Thursday, July 16, 2015

Intel HD Graphics - Nvidia and AMD Equivalents

Intel HD Graphics are getting better with each generation, but they still offer performance at the level of low end dedicated video cards from Nvidia and AMD. If you wonder which Nvidia or AMD video card your Intel HD Graphics is equivalent to in order to make the proper choice for upgrade or simply out of curiosity, then you have come to the right place. In this article I'm going to show you which dedicated video cards offer the same performance as the different generations of Intel HD Graphics.

The table below shows the dedicated Nvidia and AMD video cards, which offer approximately the same level of performance as the corresponding model of Intel HD Graphics. The last column of the table illustrates the performance of each Intel HD Graphics model relative to Intel HD 2000, i.e. how many times faster it is than Intel HD 2000. This is useful information, because an Intel HD Graphics with a larger model number is newer, but not always faster than one with a smaller model number.

Intel GraphicsNvidia LaptopNvidia DesktopAMD LaptopAMD DesktopSpeed
Intel HD 2000GeForce 210mGeForce 205Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XTRadeon HD 34501.0
Intel HD 2500GeForce 305mGeForce 210Mobility Radeon HD 2600Radeon HD 34701.2
Intel HD 3000GeForce 310mGeForce 510Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XTRadeon HD 54501.5
Intel HD 4000GeForce 620mGeForce 710Radeon HD 7550mRadeon HD 64502.5
Intel HD 4400GeForce 710mGeForce 720Radeon R5 M230Radeon HD 55502.8
Intel HD 4600GeForce 710mGeForce 720Radeon R5 M230Radeon HD 55503.0
Intel HD 5000GeForce 710mGeForce 720Radeon R5 M230Radeon HD 55503.0
Intel Iris 5100GeForce 720mGeForce 720Radeon R5 M230Radeon HD 55703.2
Intel HD 5300GeForce 620mGeForce 620Radeon HD 7550mRadeon R5 235X2.4
Intel HD 5500GeForce 710mGeForce 720Radeon R5 M240Radeon HD 55703.1
Intel HD 5600GeForce 710mGeForce 720Radeon R5 M240Radeon HD 55703.5
Intel HD 6000GeForce 820mGeForce 720Radeon R5 M240Radeon HD 55703.7
Intel Iris 6100GeForce 820mGeForce 730Radeon R5 M240Radeon R7 2404.0
Intel HD 515GeForce 710mGeForce 720Radeon R5 M230Radeon R5 235X2.8
Intel HD 520GeForce 820mGeForce 730Radeon R5 M240Radeon R7 2403.8
Intel HD 530GeForce 920mGeForce 730Radeon R7 M360Radeon R7 2404.5
Intel HD 615GeForce 710mGeForce 720Radeon R5 M330Radeon R5 2403.2
Intel HD 620GeForce 920mGeForce 730Radeon R7 M360Radeon R7 2404.4
Intel HD 630GeForce 920mGeForce 740Radeon R7 M360Radeon R7 2404.8

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21 comments:

  1. Thanks a lot. Been looking for this.

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  2. I have a Intel® Sandybridge Desktop Which one of these is that?

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    1. Hi, it depends on your exact Sandy Bridge processor. If it's a core i processor whose model number ends with K ("Core i5 2500K", "Core i7 2600K", etc.) or a core i processor whose model number ends with 5 ("Core i3 2125", "Core i5 2405S", etc.), then it comes with Intel HD Graphics 3000. In all other cases it comes with the slower Intel HD Graphics 2000. You can also do a Google search for you processor's exact model number and you will find more info about its Intel HD Graphics version.

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  3. Does this mean that I should use my Intel 530 graphics rather than my GTX 645?

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    1. Hi, GeForce GTX 645 is much faster (about 60%) than Intel HD 530, so if you need more performance for gaming or graphics intensive applications, stick to your GeForce GTX 645. If you don't need additional graphics power, for example if you are only browsing or watching movies on your PC, Intel HD 530 will be more than enough and you can remove the GeForce GTX 645 to save electricity.

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  4. can you include the Intel HD 510 its the graphics in the celeron and Pentium skylake processors and maybe the intel 630 graphics if there is enough of a difference from the Intel 530.

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    1. I've added Intel HD 630 to the table. It's the graphics integrated in some desktop and notebook processors of the 7-th Intel core i generation of processors (Kaby Lake). Intel HD Graphics 630 is just slightly better (about 8 - 10%) than the older Intel HD Graphics 530.

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  5. What is the equivalent of a GeForce GTX 660, in Intel?

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    1. Hi, Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 is much more powerful than any Intel HD Graphics available at the time of this writing.

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  6. Would my HD6570 beat the intel graphics 630? I'm making a new extremely budget build so I'm trying to squeeze every penny out of my budget so this would really help.

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    1. Hi, Intel HD Graphics and Radeon HD 6570 are about the same in terms of performance, so I recommend you stay with Intel HD Graphics 630 until you get a better dedicated video card. The only major benefit of using Radeon HD 6570 instead is that it has its own memory and does not take a part of system's RAM like Intel HD Graphics, but if you have 4GB RAM or more installed in your computer, that should not bother you. If your computer only has 2GB RAM, it may be better to use the Radeon card in order to take advantage of all system memory.

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    1. Hi, I added Intel HD Graphics 620 to the table. Its performance is almost identical to Intel HD Graphics 530.

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  8. what's the equivalent of GeForce GTX 460/Radeon HD 5870

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    1. GeForce GTX 460 and Readeon HD 5870 have no Intel HD Graphics equivalents. They are much faster (2 to 3 times faster) than even the fastest Intel HD Graphics at the time of this writing - Intel HD 630.

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  9. Thanks for this.

    Looks like my i5 4570 should ditch the dedicated gt610.

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  10. how are measured this benchmarks? based on theoretical GFLOPS power or real world tests?

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    1. The performance factors in the article represent real world performance.

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  11. Thank you for this article and for your website in general! Where do you think the HD 615 would be in this scale (i5-7y54)?

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    1. Intel HD Graphics 615 is about 15% faster than the previous generation core m processor graphics - Intel HD 515. I've added it to the article.

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