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Intel HD Graphics 610 vs Intel UHD Graphics 600 vs Intel HD Graphics 520

Intel HD Graphics 610

► remove from comparison 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).

The successor of the HD 610 is the renamed UHD Graphics 610 in the Whisky-Lake and Comet-Lake Pentium CPUs.

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 UHD Graphics 600

► remove from comparison Intel UHD Graphics 600

The Intel UHD Graphics 600 is an integrated processor graphics unit from the Gemini Lake generation (e. g. Pentium N4100), which was announced late 2017. 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 lowest configuration of the Gemini Lake GPU, the UHD Graphics 600 is equipped with 12 of the 18 Execution Units (EUs) running at up to 700 MHz. The technical specifications of the GPU are based on Intel's Gen9 architecture, which is also used for the more expensive Skylake series and also in the predecessor HD Graphics 505.

Due to its lack of dedicated graphics memory or eDRAM cache, the UHD 605 has to access the main memory via processor (2x 64bit DDR4/LPDDR4-2400).

Performance

The UHD Graphics 600 offers a similar performance as the Intel HD Graphics 500 in the Apollo Lake SoCs (same Gen 9 architecture). Therefore, the GPU is only suited for some very low demanding games like Dirt Rally or Sims 4.

Features

The video engine decodes H.265/HEVC (8b and 10b) and VP9 completely in hardware. Up to three displays can be connected via DP 1.2a/eDP 1.3 or HDMI 2.0a (including HDCP 2.2).

Power Consumption

The TDP of the whole Pentium N4100 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 4.8 Watts, but this will obviously affect the performance.

