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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell) GeForce GT 720M 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 1723% 1030%
Hitman 3 2271% 1370%
Resident Evil 8 1723% 1030%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1567% 934%
FIFA 21 819% 470%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2465% 1490%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1513% 900%
Genshin Impact 1723% 1030%
Far Cry 6 2537% 1535%
The Medium 2174% 1310%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 720M 2GB are significantly better than the Intel HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell).

The GT 720M has a 475 MHz higher core clock speed and 12 more Texture Mapping Units than the Graphics Mobile. This results in the GT 720M providing 11.2 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 720M has a 475 MHz higher core clock speed and 6 more Render Output Units than the Graphics Mobile. This results in the GT 720M providing 5.6 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 GT 720M, 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 GT 720M.

The GT 720M has 2048 MB video memory, but the Graphics Mobile does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell) has 12 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 720M 2GB has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the Graphics Mobile is 10 and the actual shader performance of the GT 720M is 180. The GT 720M having 170 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GT 720M delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Graphics Mobile.

The Graphics Mobile transistor size technology is 6 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 720M. This means that the Graphics Mobile is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 720M.

The HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell) requires 4 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 720M 2GB requires 33 Watts. The GT 720M requires 29 Watts more than the Graphics Mobile to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 720M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Graphics Mobile.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed300 MHzvs775 MHz
Boost Clock850 MHzvs938 MHz
ArchitectureBroadwellFermi GF117-N14M-GE
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date30 Mar 2015vs01 Apr 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
6
1600x900 - vs green tick
4.3
1920x1080 - vs green tick
2.7
2560x1440 - vs green tick
1.9
3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

Memory-vs2048 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs14.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 128 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units12vs96
Actual Shader Performance0%vs9%
Technology22nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units4vs16
Texture Rate1.2 GTexel/svs12.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units2vs8
Pixel Rate0.6 GPixel/svs6.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power4 Wattsvs33 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX11.1vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.0vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i3-3110M 2.4GHz
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.
Overview
GeForce GT 720M 2GB is a entry-level Mobile Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Fermi Architecture.

Architecture
The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm Technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GF117-N14M-GE which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit is initially clocked at 625MHz and may reach up to 938MHz, in Turbo Mode.
Additionally, GF117 is built using a 28nm technology.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 64-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Optimus, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 33W, it is suited for average sized laptops.

Performance
GeForce GT 720M is essentially a fast GeForce GT 620M with the option for the Boost Clock which depends on the laptop's cooler.
Gaming benchmarks indicate its performance is slightly below the older GeForce GT 635M.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Core i3 Mobile) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 720M 2GB.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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