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Which of these three integrated GPUs is better?


I was looking into integrated GPUs in three desktop processors:

1) Pentium G2010 (Intel HD Graphics)
2) i3 2120 (Intel HD Graphics 2000)

3) i3 3240 (Intel HD Graphics 2500)

I checked official specifications on Intel website and I don't understand which integrated GPU is better.

There is a noticeable difference between 2000 and 2500 Base Frequencies. 2500 has higher base Frequency.

But G2010 and 2500 have same (650 Mhz) Frequencies.

So I am not sure what is the right order of their GPU performance?


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These are all ancient, discontinued processors. If you really care enough about the graphics performance, go look at the ratings provided on the various benchmark comparison web sites or go run some benchmarks on these processors yourself.

All that said, best to worse, I would guesstimate that order will likely be i3-3240, G2010, i3-2120, but that Pentium may be crippled enough by its smaller caches  (etc. and etc.) that having a matching GPU clock speed means nothing and its overall performance is actually worse than that of the i3-2120.



Hi. Thanks for the reply. Also I had written one thing incorrectly. Correction: HD 2000 has higher base Frequency as compared to HD 2500.

But at the same time HD 2000 comes with one generation old processor. So does it mean even if 2000 has little higher base frequency, it might be limited because of it's old generation of processor itself?

I'm biased to feel like HD 2000 is better than HD 2500 because it has greater base frequency. Thoughts?

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vikaskumar2299, Thank you for posting in the Intel® Communities Support.

In reference to your inquiry, just to let you know, the Intel® Pentium® Processor G2010, Intel® Core™ i3-2120, and Intel® Core™ i3-3240 processors are under the status of End Of Interactive Support / Discontinued as you can verify in the link below:

So, Intel® technical support will no longer be provided for this kind of products, but perhaps fellow community members have the knowledge to jump in and help. You may also find the Discontinued Products Website helpful to address your request:


Albert R.

Intel Customer Support Technician

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