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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 650% 860%
Mad Max 650% 860%
Fallout 4 663% 876%
The Witcher III 825% 1084%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 613% 812%
Assassins Creed: Syndicate 988% 1292%
FIFA 16 300% 412%
Batman: Arkham Knight 1125% 1468%
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 184% 264%
ARK: Survival Evolved 513% 684%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop are noticeably better than the Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop.

The Graphics 4000 has a 250 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the Graphics 4600. This results in the Graphics 4000 providing 1 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Graphics 4000 has a 250 MHz higher core clock speed and 2 more Render Output Units than the Graphics 4600. This results in the Graphics 4000 providing 1.8 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Graphics 4600 was released over a year more recently than the Graphics 4000, and so the Graphics 4600 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games.

The HD Graphics 4600 Desktop and the HD Graphics 4000 Desktop have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The memory bandwidth of the HD Graphics 4600 Desktop and the HD Graphics 4000 Desktop are the same, which means the Graphics 4600 and the Graphics 4000 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The HD Graphics 4600 Desktop has 20 Shader Processing Units and the HD Graphics 4000 Desktop has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the Graphics 4600 is 100 and the actual shader performance of the Graphics 4000 is 74. The Graphics 4600 having 26 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Graphics 4600 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Graphics 4000.

The HD Graphics 4600 Desktop requires 88 Watts to run and the HD Graphics 4000 Desktop requires 77 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Graphics 4600 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Graphics 4000. The Graphics 4600 requires 11 Watts more than the Graphics 4000 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Graphics 4600 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Graphics 4000.

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GPU Core Details

Core Speed400 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock1250 MHzvs1150 MHz
ArchitectureHaswell GT2-MBIvy Bridge GT2
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsno
Release Date03 Jun 201323 Mar 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
5.2
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1600x900
3.3
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2.7
1920x1080
2.5
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2.2
2560x1440
1.9
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1.6
3840x2160
1.2
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1.1

GPU Memory

MemoryN/AvsN/A
Memory Speed800 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs green tick 1024 KB
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units20vs16
Actual Shader Performance100vs74
Technology22nmvs22nm
Texture Mapping Units4vs4
Texture Rate1.6 GTexel/svs2.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units2vs4
Pixel Rate0.8 GPixel/svs2.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Display Tech

DirectX11.1vs11
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.2vs4.0
Max Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power88 Wattsvs77 Watts

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Recommended Screen Size1366x7681024x768
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop are Integrated Graphics in some of Intel's Desktop Haswell Processors.

Architecture
The Haswell GT2 Core includes support for DirectX 11.1, OpenCL 1.2 and OpenGL 4.0. Additionally, it also offers better Decoding Performance, when compared to its Predecessors.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GT2 which offers 20 Shader Processing Units, 4 TMUs and 2 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 200MHz and goes up to 1250MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies from System to System. Typically, the GPU reserves 1.7GB. Depending on whether or not the system's RAM is Dual-Channeled, it can access either a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface. The operating memory clock also depends on which speed the System's RAM is running and is limited by the highest operating speed that the Processor supports. In this case, it is 800MHz.
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.

Performance
The Most Powerful Variant Offers Performance similar to a dedicated GeForce GT 220.
Select the Specific Version you have of this Graphics Card According to your Processor for a more Accurate Rank and experience using our tools.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop.
Overview
Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop are Integrated Graphics in some of Intel's Desktop Ivy Bridge Processors.

Architecture
The Ivy Bridge GT2 Core includes support for DirectX 11, OpenCL 1.2 and OpenGL 4.0. Additionally, it also offers Hardware Tessellation, Dedicated L3 Cache and better Video Decoding Performance, when compared to its Predecessor.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GT2 which offers 16 Shader Processing Units, 4 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 200MHz and goes up to 1150MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies from System to System. Typically, the GPU reserves 1.7GB. Depending on whether or not the system's RAM is Dual-Channeled, it can access either a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface. The operating memory clock also depends on which speed the System's RAM is running and is limited by the highest operating speed that the Processor supports. In this case, it is 800MHz.
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.

Performance
The Most Powerful Variant Offers Performance similar to a dedicated GeForce GT 620.
Select the Specific Version you have of this Graphics Card According to your Processor for a more Accurate Rank and experience using our tools.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop.
Recommended CPU--
Possible GPU UpgradesN/AN/A
GPU VariantsHD i7 4790K
HD i7 3770
HD i7 3770K
HD i7 3770T
HD i7 3770S