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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell) HD i7 3840QM
Cyberpunk 2077 1723% 1728%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1567% 1572%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1513% 1518%
FIFA 21 819% 822%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1513% 1518%
Watch Dogs Legion 1658% 1664%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 2513% 2521%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 1626% 1631%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2465% 2473%
Genshin Impact 1723% 1728%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell) are marginally better than the Intel HD i7 3840QM.

The HD i7 3840QM has a 350 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the Graphics Mobile. This results in the HD i7 3840QM providing 1.4 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 HD i7 3840QM has a 350 MHz higher core clock speed than the Graphics Mobile and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the HD i7 3840QM providing 0.7 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 Graphics Mobile was released over a year more recently than the HD i7 3840QM, and so the Graphics Mobile is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD i7 3840QM.

The HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell) and the HD i7 3840QM have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Graphics Mobile has 12.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD i7 3840QM, which means that the memory performance of the Graphics Mobile is slightly better than the HD i7 3840QM.

The HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell) has 12 Shader Processing Units and the HD i7 3840QM has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the Graphics Mobile is 10 and the actual shader performance of the HD i7 3840QM is 83. The HD i7 3840QM having 73 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Graphics Mobile performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell) requires 4 Watts to run and the HD i7 3840QM requires 45 Watts. The HD i7 3840QM requires 41 Watts more than the Graphics Mobile to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD i7 3840QM may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Graphics Mobile.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed300 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock850 MHzvs1300 MHz
ArchitectureBroadwellIvy Bridge GT2
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs Good
Release Date30 Mar 2015vs29 Apr 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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

GPU Memory

Memory Speed800 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs12.8GB/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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units12vs16
Actual Shader Performance0%vs4%
Texture Mapping Units4vs4
Texture Rate1.2 GTexel/svs2.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units2vs2
Pixel Rate0.6 GPixel/svs1.3 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power4 Wattsvs45 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.0vs4.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i7-3840QM 4-Core 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell) are integrated graphics in the budget Celeron and Pentium Broadwell Mobile processors.
Their performance depends on the processor they are integrated on, as the latter defines the Base and Boost Clock, as well as on the SYSTEM RAM, which defines the operating memory clock, and whether the GPU accesses a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface.
Best case scenario, the Intel HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell) performs on par with Intel HD 4000 Graphics and so most modern demanding games will not be playable. Less graphically intense games will be playable at lower graphics settings.
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