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Intel HD Graphics 515 vs Intel UHD Graphics 600 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 UHD Graphics 600

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The Intel UHD Graphics 600 is an integrated processor graphics unit from the Gemini Lake generation (e. g. Pentium N4100), which was announced late 2017. 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 lowest configuration of the Gemini Lake GPU, the UHD Graphics 600 is equipped with 12 of the 18 Execution Units (EUs) running at up to 700 MHz. The technical specifications of the GPU are based on Intel's Gen9 architecture, which is also used for the more expensive Skylake series and also in the predecessor HD Graphics 505.

Due to its lack of dedicated graphics memory or eDRAM cache, the UHD 605 has to access the main memory via processor (2x 64bit DDR4/LPDDR4-2400).

Performance

The UHD Graphics 600 offers a similar performance as the Intel HD Graphics 500 in the Apollo Lake SoCs (same Gen 9 architecture). Therefore, the GPU is only suited for some very low demanding games like Dirt Rally or Sims 4.

Features

The video engine decodes H.265/HEVC (8b and 10b) and VP9 completely in hardware. Up to three displays can be connected via DP 1.2a/eDP 1.3 or HDMI 2.0a (including HDCP 2.2).

Power Consumption

The TDP of the whole Pentium N4100 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 4.8 Watts, but this will obviously affect the performance.

