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Intel Iris Graphics 550

Intel Iris Graphics 550

The Intel Iris Graphics 550 (GT3e) is an integrated graphics unit of the Skylake generation. As successors of the Iris Graphics 6100 (Broadwell), the Iris Graphics 550 can be found in CPUs of 28-watt series and offers 64 MB of dedicated eDRAM memory. Furthermore, the so-called GT3e-version features 48 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at up to 1100 MHz (depending on the CPU model). Besides the eDRAM cache, the Iris 550 is able to access the main memory (2x 64bit DDR3L-1600 / DDR4-2133).

Compared to the Iris Graphics 540 of the 15-watt series, the Iris Graphics 550 differs only by its slightly higher maximum clock and a nearly doubled TDP, which allows a better utilization of the Turbo Boost.

Performance

The exact performance of the Iris Graphics 550 depends on various factors like L3 Cache size, memory (DDR3/DDR4) and maximum clock rate of the specific model. The fastest versions (Core i7-6567U) may compete with a dedicated GeForce 930M and will handle modern games (as of 2015) in low or medium 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 Iris Graphics 550 can be found in mobile processors specified at 28 W TDP and is therefore suited for medium-sized laptops and ultrabooks.

ManufacturerIntel
Gen. 9 Series
Iris Pro Graphics P580 72 @ 350 - 1100 (Boost) MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Pro Graphics 580 72 @ 350 - 1050 (Boost) MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 550 48 @ 300 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 540 48 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 530 24 @ 350 - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 520 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 515 24 @ 300 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 510 12 @ 300 - 950 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 505 18 @ 300 - 750 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 500 12 @ 300 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameSkylake GT3e
ArchitectureIntel Gen. 9 (Skylake)
Pipelines48 - unified
Core Speed *300 - 1100 (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 i7-6567U2 x 3300 MHz, 28 W300 MHz1100 MHz
Intel Core i5-6287U2 x 3100 MHz, 28 W300 MHz1100 MHz
Intel Core i5-6267U2 x 2900 MHz, 28 W300 MHz1050 MHz
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min. - max.300 - 300 MHz1000 - 1100 MHz

Benchmarks

GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
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min: 91.1     avg: 91.1 (17%)     median: 91.1 (17%)     max: 91.1 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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100%
min: 1025     avg: 1390.8 (4%)     median: 1520 (4%)     max: 1657 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
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100%
min: 968     avg: 1316.8 (6%)     median: 1439 (6%)     max: 1550 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
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100%
min: 8885     avg: 11789.6 (7%)     median: 12812 (8%)     max: 13172 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
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100%
min: 6252     avg: 7633.8 (21%)     median: 8105 (22%)     max: 8646 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
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100%
min: 92219     avg: 127234 (28%)     median: 139193 (31%)     max: 150291 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
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100%
min: 54217     avg: 68532 (19%)     median: 68873 (19%)     max: 82506 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
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100%
min: 56261     avg: 87697.2 (12%)     median: 90360.5 (12%)     max: 113807 Points
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
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100%
min: 1654     avg: 1732.7 (8%)     median: 1692 (8%)     max: 1852 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
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min: 307     avg: 324 (6%)     median: 324 (6%)     max: 341 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
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min: 1782     avg: 2413.8 (5%)     median: 2524 (5%)     max: 2696 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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100%
min: 1943     avg: 2586.6 (10%)     median: 2703 (11%)     max: 2881 points
3DMark Vantage
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
P Result 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Watch Dogs 2
low 1280x720
23.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
19.9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Titanfall 2
low 1280x720
65  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
45.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
17.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Farming Simulator 17
med. 1366x768
93  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
34.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
20.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Battlefield 1
low 1280x720
49.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
29.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
15.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
86  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
58.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
26.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Hitman 2016
low 1280x720
18.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
18  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
6.7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
The Division
low 1280x720
32.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
23.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Far Cry Primal
low 1280x720
26 27 ~ 27 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
12 14 ~ 13 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
10  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
XCOM 2

XCOM 2

2016
low 1280x720
30.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
9.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
6.8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
low 1024x768
23.6 27.3 ~ 25 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
16.2 18.3 21.9 ~ 19 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
9.5 10.9 ~ 10 fps    + Compare