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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i7 2600S Radeon X1050
Cyberpunk 2077 4009% 7640%
Hitman 3 5245% 9968%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3658% 6979%
Resident Evil 8 4009% 7640%
FIFA 21 1973% 3804%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5682% 10790%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3536% 6749%
Genshin Impact 4009% 7640%
The Medium 5027% 9558%
Far Cry 6 5845% 11099%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i7 2600S are significantly better than the AMD Radeon X1050.

The HD i7 2600S has a 450 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon X1050, but the Radeon X1050 has 3 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD i7 2600S. As a result, the Radeon X1050 exhibits a 0.7 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD i7 2600S. Neither of these GPUs support DirectX 10 or higher, so Texture Rate holds more weight than when comparing more modern GPUs.

The HD i7 2600S has a 450 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon X1050, but the Radeon X1050 has 3 more Render Output Units than the HD i7 2600S. As a result, the Radeon X1050 exhibits a 0.7 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the HD i7 2600S. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD i7 2600S was released over three years more recently than the Radeon X1050, and so the HD i7 2600S is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Radeon X1050 when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very poor performance, so rather than upgrading from one to the other you should consider looking at more powerful GPUs. Neither of these will be able to run the latest games in any playable way.

The Radeon X1050 has 128 MB video memory, but the HD i7 2600S does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i7 2600S has 6 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon X1050 has 4. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i7 2600S is 32 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon X1050 is 1. The HD i7 2600S having 31 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD i7 2600S delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon X1050.

The HD i7 2600S transistor size technology is 78 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon X1050. This means that the HD i7 2600S is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon X1050. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD i7 2600S should consume less power than the Radeon X1050.

The HD i7 2600S requires 95 Watts to run and the Radeon X1050 requires 24 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i7 2600S and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Radeon X1050. The HD i7 2600S requires 71 Watts more than the Radeon X1050 to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD i7 2600S may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Radeon X1050.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock1350 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSandy Bridge GT1RV370
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date09 Jan 2011vs07 Dec 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs128 MB
Memory Speed667 MHzvs333 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth21.3GB/secvs5.3GB/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 Units6vs4
Actual Shader Performance2%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units1vs4
Texture Rate0.9 GTexel/svs1.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units1vs4
Pixel Rate0.9 GPixel/svs1.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power95 Wattsvs24 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs300 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model4.1vs2.0
Open GL3.1vs2.0
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 2600S is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 2000 Desktop that is Integrated in the Core i7-2600S 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 8400 GS.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Intel HD i7 2600S.
Radeon X1050 is an entry-level GFX based on the 110nm variant of the R300 architecture.
It's based on the RV370 Core and offers 4 Pixel Shaders, 4 TMUs and 4 ROPs, on a 64-bit of standard DDR2. The central unit runs at 400MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 333MHz. Expect a TDP of up to 24 Watt.
Radeon X1050 is not related to the rest of the X1000 Series GPUs due to being based on the R300 architecture and not on the R500. Its performance is relatively limited - even for DirectX 9 based games. As it's not based on a Shader-Unified architecture, both DirectX 10 & 11 games aren't supported.
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