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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel 865G Radeon X1270
Hitman 3 25689% 27122%
Cyberpunk 2077 19725% 20826%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 18032% 19039%
FIFA 21 9900% 10456%
Grand Theft Auto VI 27795% 29344%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 17444% 18419%
Resident Evil 8 19725% 20826%
Genshin Impact 19725% 20826%
Far Cry 6 28584% 30178%
The Medium 24637% 26011%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel 865G are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon X1270.

The Radeon X1270 was released over three years more recently than the 865G, and so the Radeon X1270 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the 865G 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 X1270 has 112 MB more video memory than the 865G, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Radeon X1270 also has superior memory performance overall.

The memory bandwidth of the 865G and the Radeon X1270 are the same, which means the 865G and the Radeon X1270 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

Both the 865G and the Radeon X1270 have 0 Shader Processing Units. The two GPUs are based on different architectures, but deliver an equivalent shader performance. To compare, we must continue to look at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, we sadly do not have enough data in this area to complete the comparison.

The 865G requires 13 Watts to run and the Radeon X1270 requires 14 Watts. The Radeon X1270 requires 1 Watts more than the 865G to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Radeon X1270 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the 865G.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed200 MHzvs350 MHz
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OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 May 2003vs01 Feb 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory Speed-vs-
Memory Bus64 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR2
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L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)1280x1024vs2048x1536
VGA Connections1vs-
DVI Connections0vs-
HDMI Connections0vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power13 Wattsvs14 Watts
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GPU Features

Shader Model-vs2.0
Open GL1.3vs2.0
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Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel 865G comes embedded on the Pentium 4, Pentium D, Pentium Extreme Edition, Celeron, Celeron D CPUS and features an Integrated GPU called Intel Extreme Graphics 2.
It only supports DirectX up to 7.0 so even DirectX 8/9 games aren't (hardware) supported. The performance is ridiculous and even very old games (before 2003) might require reduced settings. Today's games are, obviously, unplayable.
This GPU was intended to be an overclocked and tweaked Radeon Xpress 1200 but it was never released and it does not exist.
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