Intel HD Graphics 520

► remove from comparison 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 610Intel UHD Graphics 600Intel HD Graphics 520
Gen. 9 Series
Iris Pro Graphics P580 72 @ 0.35 - 1.1 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Pro Graphics 580 72 @ 0.35 - 1.05 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 550 48 @ 0.3 - 1.1 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 540 48 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 530 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 12 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 610 12 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 510 12 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 605 18 @ 0.3 - 0.75 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 505 18 @ 0.3 - 0.75 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 600 12 @ 0.3 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 500 12 @ 0.3 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
Iris Pro Graphics P580 72 @ 0.35 - 1.1 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Pro Graphics 580 72 @ 0.35 - 1.05 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 550 48 @ 0.3 - 1.1 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 540 48 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 530 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 12 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 610 12 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 510 12 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 605 18 @ 0.3 - 0.75 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 505 18 @ 0.3 - 0.75 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 600 12 @ 0.3 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 500 12 @ 0.3 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
Iris Pro Graphics P580 72 @ 0.35 - 1.1 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Pro Graphics 580 72 @ 0.35 - 1.05 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 550 48 @ 0.3 - 1.1 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 540 48 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 530 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 12 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 610 12 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 510 12 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 605 18 @ 0.3 - 0.75 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 505 18 @ 0.3 - 0.75 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 600 12 @ 0.3 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 500 12 @ 0.3 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
CodenameKaby Lake GT1Gemini LakeSkylake GT2
ArchitectureGen. 9 Kaby LakeGen. 9 Gemini LakeGen. 9 Skylake
Pipelines12 - unified12 - unified24 - unified
Core Speed300 - 950 (Boost) MHz300 - 700 (Boost) MHz300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit64/128 Bit64/128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3/DDR4DDR4 / LPDDR4DDR3/DDR4
Shared Memoryyesyesyes
APIDirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.4DirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.4DirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.4
technology14 nm14 nm14 nm
FeaturesQuickSyncQuickSyncQuickSync
Date of Announcement01.01.2017 11.12.2017 01.09.2015
CPU in HD Graphics 610GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U2 x 2300 MHz, 15 W300 MHz950 MHz
Intel Celeron 3965U2 x 2200 MHz, 15 W300 MHz900 MHz
Intel Pentium Gold 4417U2 x 2300 MHz, 15 W300 MHz950 MHz
min. - max.300 MHz900 - 950 MHz
CPU in UHD Graphics 600GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Celeron J41054 x 1500 MHz, 10 W250 MHz750 MHz
Intel Celeron J41254 x 2000 MHz, 10 W250 MHz750 MHz
Intel Celeron J40052 x 2000 MHz, 10 W250 MHz700 MHz
min. - max.200 - 300 MHz650 - 950 MHz
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.200 - 300 MHz650 - 1050 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - HD Graphics 610
3 pt (3%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - UHD Graphics 600
1.7 pt (2%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - HD Graphics 520
3.9 pt (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 217     avg: 223     median: 223 (1%)     max: 229 Points
297 Points (2%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 189     avg: 194.5     median: 194.5 (1%)     max: 200 Points
263 Points (1%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 37351     avg: 43023     median: 41956.5 (6%)     max: 50828 Points
min: 50874     avg: 70431     median: 73656 (10%)     max: 88058 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 21082     avg: 23697     median: 23366 (3%)     max: 26975 Points
min: 27001     avg: 38067     median: 39969 (5%)     max: 49514 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 3061     avg: 4021     median: 4300 (5%)     max: 4422 Points
min: 3915     avg: 5379     median: 5357.5 (7%)     max: 6737 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 4712     avg: 5204     median: 5281 (2%)     max: 5542 Points
min: 4724     avg: 6747     median: 6700.5 (3%)     max: 8842 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 496     avg: 553     median: 566 (1%)     max: 616 Points
min: 536     avg: 748     median: 752 (2%)     max: 961 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 556     avg: 607     median: 607.5 (1%)     max: 657 Points
min: 564     avg: 800     median: 803.5 (2%)     max: 1056 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 38522     avg: 47069     median: 44425 (6%)     max: 60904 Points
min: 633     avg: 56112     median: 56183 (7%)     max: 82961 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited
2272 Points (14%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
2776 Points (6%)
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
min: 2516     avg: 2640     median: 2640 (3%)     max: 2764 Points
1774 Points (2%)
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
min: 2722     avg: 2892     median: 2891.5 (2%)     max: 3061 Points
1917 Points (1%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 885     avg: 972     median: 996 (2%)     max: 1074 Points
min: 472     avg: 613     median: 648 (1%)     max: 732 Points
min: 1135     avg: 1433     median: 1435.5 (3%)     max: 1700 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 804     avg: 868     median: 880 (1%)     max: 949 Points
min: 410     avg: 548     median: 578.5 (1%)     max: 638 Points
min: 1060     avg: 1296     median: 1293.5 (2%)     max: 1520 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + Intel HD Graphics 610
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
3715 Points (3%)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + Intel UHD Graphics 600
2522 Points (2%)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + Intel HD Graphics 520
min: 4381     avg: 5299     median: 5722 (5%)     max: 5884 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + Intel HD Graphics 610
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
3103 Points (2%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + Intel UHD Graphics 600
2069 Points (2%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + Intel HD Graphics 520
min: 3680     avg: 4547     median: 4966 (4%)     max: 5052 Points
