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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop Intel HD Graphics 4000 Mobile
Doom Eternal 1263% 1457%
Half-Life: Alyx 1925% 2214%
Cyberpunk 2077 1738% 2000%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 1188% 1371%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1944% 2236%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 1188% 1371%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1738% 2000%
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 1188% 1371%
Minecraft RTX 2300% 2643%
Ori and the Will of the Wisps 1140% 1317%

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

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 when compared to the Graphics 4000.

The HD Graphics 4600 Desktop and the HD Graphics 4000 Mobile 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 Mobile 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 Mobile has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the Graphics 4600 is 100 and the actual shader performance of the Graphics 4000 is 86. The Graphics 4600 having 14 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 Mobile requires 55 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Graphics 4600. The Graphics 4600 requires 33 Watts more than the Graphics 4000 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Graphics 4600 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Graphics 4000.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed400 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock1250 MHzvs1350 MHz
ArchitectureHaswell GT2-MBIvy Bridge GT2
OC Potential None vs None
Driver Support Ok vs Good
Release Date03 Jun 2013vs08 Mar 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
5.1
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1600x900
3.5
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3
1920x1080
2.4
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2.2
2560x1440
1.8
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1.6
3840x2160
1.2
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1.2

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
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units20vs16
Actual Shader Performance5%vs4%
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 Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power88 Wattsvs55 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX11.1vs11.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.0vs4.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnoyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsno
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

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 Mobile are Integrated Graphics in some of Intel's Mobile 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 650MHz and goes up to 1350MHz, 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 425M.
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 Mobile.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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