Intel HD 4400
Thanks to our GPU Benchmark, we have measured the Intel HD 4400 as a bad gaming performer a score of 1%.
The HD 4400 has 1 GiB of memory. If you plan on gaming at higher resolutions with higher quality textures, more memory is important. Without enough memory, performance will be degraded.
In terms of clock speed, the HD 4400 GPU core runs at a frequency of 200 MHz and if power and temperature permits, it can boost up to 950 MHz. The clock runs at a speed called the clock speed. It dictates the number of updates per second that the GPU can process. Overclocking a chip, which means increasing the clock speed will improve the performance. However, thermals and power efficiency may be diminished.
As for rendering API support, the HD 4400 supports up to DirectX 11.2. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.3 features are supported. Newer APIs are usually more efficient, allowing for better performance in games and better graphical effects.
This chip has a Thermal Design Power of 20W: the total amount of waste heat generated. A card that runs hotter will need better cooling and will draw more power from the wall.
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