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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge) Intel HD Graphics Desktop (Ivy Bridge)
Red Dead Redemption 2 3363% 3172%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3363% 3172%
Cyberpunk 2077 4657% 4395%
Borderlands 3 3557% 3356%
Need For Speed Heat 3363% 3172%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 1486% 1398%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 4657% 4395%
The Outer Worlds 2780% 2622%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 4657% 4395%
FIFA 20 1745% 1643%

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

The Graphics Desktop has a 500 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the Graphics Desktop. This results in the Graphics Desktop providing 0.5 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 Desktop has a 500 MHz higher core clock speed than the Graphics Desktop and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Graphics Desktop providing 0.5 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 Desktop was released over a year more recently than the Graphics Desktop, and so the Graphics Desktop 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 Graphics Desktop (Ivy Bridge) 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 Desktop (Sandy Bridge) and the HD Graphics Desktop (Ivy Bridge) are the same, which means the Graphics Desktop and the Graphics Desktop have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

Both the HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge) and the HD Graphics Desktop (Ivy Bridge) have 6 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the Graphics Desktop is 38 and by the Graphics Desktop is 38. Knowing that the shader performance of the Graphics Desktop is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge) requires 65 Watts to run and the HD Graphics Desktop (Ivy Bridge) requires 45 Watts. The Graphics Desktop requires 20 Watts more than the Graphics Desktop 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 Graphics Desktop.

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs350 MHz
Boost Clock1300 MHzvs1300 MHz
ArchitectureSandy BridgeIvy Bridge
OC Potential None vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 May 2011vs01 Oct 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

GPU Memory

MemoryN/AvsN/A
Memory Speed800 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs25.6GB/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 Units6vs6
Actual Shader Performance1%vs2%
Technology22nmvs22nm
Texture Mapping Units1vs1
Texture Rate0.9 GTexel/svs0.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units1vs1
Pixel Rate0.9 GPixel/svs0.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power65 Wattsvs45 Watts
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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 Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

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 Graphics Desktop (Ivy Bridge) are integrated graphics in the budget Celeron and Pentium Ivy 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.
Best case scenario, the Intel HD Graphics Desktop (Ivy Bridge) perform slightly above the Intel HD 2500 Graphics and so most modern demanding games will have to be played with the lowest settings, while some aren't even playable.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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