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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i5 4200H Intel HD Graphics 5500 Mobile
Doom Eternal 1448% 1182%
Half-Life: Alyx 2201% 1806%
Cyberpunk 2077 1988% 1629%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 1363% 1112%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2222% 1824%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 1363% 1112%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1988% 1629%
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 1363% 1112%
Minecraft RTX 2627% 2159%
Ori and the Will of the Wisps 1309% 1067%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Graphics 5500 Mobile are noticeably better than the Intel HD i5 4200H.

The HD i5 4200H has a 300 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the Graphics 5500. This results in the HD i5 4200H providing 1.2 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 HD i5 4200H has a 300 MHz higher core clock speed and 1 more Render Output Units than the Graphics 5500. This results in the HD i5 4200H providing 0.7 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 5500 was released over a year more recently than the HD i5 4200H, and so the Graphics 5500 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD i5 4200H.

The HD i5 4200H and the HD Graphics 5500 Mobile have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Graphics 5500 has 4.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD i5 4200H, which means that the memory performance of the Graphics 5500 is marginally better than the HD i5 4200H.

The HD i5 4200H has 20 Shader Processing Units and the HD Graphics 5500 Mobile has 24. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i5 4200H is 92 and the actual shader performance of the Graphics 5500 is 182. The Graphics 5500 having 90 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Graphics 5500 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD i5 4200H.

The Graphics 5500 transistor size technology is 8 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD i5 4200H. This means that the Graphics 5500 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD i5 4200H. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Graphics 5500 should consume less power than the HD i5 4200H.

The HD i5 4200H requires 47 Watts to run and the HD Graphics 5500 Mobile requires 15 Watts. The HD i5 4200H requires 32 Watts more than the Graphics 5500 to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD i5 4200H may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Graphics 5500.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed400 MHzvs100 MHz
Boost Clock1150 MHzvs950 MHz
ArchitectureHaswell GT2Broadwell GT2
OC Potential None vs None
Driver Support Ok vs Ok
Release Date01 Sep 2013vs05 Jan 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
5.2
1600x900
3.1
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3.6
1920x1080
2.2
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2.5
2560x1440
1.6
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1.8
3840x2160
1.2
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1.3

GPU Memory

MemoryN/AvsN/A
Memory Speed800 MHzvs933 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs29.9GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units20vs24
Actual Shader Performance4%vs9%
Technology22nmvs14nm
Texture Mapping Units4vs4
Texture Rate1.6 GTexel/svs0.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units2vs1
Pixel Rate0.8 GPixel/svs0.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power47 Wattsvs15 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX11.1vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
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 ReviewOverview
Intel HD i5 4200H is the Specific Version of Intel HD Graphics 4600 Mobile that is integrated in the Core i5-4200H Processor.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GT2 which offers 20 Shader Processing Units, 4 TMUs and 2 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 400MHz and goes up to 1150MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies from laptop to laptop. Typically, the GPU reserves 1GB. Depending on whether or not the system's RAM is Dual-Channeled, it can access either a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface. The operating memory clock also depends on the at which speed the System's RAM is running and is limited by the highest operating speed that the Processor supports. In this case, it is 800MHz.
It is then obvious the Memory Bandwidth depends on a lot of factors and thus this Graphics Card performance may vary heavily from system to system.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance on average with a dedicated GeForce GT 540M.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a System with Intel HD i5 4200H.
Overview
Intel HD Graphics 5500 Mobile are Integrated Graphics in some of Intel's ULV Broadwell Processors.

Architecture
The Broadwell Core includes support for DirectX 11.2, OpenCL 2.0 and OpenGL 4.3. Additionally, it also offers better Decoding Performance, when compared to its Predecessors.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GT2 which offers 24 Shader Processing Units, 4 TMUs and 1 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 100MHz and goes up to 950MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies from laptop to laptop. Typically, the GPU reserves 1GB. Depending on whether or not the system's RAM is Dual-Channeled, it can access either a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface. The operating memory clock also depends on the at which speed the System's RAM is running and is limited by the highest operating speed that the Processor supports. In this case, it is 800MHz.
It is then obvious the Memory Bandwidth depends on a lot of factors and thus this Graphics Card performance may vary heavily from system to system.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance almost on level with a dedicated GeForce GT 540M.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Intel HD Graphics 5500 Mobile.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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