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 UHD Graphics 600Intel HD Graphics 520
Gen. 9 Series
Iris Pro Graphics P580 72 @ 0.35 - 1.1 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Pro Graphics 580 72 @ 0.35 - 1.05 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 550 48 @ 0.3 - 1.1 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 540 48 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 530 24 @ 0.35 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 520 24 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 515 24 @ 0.3 - 1 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 610 12 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 610 12 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 510 12 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 605 18 @ 0.3 - 0.75 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 505 18 @ 0.3 - 0.75 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 600 12 @ 0.3 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 500 12 @ 0.3 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
Iris Pro Graphics P580 72 @ 0.35 - 1.1 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Pro Graphics 580 72 @ 0.35 - 1.05 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 550 48 @ 0.3 - 1.1 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 540 48 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 530 24 @ 0.35 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 520 24 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 515 24 @ 0.3 - 1 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 610 12 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 610 12 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 510 12 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 605 18 @ 0.3 - 0.75 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 505 18 @ 0.3 - 0.75 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 600 12 @ 0.3 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 500 12 @ 0.3 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
Iris Pro Graphics P580 72 @ 0.35 - 1.1 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Pro Graphics 580 72 @ 0.35 - 1.05 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 550 48 @ 0.3 - 1.1 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 540 48 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 530 24 @ 0.35 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 520 24 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 515 24 @ 0.3 - 1 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 610 12 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 610 12 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 510 12 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 605 18 @ 0.3 - 0.75 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 505 18 @ 0.3 - 0.75 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 600 12 @ 0.3 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 500 12 @ 0.3 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
CodenameSkylake GT2Gemini LakeSkylake GT2
ArchitectureGen. 9 SkylakeGen. 9 Gemini LakeGen. 9 Skylake
Pipelines24 - unified12 - unified24 - unified
Core Speed300 - 1000 (Boost) MHz300 - 700 (Boost) MHz300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit64/128 Bit64/128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3L/LPDDR3DDR4 / LPDDR4DDR3/DDR4
Shared Memoryyesyesyes
APIDirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.4DirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.4DirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.4
technology14 nm14 nm14 nm
FeaturesQuickSyncQuickSyncQuickSync
Date of Announcement01.09.2015 11.12.2017 01.09.2015
CPU in HD Graphics 515GPU 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 MHz850 - 1000 MHz
CPU in UHD Graphics 600GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Celeron J41054 x 1500 MHz, 10 W250 MHz750 MHz
Intel Celeron J41254 x 2000 MHz, 10 W250 MHz750 MHz
Intel Celeron J40052 x 2000 MHz, 10 W250 MHz700 MHz
min. - max.200 - 300 MHz650 - 1000 MHz
CPU in HD Graphics 520GPU 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
min. - max.200 - 300 MHz650 - 1050 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - HD Graphics 515
3.1 pt (3%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - UHD Graphics 600
1.7 pt (2%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - HD Graphics 520
3.8 pt (4%)
297 Points (1%)
263 Points (1%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 43449     avg: 58940     median: 56787 (8%)     max: 78808 Points
min: 50874     avg: 70431     median: 73656 (10%)     max: 88058 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 18749     avg: 24669     median: 23314 (3%)     max: 33413 Points
min: 27001     avg: 38067     median: 39969 (5%)     max: 49514 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 2705     avg: 3940     median: 3850.5 (5%)     max: 5257 Points
min: 3915     avg: 5379     median: 5357.5 (7%)     max: 6737 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 3982     avg: 5440     median: 5467 (2%)     max: 7035 Points
min: 4724     avg: 6747     median: 6700.5 (3%)     max: 8842 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 453     avg: 617     median: 623.5 (1%)     max: 780 Points
min: 536     avg: 748     median: 752 (2%)     max: 961 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 494     avg: 679     median: 691.5 (1%)     max: 892 Points
min: 564     avg: 800     median: 803.5 (1%)     max: 1056 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 31627     avg: 44439     median: 45108 (6%)     max: 54558 Points
min: 633     avg: 56112     median: 56183 (7%)     max: 82961 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited
2272 Points (14%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
2776 Points (6%)
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
1774 Points (2%)
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
1917 Points (1%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 785     avg: 1105     median: 1115 (2%)     max: 1360 Points
min: 472     avg: 613     median: 648 (1%)     max: 732 Points
min: 1135     avg: 1433     median: 1435.5 (3%)     max: 1700 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 714     avg: 1013     median: 1014 (1%)     max: 1254 Points
min: 410     avg: 548     median: 578.5 (1%)     max: 638 Points
min: 1060     avg: 1296     median: 1293.5 (2%)     max: 1520 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + Intel HD Graphics 515
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
4672 Points (1%)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + Intel UHD Graphics 600
2522 Points (1%)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + Intel HD Graphics 520
min: 4381     avg: 5299     median: 5722 (2%)     max: 5884 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + Intel HD Graphics 515
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
4218 Points (3%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + Intel UHD Graphics 600
2069 Points (2%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + Intel HD Graphics 520
min: 3680     avg: 4547     median: 4966 (4%)     max: 5052 Points
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
20345 Points (21%)
min: 20229     avg: 23729     median: 23728.5 (25%)     max: 27228 Points
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
18019 Points (9%)
min: 14683     avg: 17873     median: 18240 (10%)     max: 20522 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
9173 Points (13%)
6619 Points (9%)
min: 9082     avg: 11565     median: 10910 (15%)     max: 15357 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 515
3DMark 06
min: 4968     avg: 6621     median: 6446 (10%)     max: 7912 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel UHD Graphics 600
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 520
min: 5463     avg: 8344     median: 8656 (13%)     max: 9977 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x720 + Intel HD Graphics 520
3DMark 06
6847 Points (10%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
min: 15.7     avg: 16.9     median: 16.9 (3%)     max: 18 fps
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + Intel HD Graphics 520
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 snx-01
min: 2.06     avg: 2.3     median: 2.3 (2%)     max: 2.58 fps
specvp11 tcvis-02 + Intel HD Graphics 520
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 tcvis-02
min: 2.32     avg: 2.9     median: 2.9 (5%)     max: 3.45 fps
specvp11 sw-02 + Intel HD Graphics 520
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 sw-02
min: 13.26     avg: 15.9     median: 15.7 (19%)     max: 18.81 fps
specvp11 proe-05 + Intel HD Graphics 520
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 proe-05
min: 1.99     avg: 2.4     median: 2.4 (10%)     max: 2.81 fps
specvp11 maya-03 + Intel HD Graphics 520
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 maya-03
min: 10.4     avg: 17.4     median: 17.1 (13%)     max: 23.97 fps
specvp11 lightwave-01 + Intel HD Graphics 520
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 lightwave-01
min: 15.49     avg: 19.4     median: 19.8 (21%)     max: 23.36 fps
specvp11 ensight-04 + Intel HD Graphics 520
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 ensight-04
min: 2.39     avg: 2.9     median: 2.9 (1%)     max: 3.3 fps
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + Intel HD Graphics 515
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
17.6 fps (8%)
specvp12 sw-03 + Intel HD Graphics 520
22.6 fps (10%)
specvp12 snx-02 + Intel HD Graphics 515
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
2.1 fps (1%)
specvp12 snx-02 + Intel HD Graphics 520
3 fps (1%)
specvp12 showcase-01 + Intel HD Graphics 515
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
5 fps (2%)
specvp12 showcase-01 + Intel HD Graphics 520
6.1 fps (2%)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + Intel HD Graphics 515
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01
1.8 fps (1%)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + Intel HD Graphics 520
1.7 fps (1%)
specvp12 maya-04 + Intel HD Graphics 515
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
9 fps (3%)
specvp12 maya-04 + Intel HD Graphics 520
10.9 fps (4%)
specvp12 energy-01 + Intel HD Graphics 515
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
0.1 fps (0%)
specvp12 energy-01 + Intel HD Graphics 520
0.1 fps (0%)
specvp12 creo-01 + Intel HD Graphics 515
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
7.9 fps (4%)
specvp12 creo-01 + Intel HD Graphics 520
10.2 fps (5%)
specvp12 catia-04 + Intel HD Graphics 515
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
9.8 fps (3%)
specvp12 catia-04 + Intel HD Graphics 520
11.6 fps (4%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel HD Graphics 515
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
min: 4740     avg: 6063     median: 6088 (4%)     max: 7263 Points
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel UHD Graphics 600
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel HD Graphics 520
min: 4559     avg: 7464     median: 7578 (5%)     max: 9184 Points
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics 515
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 16.86     avg: 23.6     median: 23.1 (8%)     max: 31.86 fps
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 600
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
min: 7.25     avg: 29.5     median: 30.1 (11%)     max: 41.82 fps
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics 515
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 18.93     avg: 28.6     median: 29.4 (8%)     max: 35.98 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 600
min: 6.47     avg: 15.3     median: 16.4 (4%)     max: 20.06 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
min: 23.59     avg: 36.7     median: 37 (10%)     max: 45.76 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics 515
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
min: 97.7     avg: 98     median: 97.8 (98%)     max: 99.3 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 600
97.8 % (98%)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
min: 97.7     avg: 97.8     median: 97.8 (98%)     max: 97.9 %
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics 515
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
min: 29.5     avg: 37.3     median: 30.9 (1%)     max: 51.4 fps
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel UHD Graphics 600
min: 24.8     avg: 27.9     median: 27.9 (1%)     max: 31 fps
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics 520
min: 98.1     avg: 109     median: 109 (3%)     max: 119.9 fps
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics 515
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
min: 70     avg: 75.4     median: 73.2 (1%)     max: 87 fps