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
11469 Points (16%)
6619 Points (9%)
min: 9082     avg: 11565     median: 10910 (15%)     max: 15357 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 610
3DMark 06
min: 5904     avg: 6387     median: 6386.5 (10%)     max: 6869 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel UHD Graphics 600
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 520
min: 5463     avg: 8344     median: 8656 (13%)     max: 9977 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x720 + Intel HD Graphics 520
3DMark 06
6847 Points (10%)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
3.3 fps (1%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
11.8 fps (4%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
11.8 fps (5%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
14 fps (3%)
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + Intel HD Graphics 520
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 snx-01
min: 2.06     avg: 2.3     median: 2.3 (2%)     max: 2.58 fps
specvp11 tcvis-02 + Intel HD Graphics 520
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 tcvis-02
min: 2.32     avg: 2.9     median: 2.9 (5%)     max: 3.45 fps
specvp11 sw-02 + Intel HD Graphics 520
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 sw-02
min: 13.26     avg: 15.9     median: 15.7 (19%)     max: 18.81 fps
specvp11 proe-05 + Intel HD Graphics 520
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 proe-05
min: 1.99     avg: 2.4     median: 2.4 (10%)     max: 2.81 fps
specvp11 maya-03 + Intel HD Graphics 520
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 maya-03
min: 10.4     avg: 17.4     median: 17.1 (13%)     max: 23.97 fps
specvp11 lightwave-01 + Intel HD Graphics 520
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 lightwave-01
min: 15.49     avg: 19.4     median: 19.8 (21%)     max: 23.36 fps
specvp11 ensight-04 + Intel HD Graphics 520
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 ensight-04
min: 2.39     avg: 2.9     median: 2.9 (1%)     max: 3.3 fps
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + Intel HD Graphics 520
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
22.6 fps (10%)
specvp12 snx-02 + Intel HD Graphics 520
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
3 fps (1%)
specvp12 showcase-01 + Intel HD Graphics 520
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
6.1 fps (2%)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + Intel HD Graphics 520
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01
1.7 fps (1%)
specvp12 maya-04 + Intel HD Graphics 520
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
10.9 fps (4%)
specvp12 energy-01 + Intel HD Graphics 520
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
0.1 fps (0%)
specvp12 creo-01 + Intel HD Graphics 520
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
10.2 fps (5%)
specvp12 catia-04 + Intel HD Graphics 520
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
11.6 fps (4%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel HD Graphics 610
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
min: 4734     avg: 5507     median: 5084 (22%)     max: 6703 Points
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel UHD Graphics 600
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel HD Graphics 520
min: 4559     avg: 7464     median: 7578 (32%)     max: 9184 Points
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics 610
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 16.04     avg: 16.8     median: 16.8 (6%)     max: 17.51 fps
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 600
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
min: 7.25     avg: 29.5     median: 30.1 (11%)     max: 41.82 fps
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics 610
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 24.36     avg: 26.5     median: 26.2 (7%)     max: 29.14 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 600
min: 6.47     avg: 15.3     median: 16.4 (4%)     max: 20.06 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
min: 23.59     avg: 36.7     median: 37 (10%)     max: 45.76 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics 610
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
97.8 % (98%)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 600
97.8 % (98%)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics 520
min: 97.7     avg: 97.8     median: 97.8 (98%)     max: 97.9 %
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics 610
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
99.6 fps (3%)
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel UHD Graphics 600
min: 24.8     avg: 27.9     median: 27.9 (1%)     max: 31 fps
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics 520
min: 98.1     avg: 109     median: 109 (3%)     max: 119.9 fps
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics 610
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
72.4 fps (1%)
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Intel UHD Graphics 600
min: 33.3     avg: 37.2     median: 37.2 (0%)     max: 41 fps
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics 520
min: 76.8     avg: 92.2     median: 87.2 (1%)     max: 117.7 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
51.7 fps (14%)
min: 10.3     avg: 18.4     median: 18 (5%)     max: 27 fps
min: 52.6     avg: 59.7     median: 59.7 (16%)     max: 66.7 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
32.3 fps (3%)
min: 18.2     avg: 19.4     median: 19 (1%)     max: 21 fps
min: 33.8     avg: 42.1     median: 39.4 (3%)     max: 55.6 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
25.9 fps (1%)
min: 7.9     avg: 9.5     median: 9 (0%)     max: 12 fps
min: 28.9     avg: 32.8     median: 32.8 (1%)     max: 36.6 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
15.4 fps (0%)
min: 5.4     avg: 7.7     median: 8.1 (0%)     max: 9.2 fps
min: 16     avg: 18.5     median: 18.5 (0%)     max: 21 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 6.1     avg: 8.2     median: 6.6 (4%)     max: 12 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
min: 3.4     avg: 3.7     median: 3.7 (1%)     max: 3.9 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 8.7     avg: 12.2     median: 10 (5%)     max: 18 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
min: 9     avg: 10     median: 9.9 (1%)     max: 11 fps
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
min: 15.5     avg: 15.8     median: 15.8 (1%)     max: 16 fps
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official High Offscreen 2160
1.3 fps (0%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
151 Samples/s (1%)
min: 70     avg: 73     median: 73 (0%)     max: 76 Samples/s
min: 132     avg: 187.5     median: 197 (1%)     max: 224 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
291 Samples/s (1%)
min: 122     avg: 125.5     median: 125.5 (0%)     max: 129 Samples/s
min: 418     avg: 473.8     median: 474 (1%)     max: 529 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
484 Points (1%)
min: 337     avg: 345.5     median: 345.5 (1%)     max: 354 Points
min: 777     avg: 839     median: 852 (2%)     max: 895 Points
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
28.2 Watt (4%)