Intel HD Graphics P630 vs Intel UHD Graphics 617

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 HD Graphics P630Intel UHD Graphics 617
ManufacturerIntelIntel
Gen. 9.5 Series
Iris Plus Graphics 655 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1200 (Boost) MHz
Iris Plus Graphics 650 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Iris Plus Graphics 645 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1150 (Boost) MHz
Iris Plus Graphics 640 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 630 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics P630 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1200 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 630 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics P630 24 64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 620 (compare) 24 @ 300? - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 620 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 617 24 64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 615 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 615 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Iris Plus Graphics 655 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1200 (Boost) MHz
Iris Plus Graphics 650 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Iris Plus Graphics 645 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1150 (Boost) MHz
Iris Plus Graphics 640 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 630 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics P630 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1200 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 630 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics P630 24 64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 620 (compare) 24 @ 300? - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 620 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 617 24 64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 615 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 615 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameKaby-Lake-H-GT2Kaby-Lake GT2
ArchitectureIntel Gen. 9.5 (Kaby Lake)Intel Gen. 9 (Amber Lake)
24 - 24 -
Bus64/128 Bit64/128 Bit
yesyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_1)DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
Technology14 nm14 nm
FeaturesQuickSyncQuickSync
Introduced05.08.2015 30.10.2018
MemoryDDR3L/LPDDR3
CPUGPU 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 - 300 MHz1150 - 1150 MHz

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
400 Points (3%)
322 Points (2%)
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
286 Points (2%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
77156 Points (15%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
8280 Points (13%)
4841 Points (8%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
7231 Points (4%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
1040 Points (4%)
845 Points (3%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
947 Points (2%)
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
1711 points (5%)
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
1572 points (3%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + Intel UHD Graphics 617
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 617
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 617

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics P630 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel UHD Graphics 617 → 93%

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

low 1280x720
UHD Graphics 617:
61.2  fps
med. 1920x1080
UHD Graphics 617:
26  fps
high 1920x1080
UHD Graphics 617:
18.3  fps
UHD Graphics 617:
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low 1024x768
UHD Graphics 617:
16.1  fps
UHD Graphics 617:
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low 1280x720
UHD Graphics 617:
47.6  fps
med. 1366x768
UHD Graphics 617:
27.9  fps
high 1366x768
UHD Graphics 617:
25  fps
ultra 1920x1080
UHD Graphics 617:
8.4  fps
UHD Graphics 617:
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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)