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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Iris i5 6260U Intel HD Graphics 4000 Mobile
Cyberpunk 2077 701% 1514%
Hitman 3 943% 2000%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 633% 1376%
Resident Evil 8 701% 1514%
FIFA 21 304% 714%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1028% 2171%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 609% 1329%
Genshin Impact 701% 1514%
The Medium 900% 1914%
Far Cry 6 1060% 2236%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel Iris i5 6260U are massively better than the Intel HD Graphics 4000 Mobile.

The Graphics 4000 has a 350 MHz higher core clock speed but 4 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the Iris i5 6260U. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the Graphics 4000 manages to provide 0.2 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 Graphics 4000 has a 350 MHz higher core clock speed and 2 more Render Output Units than the Iris i5 6260U. This results in the Graphics 4000 providing 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 three years more recently than the Graphics 4000, and so the Iris i5 6260U is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Graphics 4000 when running the latest games.

The Iris i5 6260U and the HD Graphics 4000 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 4000, which means that the memory performance of the Iris i5 6260U is marginally better than the Graphics 4000.

The Iris i5 6260U has 48 Shader Processing Units and the HD Graphics 4000 Mobile has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the Iris i5 6260U is 365 and the actual shader performance of the Graphics 4000 is 86. The Iris i5 6260U having 279 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 4000.

The Iris i5 6260U transistor size technology is 8 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Graphics 4000. This means that the Iris i5 6260U is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Graphics 4000.

The Iris i5 6260U requires 15 Watts to run and the HD Graphics 4000 Mobile requires 55 Watts. The Graphics 4000 requires 40 Watts more than the Iris i5 6260U to run. The difference is significant enough that the Graphics 4000 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 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock950 MHzvs1350 MHz
ArchitectureSkylake GT3-EIvy Bridge GT2
OC Potential None vs None
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date01 Sep 2015vs08 Mar 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
6.4
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1600x900
4.9
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3
1920x1080
3.4
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2.2
2560x1440
2.3
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1.6
3840x2160
1.6
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1.2

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 vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs16
Actual Shader Performance18%vs4%
Technology14nmvs22nm
Texture Mapping Units8vs4
Texture Rate2.4 GTexel/svs2.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units2vs4
Pixel Rate0.6 GPixel/svs2.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power15 Wattsvs55 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs11.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.0
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 4000 Mobile are Integrated Graphics in some of Intel's Mobile Ivy Bridge Processors.

Architecture
The Ivy Bridge GT2 Core includes support for DirectX 11, OpenCL 1.2 and OpenGL 4.0. Additionally, it also offers Hardware Tessellation, Dedicated L3 Cache and better Video Decoding Performance, when compared to its Predecessor.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GT2 which offers 16 Shader Processing Units, 4 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 650MHz 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 425M.
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 4000 Mobile.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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