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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Iris i5 6260U Intel HD Graphics 4600 Mobile
Cyberpunk 2077 701% 1229%
Hitman 3 943% 1629%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 633% 1116%
Resident Evil 8 701% 1229%
FIFA 21 304% 571%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1028% 1771%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 609% 1076%
Genshin Impact 701% 1229%
The Medium 900% 1559%
Far Cry 6 1060% 1824%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel Iris i5 6260U are significantly better than the Intel HD Graphics 4600 Mobile.

The Iris i5 6260U has a 100 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the Graphics 4600. This results in the Iris i5 6260U providing 1.6 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 Iris i5 6260U has a 100 MHz higher core clock speed than the Graphics 4600 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Iris i5 6260U providing 0.2 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 i5 6260U was released over a year more recently than the Graphics 4600, and so the Iris i5 6260U is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Graphics 4600.

The Iris i5 6260U and the HD Graphics 4600 Mobile have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Iris i5 6260U has 8.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Graphics 4600, which means that the memory performance of the Iris i5 6260U is marginally better than the Graphics 4600.

The Iris i5 6260U has 48 Shader Processing Units and the HD Graphics 4600 Mobile has 20. However, the actual shader performance of the Iris i5 6260U is 365 and the actual shader performance of the Graphics 4600 is 108. The Iris i5 6260U having 257 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Iris i5 6260U delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Graphics 4600.

The Iris i5 6260U transistor size technology is 8 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Graphics 4600. This means that the Iris i5 6260U is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Graphics 4600.

The Iris i5 6260U requires 15 Watts to run and the HD Graphics 4600 Mobile requires 47 Watts. The Graphics 4600 requires 32 Watts more than the Iris i5 6260U to run. The difference is significant enough that the Graphics 4600 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Iris i5 6260U.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed300 MHzvs200 MHz
Boost Clock950 MHzvs1350 MHz
ArchitectureSkylake GT3-EHaswell GT2
OC Potential None vs None
Driver Support Great vs Ok
Release Date01 Sep 2015vs27 May 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
6.4
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5.2
1600x900
4.9
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3.6
1920x1080
3.4
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2.5
2560x1440
2.3
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1.8
3840x2160
1.6
green tick vs
1.3

GPU Memory

MemoryN/AvsN/A
Memory Speed1067 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR4vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth34.1GB/secvs25.6GB/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 Units48vs20
Actual Shader Performance18%vs5%
Technology14nmvs22nm
Texture Mapping Units8vs4
Texture Rate2.4 GTexel/svs0.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units2vs2
Pixel Rate0.6 GPixel/svs0.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2304vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power15 Wattsvs47 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs11.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsno
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6260U 1.8GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel Iris i5 6260U is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 540 Mobile that is integrated in the Core i5-6260U Processor..

Architecture
The Skylake Architecture succeeds the Broadwell Architecture and aims for increased CPU and Graphics Performance, within the same Power Requirements. It includes support for DirectX 12.1, OpenCL 2.0 and OpenGL 4.4, as well as DDR4 Memory Support.
The GPU Codenamed GT3-E offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 2 ROPs.

GPU
The Central Unit Initially Runs at 350MHz and goes up to 950MHz, 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 for DDR3 and 1067MHz for DDR4.
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 64MB 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 1.7GB.

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 830M.

System Suggestions
Iris i5 6260U is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We recommend 4GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
Intel HD Graphics 4600 Mobile are Integrated Graphics in some of Intel's Mobile Haswell Processors.

Architecture
The Haswell GT2 Core includes support for DirectX 11.1, OpenCL 1.2 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 20 Shader Processing Units, 4 TMUs and 2 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 200MHz and goes up to 1350MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies from System to System. 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 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
The Most Powerful Variant Offers Performance similar to a dedicated GeForce GT 540M.
Select the Specific Version you have of this Graphics Card According to your Processor for a more Accurate Rank and experience using our tools.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Intel HD Graphics 4600 Mobile.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
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GPU Variants
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