Intel HD Graphics 520 vs Intel HD Graphics 505

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 505

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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 HD Graphics 520Intel HD Graphics 505
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) MHz64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 540 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 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 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) MHz64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 540 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 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 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 GT2Apollo Lake
ArchitectureIntel Gen. 9 (Skylake)Intel Gen. 9 (Apollo Lake)
24 - 18 -
Core300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz300 - 750 (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%)
min: 87     avg: 100.7     median: 97 (1%)     max: 118 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
263 Points (2%)
min: 76     avg: 88     median: 85 (1%)     max: 103 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 50874     avg: 71894.3     median: 75601 (17%)     max: 88058 Points
min: 27199     avg: 33492     median: 31823 (7%)     max: 41454 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 27001     avg: 38067.1     median: 39969 (5%)     max: 49514 Points
min: 18860     avg: 22880.7     median: 20939 (3%)     max: 28843 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 3915     avg: 5396.5     median: 5382.5 (11%)     max: 6737 Points
min: 2411     avg: 2910     median: 2819 (6%)     max: 3558 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 4724     avg: 6764.1     median: 6731 (4%)     max: 8842 Points
min: 2844     avg: 3692.6     median: 3598 (2%)     max: 4738 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 536     avg: 748.1     median: 753 (3%)     max: 961 Points
min: 324     avg: 432     median: 432 (2%)     max: 565 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 564     avg: 800.5     median: 804 (2%)     max: 1056 Points
min: 344     avg: 465.8     median: 482 (1%)     max: 606 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 633     avg: 56112.2     median: 56183 (7%)     max: 82961 Points
min: 29561     avg: 35633     median: 36602.5 (5%)     max: 39766 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 1135     avg: 1438.1     median: 1447 (5%)     max: 1700 points
min: 500     avg: 722.7     median: 715 (2%)     max: 899 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 1060     avg: 1300     median: 1299 (3%)     max: 1520 points
min: 473     avg: 660.6     median: 651 (1%)     max: 825 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 520
P Result 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 505
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 520
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 505
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 505
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
8.9 fps (4%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 505
Tcvis 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Tcvis 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 505
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 520
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 505
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 505
Maya 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Maya 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 505
Lightwave 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Lightwave 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 505
Ensight 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Ensight 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 505
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 505
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 505
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 505
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 505
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 520
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 505
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics 520
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics 505
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 33.8     avg: 42.1     median: 39.4 (7%)     max: 55.6 fps
18.9 fps (3%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 52.6     avg: 59.7     median: 59.7 (16%)     max: 66.7 fps
29.2 fps (8%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 132     avg: 187.5     median: 197 (4%)     max: 224 Samples/s
62 Samples/s (1%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 418     avg: 473.8     median: 474 (5%)     max: 529 Samples/s
93 Samples/s (1%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 777     avg: 838.8     median: 852 (4%)     max: 895 Points
382 Points (2%)

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics 520 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics 505 → 48%

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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:
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:
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low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
51  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
48  fps
HD Graphics 520:
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Dirt 4

Dirt 4

2017
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
33.7  fps
44%
HD Graphics 505:
14.7  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 505:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
48.5  fps
55%
HD Graphics 505:
26.6  fps
HD Graphics 520:
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HD Graphics 505:
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Prey

Prey

2017
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
20  fps
27%
HD Graphics 505:
5.4  fps
HD Graphics 520:
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HD Graphics 505:
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low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
6.6  fps
89%
HD Graphics 505:
5.9  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
2.9  fps
HD Graphics 520:
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HD Graphics 505:
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For Honor

For Honor

2017
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
14.7 20.1 ~ 17 fps
71%
HD Graphics 505:
12.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
7.4  fps
HD Graphics 520:
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HD Graphics 505:
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Intel HD Graphics 505
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 4xAF TAA 1366x768
7.7
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
23.2  fps
62%
HD Graphics 505:
14.4  fps
HD Graphics 520:
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HD Graphics 505:
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low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
33.1  fps
7%
HD Graphics 505:
2.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
23.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
8.5  fps
HD Graphics 520:
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HD Graphics 505:
»
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:
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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:
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low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
27.9  fps
35%
HD Graphics 505:
9.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
10  fps
HD Graphics 520:
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HD Graphics 505:
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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:
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low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
8.3 12.9 13.9 ~ 12 fps
43%
HD Graphics 505:
5.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
6 8.8 ~ 7 fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 505:
»
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:
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low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
19.8 21.1 ~ 20 fps
26%
HD Graphics 505:
5.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
11.4  fps
27%
HD Graphics 505:
3.1  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
3.7  fps
HD Graphics 520:
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HD Graphics 505:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
15 15 ~ 15 fps
20%
HD Graphics 505:
3  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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HD Graphics 505:
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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:
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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
44%
HD Graphics 505:
5.6 6.1 6.2 8.8 ~ 7 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
36%
HD Graphics 505:
4 4 4.1 4.5 ~ 4 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:
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HD Graphics 505:
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low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
31.3 32.6 ~ 32 fps
47%
HD Graphics 505:
15  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
19.1 20.3 ~ 20 fps
45%
HD Graphics 505:
8.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
11.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
9.1  fps
HD Graphics 520:
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HD Graphics 505:
»
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
0 (!) 21.6 ~ 11 fps
60%
HD Graphics 505:
6.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
16.7  fps
25%
HD Graphics 505:
4.1  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
6.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
3.8  fps
HD Graphics 520:
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HD Graphics 505:
»
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
20.9 26 29.9 34.3 ~ 28 fps
39%
HD Graphics 505:
10.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
12.3 15 16.1 18.4 ~ 15 fps
42%
HD Graphics 505:
6.3  fps
HD Graphics 520:
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HD Graphics 505:
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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:
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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
59%
HD Graphics 505:
11.8