Gaming and Synthetics on Processor Graphics

Intel's GT2 (HD 4600) design dominates most of the Haswell CPU lineup from i3 and up. The differentiator between the i3, i5 and i7 CPUs tends to be the IGP multiplier, which affords 1150 MHz to 1250 MHz depending on the exact SKU. The AMD APUs run away with the top places in most of our IGP tests, and it is pretty clear that overclocking the CPU has little-to-no affect at these quality settings.

F1 2013

CPU IGP, Average FPS, F1 2013

CPU IGP, Minimum FPS, F1 2013

Bioshock Infinite

CPU IGP, Average FPS, Bioshock Infinite

CPU IGP, Minimum FPS, Bioshock Infinite

Tomb Raider

CPU IGP, Average FPS, Tomb Raider

CPU IGP, Minimum FPS, Tomb Raider

Sleeping Dogs

CPU IGP, Average FPS, Sleeping Dogs

CPU IGP, Minimum FPS, Sleeping Dogs

Company of Heroes 2

CPU IGP, Average FPS, Company of Heroes 2

CPU IGP, Minimum FPS, Company of Heroes 2

CompuBench 1.5

CompuBench is a new addition to our CPU benchmark suite, and as such we have only tested it on the following processors.  The software uses OpenCL commands to process parallel information for a range of tests, and we use the flow management and particle simulation benchmarks here.

CPU IGP: CompuBench 1.5 Optical Flow

CompuBench 1.5 64k Particle Simulation

CPU IGP: CompuBench 1.5 64k Particle Simulation

3DMark Fire Strike

CPU IGP: 3DMark FireStrike

CPU Benchmarks Discrete GPU Gaming
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  • vastac13 - Friday, July 11, 2014 - link

    Just when I'm about to go to bed... Good thing I checked 1 more time :D Happy reading folks!
  • Iketh - Friday, July 11, 2014 - link

    I just hope Intel has another massive breakthrough in performance soon because rendering a 4K mp4 is gonna SUCK

    Don't need AMD for this case, the industry will drive it this time...
  • ddriver - Friday, July 11, 2014 - link

    Looks like desktop CPU performance is hitting a brick wall, the last 4 generations are barely incremental in performance. Could very well be the product of AMD ultimately failing to compete in the high end. I don't complain, this way I don't feel the urge to upgrade my 3770k.
  • Antronman - Thursday, July 17, 2014 - link

    IBM says silicon will end up limiting CPU capability, and are investigating alternatives.
  • jhawkinstx - Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - link

    Yes, when I heard that in the news I went out and invested in companies with alternative tech (Gallium-Arsinide based processors) which did not have the limitations of silicon.......that was in the late 1990s....seems the end of silicon, like peak oil, has been preached for quite some time. For now, I will just wait patiently with my 4 year old Intel boxes. When something more than incremental improvement arrives I will buy.
  • Chaser - Monday, December 29, 2014 - link

    Nor do I with my 2600K. It would be throwing money away. I am a single monitor 2440P higher end gamer that does some office work as well. I have no CPU shortfalls.
  • jhawkinstx - Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - link

    I agree, I have 4-intel 2600K boxes and which run my business jobs at roughly the same rate as the Xeon based box I bought a year earlier, but with the 2600K costing 1/6 the price of the xeon. Current benchmarks show me nothing worth spending the money on. If anything I would add another 2600K box for roughly $200/processor.
  • JlHADJOE - Saturday, March 21, 2015 - link

    On the contrary, CPU performance has been steadily increasing, but Intel has been choosing to spend those IPC gains on lowering the TDP instead of increasing outright performance.
  • wrkingclass_hero - Sunday, July 13, 2014 - link

    It's funny, I'm actually rendering a 4K mp4 right now! My 4.6 GHz 3930k looks like it's going to take a grand total of 21 hours to render it... and it's a 3 minute clip...
    But there are a lot of effects on it (stabilization, layers of videos, etc.) It also doesn't help that it is a two pass.
  • ddriver - Monday, July 14, 2014 - link

    What do you expect, throwing such a workload on a measly single cpu - such tasks are performed by rendering farms with thousands of quad socket machines.

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