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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell) HD i5 5250U
Cyberpunk 2077 1723% 1009%
Hitman 3 2271% 1343%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1567% 914%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1513% 881%
FIFA 21 819% 459%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2465% 1460%
Far Cry 6 2537% 1505%
Genshin Impact 1723% 1009%
Battlefield 6 2271% 1343%
Resident Evil 8 1723% 1009%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i5 5250U are significantly better than the Intel HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell).

The Graphics Mobile and the HD i5 5250U have the same core clock speed of 300 MHz, but the HD i5 5250U has 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the Graphics Mobile. As a result, the HD i5 5250U exhibits a 1.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the Graphics Mobile. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Graphics Mobile and the HD i5 5250U have both the same core clock speed and 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 Graphics Mobile was released less than a year after the HD i5 5250U, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell) and the HD i5 5250U have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The HD i5 5250U has 4.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Graphics Mobile, which means that the memory performance of the HD i5 5250U is marginally better than the Graphics Mobile.

The HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell) has 12 Shader Processing Units and the HD i5 5250U has 48. However, the actual shader performance of the Graphics Mobile is 10 and the actual shader performance of the HD i5 5250U is 365. The HD i5 5250U having 355 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD i5 5250U delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Graphics Mobile.

The HD i5 5250U transistor size technology is 8 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Graphics Mobile. This means that the HD i5 5250U is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Graphics Mobile.

The HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell) requires 4 Watts to run and the HD i5 5250U requires 15 Watts. The HD i5 5250U requires 11 Watts more than the Graphics Mobile to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD i5 5250U to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Graphics Mobile.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed300 MHzvs300 MHz
Boost Clock850 MHzvs950 MHz
ArchitectureBroadwellBroadwell GT3
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs Ok
Release Date30 Mar 2015vs05 Jan 2015
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 - vs green tick

GPU Memory

Memory Speed800 MHzvs933 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs29.9GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units12vs48
Actual Shader Performance0%vs18%
Texture Mapping Units4vs8
Texture Rate1.2 GTexel/svs2.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units2vs2
Pixel Rate0.6 GPixel/svs0.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power4 Wattsvs15 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i5-5250U 1.6GHz
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.
Intel HD i5 5250U is the Specific Version of Intel HD Graphics 6000 Mobile that is integrated in the Core i5-5250U Processor.

The Broadwell Core includes support for DirectX 11.2, OpenCL 2.0 and OpenGL 4.3. Additionally, it also offers better Decoding Performance, when compared to its Predecessors.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GT3 which offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 300MHz and goes up to 950MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies from laptop to laptop. Typically, the GPU reserves 1GB. 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 933MHz.
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.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance on level with a dedicated GeForce GT 720M.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a System with Intel HD i5 5250U.
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