Intel HD Graphics 6000 vs AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)

Intel HD Graphics 6000
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)

General info

Comparison of HD Graphics 6000 and Radeon R7 (Kaveri) architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Generation 8.0
 
GCN 1.1
Code name
Broadwell GT3
 
Kaveri
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
5 September 2014
 
4 June 2014

Technical specs

HD Graphics 6000 and Radeon R7 (Kaveri)'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 6000 and Radeon R7 (Kaveri)'s performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
384
 
512
Core clock speed
300 MHz
 
553 MHz
Boost Clock
1000 MHz
 
686 MHz
Transistor count
189 million
 
2410 Million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
48 GTexel / s
 
n/d

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on HD Graphics 6000 and Radeon R7 (Kaveri) 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
 
medium sized
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x1
 
n/d

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on HD Graphics 6000 and Radeon R7 (Kaveri): 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
 
n/d
Memory bus width
n/d
 
64 / 128 Bit
Shared memory
+
 
+

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on HD Graphics 6000 and Radeon R7 (Kaveri).
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by HD Graphics 6000 and Radeon R7 (Kaveri). You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Quick Sync
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by HD Graphics 6000 and Radeon R7 (Kaveri), sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (11_1)
 
DirectX 12 (FL 12_0), Shader 5.0
OpenGL
4.4
 
n/d

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of HD Graphics 6000 and Radeon R7 (Kaveri). Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

HD Graphics 6000 0.65
R7 (Kaveri) 0.65

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

HD Graphics 6000 7660 +17.1%
R7 (Kaveri) 6544

3DMark Fire Strike Score

HD Graphics 6000 903
R7 (Kaveri) 1039 +15.1%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

HD Graphics 6000 951 +11.8%
R7 (Kaveri) 851

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

HD Graphics 6000 1396
R7 (Kaveri) 1734 +24.2%

3DMark Vantage Performance

HD Graphics 6000 6188 +38%
R7 (Kaveri) 4483

Gaming performance

Let's see how good HD Graphics 6000 and Radeon R7 (Kaveri) are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of Intel HD Graphics 6000

Somewhat newer (5 September 2014 vs 4 June 2014)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)

Advantages of AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)

More pipelines (512 vs 384)
UVD 4.2
VCE 2.0

So, HD Graphics 6000 or R7 (Kaveri)?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel HD Graphics 6000 and AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri). The differences in performance seem too small.
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