Intel HD Graphics 520 vs Intel HD Graphics 515

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 515

► remove Intel HD Graphics 515

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 @ 0.35 - 1.1 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Pro Graphics 580 compare 72 @ 0.35 - 1.05 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 550 compare 48 @ 0.3 - 1.1 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 540 compare 48 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 530 compare 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 compare 12 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 610 compare 12 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 510 compare 12 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 605 compare 18 @ 0.3 - 0.75 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 505 compare 18 @ 0.3 - 0.75 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 600 compare 12 @ 0.3 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 500 compare 12 @ 0.3 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
Iris Pro Graphics P580 compare 72 @ 0.35 - 1.1 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Pro Graphics 580 compare 72 @ 0.35 - 1.05 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 550 compare 48 @ 0.3 - 1.1 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 540 compare 48 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 530 compare 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 compare 12 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 610 compare 12 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 510 compare 12 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 605 compare 18 @ 0.3 - 0.75 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 505 compare 18 @ 0.3 - 0.75 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 600 compare 12 @ 0.3 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 500 compare 12 @ 0.3 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
CodenameSkylake GT2Skylake GT2
ArchitectureGen. 9 SkylakeGen. 9 Skylake
Cores24 - unified24 - unified
Core300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz300 - 1000 (Boost) MHz
Bus64/128 Bit64/128 Bit
MemoryDDR3/DDR4DDR3L/LPDDR3
Shared Memoryyesyes
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Technology14 nm14 nm
FeaturesQuickSyncQuickSync
Introduced01.09.2015 01.09.2015
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.300 MHz900 - 1050 MHz
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 - 1050 MHz

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
5.3 pt (6%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
297 Points (2%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
263 Points (1%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 50874     avg: 70431     median: 73656 (12%)     max: 88058 Points
min: 43449     avg: 58940     median: 56787 (9%)     max: 78808 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 27001     avg: 38067     median: 39969 (5%)     max: 49514 Points
min: 18749     avg: 24669     median: 23314 (3%)     max: 33413 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 3915     avg: 5379     median: 5357.5 (7%)     max: 6737 Points
min: 2705     avg: 3940     median: 3850.5 (5%)     max: 5257 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 4724     avg: 6747     median: 6700.5 (3%)     max: 8842 Points
min: 3982     avg: 5440     median: 5467 (3%)     max: 7035 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 536     avg: 748     median: 752 (2%)     max: 961 Points
min: 453     avg: 617     median: 623.5 (2%)     max: 780 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 564     avg: 800     median: 803.5 (2%)     max: 1056 Points
min: 494     avg: 679     median: 691.5 (2%)     max: 892 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 633     avg: 56112     median: 56183 (7%)     max: 82961 Points
min: 31627     avg: 44439     median: 45108 (6%)     max: 54558 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 1135     avg: 1433     median: 1435.5 (4%)     max: 1700 Points
min: 785     avg: 1105     median: 1115 (3%)     max: 1360 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 1060     avg: 1296     median: 1293.5 (2%)     max: 1520 Points
min: 714     avg: 1013     median: 1014 (2%)     max: 1254 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + Intel HD Graphics 520
3DM Vant. Perf. total + Intel HD Graphics 515
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + Intel HD Graphics 520
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + Intel HD Graphics 515
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
min: 20229     avg: 23729     median: 23728.5 (25%)     max: 27228 Points
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 14683     avg: 17873     median: 18240 (10%)     max: 20522 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 9082     avg: 11565     median: 10910 (16%)     max: 15357 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 520
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 515
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x720 + Intel HD Graphics 520
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
specvp11 tcvis-02 + Intel HD Graphics 520
specvp11 sw-02 + Intel HD Graphics 520
specvp11 proe-05 + Intel HD Graphics 520
specvp11 maya-03 + Intel HD Graphics 520
specvp11 lightwave-01 + Intel HD Graphics 520
specvp11 ensight-04 + Intel HD Graphics 520
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + Intel HD Graphics 520
specvp12 sw-03 + Intel HD Graphics 515
specvp12 snx-02 + Intel HD Graphics 520
specvp12 snx-02 + Intel HD Graphics 515
specvp12 showcase-01 + Intel HD Graphics 520
specvp12 showcase-01 + Intel HD Graphics 515
specvp12 mediacal-01 + Intel HD Graphics 520
specvp12 mediacal-01 + Intel HD Graphics 515
specvp12 maya-04 + Intel HD Graphics 520
specvp12 maya-04 + Intel HD Graphics 515
specvp12 energy-01 + Intel HD Graphics 520
specvp12 energy-01 + Intel HD Graphics 515
specvp12 creo-01 + Intel HD Graphics 520
specvp12 creo-01 + Intel HD Graphics 515
specvp12 catia-04 + Intel HD Graphics 520
specvp12 catia-04 + Intel HD Graphics 515
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel HD Graphics 520
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel HD Graphics 515
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics 515
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics 515
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics 515
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics 520
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics 515
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics 520
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics 515
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 33.8     avg: 42.1     median: 39.4 (4%)     max: 55.6 fps
min: 31.9     avg: 36.5     median: 36.7 (4%)     max: 43.6 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
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
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
min: 16     avg: 18.5     median: 18.5 (4%)     max: 21 fps
20.9 fps (5%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
min: 28.9     avg: 32.8     median: 32.8 (12%)     max: 36.6 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 132     avg: 188     median: 197 (2%)     max: 224 Samples/s
min: 173     avg: 183     median: 183 (2%)     max: 193 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 418     avg: 474     median: 474 (3%)     max: 529 Samples/s
min: 395     avg: 414     median: 416 (3%)     max: 427 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 777     avg: 839     median: 852 (2%)     max: 895
min: 476     avg: 660     median: 704 (2%)     max: 741

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics 520 → 100% n=36

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics 515 → 80% n=36

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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
HD Graphics 515:
21 (!)  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
18.8  fps
77%
HD Graphics 515:
14.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
12.6  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
10.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
5  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
7  fps
Fortnite

Fortnite

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

Destiny 2

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

ELEX

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

F1 2017

2017
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
23  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
12.4  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
51  fps
88%
HD Graphics 515:
42 48 ~ 45 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
48  fps
69%
HD Graphics 515:
30 36 ~ 33 fps
high 1920x1080
HD Graphics 515:
14 24 ~ 19 fps
Dirt 4

Dirt 4

2017
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
33.7  fps
79%
HD Graphics 515:
26.6  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
48.5  fps
60%
HD Graphics 515:
28 30.1 ~ 29 fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 515:
10.7 11 ~ 11 fps
Prey

Prey

2017
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
20  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
18.6  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
6.5  fps
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
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
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
23.2  fps
96%
HD Graphics 515:
22.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 515:
10.3  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
5.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
3.1  fps
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
11.5 20.4 ~ 16 fps
63%
HD Graphics 515:
10.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
12.8 14.5 ~ 14 fps
66%
HD Graphics 515:
9.2  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
19.8 21.1 ~ 20 fps
60%
HD Graphics 515:
12  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
11.4  fps
74%
HD Graphics 515:
8.4  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
3.7  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
15 15 ~ 15 fps
73%
HD Graphics 515:
11  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
7 7 ~ 7 fps
71%
HD Graphics 515:
5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
4  fps
XCOM 2

XCOM 2

2016
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
14.9 16.2 16.3 ~ 16 fps
70%
HD Graphics 515:
11.2  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
5.2 6 ~ 6 fps
82%
HD Graphics 515: