AMD Radeon HD 8790M
VS
Intel HD Graphics 4600
AMD Radeon HD 8790M
VS
Intel HD Graphics 4600

General info

The general info section in the graphics cards comparison list contains information about the date of release, type, overall rating and other useful data for identifying winner between AMD Radeon HD 8790M  vs  Intel HD Graphics 4600.

579
Place in performance rating
755
GCN
Architecture
Gen. 7.5 Haswell
Mars
Code name
Haswell GT2
Laptop
Type
Laptop
16 November 2012 (9 years ago)
Release date
1 June 2013 (8 years ago)
$460
Price now
$464
0.28
Value for money
0.07
Mars XTX
GPU code name
Haswell GT2
Laptop
Market segment
Laptop

Technical specs

Which GPU is better between AMD Radeon HD 8790M  vs  Intel HD Graphics 4600 in the fabrication process, power consumption, and also base and turbo frequency of the GPU is the most important part containing in the graphics cards hierarchy.

384
Pipelines
160
850 MHz
Core clock speed
200 MHz
900 MHz
Boost Clock
1350 MHz
950 million
Transistor count
392 million
28 nm
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
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Power consumption (TDP)
45 Watt
21.60
Texture fill rate
27.00
691.2 gflops
Floating-point performance
50 gflops
384
Pipelines / CUDA cores
20
900 MHz
Boost clock speed
1350 MHz
950 million
Number of transistors
392 million
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Thermal design power (TDP)
45 Watt

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Let’s discuss how graphics cards AMD Radeon HD 8790M and Intel HD Graphics 4600 come in different sizes (length), connector types and types of interfaces.

MXM-A (3.0)
Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
None
Supplementary power connectors
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medium sized
Laptop size
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Memory

Graphics cards memory plays important role both in gaming and in applications for graphics. The card will perform much quicker and better, if it has more memory capacity and right memory type. What is the difference between AMD Radeon HD 8790M vs Intel HD Graphics 4600.

GDDR5
Memory type
System Shared
2 GB
Maximum RAM amount
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128 Bit
Memory bus width
64/128 Bit
4500 MHz
Memory clock speed
no data
64 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
no data
-
Shared memory
+

Video outputs and ports

Let’s find out the difference in extra ports between two graphics cards. What's the difference between AMD Radeon HD 8790M vs Intel HD Graphics 4600.

No outputs
Display Connectors
No outputs

Technologies

Let’s have a look what is the difference. It is worthwhile to note that NVIDIA and AMD are using different technologies.

no data
Quick Sync
+

API support

The confrontation between the two contenders AMD Radeon HD 8790M and Intel HD Graphics 4600 is practically over. The hardware support (API) does not greatly affect the overall performance, it is not considered in synthetic benchmarks and other performance tests. 

12 (11_1)
DirectX
12 (11_1)
4.6
OpenGL
4.3
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Vulkan
1.1.80
no data
Shader Model
5.1
no data
OpenCL
1.2

Gaming performance

Select form the list the required name to identify gaming performance for AMD Radeon HD 8790M and Intel HD Graphics 4600 graphics cards. The result shows how fast the game will run and whether it can be run on this computer. The different monitor resolutions – from low to 4K – are used for testing. Find out is the AMD Radeon HD 8790M or Intel HD Graphics 4600 good for gaming.


low
1280x720
med.
1920x1080
high
1920x1080
ultra
1920x1080
QHD
2560x1440
4K
3840x2160
Horizon Zero Dawn (2020) AMD Radeon HD 8790M
Intel HD Graphics 4600
Death Stranding (2020) AMD Radeon HD 8790M
Intel HD Graphics 4600
F1 2020 (2020) AMD Radeon HD 8790M
Intel HD Graphics 4600
Gears Tactics (2020) AMD Radeon HD 8790M
Intel HD Graphics 4600
Doom Eternal (2020) AMD Radeon HD 8790M
Intel HD Graphics 4600
Legend
5 Stutters – This game is very likely to stutter and have poor frame rates. Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, average frame rates are expected to fall below 25fps
May Stutter – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, stutters and poor frame rates are expected.
30 Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 25fps
40 Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 35fps
60 Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 58fps
May Run Fluently – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, fluent frame rates are expected.
? Uncertain – This graphics card experienced unexpected performance issues during testing for this game. A slower card may be able to achieve better and more consistent frame rates than this particular GPU running the same benchmark scene.
Uncertain – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game and no reliable interpolation can be made based on the performances of surrounding cards of the same class or family.
The value in the fields displays the average frame rate of all values in the database. Move your cursor over the value to see individual results.

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 8790M

2.75% faster in synthetic tests

Cheaper ($460 vs $464)

More pipelines (384 vs 160)

Advantages of Intel HD Graphics 4600

Finer manufacturing process technology (22 nm vs 28 nm)

So, AMD Radeon HD 8790M or Intel HD Graphics 4600?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, we recommend AMD Radeon HD 8790M .

AMD Radeon HD 8790M versus Intel HD Graphics 4600 performance benchmarks comparison

Overall benchmark performance

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

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3DMark Fire Strike Score

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3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

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3DMark 11 Performance GPU

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3DMark Vantage Performance

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Unigine Heaven 3.0

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Passmark

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User rating

4.3 Out of 20 Hitesti Score
3.7 Out of 127 Hitesti Score