Intel HD Graphics 520 vs Intel Iris Graphics 550

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 Iris Graphics 550

► remove Intel Iris Graphics 550

The Intel Iris Graphics 550 (GT3e) is an integrated graphics unit of the Skylake generation. As successors of the Iris Graphics 6100 (Broadwell), the Iris Graphics 550 can be found in CPUs of 28-watt series and offers 64 MB of dedicated eDRAM memory. Furthermore, the so-called GT3e-version features 48 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at up to 1100 MHz (depending on the CPU model). Besides the eDRAM cache, the Iris 550 is able to access the main memory (2x 64bit DDR3L-1600 / DDR4-2133).

Compared to the Iris Graphics 540 of the 15-watt series, the Iris Graphics 550 differs only by its slightly higher maximum clock and a nearly doubled TDP, which allows a better utilization of the Turbo Boost.

Performance

The exact performance of the Iris Graphics 550 depends on various factors like L3 Cache size, memory (DDR3/DDR4) and maximum clock rate of the specific model. The fastest versions (Core i7-6567U) may compete with a dedicated GeForce 930M and will handle modern games (as of 2015) in low or medium 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 Iris Graphics 550 can be found in mobile processors specified at 28 W TDP and is therefore suited for medium-sized laptops and ultrabooks.

Intel HD Graphics 520Intel Iris Graphics 550
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 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 (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 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 (compare) 12 @ 300 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameSkylake GT2Skylake GT3e
ArchitectureIntel Gen. 9 (Skylake)Intel Gen. 9 (Skylake)
24 - 48 -
Core300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz300 - 1100 (Boost) MHz
Bus64/128 BiteDRAM + 64/128 Bit
MemoryDDR3/DDR4eDRAM
yesyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_1)DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
Technology14 nm14 nm
FeaturesQuickSyncQuickSync
Introduced01.09.2015 01.09.2015
Max. Memory64 MB
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%)
620 Points (6%)
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
263 Points (2%)
554 Points (4%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 50874     avg: 71894.3     median: 75601 (17%)     max: 88058 Points
min: 92219     avg: 127234     median: 139193 (31%)     max: 150291 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 27001     avg: 38067.1     median: 39969 (5%)     max: 49514 Points
min: 54217     avg: 68532     median: 68873 (9%)     max: 82506 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 3915     avg: 5396.5     median: 5382.5 (11%)     max: 6737 Points
min: 6252     avg: 7633.8     median: 8105 (16%)     max: 8646 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 4724     avg: 6764.1     median: 6731 (4%)     max: 8842 Points
min: 8885     avg: 11789.6     median: 12812 (7%)     max: 13172 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 536     avg: 748.1     median: 753 (3%)     max: 961 Points
min: 968     avg: 1316.8     median: 1439 (5%)     max: 1550 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 564     avg: 800.5     median: 804 (2%)     max: 1056 Points
min: 1025     avg: 1390.8     median: 1520 (4%)     max: 1657 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 633     avg: 56112.2     median: 56183 (7%)     max: 82961 Points
min: 56261     avg: 87697.2     median: 90360.5 (12%)     max: 113807 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 1135     avg: 1438.1     median: 1447 (5%)     max: 1700 points
min: 1943     avg: 2586.6     median: 2703 (9%)     max: 2881 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 1060     avg: 1300     median: 1299 (3%)     max: 1520 points
min: 1782     avg: 2413.8     median: 2524 (5%)     max: 2696 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 520
P Result 1280x1024 + Intel Iris Graphics 550
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 520
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + Intel Iris Graphics 550
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 Iris Graphics 550
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 Iris Graphics 550
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel Iris Graphics 550
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel Iris Graphics 550
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel Iris Graphics 550
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 520
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Intel Iris Graphics 550
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
91.1 fps (17%)
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
min: 307     avg: 324     median: 324 (6%)     max: 341 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 418     avg: 473.8     median: 474 (5%)     max: 529 Samples/s
min: 797     avg: 819     median: 819 (8%)     max: 841 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 777     avg: 838.8     median: 852 (4%)     max: 895 Points
min: 1654     avg: 1732.7     median: 1692 (8%)     max: 1852 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics 520 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Iris Graphics 550 → 179%

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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
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
HD Graphics 520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
48.5  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
Prey

