As one of the significant part of IGFC (integrated gasification fuel cell) system, coal gasification technology has an important effect on system efficiency as well as technological process. To figure out what kind of gasifier technology could benefit IGFC system most, we select two representative gasifiers for comparison, which are E-Gas gasifier and Shell gasifier. In this study MW-level E-gas IGFC system and Shell IGFC system models are developed respectively, moreover, the energy analysis of two systems are carried out simultaneously. The results show that SOFC DC Power efficiency and system net plant efficiency of E-gas IGFC system are 52.82% and 50.89% , both higher than Shell IGFC system, which are 49.24% and 49.74%; under the same design conditions, gasifier with high content of CH 4 would be easier to obtain higher SOFC power efficiency as well as system net efficiency. The present work is helpful to provide gasifier selection suggestions for large-scale IGFC system.