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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel UHD Graphics 630 GeForce GTS 250 v2 Gainward Deep Green 512MB Edition
Valorant 30% 40%
Cyberpunk 2077 874% 740%
Call of Duty Warzone 609% 511%
Grand Theft Auto VI 983% 834%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 874% 740%
Minecraft: Dungeons 648% 546%
Doom Eternal 622% 523%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 582% 489%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 562% 471%
Maneater 509% 426%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTS 250 v2 Gainward Deep Green 512MB Edition are very slightly better than the Intel UHD Graphics 630.

The GTS 250 has a 325 MHz higher core clock speed and 41 more Texture Mapping Units than the UHD Graphics 630. This results in the GTS 250 providing 35.1 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 GTS 250 has a 325 MHz higher core clock speed and 13 more Render Output Units than the UHD Graphics 630. This results in the GTS 250 providing 9.7 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 UHD Graphics 630 was released over three years more recently than the GTS 250, and so the UHD Graphics 630 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTS 250 when running the latest games.

The GTS 250 has 512 MB video memory, but the UHD Graphics 630 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The UHD Graphics 630 has 184 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTS 250 v2 Gainward Deep Green 512MB Edition has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the UHD Graphics 630 is 212 and the actual shader performance of the GTS 250 is 216. The GTS 250 having 4 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTS 250 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the UHD Graphics 630.

The UHD Graphics 630 transistor size technology is 51 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTS 250. This means that the UHD Graphics 630 is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTS 250.

The UHD Graphics 630 requires 15 Watts to run and the GeForce GTS 250 v2 Gainward Deep Green 512MB Edition requires 110 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTS 250, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the UHD Graphics 630. The GTS 250 requires 95 Watts more than the UHD Graphics 630 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTS 250 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the UHD Graphics 630.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs675 MHz
Boost Clock1150 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGeneration 9.5Tesla G92-420-A2
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date01 Sep 2017vs29 Jul 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed-vs900 MHz
Memory Bus-vs256 Bit
Memory Type-vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth-vs57.6GB/sec
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Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units184vs128
Actual Shader Performance10%vs10%
Texture Mapping Units23vs64
Texture Rate8.1 GTexel/svs43.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units3vs16
Pixel Rate1.1 GPixel/svs10.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power15 Wattsvs110 Watts
Recommended PSU-500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model6.4vs4.0
Open GL4.6vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz
Recommended RAM-4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview Intel UHD Graphics 630 are Integrated Graphics in some of Intel's Coffee Lake Processors. Architecture The Coffee Lake Architecture succeeds the Kaby Lake Architecture and aims for increased CPU and Graphics Performance, within the same Power Requirements. It includes support for DirectX 12.1, OpenCL 2.1 and OpenGL 4.6, as well as DDR4 Memory Support. GPU The central unit initially runs at 300MHz and goes up to 1150MHz in Turbo Mode. The GPU Codenamed GT2 offers 184 Shader Processing Units, 23 TMUs and 3 ROPs Memory Speed The operating memory clock depends on 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.Overview
GeForce GTS 250 v2 Gainward Deep Green 512MB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Fast-Middle-Class GeForce GTS 250 v2, created by Gainward.

Overclock: Central Unit

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock was decreased from 1100MHz to 900MHz.

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Cooling Solution

Performance is worse than the Reference GeForce GTS 250 v2.
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