Intel HD Graphics (Braswell) vs Intel HD Graphics (Skylake)

Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)

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The Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)  is an integrated graphics card in the low end SoCs of the Braswell series (e.g. Pentium N3700). It is based on the same architecture as the integrated GPU of the Broadwell graphics cards (e.g. HD Graphics 5300), but offers less shader cores and slower clock speeds.

The performance depends on the processor. The fastest models offer 16 EUs (shader cores) at 400 - 700 MHz. It should be about twice as fast as the old HD Graphics in Bay Trail SoCs. At the time of announcement in Q1 2015 the following models exist:

  • Pentium N3700: 16 EUs @ 400 - 700 MHz, Dual-Channel Memory
  • Celeron N3150: 12 EUs @ 320 - 640 MHz, Dual-Channel Memory
  • Celeron N3050: 12 EUs @ 320 - 600 MHz, Dual-Channel Memory
  • Celeron N3000: 12 EUs @ 320 - 600 MHz, Dual-Channel Memory

In the first CPUs the graphics card was only called Intel HD Graphics. Later (e.g. in the Celeron N3060) Intel renamed it to Intel HD Graphics 400 (Celeron with 12 EUs) and Intel HD Graphics 405 (Pentium with 16 EUs).

Gaming performance ist still only suited for older or less demanding games. Often also the processor is limited gaming performance (e.g. in the dual-core N3000).

The SoC also integrates a video decoding engine that should be able to handle 4K H.265 videos.

Intel HD Graphics (Skylake)

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The Intel HD Graphics (Skylake) (GT1) is an integrated graphics unit, which can be found in low-end ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) processors of the Skylake generation. In most CPUs, this GPU was named Intel HD Graphics 510 or Intel HD Graphics 515 (see both pages for benchmarks and information).

This "GT1" version of the Skylake GPU offers 12 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at up to 800 MHz (depending on the CPU model). Due to its lack of dedicated graphics memory or eDRAM cache, the HD Graphics has to access the main memory (2x 64bit DDR3L-1600 / DDR4-2133).

Performance

Depending on various factors like memory configuration, the HD Graphics should perform similar to the older HD Graphics 4200 and will handle only some older and less demanding games in lowest 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 (Skylake) can be found in mobile processors specified at 6 W TDP and is therefore suited for passively cooled 2-in-1 laptops and tablets.

Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)Intel HD Graphics (Skylake)
ManufacturerIntelIntel
HD Graphics Series
HD Graphics P530 (compare) 24 @ 350 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5600 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 6000 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4600 (compare) 20 @ 200 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5500 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 950 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5000 (compare) 40 @ 200 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4400 (compare) 20 @ 200 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5300 (compare) 24 @ 100 - 900 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4000 (compare) 16 @ 350 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Broadwell) (compare) 12 @ 100 - 850 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4200 (compare) 20 @ 200 - 850 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Skylake) 12 @ 300 - 800 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) (compare) 16 @ 320 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Braswell) 16 @ 320 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) (compare) 12 @ 320 - 640 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Haswell) (compare) 10 @ 200 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) (compare) 16 @ 200 - 600 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 3000 (compare) 12 @ 350 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2500 (compare) 6 @ 650 - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) (compare) 6 @ 350 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2000 (compare) 6 @ 850/1100 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (compare) 6 @ 350 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Bay Trail) (compare) 4 @ 311 - 896 (Boost) MHz32/64/128 Bit
HD Graphics P530 (compare) 24 @ 350 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5600 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 6000 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4600 (compare) 20 @ 200 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5500 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 950 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5000 (compare) 40 @ 200 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4400 (compare) 20 @ 200 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5300 (compare) 24 @ 100 - 900 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4000 (compare) 16 @ 350 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Broadwell) (compare) 12 @ 100 - 850 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4200 (compare) 20 @ 200 - 850 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Skylake) 12 @ 300 - 800 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) (compare) 16 @ 320 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Braswell) 16 @ 320 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) (compare) 12 @ 320 - 640 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Haswell) (compare) 10 @ 200 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) (compare) 16 @ 200 - 600 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 3000 (compare) 12 @ 350 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2500 (compare) 6 @ 650 - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) (compare) 6 @ 350 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2000 (compare) 6 @ 850/1100 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (compare) 6 @ 350 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Bay Trail) (compare) 4 @ 311 - 896 (Boost) MHz32/64/128 Bit
CodenameBraswellSkylake GT1
ArchitectureIntel Gen8Intel Gen. 9 (Skylake)
16 - 12 -
Core320 - 700 (Boost) MHz300 - 800 (Boost) MHz
Bus64/128 Bit64/128 Bit
yesyes
DirectXDirectX 11.2, 5.0DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
Technology14 nm14 nm
Introduced01.04.2015 01.09.2015
MemoryDDR3L/LPDDR3
FeaturesQuickSync
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Pentium N37004 x 1600 MHz, 6 W400 MHz700 MHz
Intel Celeron N31604 x 1600 MHz, 6 W320 MHz640 MHz
Intel Celeron N31504 x 1600 MHz, 6 W320 MHz640 MHz
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min. - max.320 - 400 MHz600 - 700 MHz

