Intel HD Graphics 505 vs Intel Iris Graphics 550 vs Intel HD Graphics 520

Intel HD Graphics 505

► remove Intel HD Graphics 505

The Intel HD Graphics 505 is an integrated processor graphics unit from the Apollo Lake generation (e. g. Pentium N4200), which was announced mid 2016. The GPU can convince with low consumption figures, but the performance is only in the low-end segment and is rarely sufficient for modern games. Being the maximum configuration of the Apollo Lake GPU, the HD Graphics 505 is equipped with 18 Execution Units (EUs) running at up to 750 MHz. The technical specifications of the GPU are based on Intel's Gen9 architecture, which is also used for the more expensive Skylake series.

Due to its lack of dedicated graphics memory or eDRAM cache, the HD 505 has to access the main memory via processor (2x 64bit DDR3L-/LPDDR3-1866, LPDDR4-2400).

Performance

The HD Graphics 505 should be slightly slower than the older Core-M GPU HD Graphics 5300, so modern games (as of 2016) will rarely run smoothly even at the lowest settings.

Features

The revised video engine now decodes H.265/HEVC completely in hardware and thereby much more efficiently than before. Up to three displays can be connected via DP/eDP or HDMI (4K probably only at 30 Hz via HDMI 1.4).

Power Consumption

The TDP of the whole Pentium N4200 chip is 6 Watts by default, so the GPU is primarily used for (often passively cooled) netbooks or thin notebooks. The TDP can also be reduced to 4 Watts, but this will obviously affect the performance.

Intel Iris Graphics 550

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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.

Intel HD Graphics 520

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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.

Intel HD Graphics 505Intel Iris Graphics 550Intel HD Graphics 520
ManufacturerIntelIntelIntel
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) MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 540 48 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHzeDRAM + 64/128 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 610 12 @ 300 - 950 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 510 12 @ 300 - 950 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 605 18 @ 300 - 750 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 505 18 @ 300 - 750 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 600 12 @ 300 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 500 12 @ 300 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
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) MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 540 48 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHzeDRAM + 64/128 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 610 12 @ 300 - 950 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 510 12 @ 300 - 950 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 605 18 @ 300 - 750 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 505 18 @ 300 - 750 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 600 12 @ 300 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 500 12 @ 300 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
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) MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 540 48 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHzeDRAM + 64/128 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 610 12 @ 300 - 950 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 510 12 @ 300 - 950 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 605 18 @ 300 - 750 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 505 18 @ 300 - 750 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 600 12 @ 300 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 500 12 @ 300 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameApollo LakeSkylake GT3eSkylake GT2
ArchitectureIntel Gen. 9 (Apollo Lake)Intel Gen. 9 (Skylake)Intel Gen. 9 (Skylake)
18 - 48 - 24 -
Core300 - 750 (Boost) MHz300 - 1100 (Boost) MHz300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz
Bus64/128 BiteDRAM + 64/128 Bit64/128 Bit
Memory(LP)DDR3(L) / LPDDR4eDRAMDDR3/DDR4
yesyesyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_1)DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
Technology14 nm14 nm14 nm
FeaturesQuickSyncQuickSyncQuickSync
Introduced01.09.2016 01.09.2015 01.09.2015
Max. Memory64 MB
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Pentium N42004 x 1100 MHz, 6 W200 MHz750 MHz

