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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop GeForce GT 640 Galaxy GC 1GB Edition
Grand Theft Auto V 522% 211%
The Witcher III 839% 370%
Batman: Arkham Knight 1144% 522%
Assassins Creed: Syndicate 1004% 452%
Mortal Kombat X 522% 211%
Project CARS 192% 46%
Dying Light 1004% 452%
WWE 2K15 496% 198%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 623% 262%
Battlefield: Hardline 623% 262%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 640 Galaxy GC 1GB Edition are significantly better than the Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop.

The GT 640 has a 550 MHz higher core clock speed and 28 more Texture Mapping Units than the Graphics 4600. This results in the GT 640 providing 28.8 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 GT 640 has a 550 MHz higher core clock speed and 14 more Render Output Units than the Graphics 4600. This results in the GT 640 providing 14.4 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 less than a year after the GT 640, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GT 640 has 1024 MB video memory, but the Graphics 4600 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD Graphics 4600 Desktop has 80 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 640 Galaxy GC 1GB Edition has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the Graphics 4600 is 157 and the actual shader performance of the GT 640 is 365. The GT 640 having 208 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GT 640 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Graphics 4600.

The Graphics 4600 transistor size technology is 6 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 640. This means that the Graphics 4600 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 640.

The GeForce GT 640 Galaxy GC 1GB Edition requires 65 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Graphics 4600. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GT 640, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the Graphics 4600.

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GPU Core Details

Core Speed400 MHzvs950 MHz
ArchitectureHaswellKepler GK107-300-A2
Notebook GPUnono
Release Date01 Jun 201305 Jun 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900 - vs green tick
1920x1080 - vs green tick
2560x1440 - vs green tick
3840x2160 - vs green tick

GPU Memory

Memory-vs1024 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs891 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs28.5GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 256 KB

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units80vs384
Actual Shader Performance157vs365
Texture Mapping Units4vs32
Texture Rate1.6 GTexel/svs30.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units2vs16
Pixel Rate0.8 GPixel/svs15.2 GPixel/s

GPU Display Tech

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.2vs4.2
Max Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-65 Watts

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended RAM-8 GB
Recommended Screen Size-1366x768
Recommended PSU-350 Watts & 26 Amps

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop is the successor to Intel HD 4000 Desktop that's featured in the Haswell based desktop CPUs.
It features 20 Execution Units (80 Shader Processing Units) and its central-unit speed will range between 400MHz and 1250MHz (Turbo Boost) and that the fastest memory supported is DDR3-1600 meaning its memory-clock will operate at 800MHz, at the most.
Benchmarks indicate its performance is up to 25% better than previous Intel HD 4000. However, only Iris Graphics offer performance good enough to play all modern demanding games, some even with extremely fluent frame rates.
GeForce GT 640 Galaxy GC 1GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Middle-Class GeForce GT 640, created by Galaxy.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 950MHz, instead of 902MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock remains the same while the Frame Buffer was halved to 1GB which is adequate for the Graphics Card and will not decrease its performance.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance over the reference GeForce GT 640.
Recommended CPU-AMD FX-4300
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550S 2.83GHz
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz
Intel Xeon Processor X5560
AMD Phenom II X4 960T
Possible GPU Upgrades-Radeon R7 260X XFX Double D 2GB Edition
Radeon R7 260X
Radeon HD 6870 XFX DD XXX Edition
Radeon HD 6870 XFX Black Edition
Radeon HD 6870 Sapphire Dirt3 Edition
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