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Intel HD Graphics 520

Intel HD Graphics 520

The Intel HD Graphics 520 (GT2) is an integrated graphics unit, which can be found in various ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) processors of the Skylake generation. This "GT2" version of the Skylake GPU offers 24 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at up to 1050 MHz (depending on the CPU model). Due to its lack of dedicated graphics memory or eDRAM cache, the HD 520 has to access the main memory (2x 64bit DDR3L-1600 / DDR4-2133).

Performance

The exact performance of the HD Graphics 520 depends on various factors like L3 cache size, memory configuration (DDR3/DDR4) and maximum clock rate of the specific model. The fastest versions (Core i7-6600U) should perform similar to a dedicated GeForce 820M and will handle modern games (as of 2015) in low settings.

Features

The revised video engine now decodes H.265/HEVC completely in hardware and thereby much more efficiently than before. Displays can be connected via DP 1.2 / eDP 1.3 (max. 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz), whereas HDMI is limited to the older version 1.4a (max. 3840 x 2160 @ 30 Hz). However, HDMI 2.0 can be added using a DisplayPort converter. Up to three displays can be controlled simultaneously.

Power Consumption

The HD Graphics 520 can be found in mobile processors specified at 15 W TDP and is therefore suited for compact laptops and ultrabooks.

ManufacturerIntel
HD Graphics Series
HD Graphics 620 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 530 24 @ 350 - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics P530 24 @ 350 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5600 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 520 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 6000 48 @ 300 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 615 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4600 20 @ 200 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5500 24 @ 300 - 950 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5000 40 @ 200 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 515 24 @ 300 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4400 20 @ 200 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 510 12 @ 300 - 950 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5300 24 @ 100 - 900 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 505 18 @ 300 - 750 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4000 16 @ 350 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Broadwell) 12 @ 100 - 850 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 500 12 @ 300 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4200 20 @ 200 - 850 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Skylake) 12 @ 300 - 800 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) 16 @ 320 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Braswell) 16 @ 320 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) 12 @ 320 - 640 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Haswell) 10 @ 200 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) 16 @ 200 - 600 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 3000 12 @ 350 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2500 6 @ 650 - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) 6 @ 350 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2000 6 @ 850/1100 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) 6 @ 350 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Bay Trail) 4 @ 311 - 896 (Boost) MHz32/64/128 Bit
CodenameSkylake GT2
ArchitectureIntel Gen. 9 (Skylake)
Pipelines24 - unified
Core Speed *300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3/DDR4
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
technology14 nm
FeaturesQuickSync
Date of Announcement01.09.2015
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-6600U2 x 2600 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1050 MHz
Intel Core i7-6500U2 x 2500 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1050 MHz
Intel Core i5-6300U2 x 2400 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1000 MHz
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min. - max.300 - 300 MHz900 - 1050 MHz

Benchmarks

GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
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min: 33.8     avg: 44.7 (8%)     median: 44.7 (8%)     max: 55.6 fps
Cinebench R15
Ref. Match 64Bit +
OpenGL 64Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
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min: 564     avg: 797.2 (2%)     median: 804 (2%)     max: 1020 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
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min: 536     avg: 746.1 (3%)     median: 754 (3%)     max: 935 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
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min: 4724     avg: 6752.9 (4%)     median: 6731 (4%)     max: 8484 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
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min: 3915     avg: 5392.3 (15%)     median: 5357.5 (15%)     max: 6517 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
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min: 50874     avg: 72801.9 (16%)     median: 75601 (17%)     max: 88058 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
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min: 27001     avg: 37606.4 (10%)     median: 39060 (11%)     max: 46781 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
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100%
min: 37520     avg: 56837.3 (8%)     median: 56262 (7%)     max: 82882 Points
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
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min: 777     avg: 838.8 (4%)     median: 852 (4%)     max: 895 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
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min: 132     avg: 187.5 (4%)     median: 197 (4%)     max: 224 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
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min: 418     avg: 473.8 (5%)     median: 474 (5%)     max: 529 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
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min: 1060     avg: 1301.6 (3%)     median: 1305.5 (3%)     max: 1506 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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100%
min: 1135     avg: 1440.7 (6%)     median: 1447 (6%)     max: 1681 points
3DMark Vantage
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
P Result 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
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100%
min: 14683     avg: 17259.8 (10%)     median: 16917 (10%)     max: 20522 Points
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 +
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 +
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 +
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 +