Prey

2017
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
20  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:
»
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
Iris Graphics 550:
23.4  fps
med. 1366x768
Iris Graphics 550:
19.9  fps
Iris Graphics 550:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
33.1  fps
196%
Iris Graphics 550:
65  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
23.9  fps
189%
Iris Graphics 550:
45.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
8.5  fps
208%
Iris Graphics 550:
17.7  fps
HD Graphics 520:
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Iris Graphics 550:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
54.5 82.1 ~ 68 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
39.7 52.2 ~ 46 fps
202%
Iris Graphics 550:
93  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
20.1 20.6 ~ 20 fps
174%
Iris Graphics 550:
34.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
12  fps
173%
Iris Graphics 550:
20.8  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
Iris Graphics 550:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
30.1  fps
165%
Iris Graphics 550:
49.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
15.7  fps
190%
Iris Graphics 550:
29.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
7.3  fps
207%
Iris Graphics 550:
15.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
6.5  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
Iris Graphics 550:
»
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
217%
Iris Graphics 550:
26  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
6 8.8 ~ 7 fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
Iris Graphics 550:
»
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
246%
Iris Graphics 550:
86  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
24.8 25 ~ 25 fps
235%
Iris Graphics 550:
58.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
14.7 15.8 ~ 15 fps
175%
Iris Graphics 550:
26.2  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
Iris Graphics 550:
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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
114%
Iris Graphics 550:
18.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
12.8 14.5 ~ 14 fps
129%
Iris Graphics 550:
18  fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 550:
6.7  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
Iris Graphics 550:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
19.8 21.1 ~ 20 fps
162%
Iris Graphics 550:
32.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
11.4  fps
203%
Iris Graphics 550:
23.1  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
3.7  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
Iris Graphics 550:
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
15 15 ~ 15 fps
180%
Iris Graphics 550:
26 27 ~ 27 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
7 7 ~ 7 fps
186%
Iris Graphics 550:
12 14 ~ 13 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
6  fps
167%
Iris Graphics 550:
10  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
4  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
Iris Graphics 550:
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XCOM 2

XCOM 2

2016
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
14.9 16.2 16.3 ~ 16 fps
190%
Iris Graphics 550:
30.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
5.2 6 ~ 6 fps
165%
Iris Graphics 550:
9.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
2.9  fps
234%
Iris Graphics 550:
6.8  fps
HD Graphics 520:
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Iris Graphics 550:
»
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
156%
Iris Graphics 550:
23.6 27.3 ~ 25 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
173%
Iris Graphics 550:
16.2 18.3 21.9 ~ 19 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
143%
Iris Graphics 550:
9.5 10.9 ~ 10 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
9.3  fps
46%
Iris Graphics 550:
4.3  fps
HD Graphics 520:
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Iris Graphics 550:
»
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
31.3 32.6 ~ 32 fps
159%
Iris Graphics 550:
48.4 52.9 ~ 51 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
19.1 20.3 ~ 20 fps
155%
Iris Graphics 550:
30.1 32.3 ~ 31 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
11.6  fps
164%
Iris Graphics 550:
18.2 19 ~ 19 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
9.1  fps
165%
Iris Graphics 550:
14.6 14.9 ~ 15 fps
HD Graphics 520:
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Iris Graphics 550:
»
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
188%
Iris Graphics 550:
52.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
12.3 15 16.1 18.4 ~ 15 fps
199%
Iris Graphics 550:
29.9  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
Iris Graphics 550:
»
low 1024x768
Iris Graphics 550:
7.8  fps
Iris Graphics 550:
»
Fallout 4

Fallout 4

2015
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 520:
13.2 13.6 18.8 ~ 15 fps
142%
Iris Graphics 550:
21.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
8.6 9.1 11.4 ~ 10 fps
84%
Iris Graphics 550:
8.4  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
Iris Graphics 550:
»
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:
»
Anno 2205

Anno 2205

2015
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
8.2 32.2 ~ 20 fps
221%
Iris Graphics 550:
44.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 520:
5.3 16.2 ~ 11 fps
250%
Iris Graphics 550:
27.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 520:
6.4  fps
183%
Iris Graphics 550:
11.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 550:
5.3  fps
HD Graphics 520:
»
Iris Graphics 550:
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FIFA 16