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 87     avg: 100.7     median: 97 (1%)     max: 118 Points
min: 620     avg: 633     median: 633 (5%)     max: 646 Points
297 Points (2%)
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 76     avg: 88     median: 85 (1%)     max: 103 Points
min: 554     avg: 565     median: 565 (4%)     max: 576 Points
263 Points (2%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 27199     avg: 32763     median: 31823 (6%)     max: 41454 Points
min: 92219     avg: 134128     median: 144742 (27%)     max: 154807 Points
min: 50874     avg: 70430.6     median: 73656 (14%)     max: 88058 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 18860     avg: 22880.7     median: 20939 (3%)     max: 28843 Points
min: 54217     avg: 68532     median: 68873 (9%)     max: 82506 Points
min: 27001     avg: 38067.1     median: 39969 (5%)     max: 49514 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 2411     avg: 2876.6     median: 2819 (5%)     max: 3558 Points
min: 6252     avg: 7878     median: 8138 (14%)     max: 9099 Points
min: 3915     avg: 5378.8     median: 5357.5 (9%)     max: 6737 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 2844     avg: 3553.6     median: 3229 (2%)     max: 4738 Points
min: 8885     avg: 12209.7     median: 12899 (7%)     max: 14310 Points
min: 4724     avg: 6747.3     median: 6700.5 (4%)     max: 8842 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 324     avg: 417.3     median: 383 (1%)     max: 565 Points
min: 968     avg: 1374.8     median: 1491.5 (6%)     max: 1665 Points
min: 536     avg: 747.6     median: 752 (3%)     max: 961 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 344     avg: 448.6     median: 408 (1%)     max: 606 Points
min: 1025     avg: 1456.7     median: 1579 (4%)     max: 1786 Points
min: 564     avg: 800     median: 803.5 (2%)     max: 1056 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 29561     avg: 35633     median: 36602.5 (5%)     max: 39766 Points
min: 56261     avg: 87697.2     median: 90360.5 (12%)     max: 113807 Points
min: 633     avg: 56112.2     median: 56183 (7%)     max: 82961 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 476     avg: 682.7     median: 672 (2%)     max: 899 points
min: 1943     avg: 2586.6     median: 2703 (9%)     max: 2881 points
min: 1135     avg: 1432.9     median: 1435.5 (5%)     max: 1700 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 424     avg: 622.9     median: 616 (1%)     max: 825 points
min: 1782     avg: 2413.8     median: 2524 (5%)     max: 2696 points
min: 1060     avg: 1296     median: 1293.5 (3%)     max: 1520 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 505
P Result 1280x1024 + Intel Iris Graphics 550
P Result 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 520
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 505
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + Intel Iris Graphics 550
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 520
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
min: 20229     avg: 23728.5     median: 23728.5 (25%)     max: 27228 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 14683     avg: 17872.8     median: 18240 (10%)     max: 20522 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 9082     avg: 11564.8     median: 10910 (23%)     max: 15357 Points
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 505
Standard 1280x1024 + Intel Iris Graphics 550
Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
8.9 fps (4%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 505
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Tcvis 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 505
Tcvis 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 520
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 505
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 505
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Maya 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 505
Maya 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Lightwave 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 505
Lightwave 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Ensight 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 505
Ensight 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 520
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + Intel HD Graphics 505
Shading 32Bit + Intel Iris Graphics 550
Shading 32Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 505
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel Iris Graphics 550
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 505
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel Iris Graphics 550
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 505
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel Iris Graphics 550
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 505
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Intel Iris Graphics 550
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 520
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics 505
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics 520
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
18.9 fps (3%)
91.1 fps (17%)
min: 33.8     avg: 42.1     median: 39.4 (7%)     max: 55.6 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
29.2 fps (8%)
min: 52.6     avg: 59.7     median: 59.7 (16%)     max: 66.7 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
10.3 fps (3%)
min: 16     avg: 18.5     median: 18.5 (5%)     max: 21 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
16.6 fps (12%)
min: 28.9     avg: 32.8     median: 32.8 (23%)     max: 36.6 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
62 Samples/s (1%)
min: 307     avg: 324     median: 324 (6%)     max: 341 Samples/s
min: 132     avg: 187.5     median: 197 (4%)     max: 224 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
93 Samples/s (1%)
min: 797     avg: 819     median: 819 (8%)     max: 841 Samples/s
min: 418     avg: 473.8     median: 474 (4%)     max: 529 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
382 Points (1%)
min: 1654     avg: 1732.7     median: 1692 (6%)     max: 1852 Points
min: 777     avg: 838.8     median: 852 (3%)     max: 895 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics 505 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Iris Graphics 550 → 434%

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics 520 → 202%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Dirt Rally 2.0

Dirt Rally 2.0

2019
low 1280x720
Iris Graphics 550:
47.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 550:
23.7  fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 550:
17  fps
Iris Graphics 550:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 505:
4.8  fps
HD Graphics 505:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 505:
1  fps
HD Graphics 505:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 505:
2  fps
HD Graphics 505:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 505:
3.7  fps
HD Graphics 505:
»
Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

2018
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 505:
3  fps
HD Graphics 505:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 505:
5.5  fps
342%
HD Graphics 520:
18.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 520:
12.6  fps
HD Graphics 505:
»
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 520:
10.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 520:
5  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 520:
7  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 520:
25.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 520:
7.1  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 505:
2.8  fps
521%
HD Graphics 520:
14.6  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 520:
4.9  fps
HD Graphics 505:
»
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 505:
2  fps
540%
HD Graphics 520:
10.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 520:
6.2  fps
HD Graphics 505:
»
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 520:
20.9  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 520:
14.2  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 505:
2  fps
400%
HD Graphics 520:
8  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 520:
5  fps
HD Graphics 505:
»
HD Graphics 520:
»
Destiny 2

Destiny 2

2017
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 520:
9.7  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
ELEX

ELEX

2017
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 505:
4.6  fps
220%
HD Graphics 520:
10.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 520:
5.2  fps
HD Graphics 505:
»
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 520:
9  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 520:
4.6  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 520:
15  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 520:
7  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 520:
10  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
F1 2017

F1 2017

2017
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 505:
13  fps
177%
HD Graphics 520:
23  fps
HD Graphics 505:
»
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 520:
12.4