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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 7890K Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop
Borderlands 3 511% 1313%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 695% 1738%
Cyberpunk 2077 695% 1738%
Remnant: From the Ashes 441% 1150%
Need For Speed Heat 478% 1238%
eFootball PES 2020 295% 813%
FIFA 20 208% 613%
Wolfenstein: Youngblood 446% 1163%
Grand Theft Auto VI 784% 1944%
Red Dead Redemption 2 695% 1738%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 7890K are massively better than the Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop.

The Radeon R7 7890K has a 466 MHz higher core clock speed and 28 more Texture Mapping Units than the Graphics 4600. This results in the Radeon R7 7890K providing 26.1 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 Radeon R7 7890K has a 466 MHz higher core clock speed and 6 more Render Output Units than the Graphics 4600. This results in the Radeon R7 7890K providing 6.1 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 Radeon R7 7890K was released over a year more recently than the Graphics 4600, and so the Radeon R7 7890K 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 Radeon R7 7890K and the HD Graphics 4600 Desktop have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Radeon R7 7890K has 8.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Graphics 4600, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon R7 7890K is marginally better than the Graphics 4600.

The Radeon R7 7890K has 512 Shader Processing Units and the HD Graphics 4600 Desktop has 20. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 7890K is 288 and the actual shader performance of the Graphics 4600 is 100. The Radeon R7 7890K having 188 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon R7 7890K delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Graphics 4600.

The Graphics 4600 transistor size technology is 6 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon R7 7890K. This means that the Graphics 4600 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon R7 7890K.

The Radeon R7 7890K requires 95 Watts to run and the HD Graphics 4600 Desktop requires 88 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Radeon R7 7890K and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Graphics 4600. The Radeon R7 7890K requires 7 Watts more than the Graphics 4600 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Radeon R7 7890K to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Graphics 4600.

GPU Architecture

Core Speed866 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1250 MHz
ArchitectureKaveri SpectreHaswell GT2-MB
OC Potential None vs None
Driver Support - vs Ok
Release Date01 Mar 2016vs03 Jun 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
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1600x900 - vs green tick
3.5
1920x1080 - vs green tick
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2560x1440 - vs green tick
1.8
3840x2160 - vs green tick
1.2

GPU Memory

MemoryN/AvsN/A
Memory Speed1067 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth34.1GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 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 Units512vs20
Actual Shader Performance14%vs5%
Technology28nmvs22nm
Texture Mapping Units32vs4
Texture Rate27.7 GTexel/svs1.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs2
Pixel Rate6.9 GPixel/svs0.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power95 Wattsvs88 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11.2vs11.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsno
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD APU A10-7890K Quad-Core-
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R7 7890K is an integrated Graphics Card in the APU A10-7890K.

It is based on the Graphics Core Next Architecture and offers 512 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The memory bus-width will depend on whether or not the system's RAM is dual-channeled and the operating memory clock, on its frequency. Thus, it can be either 64-bit or 128-bit and up to 1067MHz.
The Graphics Card also shares the processor's L2 Cache of 4MB, reducing the impact of its low memory bandwidth.

Overall, the Graphics Card's performance depends a lot on the system configuration. Best case scenario, expect performance superior to Intel's powerful Iris Pro Graphics 5200 and almost similar to the dedicated Radeon HD 7750.
The card is thus suited for 720p gaming and most modern demanding games can be played at least on medium settings.
Overview
Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop are Integrated Graphics in some of Intel's Desktop Haswell Processors.

Architecture
The Haswell GT2 Core includes support for DirectX 11.1, OpenCL 1.2 and OpenGL 4.0. 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 1250MHz, 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 220.
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 Desktop.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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