Intel HD Graphics 520 vs Intel HD Graphics 610

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 610

► remove Intel HD Graphics 610

The Intel HD Graphics 610 (GT1) is an integrated graphics unit, which can be found in low-end ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) processors of the Kaby-Lake generation. This "GT1" version of the Skylake GPU offers 12 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at up to 950 MHz (depending on the CPU model). Due to its lack of dedicated graphics memory or eDRAM cache, the HD 610 has to access the main memory (2x 64bit DDR3L-1600 / DDR4-2133).

Performance

Depending on various factors like memory configuration, the HD Graphics 610 should similar to the old Skylake HD Graphics 510 and therefore can only handle non demanding games. E.g. Farming Simulator 17, World of Warships or Dota 2 Reborn can be played on low settings.

Features

The revised video engine now supports H.265/HEVC Main10 profile in hardware with 10 bit colors. Furthermore, Googles VP9 codec can also be hardware decoded. The Pentium chips should already support HDCP 2.2 and therefore Netflix 4K. HDMI 2.0 however is still only supported with an external converter chip (LSPCon).

Power Consumption

The HD Graphics 610 can be found in mobile processors specified at 15 W TDP and is therefore suited for compact laptops and ultrabooks.

Intel HD Graphics 520Intel HD Graphics 610
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 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) 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 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 GT2Kaby Lake GT1
ArchitectureIntel Gen. 9 (Skylake)Intel Gen. 9 (Kaby-Lake)
24 - 12 -
Core300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz300 - 950 (Boost) MHz
Bus64/128 Bit64/128 Bit
MemoryDDR3/DDR4DDR3/DDR4
yesyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_1)DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
Technology14 nm14 nm
FeaturesQuickSyncQuickSync
Introduced01.09.2015 01.01.2017
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: 37351     avg: 40473.5     median: 40473.5 (9%)     max: 43596 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 27001     avg: 38067.1     median: 39969 (5%)     max: 49514 Points
min: 23291     avg: 25133     median: 25133 (3%)     max: 26975 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 3915     avg: 5388.6     median: 5369 (11%)     max: 6737 Points
min: 3061     avg: 3741.5     median: 3741.5 (8%)     max: 4422 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 4724     avg: 6759.9     median: 6708 (4%)     max: 8842 Points
min: 4712     avg: 5103.5     median: 5103.5 (3%)     max: 5495 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 536     avg: 747.6     median: 752 (3%)     max: 961 Points
min: 496     avg: 531     median: 531 (2%)     max: 566 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 564     avg: 800     median: 803.5 (2%)     max: 1056 Points
min: 556     avg: 589     median: 589 (1%)     max: 622 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 633     avg: 56112.2     median: 56183 (7%)     max: 82961 Points
min: 45739     avg: 53321.5     median: 53321.5 (7%)     max: 60904 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 1135     avg: 1435     median: 1438 (5%)     max: 1700 points
min: 885     avg: 929.3     median: 898 (3%)     max: 1005 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 1060     avg: 1297.7     median: 1296 (3%)     max: 1520 points
min: 804     avg: 830.7     median: 808 (2%)     max: 880 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 520
P Result 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 610
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 520
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 610
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
11469 Points (25%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 520
Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 610
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
3.3 fps (2%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
11.8 fps (4%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
11.8 fps (7%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
14 fps (6%)
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 610
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 610
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 610
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 610
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 520
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 610
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics 520
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics 610
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 33.8     avg: 42.1     median: 39.4 (7%)     max: 55.6 fps
32.3 fps (6%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 52.6     avg: 59.7     median: 59.7 (16%)     max: 66.7 fps
51.7 fps (14%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 132     avg: 187.5     median: 197 (4%)     max: 224 Samples/s
151 Samples/s (3%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 418     avg: 473.8     median: 474 (5%)     max: 529 Samples/s
291 Samples/s (3%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 777     avg: 838.8     median: 852 (4%)     max: 895 Points
484 Points (2%)

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics 520 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics 610 → 78%

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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
83%
HD Graphics 610:
15.6  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
12.6  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 610:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
10.3  fps
70%
HD Graphics 610:
7.2  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
5  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 610:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
7  fps
87%
HD Graphics 610:
6.1  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 610:
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Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
25.8  fps
101%
HD Graphics 610:
26  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
7.1  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 610:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
14.6  fps
95%
HD Graphics 610:
13.9  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
4.9  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 610:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
10.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
6.2  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
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
88%
HD Graphics 610:
7  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
5  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 610:
»
Destiny 2

Destiny 2

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

ELEX

2017
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
10.1  fps
87%
HD Graphics 610:
8.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
5.2  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 610:
»
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
100%
HD Graphics 610:
15  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
7  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 610:
»
FIFA 18

FIFA 18

2017
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 610:
35.1  fps
HD Graphics 610:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
10  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
F1 2017

F1 2017

2017
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
23  fps
87%
HD Graphics 610:
20  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 610:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
12.4  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
51  fps
113%
HD Graphics 610:
57.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
48  fps
116%
HD Graphics 610:
55.8  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 610:
»
Dirt 4

Dirt 4

2017
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
33.7  fps
80%
HD Graphics 610:
26.8  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 610:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
48.5  fps
101%
HD Graphics 610:
48.9  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 610:
»
Prey

Prey

2017
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
20  fps
79%
HD Graphics 610:
15.8  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 610:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
18.6  fps
89%
HD Graphics 610:
16.6  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
6.5  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 610:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
6.6  fps
136%
HD Graphics 610:
9  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
2.9  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 610:
»
For Honor

For Honor

2017
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
14.7 20.1 ~ 17 fps
79%
HD Graphics 610:
13.5  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
7.4  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 610:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
23.2  fps
81%
HD Graphics 610:
18.9  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 610:
»
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
97%
HD Graphics 610:
66.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
39.7 52.2 ~ 46 fps
89%
HD Graphics 610:
41.1  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
20.1 20.6 ~ 20 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
12  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 610:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
30.1  fps
53%
HD Graphics 610:
16.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
15.7  fps
57%
HD Graphics 610:
8.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
7.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
6.5  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 610:
»
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
27.9  fps
92%
HD Graphics 610:
25.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
10  fps
98%
HD Graphics 610:
9.8  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 610:
»
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:
»
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:
»
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
34.1 35.1 ~ 35 fps
77%
HD Graphics 610:
27  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
24.8 25 ~ 25 fps
77%
HD Graphics 610:
19.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
14.7 15.8 ~ 15 fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 610:
»
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
65%
HD Graphics 610:
12.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
11.4  fps
66%
HD Graphics 610:
7.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
3.7  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 610:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
15 15 ~ 15 fps
73%
HD Graphics 610:
11  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:
»
HD Graphics 610:
»
XCOM 2

XCOM 2

2016
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
14.9 16.2 16.3 ~ 16 fps
79%
HD Graphics 610:
12.7  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
5.2 6 ~ 6 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
2.9  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 610:
»
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
70%
HD Graphics 610:
22.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
19.1 20.3 ~ 20 fps
81%
HD Graphics 610:
16.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
11.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
9.1  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 610:
»
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
0 (!) 21.6 ~ 11 fps
140%
HD Graphics 610:
15.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
16.7  fps
75%
HD Graphics 610:
12.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
6.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
3.8  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
HD Graphics 610:
»
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