NVIDIA GeForce GT 625M vs Intel HD Graphics 405

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.20
 
0.25
Architecture
Fermi
 
Gen. 8
GPU code name
N13M-GS
 
Braswell
Market segment
Laptop
 
Laptop
Launch date
1 October 2012 (8 years ago)
 
1 April 2016 (5 years ago)
Price now
$310
 
$254

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
96
 
16
CUDA cores
96
 
no data
Core clock speed
no data
 
320 MHz
Boost clock speed
no data
 
700 MHz
Number of transistors
585 million
 
189 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
15 Watt
 
6 Watt
Texture fill rate
no data
 
11.20
Floating-point performance
240.0 gflops
 
213.1 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GT 625M and HD Graphics 405 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop size
medium sized
 
no data
Bus support
PCI Express 2.0
 
no data
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x1

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
DDR3
 
System Shared
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
no data
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
64/128 Bit
Memory clock speed
1800 MHz
 
no data
Shared memory
-
 
+

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
HDMI
+
 
-
HDCP
+
 
-
Maximum VGA resolution
Up to 2048x1536
 
no data

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

3D Blu-Ray
+
 
-
Optimus
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 API
 
12 (11_1)
Shader Model
5.1
 
5.1
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.3
OpenCL
1.1
 
2.0
Vulkan
N/A
 
1.1.80
CUDA
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GT 625M 1.64
HD Graphics 405 1.65 +0.6%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

GT 625M 921 +94.7%
HD Graphics 405 473

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Both graphics cards satisfy the 63% minimum and 55% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
63%
Recommended
55%
Minimum
63%
Recommended
55%

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

 
GT 625M
HD Graphics 405
1080p
 
no data
15

Competitors of GeForce GT 625M from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GT 625M from AMD is Radeon HD 8410G, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GT 625M:

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 625M

More pipelines (96 vs 16)

PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)

CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)

Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)

HDCP

Advantages of Intel HD Graphics 405

0.6% better performance in benchmarks

Much newer (1 April 2016 vs 1 October 2012)

Cheaper ($254 vs $310)

Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)

Lower power consumption (6W vs 15W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GT 625M and Intel HD Graphics 405. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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