3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 1327     avg: 1595.4     median: 1529 (3%)     max: 2134 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 1950     avg: 2187.3     median: 2193 (1%)     max: 2457 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 204     avg: 235.2     median: 238 (1%)     max: 256 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 218     avg: 256.5     median: 261 (1%)     max: 299 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 20067     avg: 24120.9     median: 24638 (3%)     max: 26079 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 310     avg: 434.8     median: 436 (1%)     max: 518 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 275     avg: 389.9     median: 395 (1%)     max: 468 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
min: 3.2     avg: 4.9     median: 4.9 (2%)     max: 6.6 fps
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
16.1 fps (3%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
25.4 fps (7%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 54     avg: 54.5     median: 54.5 (1%)     max: 55 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 76     avg: 80.5     median: 80.5 (1%)     max: 85 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
306 Points (1%)

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics (Braswell) → 100%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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low 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
16.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
11.9  fps
HD Graphics (Braswell):
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low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
13.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
9.5  fps
HD Graphics (Braswell):
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low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
27.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
7.1  fps
HD Graphics (Braswell):
»
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
13.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
8.7  fps
HD Graphics (Braswell):
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Evolve

Evolve

2015
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
5.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
3.9  fps
HD Graphics (Braswell):
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low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
8.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
6.1  fps
HD Graphics (Braswell):
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Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4

2014
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
6.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
4.3  fps
HD Graphics (Braswell):
»
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
3.2  fps
HD Graphics (Braswell):
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F1 2014

F1 2014

2014
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
13 13 ~ 13 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
12 12.5 ~ 12 fps
HD Graphics (Braswell):
»
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
13.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
8.8  fps
HD Graphics (Braswell):
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Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
64  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
18.7  fps
HD Graphics (Braswell):
»
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
7.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
5.6  fps
HD Graphics (Braswell):
»
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
23  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
12.5  fps
HD Graphics (Braswell):
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
3.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
2.1  fps
HD Graphics (Braswell):
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GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
19.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
12.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
12.5  fps
HD Graphics (Braswell):
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low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
16.2 17.4 17.5 17.7 22.1 ~ 18 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
8.3 9.1 9.8 10 11.4 ~ 10 fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
6.9 7 7.4 8.4 9.6 ~ 8 fps
HD Graphics (Braswell):
»
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
19.4 22.5 23 23.4 23.7 ~ 22 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
11 12.1 12.2 12.6 12.9 ~ 12 fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
8 8.2 8.2 8.7 9.1 ~ 8 fps
HD Graphics (Braswell):
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Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
9.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
5.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
2.1  fps
HD Graphics (Braswell):
»
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
28.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
13  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
9.9  fps
HD Graphics (Braswell):
»
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
15  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
12  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
11.3  fps
HD Graphics (Braswell):
»
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
12.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
11.5  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
10.4  fps
HD Graphics (Braswell):
»
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
25.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
16.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
13.2  fps
HD Graphics (Braswell):
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Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
28 30 ~ 29 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
12.7 13.1 ~ 13 fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
8.1  fps
HD Graphics (Braswell):
»
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
16.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
8.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
5  fps
HD Graphics (Braswell):
»
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
28  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
13.9  fps
HD Graphics (Braswell):
»
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
6.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
4.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
2.1  fps
HD Graphics (Braswell):
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Trackmania Nations Forever

Trackmania Nations Forever

2008
low 640x480
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
79.3 97.6 97.6 106 106 ~ 97 fps
high 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
18.9 21.4 22.9 25.5 25.8 ~ 23 fps
HD Graphics (Braswell):
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