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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i5 6400T GeForce GT 230 v2
Cyberpunk 2077 779% 1111%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 711% 1017%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 803% 1143%
Genshin Impact 787% 1122%
eFootball PES 2021 347% 516%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 1172% 1651%
Watch Dogs Legion 756% 1078%
FIFA 21 347% 516%
Marvel's Avengers 740% 1057%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 685% 981%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i5 6400T are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 230 v2.

The GT 230 has a 150 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD i5 6400T. This results in the GT 230 providing 18.4 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 GT 230 has a 150 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Render Output Units than the HD i5 6400T. This results in the GT 230 providing 3.2 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 HD i5 6400T was released over three years more recently than the GT 230, and so the HD i5 6400T is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GT 230 when running the latest games.

The GT 230 has 1536 MB video memory, but the HD i5 6400T does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i5 6400T has 24 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 230 v2 has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i5 6400T is 182 and the actual shader performance of the GT 230 is 120. The HD i5 6400T having 62 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD i5 6400T delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 230.

The HD i5 6400T transistor size technology is 41 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 230. This means that the HD i5 6400T is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 230.

The HD i5 6400T requires 35 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 230 v2 requires 75 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i5 6400T and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 230. The GT 230 requires 40 Watts more than the HD i5 6400T to run. The difference is significant enough that the GT 230 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD i5 6400T.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock950 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSkylake GT2-R0Tesla G92b
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date01 Sep 2015vs01 Oct 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
6.1
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1600x900
4.6
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4.1
1920x1080
3.1
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2.6
2560x1440
2.2
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1.7
3840x2160
1.5
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs1536 MB
Memory Speed1067 MHzvs500 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeDDR4vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth34.1GB/secvs24GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units24vs96
Actual Shader Performance9%vs6%
Technology14nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs48
Texture Rate5.6 GTexel/svs24 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs12
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs75 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs10.0
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.4vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6400T 2.2GHzvsIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel HD i5 6400T is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 530 Desktop that is integrated in the Core i5-6400T 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-R0 which offers 24 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 350MHz and goes up to 950MHz, 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 i5 6400T is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We recommend a Decent Processor and 4GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
GeForce GT 230 v2 is a Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Architecture
Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed G92b which has 6 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 48 TMUs and 12 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 500MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1.5GB frame buffer of DDR2, through a 192-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 500MHz.

Features
DirectX 10.0 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 75W, it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for Power meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance on level with a Radeon HD 5570, meaning it is slightly faster than the more recent Fermi GeForce GT 430.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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