Intel HD Graphics 615 vs Qualcomm Adreno 616 vs Qualcomm Adreno 640

Intel HD Graphics 615

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The Intel HD Graphics 615 (GT2) is a low-end integrated graphics unit, which can be found in the Y-series of the Kaby Lake generation. This "GT2" version 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 615 has to access the main memory (2x 64bit DDR3L/LPDDR3).

Performance

The 3D performance of the HD 615 depends on the CPU model and the cooling / TDP-setting of the laptop. Furthermore, the used main memory (single channel, DDR3(L), amount) is influencing performance. On average the HD graphics 615 should be around 20 to 30 percent faster than the previous generation, the HD Graphics 615. Therefore, it may even reach the performance of the HD Graphics 520. Some low demanding games should therefore be playable with the chip.

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 first models do not support HDCP 2.2 and therefore Netflix 4K. This was added with the new models in 2017 and beginning of May 2017 also the older CPU models like the m3-7Y30 are now shipped with a new S-Spec Code that supports HDCP 2.2. HDMI 2.0 however is still only supported with an external converter chip (LSPCon).

Power Consumption

The HD Graphics 615 can be found in Y processors with 4.5 W TDP (can be manipulated by the laptop manufacturers) and is therefore suited for very thin, mostly passively cooled 2-in-1 notebooks and tablets.

Qualcomm Adreno 616

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The Qualcomm Adreno 616 is a mobile graphics card for upper mid-range smartphones and tablets (mostly Android based). It is included in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoCs and based on the Adreno 600 architecture (like the Adreno 630, which should be fully compatible in software).

According to Qualcomm up to 30% faster than the previous generation (Adreno 512 in the Snapdragon 660).

The GPU supports modern standards like Vulkan 1.0 (according to Wikipedia), OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0 and DirectX 11 (FL 11_1).

Qualcomm Adreno 640

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The Qualcomm Adreno 640 is a smartphone and tablet GPU that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. The chip will be available from early 2019 and will be used mainly in high-end Android devices.

According to Qualcomm, the Adreno 640 GPU offers a 20% improved performance over the Adreno 630, its predecessor, which is integrated in the Snapdragon 845 SoC. The enhanced performance is achieved by the Adreno 640 having 50% more FP16 and FP32 compute units (ALUs) than the Adreno 630, while its 7 nm FinFET manufacturing process makes it 20% more efficient too.

The Adreno 640 will also support the Vulkan 1.1 API, something which is possible for other Adreno 600 series GPUs too.

