Select any two GPUs for comparison
VS

Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge) Intel HD Pentium G1620
Red Dead Redemption 2 3363% 3104%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3363% 3104%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 3136% 2894%
Cyberpunk 2077 4657% 4301%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 4657% 4301%
Borderlands 3 3557% 3283%
FIFA 20 1745% 1607%
The Outer Worlds 3072% 2834%
eFootball PES 2020 2262% 2086%
Ghost Recon Breakpoint 5143% 4750%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Pentium G1620 are very slightly better than the Intel HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge).

The Graphics Desktop has a 200 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD Pentium G1620, but the HD Pentium G1620 has 1 more Texture Mapping Units than the Graphics Desktop. As a result, the HD Pentium G1620 exhibits a 0.4 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the Graphics Desktop. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Graphics Desktop has a 200 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD Pentium G1620, but the HD Pentium G1620 has 1 more Render Output Units than the Graphics Desktop. As a result, the HD Pentium G1620 exhibits a 0.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the Graphics Desktop. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD Pentium G1620 was released over a year more recently than the Graphics Desktop, and so the HD Pentium G1620 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Graphics Desktop.

Both GPUs exhibit very poor performance, so rather than upgrading from one to the other you should consider looking at more powerful GPUs. Neither of these will be able to run the latest games in any playable way.

The HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge) and the HD Pentium G1620 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Graphics Desktop has 4.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD Pentium G1620, which means that the memory performance of the Graphics Desktop is marginally better than the HD Pentium G1620.

The HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge) has 6 Shader Processing Units and the HD Pentium G1620 has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the Graphics Desktop is 24 and the actual shader performance of the HD Pentium G1620 is 51. The HD Pentium G1620 having 27 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Graphics Desktop performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge) requires 65 Watts to run and the HD Pentium G1620 requires 55 Watts. The Graphics Desktop requires 10 Watts more than the HD Pentium G1620 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Graphics Desktop to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the HD Pentium G1620.

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock1300 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSandy BridgeIvy Bridge
OC Potential None vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 May 2011vs22 Jan 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

GPU Memory

MemoryN/AvsN/A
Memory Speed800 MHzvs667 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs21.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units6vs16
Actual Shader Performance1%vs2%
Technology22nmvs22nm
Texture Mapping Units1vs2
Texture Rate0.9 GTexel/svs1.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units1vs2
Pixel Rate0.9 GPixel/svs1.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs-
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power65 Wattsvs55 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1024x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge) are integrated graphics in the budget Celeron and Pentium Sandy Bridge Desktop processors.
Their performance depends on the processor they are integrated on, as the latter defines the Base and Boost Clock, as well as on the SYSTEM RAM, which defines the operating memory clock, and whether the GPU accesses a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface.
More details to be added soon.
Intel HD Pentium G1620 is a specific version of the Intel HD Graphics that comes embedded on the CPU 'Pentium G1620 2.7GHz'.
It's based on the Ivy Bridge architecture, meaning it features 6 SPUs. The GPU's clock is initially set at 550MHz and can go to up to 1050MHz. The max memory type supported is DDR3 1333MHz - therefore, the GFU's max memory clock is 667MHz.
Intel HD Pentium G1620's gaming performance is very limited and so most games will have to be played at very reduced settings while extremely demanding games are probably out of the question.
Recommended CPU
-
-
Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
-
-

Title

Body

Ads

or, become Premium, be ad free + get access to all GD’s extra features

Here’s one for everyone. We remove ads for 24hrs if you visit the link below. You don’t need to buy anything there, just follow the link and be ad free.