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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 730 v3 MSI 4GB Edition HD i5 6400T
Cyberpunk 2077 1144% 779%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1048% 711%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1178% 803%
Genshin Impact 1156% 787%
eFootball PES 2021 533% 347%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 1700% 1172%
Watch Dogs Legion 1111% 756%
FIFA 21 533% 347%
Marvel's Avengers 1089% 740%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1011% 685%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i5 6400T are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 730 v3 MSI 4GB Edition.

The GT 730 has a 350 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the HD i5 6400T. This results in the GT 730 providing 5.6 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 GT 730 has a 350 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD i5 6400T, but both GPUs exhibit the same Pixel Fill Rate. 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 a year more recently than the GT 730, and so the HD i5 6400T is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GT 730.

The GT 730 has 4096 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 GeForce GT 730 v3 MSI 4GB Edition has 96 Shader Processing Units and the HD i5 6400T has 24. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 730 is 134 and the actual shader performance of the HD i5 6400T is 182. The HD i5 6400T having 48 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD i5 6400T delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 730.

The HD i5 6400T transistor size technology is 26 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 730. This means that the HD i5 6400T is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 730.

The GeForce GT 730 v3 MSI 4GB Edition requires 49 Watts to run and the HD i5 6400T requires 35 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 730 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i5 6400T. The GT 730 requires 14 Watts more than the HD i5 6400T to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 730 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the HD i5 6400T.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed700 MHzvs350 MHz
Boost Clock-vs950 MHz
ArchitectureFermi GF108-400-A1Skylake GT2-R0
OC Potential Good vs None
Driver Support Poor vs Great
Release Date18 Jun 2014vs01 Sep 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
5.3
vs green tick
6.1
1600x900
3.8
vs green tick
4.6
1920x1080
2.5
vs green tick
3.1
2560x1440
1.9
vs green tick
2.2
3840x2160 - vs green tick
1.5

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed500 MHzvs1067 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR4
Memory Bandwidth16GB/secvs34.1GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 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 Units96vs24
Actual Shader Performance6%vs9%
Technology40nmvs14nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs16
Texture Rate11.2 GTexel/svs5.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs8
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs2.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Wattsvs35 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Ampsvs300 Watts & 20 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Pentium G3220 3.0GHzvsIntel Core i5-6400T 2.2GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 730 v3 MSI 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's middle-class GeForce GT 730 v3, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
None.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was doubled to 4GB.
While 4GB are needed in a few Modern Games for increased texture detail, the GPU is not powerful enough to work under other circumstances in which 4GB are needed, such as gaming above 1080p and thus a larger frame buffer is mostly a gimmick.

Cooling Solution
Untouched.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate no performance over the reference GeForce GT 730 v3.
Overview
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.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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