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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i3 6100 GeForce GTX 460 SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 759% 113%
Hitman 3 1017% 177%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 685% 95%
Resident Evil 8 759% 113%
FIFA 21 333% 8%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1108% 200%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 660% 89%
Genshin Impact 759% 113%
The Medium 971% 166%
Far Cry 6 1142% 208%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 SLI are massively better than the Intel HD i3 6100.

The GTX 460 has a 325 MHz higher core clock speed and 96 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD i3 6100. This results in the GTX 460 providing 70 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 460 has a 325 MHz higher core clock speed and 56 more Render Output Units than the HD i3 6100. This results in the GTX 460 providing 40.4 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 6100 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 460, and so the HD i3 6100 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 460 when running the latest games.

The GTX 460 has 2048 MB video memory, but the HD i3 6100 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i3 6100 has 24 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 460 SLI has 672. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i3 6100 is 202 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 460 is 907. The GTX 460 having 705 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 460 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD i3 6100.

The HD i3 6100 transistor size technology is 26 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 460. This means that the HD i3 6100 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 460.

The HD i3 6100 requires 47 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 460 SLI requires 380 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i3 6100 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 460. The GTX 460 requires 333 Watts more than the HD i3 6100 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 460 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD i3 6100.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs675 MHz
Boost Clock1050 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSkylake GT2-S0Fermi GF104-300-KB-A1 (x2)
OC Potential None vs None
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date01 Sep 2015vs01 Jul 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
6.2
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10
1600x900
4.7
vs green tick
9.1
1920x1080
3.2
vs green tick
7.3
2560x1440
2.2
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4.3
3840x2160
1.5
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs2048 MB
Memory Speed1067 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeDDR4vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth34.1GB/secvs230.4GB/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 Units24vs672
Actual Shader Performance10%vs44%
Technology14nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs112
Texture Rate5.6 GTexel/svs75.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs64
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs43.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs4
HDMI Connections0vs2
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power47 Wattsvs380 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Ampsvs600 Watts & 26 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel HD i3 6100 is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 530 Desktop that is integrated in the Core i3-6100 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 1050MHz, 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.
GeForce GTX 460 SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 460 put together using NVIDIA'S SLI technology.
SLI relies a lot on proper driver support and may cause micro stuttering in FPS below 30. This means this combination might even perform worse than a single GTX 460.
The optimal performance it delivers is slightly better than a single GeForce GTX 480.
Therefore, this combination is sufficient for gaming at 1080p and most demanding games can be played at the highest settings.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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