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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Iris Pro Graphics 6200 Desktop Radeon HD 4850 Gigabyte 512MB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 635% 654%
Control 838% 862%
eFootball PES 2020 265% 274%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 635% 654%
Grand Theft Auto VI 718% 738%
Borderlands 3 465% 479%
Total War: Three Kingdoms 655% 674%
Red Dead Redemption 2 635% 654%
FIFA 20 185% 192%
F1 2019 510% 526%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 Desktop are marginally better than the AMD Radeon HD 4850 Gigabyte 512MB Edition.

The HD 4850 has a 340 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the Pro Graphics. This results in the HD 4850 providing 23.2 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 4850 has a 340 MHz higher core clock speed and 14 more Render Output Units than the Pro Graphics. This results in the HD 4850 providing 9.6 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 Pro Graphics was released over three years more recently than the HD 4850, and so the Pro Graphics is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the HD 4850 when running the latest games.

The HD 4850 has 384 MB more video memory than the Pro Graphics, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the HD 4850 also has superior memory performance overall.

The HD 4850 has 45.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Pro Graphics, which means that the memory performance of the HD 4850 is noticeably better than the Pro Graphics.

The Iris Pro Graphics 6200 Desktop has 48 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 4850 Gigabyte 512MB Edition has 800. However, the actual shader performance of the Pro Graphics is 55 and the actual shader performance of the HD 4850 is 358. The HD 4850 having 303 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 4850 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Pro Graphics.

The Pro Graphics transistor size technology is 41 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 4850. This means that the Pro Graphics is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 4850. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Pro Graphics should consume less power than the HD 4850.

The Iris Pro Graphics 6200 Desktop requires 65 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 4850 Gigabyte 512MB Edition requires 110 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Pro Graphics and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the HD 4850. The HD 4850 requires 45 Watts more than the Pro Graphics to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD 4850 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Pro Graphics.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed300 MHzvs640 MHz
Boost Clock1150 MHzvs-
ArchitectureBroadwell GT3eR700 RV770 PRO
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date02 Jun 2015vs01 Oct 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed933 MHzvs940 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeeDRAMvsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth14.9GB/secvs60.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs800
Actual Shader Performance3%vs17%
Texture Mapping Units8vs40
Texture Rate2.4 GTexel/svs25.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units2vs16
Pixel Rate0.6 GPixel/svs10.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power65 Wattsvs110 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Ampsvs450 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.0vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 3.33GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs6 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1440x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 Desktop are Integrated Graphics in some of Intel's Broadwell Processors.

The Broadwell GT3e Core includes support for DirectX 11.2, OpenCL 1.2 and OpenGL 4.3. Additionally, it also offers better Decoding Performance, when compared to its Predecessors.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GT3e which offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 2 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 300MHz and goes up to 1150MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Unlike the common Integrated Graphics Cards, this one has access to a dedicated frame buffer of 128MB of eDRAM.
The GPU also 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 933MHz.
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.

Benchmarks Indicate Performance around of a Dedicated GeForce 940M.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 Desktop.
Radeon HD 4850 Gigabyte 512MB Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon HD 4850.
The new features include an increase in the central unit that went from 625MHz to 640MHz, while the operating memory clock was reduced to 940MHz. A new cooling system is also available.
The performance ends up being exactly like the reference card.
Recommended CPU-Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz
Intel Pentium G645 2.9GHz
AMD Phenom 9600 Quad-Core Black Edition
AMD Phenom 9600B Quad-Core
AMD Phenom 9600 Quad-Core
Possible GPU UpgradesN/AN/A
GPU VariantsIris i5 5675C



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