Intel HD Graphics 2000 vs NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS
Comparison of HD Graphics 2000 and GeForce 9700M GTS architecture, market type and release date.
HD Graphics 2000 and GeForce 9700M GTS's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of HD Graphics 2000 and GeForce 9700M GTS's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
850 / 1100 MHz
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
6.9 GTexel / s
12.72 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on HD Graphics 2000 and GeForce 9700M GTS 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.
PCIe 1.0 x16
PCIe 2.0 x16
Parameters of memory installed on HD Graphics 2000 and GeForce 9700M GTS: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
51.2 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on HD Graphics 2000 and GeForce 9700M GTS.
Technological solutions and APIs supported by HD Graphics 2000 and GeForce 9700M GTS. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by HD Graphics 2000 and GeForce 9700M GTS, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of HD Graphics 2000 and GeForce 9700M GTS. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
HD Graphics 2000 0.16
9700M GTS 0.22 +37.5%
3DMark Vantage Performance
HD Graphics 2000 896
9700M GTS 2825 +215.3%
Let's see how good HD Graphics 2000 and GeForce 9700M GTS are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of Intel HD Graphics 2000
Much newer (5 January 2011 vs 29 July 2008)
Finer manufacturing process technology (32 vs 65 nm)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS
37.5% faster in synthetic tests
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)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
So, HD Graphics 2000 or 9700M GTS?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS.
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