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Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580

The Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 (GT4e) is an integrated graphics unit of the Skylake generation (top version). As successors of the Iris Graphics 6200 (Broadwell), the Iris 580 can be found in some high-end quad core CPUs and offers 128 MB of dedicated eDRAM memory. Furthermore, the so-called GT4e-version features 72 Execution Units (EUs). Besides the eDRAM cache, the Iris 580 is able to access the main memory (2x 64bit DDR3L-1600 / DDR4-2133).

Compared to the Iris Graphics 550 (28 W GT3e), the Iris Pro Graphics 580 offers more EUs (72 vs. 48) and a larger eDRAM Cache (128 vs. 64 MB).

Performance

The exact performance of the Iris Graphics 580 depends on memory configuration and CPU model (different clock speeds). However, it should be clearly faster than the old Broadwell Iris Pro 6200 and may compete with a dedicated GeForce 945M. Modern games of 2015/2016 should be playable in 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 1.4 (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 580 can be found in some mobile high-end quad core processors (45 W). Therefore, they are most likely not used in thin and light laptops.

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 GT4e
ArchitectureIntel Gen. 9 (Skylake)
Pipelines72 - unified
Core Speed *350 - 1050 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus WidtheDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Memory TypeeDRAM
Max. Amount of Memory128 MB
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
technology14 nm
FeaturesQuickSync
Date of Announcement24.01.2016
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-6970HQ4 x 2800 MHz, 45 W350 MHz1050 MHz
Intel Core i7-6870HQ4 x 2700 MHz, 45 W350 MHz1000 MHz
Intel Core i7-6770HQ4 x 2600 MHz, 45 W350 MHz950 MHz
Intel Core i5-6350HQ4 x 2300 MHz, 45 W350 MHz900 MHz
min. - max.350 - 350 MHz900 - 1050 MHz

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15
Ref. Match 64Bit +
OpenGL 64Bit +
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
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100%
min: 1903     avg: 1903 (5%)     median: 1903 (5%)     max: 1903 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
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100%
min: 1836     avg: 1836 (8%)     median: 1836 (8%)     max: 1836 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
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100%
min: 14594     avg: 14594 (9%)     median: 14594 (9%)     max: 14594 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
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100%
min: 11346     avg: 11346 (31%)     median: 11346 (31%)     max: 11346 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
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100%
min: 184880     avg: 184880 (41%)     median: 184880 (41%)     max: 184880 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
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100%
min: 149585     avg: 149585 (20%)     median: 149585 (20%)     max: 149585 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
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100%
min: 3220     avg: 3220 (6%)     median: 3220 (6%)     max: 3220 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0%
100%
min: 3510     avg: 3510 (14%)     median: 3510 (14%)     max: 3510 points
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.

Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
60.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
53.3  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
42.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
23.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium (Render Scale 100 %) 2xAF FXAA 1920x1080
78.7
Doom

Doom

2016
low 1280x720
0 (!)  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
low 1024x768
30.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
18.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
12.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8.9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fallout 4

Fallout 4

2015
low 1280x720
0 (!)  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Metal Gear Solid V
low 1024x768
59.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
58.6  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
23  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
14.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Batman: Arkham Knight
low 1280x720
0 (!)  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
43.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
30.1  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
25  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Metro: Last Light
low 1024x768
63.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
50.8  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
28.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
14.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
BioShock Infinite
low 1280x720
101.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
57.9  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
51  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
14.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
low 1024x768
380.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
127.1  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
73.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
36.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Guild Wars 2
low 1024x768
115.8  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
38.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
16.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Sleeping Dogs
low 1024x768
107.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
81.2  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
37.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8.8  fps    + Compare