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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge) GeForce 6800 GT Leadtek Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 3363% 2349%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3363% 2349%
Cyberpunk 2077 4657% 3264%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 1486% 1021%
Need For Speed Heat 3363% 2349%
The Outer Worlds 2780% 1937%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 4657% 3264%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 3136% 2188%
Borderlands 3 3557% 2486%
FIFA 20 1745% 1204%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 6800 GT Leadtek Edition are significantly better than the Intel HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge).

The Graphics Desktop was released over three years more recently than the 6800 GT, and so the Graphics Desktop is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the 6800 GT when running the latest games.

The 6800 GT has 256 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 6800 GT Leadtek Edition has 22. However, the actual shader performance of the Graphics Desktop is 24 and the actual shader performance of the 6800 GT is 8. The Graphics Desktop having 16 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the 6800 GT performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge) requires 65 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce 6800 GT Leadtek Edition.

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs350 MHz
Boost Clock1300 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSandy BridgeNV40/NV45
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 May 2011vs01 May 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs256 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs500 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs32GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units6vs22
Actual Shader Performance1%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units1vs-
Texture Rate0.9 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units1vs-
Pixel Rate0.9 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power65 Watts-
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs3.0
Open GL4.0vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

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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.
GeForce 6800 GT Leadtek Edition is a Special Edition of the GeForce 6800 GT. See the standard version for more information about it.
The only difference is the output which is now Two DVI instead of VGA and one DVI.
Therefore, the performance is exactly like the standard version and so most games will require reduced settings, due to the limited memory size and weak power processing, considering today's standards and needs.
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