Intel HD Graphics 515 vs Intel HD Graphics 520

Intel HD Graphics 515

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The Intel HD Graphics 515 (GT2) is a low-end integrated graphics unit, which can be found in the Core m-series of the Skylake generation. This "GT2" version of the Skylake GPU offers 24 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at up to 1000 MHz (depending on the CPU model). Due to its lack of dedicated graphics memory or eDRAM cache, the HD 515 has to access the main memory (2x 64bit DDR3L-1600 / LPDDR3-1866).

Performance

According to Intel, the HD Graphics 515 is up to 41 percent faster than the previous HD Graphics 5300 (Broadwell). Nevertheless, the GPU will handle only simple games like Counter-Strike or Dota with decent frame rates. Depending on the specific CPU model, memory configuration and TDP (4.5 W, configurable), performance may vary substantially.

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 515 can be found in Core m processors with 4.5 W TDP (3.5/3.8 W cTDP down, 7 W cTDP up) and is therefore suited for very thin, mostly passively cooled 2-in-1 notebooks and tablets.

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 515Intel HD Graphics 520
ManufacturerIntelIntel
Gen. 9 Series
Iris Pro Graphics P580 (compare) 72 @ 350 - 1100 (Boost) MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Pro Graphics 580 (compare) 72 @ 350 - 1050 (Boost) MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 550 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1100 (Boost) MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 540 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 530 (compare) 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 (compare) 12 @ 300 - 950 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 510 (compare) 12 @ 300 - 950 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 605 (compare) 18 @ 300 - 750 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 505 (compare) 18 @ 300 - 750 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 600 (compare) 12 @ 300 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 500 (compare) 12 @ 300 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Iris Pro Graphics P580 (compare) 72 @ 350 - 1100 (Boost) MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Pro Graphics 580 (compare) 72 @ 350 - 1050 (Boost) MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 550 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1100 (Boost) MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 540 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 530 (compare) 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 (compare) 12 @ 300 - 950 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 510 (compare) 12 @ 300 - 950 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 605 (compare) 18 @ 300 - 750 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 505 (compare) 18 @ 300 - 750 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 600 (compare) 12 @ 300 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 500 (compare) 12 @ 300 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameSkylake GT2Skylake GT2
ArchitectureIntel Gen. 9 (Skylake)Intel Gen. 9 (Skylake)
24 - 24 -
Core300 - 1000 (Boost) MHz300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz
Bus64/128 Bit64/128 Bit
MemoryDDR3L/LPDDR3DDR3/DDR4
yesyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_1)DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
Technology14 nm14 nm
FeaturesQuickSyncQuickSync
Introduced01.09.2015 01.09.2015
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core m7-6Y752 x 1200 MHz, 4.5 W300 MHz1000 MHz
Intel Core m5-6Y572 x 1100 MHz, 4.5 W300 MHz900 MHz
Intel Core m5-6Y542 x 1100 MHz, 4.5 W300 MHz900 MHz
Intel Core m3-6Y302 x 900 MHz, 4.5 W300 MHz850 MHz
min. - max.300 - 300 MHz850 - 1000 MHz

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
297 Points (2%)
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
263 Points (2%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 43449     avg: 58940.3     median: 56787 (11%)     max: 78808 Points
min: 50874     avg: 70430.6     median: 73656 (14%)     max: 88058 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 18749     avg: 24669.4     median: 23314 (3%)     max: 33413 Points
min: 27001     avg: 38067.1     median: 39969 (5%)     max: 49514 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 2705     avg: 3931.9     median: 3778 (6%)     max: 5257 Points
min: 3915     avg: 5378.8     median: 5357.5 (9%)     max: 6737 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 3982     avg: 5440.8     median: 5510 (3%)     max: 7035 Points
min: 4724     avg: 6747.3     median: 6700.5 (4%)     max: 8842 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 453     avg: 616.5     median: 630 (2%)     max: 780 Points
min: 536     avg: 747.6     median: 752 (3%)     max: 961 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 494     avg: 679.2     median: 697 (2%)     max: 892 Points
min: 564     avg: 800     median: 803.5 (2%)     max: 1056 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 31627     avg: 44439.3     median: 45108 (6%)     max: 54558 Points
min: 633     avg: 56112.2     median: 56183 (7%)     max: 82961 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 785     avg: 1104.8     median: 1112 (4%)     max: 1360 points
min: 1135     avg: 1432.9     median: 1435.5 (5%)     max: 1700 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 714     avg: 1012.1     median: 1011 (2%)     max: 1254 points
min: 1060     avg: 1296     median: 1293.5 (3%)     max: 1520 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 515
P Result 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 520
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 515
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 520
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
20345 Points (21%)
min: 20229     avg: 23728.5     median: 23728.5 (25%)     max: 27228 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
18019 Points (9%)
min: 14683     avg: 17872.8     median: 18240 (10%)     max: 20522 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
9173 Points (20%)
min: 9082     avg: 11564.8     median: 10910 (23%)     max: 15357 Points
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 515
Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
min: 15.7     avg: 16.9     median: 16.9 (8%)     max: 18 fps
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Tcvis 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 520
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Maya 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Lightwave 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Ensight 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 520
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 515
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 515
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 515
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 515
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 515
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 515
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 515
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 515
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + Intel HD Graphics 515
Shading 32Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 515
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 515
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 515
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 515
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 520
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics 515
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics 520
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 31.9     avg: 36.5     median: 36.7 (1%)     max: 43.6 fps
min: 33.8     avg: 42.1     median: 39.4 (1%)     max: 55.6 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 13.6     avg: 18.5     median: 16.1 (0%)     max: 25.9 fps
min: 52.6     avg: 59.7     median: 59.7 (2%)     max: 66.7 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
20.9 fps (1%)
min: 16     avg: 18.5     median: 18.5 (1%)     max: 21 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
12.4 fps (0%)
min: 28.9     avg: 32.8     median: 32.8 (1%)     max: 36.6 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 173     avg: 183     median: 183 (3%)     max: 193 Samples/s
min: 132     avg: 187.5     median: 197 (4%)     max: 224 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 395     avg: 413.5     median: 416 (4%)     max: 427 Samples/s
min: 418     avg: 473.8     median: 474 (4%)     max: 529 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 476     avg: 662.8     median: 717 (3%)     max: 741 Points
min: 777     avg: 838.8     median: 852 (3%)     max: 895 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics 515 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics 520 → 130%

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

FIFA 19

FIFA 19

2018
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 515:
21 (!)  fps
HD Graphics 515:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 515:
14.4  fps
131%
HD Graphics 520:
18.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 520:
12.6  fps
HD Graphics 515:
»
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
HD Graphics 520:
14.6  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 520:
4.9  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 520:
10.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 520:
6.2  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 520:
20.9  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 520:
14.2  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 520:
8  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 520:
5  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
Destiny 2

Destiny 2

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

ELEX

2017
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 520:
10.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 520:
5.2  fps
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
HD Graphics 520:
23  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 520:
12.4  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 515:
48  fps
106%
HD Graphics 520:
51  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 515:
36  fps
133%
HD Graphics 520:
48  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 515:
24  fps
HD Graphics 515:
»
HD Graphics 520:
»
Dirt 4

Dirt 4

2017
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 515:
26.6  fps
127%
HD Graphics 520:
33.7  fps
HD Graphics 515:
»
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 515:
30.1  fps
161%
HD Graphics 520:
48.5  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 515:
10.7  fps
HD Graphics 515:
»
HD Graphics 520:
»
Prey

Prey

2017
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 520:
20  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»