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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i3 6300 GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 700% 31%
Watch Dogs Legion 679% 33%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 638% 36%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 614% 38%
Genshin Impact 707% 30%
FIFA 21 307% 65%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 614% 38%
eFootball PES 2021 307% 65%
Ghostrunner 614% 38%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 664% 34%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI are massively better than the Intel HD i3 6300.

The GTX 980 has a 776 MHz higher core clock speed and 240 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD i3 6300. This results in the GTX 980 providing 282.7 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 776 MHz higher core clock speed and 120 more Render Output Units than the HD i3 6300. This results in the GTX 980 providing 141.3 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 HD i3 6300 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 8192 MB video memory, but the HD i3 6300 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i3 6300 has 24 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i3 6300 is 221 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 6724. The GTX 980 having 6503 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 HD i3 6300.

The HD i3 6300 transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 980. This means that the HD i3 6300 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 980.

The HD i3 6300 requires 47 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI requires 350 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i3 6300 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 980. The GTX 980 requires 303 Watts more than the HD i3 6300 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 HD i3 6300.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs1126 MHz
Boost Clock1150 MHzvs1216 MHz
ArchitectureSkylake GT2-S0Maxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date01 Sep 2015vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
6.4
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1600x900
4.9
vs green tick
10
1920x1080
3.4
vs green tick
10
2560x1440
2.3
vs green tick
9.9
3840x2160
1.6
vs green tick
7.8

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs8192 MB
Memory Speed1067 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeDDR4vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth34.1GB/secvs448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 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 Units24vs4096
Actual Shader Performance11%vs100%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs256
Texture Rate5.6 GTexel/svs288.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs128
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs144.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power47 Wattsvs350 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Ampsvs750 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-6300 3.8GHzvsIntel 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 HD i3 6300 is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 530 Desktop that is integrated in the Core i3-6300 Processor.

Architecture
The Skylake Core includes support for DirectX 12.1, OpenCL 2.0 and OpenGL 4.4. Additionally, it also supports DDR4 Memory.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GT2-S0 which offers 24 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 350MHz 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 1.7GB. 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 1067MHz.
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 920M.

System Suggestions
Intel HD i3 6300 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We recommend a Decent Processor and 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
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GPU Variants
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