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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition Iris Graphics 5100 Desktop
Cyberpunk 2077 178% 847%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 154% 766%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 146% 738%
Grand Theft Auto VI 291% 1233%
FIFA 21 40% 378%
Genshin Impact 178% 847%
Far Cry 6 302% 1270%
Hitman 3 262% 1132%
Watch Dogs Legion 168% 814%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 298% 1258%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition are massively better than the Intel Iris Graphics 5100 Desktop.

The GTX 470 has a 250 MHz higher core clock speed and 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the Graphics 5100. This results in the GTX 470 providing 33.2 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 GTX 470 has a 250 MHz higher core clock speed and 36 more Render Output Units than the Graphics 5100. This results in the GTX 470 providing 24.4 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 5100 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 470, and so the Graphics 5100 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 470.

The GTX 470 has 1280 MB video memory, but the Graphics 5100 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition has 448 Shader Processing Units and the Iris Graphics 5100 Desktop has 160. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 470 is 582 and the actual shader performance of the Graphics 5100 is 314. The GTX 470 having 268 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 470 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Graphics 5100.

The Graphics 5100 transistor size technology is 18 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 470. This means that the Graphics 5100 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 470.

The GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition requires 215 Watts to run and the Iris Graphics 5100 Desktop requires 28 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 470. The GTX 470 requires 187 Watts more than the Graphics 5100 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 470 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Graphics 5100.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed650 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF100-275-A3Haswell: GT3
OC Potential Poor vs None
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Jun 2010vs29 Apr 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1280 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed850 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus320 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth136GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 640 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units448vs160
Actual Shader Performance28%vs15%
Texture Mapping Units56vs8
Texture Rate36.4 GTexel/svs3.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units40vs4
Pixel Rate26 GPixel/svs1.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power215 Wattsvs28 Watts
Recommended PSU550 Watts & 38 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-930 Quad 2.80GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1366x768

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 470.
This edition comes with a dual-fan custom solution and overclocked out of the box in the central unit which was increased from 607MHz to 650MHz, while the operating memory clock is now of 850MHz, instead of 837MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 7% performance boost when compared to the reference card.
Iris Graphics 5100 Desktop are found in some of the 2013 Haswell desktop processors.
They feature 40 Execution Units (160 Shader Processing Units), 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. They share system memory and so the memory channel and speed will depend on the users configuration. The best possible combination is a dual-channel bus-width with an operating memory clock of 800MHz.
Its central unit and turbo frequency also depend on the CPU its embedded but it ranges from 400MHz to 1350MHz.
Its performance is average and only somewhat better than what dedicated GeForce GT 630 & Radeon 6570 offer.
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