Intel HD Graphics (Skylake) vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

General info

Comparison of HD Graphics (Skylake) and GeForce RTX 2060 architecture, market type and release date.
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Value for money (0-100)
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Gen. 9 Skylake
Code name
Skylake GT1
Turing TU106
Release date
1 September 2015
6 January 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
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Technical specs

HD Graphics (Skylake) and GeForce RTX 2060'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 (Skylake) and GeForce RTX 2060's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
300 MHz
1320 MHz
Boost Clock
800 MHz
1620 MHz
Transistor count
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10,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
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160 Watt
Texture fill rate
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on HD Graphics (Skylake) and GeForce RTX 2060 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). 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.
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PCIe 3.0 x16
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229 mm
Supplementary power connectors
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1x 8-pin


Parameters of memory installed on HD Graphics (Skylake) and GeForce RTX 2060: 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
Maximum RAM amount
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6 GB
Memory bus width
64/128 Bit
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
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14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
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336.0 GB/s
Shared memory

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on HD Graphics (Skylake) and GeForce RTX 2060. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
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1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
G-SYNC support


Technological solutions and APIs supported by HD Graphics (Skylake) and GeForce RTX 2060. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
VR Ready
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Quick Sync
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API support

APIs supported by HD Graphics (Skylake) and GeForce RTX 2060, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 12_1
Shader Model
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Advantages of Intel HD Graphics (Skylake)

We are unaware of any advantages of Intel HD Graphics (Skylake) over NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

Much newer (6 January 2019 vs 1 September 2015)
Wider memory bus (192 vs 64 bit)
More pipelines (1920 vs 12)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)
VR Ready
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

So, HD Graphics (Skylake) or RTX 2060?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel HD Graphics (Skylake) and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that HD Graphics (Skylake) is a notebook card while GeForce RTX 2060 is a desktop one.
Should you still have questions on choice between HD Graphics (Skylake) and GeForce RTX 2060, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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