Intel HD Graphics 615 vs Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645

Intel HD Graphics 615

► remove Intel HD Graphics 615

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.

Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645

► remove Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645

The Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645 (GT3e) is a processor graphics card that was first seen in the Apple MacBook Pro 13 (Entry, 2019) in mid 2019. It is similar to the Iris Plus Graphics 655 in the 28 Watt CPUs.

The so called GT3e version of the Coffee-Lake GPU still has 48 Execution Units (EUs), which can reach up to 1150 MHz depending on the model. Besides eDRAM cache, the Iris 645 can also access the system memory (2x 64 Bit DDR3L-2133/DDR4-2400) via processor interface.

Performance

The exact performance of the Iris Plus Graphics 645 depends on the CPU model, because maximum clock as well as the size of the L3 cache can differ a bit. The system memory (DDR3/DDR4) will influence the performance as well.

The fastest chips are high-clocked Core i7 models like the Core i7-8557U. Depending on the game, the Iris Plus 655 will probably be on par with a dedicated GeForce 930M or GeForce 940MX and can handle smooth gameplay in modern titles in low up to medium settings.

Features

The reworked video engine now fully supports hardware decoding of H.265/HEVC videos. Contrary to Skylake, however, Kaby Lake can now also decode H.265/HEVC Main 10 with a 10-bit color depth as well as Google's VP9 codec. The video output is possible via DP 1.2/eDP 1.3 (up to 3840 x 2160 @60 Hz), whereas HDMI is also supported in the older 1.4a standard. An HDMI 2.0 output can be added via converter from DisplayPort. The GPU can drive up to three displays simultaneously.

Power Consumption

The Iris Plus Graphics 645 is used for 15-Watt processor and therefore small-sized notebooks.

Intel HD Graphics 615Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
ManufacturerIntelIntel
Gen. 9.5 Series
Iris Plus Graphics 655 compare 48 @ 300 - 1200 MHz
Iris Plus Graphics 650 compare 48 @ 300 - 1100 MHz64/128 Bit
Iris Plus Graphics 645 48 @ 300 - 1150 MHz
Iris Plus Graphics 640 compare 48 @ 300 - 1050 MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 630 compare 24 @ 300 - 1150 MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics P630 compare 24 @ 300 - 1200 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 630 compare 24 @ 300 - 1150 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics P630 compare 24 64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 620 compare 24 @ 300? - 1150 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 620 compare 24 @ 300 - 1050 MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 617 compare 24 @ 300 - 1150 MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 615 compare 24 @ 300 - 1000 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 615 24 @ 300 - 1050 MHz64/128 Bit
Iris Plus Graphics 655 compare 48 @ 300 - 1200 MHz
Iris Plus Graphics 650 compare 48 @ 300 - 1100 MHz64/128 Bit
Iris Plus Graphics 645 48 @ 300 - 1150 MHz
Iris Plus Graphics 640 compare 48 @ 300 - 1050 MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 630 compare 24 @ 300 - 1150 MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics P630 compare 24 @ 300 - 1200 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 630 compare 24 @ 300 - 1150 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics P630 compare 24 64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 620 compare 24 @ 300? - 1150 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 620 compare 24 @ 300 - 1050 MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 617 compare 24 @ 300 - 1150 MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 615 compare 24 @ 300 - 1000 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 615 24 @ 300 - 1050 MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameKaby-Lake GT2Kaby Lake GT3e
ArchitectureGen. 9 Kaby LakeGen. 9.5 Coffee Lake
Cores24 - unified48 - unified
Core300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz300 - 1150 (Boost) MHz
Bus64/128 Bit
MemoryDDR3L/LPDDR3DDR3/DDR4
Shared Memoryyesyes
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Technology14 nm14 nm
FeaturesQuickSyncQuickSync
Introduced30.08.2016 10.07.2019
CPUGPU 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
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min. - max.300 - 300 MHz850 - 1050 MHz

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
5.4 pt (6%)
3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 180     avg: 277     median: 296.5 (2%)     max: 327 Points
624 Points (4%)
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 157     avg: 244     median: 261 (2%)     max: 288 Points
550 Points (4%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 55271     avg: 69892     median: 70743 (13%)     max: 79719 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 28302     avg: 34366     median: 33200.5 (5%)     max: 42163 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 4050     avg: 4904     median: 4893 (7%)     max: 5828 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 5478     avg: 6502     median: 6387 (3%)     max: 7839 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 582     avg: 750     median: 762 (3%)     max: 861 Points
1736 Points (6%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 647     avg: 830     median: 853 (2%)     max: 965 Points
1893 Points (5%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 45589     avg: 54672     median: 50760 (7%)     max: 69035 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 1141     avg: 1350     median: 1362.5 (4%)     max: 1514 points
3238 points (8%)
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 1032     avg: 1233     median: 1242.5 (2%)     max: 1383.5 points
2985 points (6%)
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 615
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 615
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
19381 Points (20%)
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
16620 Points (9%)
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
8649 Points (16%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 615
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
17.4 fps (3%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + Intel HD Graphics 615
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 615
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 615
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 615
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 615
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics 615
Basemark ES 2.0 - Taiji Free
59.8 fps (99%)
Basemark X 1.1 - High Quality
33662 fps (76%)
Basemark X 1.1 - Medium Quality
42892 fps (95%)
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Vulkan Medium Offscreen 1920x1080
38.3 fps (3%)
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Vulkan High Offscreen 3840x2160
3.4 fps (1%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 145     avg: 181     median: 185 (2%)     max: 213 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 281     avg: 365     median: 369 (3%)     max: 446 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 447     avg: 654     median: 693 (2%)     max: 783 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 2D Graphics Tests
18536 Points (59%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 3D Graphics Tests
2667 Points (10%)
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
17.8 Watt (4%)
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark 1.19 GPU Stress Test 1280x720
630 MHz (36%)

