Intel HD Graphics 2000 vs NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS

Intel HD Graphics 2000
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS

General info

Comparison of HD Graphics 2000 and GeForce 9700M GTS architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Generation 6.0
 
Tesla
Code name
Sandy Bridge GT1
 
G94
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
5 January 2011
 
29 July 2008

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
48
 
48
CUDA cores
n/d
 
48
Core clock speed
850 / 1100 MHz
 
530 MHz
Boost Clock
1150 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
189 million
 
505 million
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
65 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
n/d
 
60 Watt
Texture fill rate
6.9 GTexel / s
 
12.72 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
10.2 gflops
 
127.2 gflops
Gigaflops
n/d
 
180

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.
Laptop size
n/d
 
large
Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16

Memory

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.
Memory type
System Shared
 
GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount
n/d
 
512 MB
Memory bus width
n/d
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
n/d
 
1600 MHz
Memory bandwidth
n/d
 
51.2 GB / s
Shared memory
+
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on HD Graphics 2000 and GeForce 9700M GTS.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

Technologies

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.
CUDA
-
 
+
HybridPower
n/d
 
+
PureVideo HD
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by HD Graphics 2000 and GeForce 9700M GTS, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_1)
 
11.1 (10_0)
OpenGL
3.1
 
3.3

Benchmark performance

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%

Gaming performance

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
PureVideo HD
HybridPower
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 ready
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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