Intel HD Graphics 520 vs Intel HD Graphics 515

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 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 520Intel HD Graphics 515
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 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) 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 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 - 1050 (Boost) MHz300 - 1000 (Boost) MHz
Bus64/128 Bit64/128 Bit
MemoryDDR3/DDR4DDR3L/LPDDR3
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 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: 71894.3     median: 75601 (17%)     max: 88058 Points
min: 43449     avg: 58940.3     median: 56787 (12%)     max: 78808 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 27001     avg: 38067.1     median: 39969 (5%)     max: 49514 Points
min: 18749     avg: 24669.4     median: 23314 (3%)     max: 33413 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 3915     avg: 5396.5     median: 5382.5 (11%)     max: 6737 Points
min: 2705     avg: 3931.9     median: 3778 (8%)     max: 5257 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 4724     avg: 6764.1     median: 6731 (4%)     max: 8842 Points
min: 3982     avg: 5440.8     median: 5510 (3%)     max: 7035 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 536     avg: 748.1     median: 753 (3%)     max: 961 Points
min: 453     avg: 616.5     median: 630 (2%)     max: 780 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 564     avg: 800.5     median: 804 (2%)     max: 1056 Points
min: 494     avg: 679.2     median: 697 (2%)     max: 892 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 633     avg: 56112.2     median: 56183 (7%)     max: 82961 Points
min: 31627     avg: 44439.3     median: 45108 (6%)     max: 54558 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 1135     avg: 1438.1     median: 1447 (5%)     max: 1700 points
min: 785     avg: 1104.8     median: 1112 (4%)     max: 1360 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 1060     avg: 1300     median: 1299 (3%)     max: 1520 points
min: 714     avg: 1012.1     median: 1011 (2%)     max: 1254 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 520
P Result 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 515
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 520
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 515
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
min: 20229     avg: 23728.5     median: 23728.5 (25%)     max: 27228 Points
20345 Points (21%)
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 14683     avg: 17872.8     median: 18240 (10%)     max: 20522 Points
18019 Points (10%)
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 9082     avg: 11564.8     median: 10910 (23%)     max: 15357 Points
9173 Points (20%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 515
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 520
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 515
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 515
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 515
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 515
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 515
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 515
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 515
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 515
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
Shading 32Bit + Intel HD Graphics 515
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 515
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 515
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 515
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 520
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 515
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics 520
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics 515
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 33.8     avg: 42.1     median: 39.4 (7%)     max: 55.6 fps
min: 31.9     avg: 36.5     median: 36.7 (7%)     max: 43.6 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 52.6     avg: 59.7     median: 59.7 (16%)     max: 66.7 fps
min: 13.6     avg: 18.5     median: 16.1 (4%)     max: 25.9 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 132     avg: 187.5     median: 197 (4%)     max: 224 Samples/s
min: 173     avg: 183     median: 183 (3%)     max: 193 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 418     avg: 473.8     median: 474 (5%)     max: 529 Samples/s
min: 395     avg: 413.5     median: 416 (4%)     max: 427 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 777     avg: 838.8     median: 852 (4%)     max: 895 Points
min: 476     avg: 662.8     median: 717 (3%)     max: 741 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics 520 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics 515 → 80%

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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:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
51  fps
94%
HD Graphics 515:
48  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
48  fps
75%
HD Graphics 515:
36  fps
high 1920x1080
HD Graphics 515:
24  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 515:
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Dirt 4

Dirt 4

2017
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
33.7  fps
79%
HD Graphics 515:
26.6  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 515:
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low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
48.5  fps
62%
HD Graphics 515:
30.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 515:
10.7  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 515:
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Prey

Prey

2017
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
20  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
6.6  fps
142%
HD Graphics 515:
9.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
2.9  fps
148%
HD Graphics 515:
4.3  fps
HD Graphics 520:
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HD Graphics 515:
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For Honor

For Honor

2017
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
14.7 20.1 ~ 17 fps
101%
HD Graphics 515:
17.2  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
7.4  fps
89%
HD Graphics 515:
6.6  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 515:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
23.2  fps
96%
HD Graphics 515:
22.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 515:
10.3  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 515:
»
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
71%
HD Graphics 515:
48  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
39.7 52.2 ~ 46 fps
52%
HD Graphics 515:
24.1  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
20.1 20.6 ~ 20 fps
51%
HD Graphics 515:
10.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
12  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 515:
»
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
77%
HD Graphics 515:
21.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
10  fps
103%
HD Graphics 515:
10.3  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 515:
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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
89%
HD Graphics 515:
10.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
6 8.8 ~ 7 fps
111%
HD Graphics 515:
7.8  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 515:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
27.4  fps
42%
HD Graphics 515:
11.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
13.7  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 515:
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Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
34.1 35.1 ~ 35 fps
51%
HD Graphics 515:
13.8 21.7 ~ 18 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
24.8 25 ~ 25 fps
34%
HD Graphics 515:
8.4  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
14.7 15.8 ~ 15 fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 515:
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Intel HD Graphics 515
Additional Benchmarks
Medium (Render Scale 100 %) 2xAF FXAA 1920x1080
17.1
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
46%
HD Graphics 515:
6.1 8.4 ~ 7 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
13.5  fps
44%
HD Graphics 515:
5.9  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 515:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
11.5 20.4 ~ 16 fps
63%
HD Graphics 515:
1