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics 615 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645 → 209%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

2020
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
17.8   fps
Hearthstone

Hearthstone

2020
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
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
Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

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

World of Tanks enCore

2018
low 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
106  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
13.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
5.8  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
18.8  fps
199%
Iris Plus Graphics 645:
37.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
12  fps
218%
Iris Plus Graphics 645:
26.1  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
11  fps
205%
Iris Plus Graphics 645:
22.5  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
HD Graphics 615:
4.3  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
8.3  fps
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
35.3  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
14.6  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
8.9  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
15.2  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
7  fps
Destiny 2

Destiny 2

2017
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
11.2  fps
ELEX

ELEX

2017
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
8.8  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
8.6  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
15  fps
FIFA 18

FIFA 18

2017
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
45.2  fps
F1 2017

F1 2017

2017
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
21  fps
Dirt 4

Dirt 4

2017
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
31.4  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
26.4 41.9 ~ 34 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
19.4  fps
Prey

Prey

2017
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
14.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
6.6  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
11.6  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
4  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
9.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
4  fps
For Honor

For Honor

2017
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
16.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
6.2  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
22.2  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
9.5  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
19.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
15.9  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
70.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
45.1  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
13  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
9.1  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
20.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
9.2  fps
FIFA 17

FIFA 17

2016
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
36.8 (!)  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
29.6 (!)  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
9.1  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
15.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
9  fps
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
28.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
21.9  fps
Doom

Doom

2016
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
12.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
10.1  fps
low 1280x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
8.2  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
15.1  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
12  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
11 12.9 13 13.8 14.2 14.2 ~ 13 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
8 9.1 9.1 9.4 ~ 9 fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
24.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
16.2  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
19.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
11.5  fps
Fallout 4

Fallout 4

2015
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
10.1  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
8.4 (!)  fps
Anno 2205

Anno 2205

2015
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
15.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
10.2  fps
low 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
49.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
30.2  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
23.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
20.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
7.6  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
50.4 fps 57.4 fps 57.4 fps 59.1 ~ 56 fps
137%
Iris Plus Graphics 645:
76.5 fps  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
27.6 fps 31.9 fps 31.9 fps 52.7 ~ 36 fps
159%
Iris Plus Graphics 645:
57.3 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
13.7 fps 15.7 fps 15.7 fps 27.4 ~ 18 fps
161%
Iris Plus Graphics 645:
29 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
12.3 fps 14.1 fps 14.1 fps 25.1 ~ 16 fps
168%
Iris Plus Graphics 645:
26.9 fps  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
11.9  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
71.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
16.3  fps
GTA V

GTA V

2015
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
19.9 24.2 ~ 22 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
16.7 23.7 ~ 20 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
6.1  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
19.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
15.5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
17.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
12.2  fps
F1 2014

F1 2014

2014
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
55  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
34  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
26.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
19  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
9.7  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
23.5  fps
med. 1344x756
100%
HD Graphics 615:
13.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
6.8  fps
Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
147.3 155.1 ~ 151 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
90 94.2 ~ 92 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
41.5 43.5 ~ 43 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
28.4 29.6 ~ 29 fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
74.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
24.6  fps
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
13.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
9.2  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
22.3 29.4 31.2 32.7 37.3 ~ 31 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
16.6 (!) 18.3 19.8 22.7 26.9 ~ 21 fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
11.8 (!) 17.6 18.3 18.9 19.1 ~ 17 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
6.4  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
20.2  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
31.4 31.5 32 38.4 40.4 40.6 41.5 42 42.6 48.6 ~ 39 fps
268%
Iris Plus Graphics 645:
104.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
17.6 18.8 19.3 20.4 21 22.4 25.1 25.2 25.8 28.3 ~ 22 fps
273%
Iris Plus Graphics 645:
60  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
14.2 16.1 17.8 19 19.3 20.5 20.8 21.7 24.4 ~ 19 fps
272%
Iris Plus Graphics 645:
51.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
4.6 4.6 6 6 6.1 6.4 6.7 7.9 ~ 6 fps
368%
Iris Plus Graphics 645:
22.1  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
51.8 61.4 ~ 57 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
23.6 28.9 ~ 26 fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
16 18.4 ~ 17 fps
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
21  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
12.7  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
21.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
14  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
7.6  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
99.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
57.3  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
39.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
21.9  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
55.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
36.3  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
30.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
17.8  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 615:
35.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
18  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
7.9  fps
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
100%
HD Graphics 615:
88.9  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 615:
83.2  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
HD Graphics 615:
60.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 615:
7.9  fps

Average Gaming Intel HD Graphics 615 → 100%

Average Gaming Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645 → 221%

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