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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge) GeForce G 100
Red Dead Redemption 2 3363% 3467%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3363% 3467%
Cyberpunk 2077 4657% 4800%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 1486% 1533%
Need For Speed Heat 3363% 3467%
The Outer Worlds 2780% 2867%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 4657% 4800%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 3136% 3233%
Borderlands 3 3557% 3667%
FIFA 20 1745% 1800%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge) are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce G 100.

The Graphics Desktop has a 283 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce G 100, but the GeForce G 100 has 7 more Texture Mapping Units than the Graphics Desktop. As a result, the GeForce G 100 exhibits a 3.6 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 283 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce G 100, but the GeForce G 100 has 3 more Render Output Units than the Graphics Desktop. As a result, the GeForce G 100 exhibits a 1.4 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 Graphics Desktop was released over a year more recently than the GeForce G 100, 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 GeForce G 100.

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 GeForce G 100 has 512 MB video memory, but the Graphics Desktop does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge) has 6 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce G 100 has 8. However, the actual shader performance of the Graphics Desktop is 24 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce G 100 is 10. The Graphics Desktop having 14 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Graphics Desktop delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce G 100.

The Graphics Desktop transistor size technology is 43 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce G 100. This means that the Graphics Desktop is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce G 100. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Graphics Desktop should consume less power than the GeForce G 100.

The HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge) requires 65 Watts to run and the GeForce G 100 requires 35 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce G 100, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the Graphics Desktop. The Graphics Desktop requires 30 Watts more than the GeForce G 100 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 GeForce G 100.

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs567 MHz
Boost Clock1300 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSandy BridgeTesla G98
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date01 May 2011vs01 Mar 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
2.6
1600x900 - vs green tick
2
1920x1080 - vs green tick
1.3
2560x1440 - vs green tick
1
3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs500 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs8GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units6vs8
Actual Shader Performance1%vs0%
Technology22nmvs65nm
Texture Mapping Units1vs8
Texture Rate0.9 GTexel/svs4.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units1vs4
Pixel Rate0.9 GPixel/svs2.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power65 Wattsvs35 Watts
Recommended PSU-300 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11.1vs10.0
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.0vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs2 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs800x600

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.
Overview
GeForce G 100 is an OEM only, Entry-Level Graphics Card based on the Tesla Architecture.

Architecture
Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed G98-700-U2 which has 1 Stream Multiprocessor activated and thus offers 8 Shader Processing Units, 4 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 567MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 512MB frame buffer of DDR2, through a 64-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 500MHz.

Features
DirectX 10.1 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 35W, it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for Power meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance considerably below a Radeon HD 4550, meaning even the older GeForce 9400 GT is much faster.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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