Intel HD Graphics 615Qualcomm Adreno 616Qualcomm Adreno 640
ManufacturerIntelQualcommQualcomm
Adreno 600 Series
Iris Plus Graphics 655 48 @ 0.3 - 1.2 GHz
Iris Plus Graphics 650 48 @ 0.3 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
Iris Plus Graphics 645 48 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz
Iris Plus Graphics 640 48 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 630 24 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics P630 24 @ 0.3 - 1.2 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 630 24 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics P630 24 64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 620 24 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 620 24 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 617 24 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 615 24 @ 0.3 - 1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 615 24 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
Adreno 660
Adreno 650 @ 0.59 GHz
Adreno 685
Adreno 680
Adreno 640
Adreno 630
Adreno 620
Adreno 619
Adreno 619L
Adreno 618
Adreno 616
Adreno 612
Adreno 610
Adreno 660
Adreno 650 @ 0.59 GHz
Adreno 685
Adreno 680
Adreno 640
Adreno 630
Adreno 620
Adreno 619
Adreno 619L
Adreno 618
Adreno 616
Adreno 612
Adreno 610
CodenameKaby-Lake GT2
ArchitectureGen. 9 Kaby LakeAdreno 600
Pipelines24 - unified
Core Speed300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3L/LPDDR3
Shared Memoryyesyesyes
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12.1DirectX 12
technology14 nm14 nm10 nm
FeaturesQuickSyncOpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, Direct3D 12 (FL 12_1)OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, DirectX 12, Vulkan 1.1
Date of Announcement30.08.2016 15.12.2015 12.02.2018
CPU in HD Graphics 615GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-7Y752 x 1300 MHz, 4.5 W300 MHz1050 MHz
Intel Core i5-7Y572 x 1200 MHz, 4.5 W300 MHz950 MHz
Intel Core i5-7Y542 x 1200 MHz, 4.5 W300 MHz950 MHz
min. - max.300 MHz850 - 1050 MHz
CPU in Adreno 616GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7128 x 2300 MHz? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7108 x 2200 MHz? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6708 x 2016 MHz? MHz? MHz
min. - max.? - 300 MHz? - 1050 MHz
CPU in Adreno 640GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus8 x ? MHz, 5 W250 MHz675 MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8558 x 2840 MHz, 5 W? MHz585 MHz
min. - max.? - 300 MHz585 - 1050 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - HD Graphics 615
4.9 pt (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 180     avg: 277     median: 296.5 (2%)     max: 327 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 157     avg: 244     median: 261 (1%)     max: 288 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 55271     avg: 69892     median: 70743 (11%)     max: 79719 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 28302     avg: 34366     median: 33200.5 (5%)     max: 42163 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 4050     avg: 4904     median: 4893 (6%)     max: 5828 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 582     avg: 750     median: 762 (2%)     max: 861 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 45589     avg: 54672     median: 50760 (7%)     max: 69035 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
min: 2146     avg: 2733     median: 2847 (10%)     max: 3248 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
min: 1742     avg: 1917     median: 1913.5 (20%)     max: 2217 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
min: 1611     avg: 1825     median: 1853.5 (15%)     max: 2147 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
2461 Points (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
2800 Points (2%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + Intel HD Graphics 615
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + Intel HD Graphics 615
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
19381 Points (20%)
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
16620 Points (9%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
8649 Points (13%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 615
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x768 + Intel HD Graphics 615
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
17.4 fps (3%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel HD Graphics 615
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics 615
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics 615
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics 615
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics 615
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 616
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 640
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics 615
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 616
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 640
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 4.3     avg: 7.7     median: 7.5 (5%)     max: 11 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
min: 4.4     avg: 5.2     median: 5.1 (2%)     max: 7.8 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 6.8     avg: 12.1     median: 12 (6%)     max: 17 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
min: 12     avg: 13.6     median: 14 (2%)     max: 16 fps
Basemark ES 2.0 - Basemark ES 2.0
59.8 fps (99%)
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 High Quality
33662 Points (76%)
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 Medium Quality
42892 Points (95%)
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
38.3 fps (3%)
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official High Offscreen 2160
3.4 fps (1%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 145     avg: 181     median: 185 (2%)     max: 213 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 281     avg: 365     median: 369 (1%)     max: 446 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 447     avg: 654     median: 693 (1%)     max: 783
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 2D Graphics Tests
18536 Points (39%)
min: 8622     avg: 9428     median: 9192.5 (19%)     max: 10698 Points
min: 10504     avg: 13770     median: 14541 (31%)     max: 15851 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 3D Graphics Tests
2667 Points (10%)
min: 2466     avg: 2689     median: 2629.5 (9%)     max: 2911 Points
min: 4244     avg: 5196     median: 5204 (19%)     max: 6016 Points
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
17.8 Watt (3%)
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
630 MHz (25%)

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics 615 → 100% n=5

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 616 → 97% n=5

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 640 → 171% n=5

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Valorant

Valorant

2020
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
64.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
25.4  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
17.8   fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
27.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
19  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
HD Graphics 615:
8  fps
Fall Guys

Fall Guys

2020
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
34.2 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
15.8 fps  fps
FIFA 20

FIFA 20

2019
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 615:
0 (!)  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 615:
0 (!)  fps
F1 2019

F1 2019

2019
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
18.1  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
79  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
62  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
51  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
48.6  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
HD Graphics 615:
34.4  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
21.7  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
6.5  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
11.9  fps
PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

2018
low
Adreno 616:
30 fps 38 fps 40 fps ~ 36 fps
high
Adreno 616:
27 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 30 fps
Adreno 640:
30 fps 40 fps 40 fps 40 fps 59 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 47 fps
Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

2018
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
9  fps
World of Tanks Blitz

World of Tanks Blitz

2018
high
Adreno 640:
60 fps  fps
Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor

2018
low
Adreno 616:
31 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 53 fps
Adreno 640:
59 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 60 fps
ultra
Adreno 616:
54 fps 57 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 58 fps
Adreno 640:
30 fps 59 fps 60 fps