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Intel HD Graphics P630 vs Intel UHD Graphics 617 vs Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645

Intel HD Graphics P630

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The Intel HD Graphics P630 (GT2) is an integrated graphics unit, which can be found in various Xeon workstation processors of the Kaby Lake generation. The "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 P630 has to access the main memory (2x 64bit DDR3L-1600 / DDR4-2133). It uses the same silicon as the consumer HD Graphics 630 in Kaby-Lake-H processors but features optimized drivers for workstaion and CAD software. According to Intel it is certified for 15 applications (see list).

Performance

According to Intel, the performance of the P630 is identical to the Intel HD Graphis P530 (Skylake predecessor) processor graphics card and 1.94x faster than the old Intel HD Graphics P4000. Compared to consumer cards, the gaming performance should be on a similar level to the dedicated GeForce 920M and will handle old games (as of 2015) in low or medium settings.

Features

The revised video engine in the Kaby Lake chips now supports H.265/HEVC Main10 profile at 10-bit color depth and also the VP9 codec in hardware. Furthermore, HDCP 2.2 is also supported in all chips, which allows Netflix 4K videos, for instance.

Power Consumption

The HD Graphics P630 can be found in mobile quad-core Xeon processors with 45 W TDP and also desktop processors of the Xeon range with higher TDPs.

Sourcehttp://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/guides/hd-graphics-performance-guide.pdf

Intel UHD Graphics 617

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The Intel UHD Graphics 617 (GT2) is a low-end integrated graphics unit, which can be found in the Y-series of the Amber-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 UHD 617 has to access the main memory (2x 64bit DDR3L/LPDDR3). Compared to the old HD Graphics 615 in Kaby-Lake-Y CPUs, the UHD 617 is the same GPU with slightly different clock speeds (depending on the model) and slight power/performance improvements due to the improved 14nm++ process. Compared to the similar UHD Graphics 615 in other Amber Lake models, the 617 looks to be higher clocked (+50 MHz) and has more headroom due to the higher TDP of 7 versus 5 Watt.

Performance

The 3D performance of the UHD 617 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 UHD graphics 617 should be very similar to the Kaby-Lake HD Graphics 615 due to the same architecture and similar speeds. That means that only low demanding games like Farming Simulator 17 or Rocket League are playable in lowest detail settings.

Features

The revised video engine in the HD 615 and UHD 615 / 617 now supports H.265/HEVC Main10 profile in hardware with 10 bit colors. Furthermore, Googles VP9 codec can also be hardware decoded. The UHD 617 should 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 UHD Graphics 617 can be found in Y processors with 7 W TDP  and is therefore suited for very thin, mostly passively cooled subnotebooks like the MacBook Air 2018.

Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645

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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 P630Intel UHD Graphics 617Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
ManufacturerIntelIntelIntel
Gen. 9.5 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
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
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
CodenameKaby-Lake-H-GT2Kaby-Lake GT2Kaby Lake GT3e
ArchitectureGen. 9.5 Kaby LakeGen. 9 Amber LakeGen. 9.5 Coffee Lake
Pipelines24 - unified24 - unified48 - unified
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit64/128 Bit
Shared Memoryyesyesyes
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
technology14 nm14 nm14 nm
FeaturesQuickSyncQuickSyncQuickSync
Date of Announcement05.08.2015 30.10.2018 10.07.2019
Core Speed300 - 1150 (Boost) MHz300 - 1150 (Boost) MHz
Memory TypeDDR3L/LPDDR3DDR3/DDR4
CPU in HD Graphics P630GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v64 x 3100 MHz, 45 W300 MHz1150 MHz
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v64 x 3000 MHz, 45 W300 MHz1150 MHz
min. - max.300 MHz1150 MHz
CPU in UHD Graphics 617GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-10510Y4 x 1200 MHz, 7 W300 MHz1150 MHz
Intel Core i5-8210Y2 x 1600 MHz, 7 W300 MHz1050 MHz
min. - max.300 MHz1050 - 1150 MHz
CPU in Iris Plus Graphics 645GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-8557U4 x 1700 MHz, 28 W300 MHz1150 MHz
Intel Core i5-8257U4 x 1400 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1050 MHz
min. - max.300 MHz1050 - 1150 MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
400 Points (2%)
min: 322     avg: 330     median: 329.5 (2%)     max: 337 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 286     avg: 293     median: 293 (1%)     max: 300 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
77156 Points (12%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
8280 Points (11%)
4841 Points (6%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
7231 Points (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
1040 Points (3%)
min: 845     avg: 890     median: 889.5 (2%)     max: 934 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 947     avg: 997     median: 997 (2%)     max: 1047 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
3711 Points (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
4496 Points (3%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 1632     avg: 1672     median: 1671.5 (4%)     max: 1711 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 1509     avg: 1541     median: 1540.5 (3%)     max: 1572 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel UHD Graphics 617
3DMark 06
8662 Points (16%)
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 617
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 34.7     avg: 39.1     median: 39.1 (11%)     max: 43.5 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
min: 55.27     avg: 67.1     median: 67.1 (19%)     max: 78.95 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 617
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
min: 97.8     avg: 98.6     median: 98.6 (99%)     max: 99.3 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
min: 97.81     avg: 98.6     median: 98.6 (99%)     max: 99.3 %
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
198 fps (2%)
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
59.8 fps (2%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
102 fps (11%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
44.4 fps (12%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
14.9 fps (9%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
20.2 fps (8%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
22.2 fps (11%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
53.4 fps (9%)

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics P630 → 100% n=2

Average Benchmarks Intel UHD Graphics 617 → 84% n=2

Average Benchmarks Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645 → 161% n=2

- 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.

low 1280x720
UHD Graphics 617:
20.2  fps
Iris Plus Graphics 645:
37.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
UHD Graphics 617:
14.1  fps
Iris Plus Graphics 645:
26.1  fps
high 1920x1080
UHD Graphics 617:
12.8  fps
Iris Plus Graphics 645:
22.5  fps
low 1280x720
UHD Graphics 617:
61.2  fps
med. 1920x1080
UHD Graphics 617:
26  fps
high 1920x1080
UHD Graphics 617:
18.3  fps
low 1024x768
UHD Graphics 617:
16.1  fps
low 1280x720
UHD Graphics 617:
67.2 fps  fps
Iris Plus Graphics 645:
76.5 fps  fps
med. 1366x768
UHD Graphics 617:
28.2 fps  fps
Iris Plus Graphics 645:
57.3 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
UHD Graphics 617:
14.6 fps  fps
Iris Plus Graphics 645:
29 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
UHD Graphics 617:
13.6 fps  fps
Iris Plus Graphics 645:
26.9 fps  fps
low 1280x720
UHD Graphics 617:
47.6  fps
Iris Plus Graphics 645:
104.6  fps
med. 1366x768
UHD Graphics 617:
27.9  fps
Iris Plus Graphics 645:
60  fps
high 1366x768
UHD Graphics 617:
25  fps
Iris Plus Graphics 645:
51.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
UHD Graphics 617:
8.4  fps
Iris Plus Graphics 645:
22.1  fps

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

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