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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell) HD i5 M520
Cyberpunk 2077 1723% 4878%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1567% 4453%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1513% 4305%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2465% 6904%
FIFA 21 819% 2411%
Genshin Impact 1723% 4878%
Far Cry 6 2537% 7103%
Hitman 3 2271% 6376%
Watch Dogs Legion 1658% 4702%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 2513% 7037%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell) are massively better than the Intel HD i5 M520.

The Graphics Mobile was released over three years more recently than the HD i5 M520, and so the Graphics Mobile is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the HD i5 M520 when running the latest games.

The HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell) and the HD i5 M520 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 8.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD i5 M520, which means that the memory performance of the Graphics Mobile is marginally better than the HD i5 M520.

Both the HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell) and the HD i5 M520 have 12 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the HD i5 M520 is 15 and by the Graphics Mobile is 15. Knowing that the shader performance of the HD i5 M520 is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell) requires 4 Watts to run and the HD i5 M520 requires 35 Watts. The HD i5 M520 requires 31 Watts more than the Graphics Mobile to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD i5 M520 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 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock850 MHzvs-
ArchitectureBroadwellArrandale
OC Potential - vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date30 Mar 2015vs30 Mar 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

GPU Memory

Memory-vsN/A
Memory Speed800 MHzvs533 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs17.1GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units12vs12
Actual Shader Performance0%vs1%
Technology22nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units4vs-
Texture Rate1.2 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units2vs-
Pixel Rate0.6 GPixel/svs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs-
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections0vs-
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power4 Wattsvs35 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX11.1vs10
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.0vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsno
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

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.
HD i5 M520 is specific version of GMA5700MHD graphics that is built into the 'Intel Core i5 M520' processor. You can only play most of the latest games like Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Batman Arkham City, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Crysis 2 on the lowest settings, but you might experience a small lag. Less demanding games will run from medium to high settings.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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