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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics 610 GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 909% 178%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 823% 154%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 793% 146%
Hitman 3 1213% 262%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1320% 291%
FIFA 21 409% 40%
Far Cry 6 1360% 302%
Genshin Impact 909% 178%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1346% 298%
Watch Dogs Legion 873% 168%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition are massively better than the Intel HD Graphics 610.

The GTX 470 has a 300 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD Graphics 610. This results in the GTX 470 providing 28 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 470 has a 300 MHz higher core clock speed and 37 more Render Output Units than the HD Graphics 610. This results in the GTX 470 providing 24.9 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 Graphics 610 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 470, and so the HD Graphics 610 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 470 when running the latest games.

The GTX 470 has 1280 MB video memory, but the HD Graphics 610 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD Graphics 610 has 192 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition has 448. However, the actual shader performance of the HD Graphics 610 is 1613 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 470 is 582. The HD Graphics 610 having 1031 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 470 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD Graphics 610 transistor size technology is 26 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 470. This means that the HD Graphics 610 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 470.

The HD Graphics 610 requires 15 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition requires 215 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 470, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the HD Graphics 610. The GTX 470 requires 200 Watts more than the HD Graphics 610 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 470 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD Graphics 610.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock1050 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSkylake GT2Fermi GF100-275-A3
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date01 Jan 2017vs01 Jun 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs1280 MB
Memory Speed1066 MHzvs850 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs320 Bit
Memory TypeDDR4vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth34.1GB/secvs136GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 640 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units192vs448
Actual Shader Performance78%vs28%
Texture Mapping Units24vs56
Texture Rate8.4 GTexel/svs36.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units3vs40
Pixel Rate1.1 GPixel/svs26 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power15 Wattsvs215 Watts
Recommended PSU-550 Watts & 38 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i7-930 Quad 2.80GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel HD Graphics 610 are Integrated Graphics in some of Intel's Kaby Lake Processors.

The Kaby Lake Architecture succeeds the Skylake 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 GT2 offers 192 Shader Processing Units, 12 TMUs and 3 ROPs.

The Central Unit Initially Runs at 350MHz and goes up to 1050MHz, 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.
Depending on whether or not the System's RAM is Dual-Channeled, it can access either a 64-bit or 128-bit Memory Interface.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies according to the System. The GPU may reserve up to 1.7GB.

Because Performance depends heavily on the Memory Bandwidth, it may vary heavily from System to System.

System Suggestions
Intel HD Graphics 610 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We recommend 4GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 470.
This edition comes with a dual-fan custom solution and overclocked out of the box in the central unit which was increased from 607MHz to 650MHz, while the operating memory clock is now of 850MHz, instead of 837MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 7% performance boost when compared to the reference card.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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