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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop Radeon HD 6250
Cyberpunk 2077 1313% 6320%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1192% 5772%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1150% 5582%
FIFA 21 613% 3139%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1888% 8934%
Far Cry 6 1944% 9190%
Genshin Impact 1313% 6320%
Hitman 3 1738% 8252%
Watch Dogs Legion 1263% 6093%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1925% 9105%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop are massively better than the AMD Radeon HD 6250.

The Graphics 4600 has a 120 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 6250, but the Radeon HD 6250 has 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the Graphics 4600. As a result, the Radeon HD 6250 exhibits a 0.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the Graphics 4600. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Graphics 4600 has a 120 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 6250, but the Radeon HD 6250 has 2 more Render Output Units than the Graphics 4600. As a result, the Radeon HD 6250 exhibits a 0.3 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the Graphics 4600. 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 Radeon HD 6250, and so the Graphics 4600 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Radeon HD 6250.

The Radeon HD 6250 has 256 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 20 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 6250 has 80. However, the actual shader performance of the Graphics 4600 is 100 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 6250 is 15. The Graphics 4600 having 85 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Graphics 4600 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon HD 6250.

The Graphics 4600 transistor size technology is 18 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 6250. This means that the Graphics 4600 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 6250.

The HD Graphics 4600 Desktop requires 88 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 6250 requires 9 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Graphics 4600. The Graphics 4600 requires 79 Watts more than the Radeon HD 6250 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Graphics 4600 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Radeon HD 6250.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed400 MHzvs280 MHz
Boost Clock1250 MHzvs-
ArchitectureHaswell GT2-MBZacate
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support Ok vs -
Release Date03 Jun 2013vs09 Nov 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory Speed800 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs-
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 Units20vs80
Actual Shader Performance5%vs1%
Texture Mapping Units4vs8
Texture Rate1.6 GTexel/svs2.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units2vs4
Pixel Rate0.8 GPixel/svs1.1 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power88 Wattsvs9 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.0vs4.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnoyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Celeron P4505
Recommended RAM4 GBvs2 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs800x600

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Radeon HD 6250 is an integrated GPU in one of the Zacate Processors, based on the 40nm Terrascale 2 architecture.
It's based on the Cedar Core (therefore related to Radeon HD 6350) and offers 80 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. Both the operating memory clock's speed and bus width will depend on the system's RAM configuration and speed. Its central clock runs at up to 280MHz.
Its performance is very limited and so today's modern games can only be played using very low resolutions such as 800x680 - 1024x768 or are unplayable at all.
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