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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Iris i7 5850EQ GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 551% 31%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 501% 36%
Watch Dogs Legion 534% 33%
Genshin Impact 557% 30%
FIFA 21 231% 65%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 569% 29%
eFootball PES 2021 231% 65%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 481% 38%
Marvel's Avengers 522% 34%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 842% 0%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI are massively better than the Intel Iris i7 5850EQ.

The GTX 980 has a 826 MHz higher core clock speed and 248 more Texture Mapping Units than the Iris i7 5850EQ. This results in the GTX 980 providing 285.9 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 980 has a 826 MHz higher core clock speed and 126 more Render Output Units than the Iris i7 5850EQ. This results in the GTX 980 providing 143.5 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 Iris i7 5850EQ was released less than a year after the GTX 980, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GTX 980 has 8064 MB more video memory than the Iris i7 5850EQ, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 980 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 980 has 423.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Iris i7 5850EQ, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 is massively better than the Iris i7 5850EQ.

The Iris i7 5850EQ has 48 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the Iris i7 5850EQ is 384 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 6724. The GTX 980 having 6340 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Iris i7 5850EQ.

The Iris i7 5850EQ transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 980. This means that the Iris i7 5850EQ is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 980.

The Iris i7 5850EQ requires 47 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI requires 350 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 980, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the Iris i7 5850EQ. The GTX 980 requires 303 Watts more than the Iris i7 5850EQ to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Iris i7 5850EQ.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed300 MHzvs1126 MHz
Boost Clock1000 MHzvs1216 MHz
ArchitectureBroadwell GT3-EMaxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support Ok vs Great
Release Date02 Jun 2015vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
5
vs green tick
10
1920x1080
4
vs green tick
10
2560x1440
2.6
vs green tick
9.9
3840x2160
1.7
vs green tick
7.8

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs8192 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB vs green tick 4096 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs4096
Actual Shader Performance18%vs100%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units8vs256
Texture Rate2.4 GTexel/svs288.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units2vs128
Pixel Rate0.6 GPixel/svs144.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2304vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power47 Wattsvs350 Watts
Recommended PSU-750 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesno
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-5850EQ 4-Core 2.7GHzvsIntel Core i7-5820K 6-Core 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs5760x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel Iris i7 5850EQ is the Specific Version of Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 Mobile that is Integrated in the Core i7-5850EQ Processor.

Architecture
The Broadwell Architecture Succeeds the Haswell Architecture and offers Faster & More Efficient Integrated Graphics. Additionally, it also offers better Decoding Performance, when compared to its Predecessors.
The GPU Codenamed GT3-U offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 2 ROPs.

GPU
The Central Unit Initially Runs at 300MHz and goes up to 1000MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory: Speed
The Operating Memory Clock depends at which speed the System's RAM is running and which Memory Type is installed and is ultimately limited by the highest operating speed that the Processor supports. In this case, it is 933MHz.
Depending on whether or not the System's RAM is Dual-Channeled, it can access either a 64-bit or 128-bit Memory Interface.
An addition to the Iris Graphics is the access to a L4 Cache of 128MB eDRAM which further increases the Memory Performance.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies according to the System. The GPU may reserve up to 2GB.

Performance
Because Performance depends heavily on the Memory Bandwidth, it may vary heavily from System to System.
Best Case Scenario, expect Performance Identical to a dedicated GeForce 940M.

System Suggestions
Intel Iris i7 5850EQ is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We recommend 4GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 980 4GB put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

GPU
It consists of 2 GPUs codenamed GM204-400-A1 which, together, offer 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 128 ROPs, on a 512-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 1126MHz and goes up to 1216MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1753MHz.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption lies between 300W and 400W.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 4K (3840x2160) GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is over 7% faster than AMD's Radeon R9 295X2.

System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Six Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 16GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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