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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop HD i7 2630QM
Cyberpunk 2077 1313% 2889%
Valheim 1313% 2889%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1192% 2634%
Outriders 1263% 2784%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1150% 2546%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1888% 4106%
Far Cry 6 1944% 4225%
Days Gone 1238% 2731%
Little Nightmares 2 550% 1276%
Diablo 4 1738% 3789%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop are massively better than the Intel HD i7 2630QM.

The Graphics 4600 was released over a year more recently than the HD i7 2630QM, 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 HD i7 2630QM.

The HD Graphics 4600 Desktop and the HD i7 2630QM have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Graphics 4600 has 14.9 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD i7 2630QM, which means that the memory performance of the Graphics 4600 is slightly better than the HD i7 2630QM.

The HD Graphics 4600 Desktop has 20 Shader Processing Units and the HD i7 2630QM has 12. However, the actual shader performance of the Graphics 4600 is 100 and the actual shader performance of the HD i7 2630QM is 24. The Graphics 4600 having 76 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Graphics 4600 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD i7 2630QM.

The HD Graphics 4600 Desktop requires 88 Watts to run but there is no entry for the HD i7 2630QM. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Graphics 4600.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed400 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock1250 MHzvs-
ArchitectureHaswell GT2-MBSandy Bridge
OC Potential None vs None
Driver Support Ok vs -
Release Date03 Jun 2013vs09 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
5.1
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1600x900
3.5
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1920x1080
2.4
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2560x1440
1.8
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3840x2160
1.2
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/AvsN/A
Memory Speed800 MHzvs667 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs10.7GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units20vs12
Actual Shader Performance5%vs1%
Technology22nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units4vs-
Texture Rate1.6 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units2vs-
Pixel Rate0.8 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power88 Watts-
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX11.1vs10.1
Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.0vs3.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnoyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsno
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

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.
HD i7 2630M is a specific version of the Intel HD 3000 Graphics that comes with the CPU 'Intel Core i7-2630QM 4-Core 2.0GHz'. It uses the CPU's Level 3 Cache (up to 6 MB, in this case) + part of the RAM installed on the system up to a maximum of approximately 1.7GB for Vista/7 and 1 GB for XP. The Memory controller supports DDR3-1066 and DDR3-1333 and the Turbo Boost technology of the processor can over-clock the graphics card clock from 650MHz to 1100MHz.
Benchmarks indicate that modern demanding games like Crysis 2, Dirt Showdown, Diablo III can be played at low settings with acceptable FPS but extremely demanding games like The Witcher II are unplayable, even at the lowest settings.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
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GPU Variants
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