Intel HD Graphics 520 vs Intel HD Graphics 500

Intel HD Graphics 520

► remove Intel HD Graphics 520

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 500

► remove Intel HD Graphics 500

The Intel HD Graphics 500 is an integrated processor graphics unit from the Apollo Lake generation (e. g. Celeron N3450 and Celeron N3350), 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 a partial configuration of the Apollo Lake GPU, the HD Graphics 505 is equipped with just 12 Execution Units (EUs) (HD Graphics 505: 18 EUs) running at up to 650-700 MHz depending on the model. 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 Broadwell GPU HD Graphics (Broadwell), 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 HD Graphics 520Intel HD Graphics 500
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 (compare) 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 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 (compare) 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 12 @ 300 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameSkylake GT2Apollo Lake
ArchitectureIntel Gen. 9 (Skylake)Intel Gen. 9 (Apollo Lake)
24 - 12 -
Core300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz300 - 700 (Boost) MHz
Bus64/128 Bit64/128 Bit
MemoryDDR3/DDR4(LP)DDR3(L) / LPDDR4
yesyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_1)DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
Technology14 nm14 nm
FeaturesQuickSyncQuickSync
Introduced01.09.2015 01.09.2016
CPUGPU 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
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min. - max.300 - 300 MHz900 - 1050 MHz

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
297 Points (3%)
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
263 Points (2%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 50874     avg: 71347.4     median: 74628.5 (16%)     max: 88058 Points
min: 19294     avg: 23120.8     median: 21579.5 (5%)     max: 29579 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 27001     avg: 38067.1     median: 39969 (5%)     max: 49514 Points
min: 12299     avg: 13692     median: 13692 (2%)     max: 15085 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 3915     avg: 5388.6     median: 5369 (11%)     max: 6737 Points
min: 2031     avg: 2150.8     median: 2116 (4%)     max: 2306 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 4724     avg: 6759.9     median: 6708 (4%)     max: 8842 Points
min: 2578     avg: 2978     median: 3007 (2%)     max: 3573 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 536     avg: 747.6     median: 752 (3%)     max: 961 Points
min: 271     avg: 305.8     median: 301 (1%)     max: 358 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 564     avg: 800     median: 803.5 (2%)     max: 1056 Points
min: 293     avg: 345.6     median: 361 (1%)     max: 400 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 633     avg: 56112.2     median: 56183 (7%)     max: 82961 Points
min: 20140     avg: 21950.5     median: 21950.5 (3%)     max: 23761 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 1135     avg: 1435     median: 1438 (5%)     max: 1700 points
min: 414     avg: 530.8     median: 530 (2%)     max: 655 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 1060     avg: 1297.7     median: 1296 (3%)     max: 1520 points
min: 368     avg: 476.6     median: 482 (1%)     max: 584 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 520
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 520
Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 500
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 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 520
Shading 32Bit + Intel HD Graphics 500
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 500
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 500
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 500
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 520
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics 520
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 33.8     avg: 42.1     median: 39.4 (7%)     max: 55.6 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 52.6     avg: 59.7     median: 59.7 (16%)     max: 66.7 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 132     avg: 187.5     median: 197 (4%)     max: 224 Samples/s
49 Samples/s (1%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 418     avg: 473.8     median: 474 (5%)     max: 529 Samples/s
79 Samples/s (1%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 777     avg: 838.8     median: 852 (4%)     max: 895 Points
min: 296     avg: 320     median: 324 (1%)     max: 336 Points
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
8.9 Watt (2%)
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark 1.19 GPU Stress Test 1280x720
450 MHz (27%)

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics 520 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics 500 → 42%

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

low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
18.8  fps
28%
HD Graphics 500:
5.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
12.6  fps
HD Graphics 520:
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HD Graphics 500:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
10.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
5  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
7  fps
HD Graphics 520:
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Fortnite

Fortnite

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

Destiny 2

2017
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
9.7  fps
HD Graphics 520:
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ELEX

ELEX

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

F1 2017

2017
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
23  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
12.4  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
51  fps
42%
HD Graphics 500:
21.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
48  fps
HD Graphics 520:
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HD Graphics 500:
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Dirt 4

Dirt 4

2017
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
33.7  fps
30%
HD Graphics 500:
10  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 500:
5.6  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 500:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
48.5  fps
37%
HD Graphics 500:
18.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 500:
6.2  fps
HD Graphics 520:
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HD Graphics 500:
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Prey

Prey

2017
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
20  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
18.6  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
6.5  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
6.6  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
2.9  fps
HD Graphics 520:
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For Honor

For Honor

2017
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
14.7 20.1 ~ 17 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
7.4  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
23.2  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
5.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
3.1  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
33.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
23.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
8.5  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
54.5 82.1 ~ 68 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
39.7 52.2 ~ 46 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
20.1 20.6 ~ 20 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
12  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
30.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
15.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
7.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
6.5  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
27.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
10  fps
HD Graphics 520:
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Mafia 3

Mafia 3

2016
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
7.6 8.2 ~ 8 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
6.1  fps
HD Graphics 520:
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FIFA 17

FIFA 17

2016
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
60.8 62.3 ~ 62 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
50  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
8.3 12.9 13.9 ~ 12 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
6 8.8 ~ 7 fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
27.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
13.7  fps
HD Graphics 520:
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Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
34.1 35.1 ~ 35 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
24.8 25 ~ 25 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
14.7 15.8 ~ 15 fps
HD Graphics 520:
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Doom

Doom

2016
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
21.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
17.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
9.9  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
15.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
13.5  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
11.5 20.4 ~ 16 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
12.8 14.5 ~ 14 fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
19.8 21.1 ~ 20 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
11.4  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
3.7  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
15 15 ~ 15 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
7 7 ~ 7 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
4  fps
HD Graphics 520:
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XCOM 2

XCOM 2

2016
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
14.9 16.2 16.3 ~ 16 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
5.2 6 ~ 6 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
2.9  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
0 (!) 7 10.8 10.9 11.2 12.4 13 13.5 14 14 14.1 14.5 15 16 16.8 17 17.3 17.4 17.6 17.8 18.2 18.9 20 65.7 ~ 16 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
8 8.4 8.7 8.8 (!) 9 9 9.1 9.2 9.2 9.4 9.6 10.1 10.8 10.8 10.9 11 11 11.6 11.9 12.3 34.1 ~ 11 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
4.1 4.2 4.6 (!) 4.7 5 5.3 6.1 6.2 7.2 9 19.7 ~ 7 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
9.3  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
31.3 32.6 ~ 32 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
19.1 20.3 ~ 20 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
11.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
9.1  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
0 (!) 21.6 ~ 11 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
16.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
6.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
3.8  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
20.9 26 29.9 34.3 ~ 28 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
12.3 15 16.1 18.4 ~ 15 fps
HD Graphics 520:
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Fallout 4

Fallout 4

2015
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
13.2 13.6 18.8 ~ 15 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
8.6 9.1 11.4 ~ 10 fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
17.2 22 ~ 20 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
9.7 12 ~ 11 fps
HD Graphics 520:
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Anno 2205

Anno 2205

2015
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
8.2 32.2 ~ 20 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
5.3 16.2 ~ 11 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
6.4  fps
HD Graphics 520:
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FIFA 16

FIFA 16

2015
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
25