ultimate PC experience.
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