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

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)

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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)Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
HD Graphics Series
HD Graphics P530 compare 24 @ 0.35 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5600 compare 24 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 6000 compare 48 @ 0.3 - 1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4600 compare 20 @ 0.2 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5500 compare 24 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5000 compare 40 @ 0.2 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4400 compare 20 @ 0.2 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5300 compare 24 @ 0.1 - 0.9 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4000 compare 16 @ 0.35 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Broadwell) compare 12 @ 0.1 - 0.85 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4200 compare 20 @ 0.2 - 0.85 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Skylake) 12 @ 0.3 - 0.8 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) compare 16 @ 0.32 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Braswell) 16 @ 0.32 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) compare 12 @ 0.32 - 0.64 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Haswell) compare 10 @ 0.2 - 1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) compare 16 @ 0.2 - 0.6 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 3000 compare 12 @ 0.35 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2500 compare 6 @ 0.65 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) compare 6 @ 0.35 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2000 compare 6 @ 0.85 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) compare 6 @ 0.35 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Bay Trail) compare 4 @ 0.31 - 0.9 GHz32/64/128 Bit
HD Graphics P530 compare 24 @ 0.35 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5600 compare 24 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 6000 compare 48 @ 0.3 - 1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4600 compare 20 @ 0.2 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5500 compare 24 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5000 compare 40 @ 0.2 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4400 compare 20 @ 0.2 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5300 compare 24 @ 0.1 - 0.9 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4000 compare 16 @ 0.35 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Broadwell) compare 12 @ 0.1 - 0.85 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4200 compare 20 @ 0.2 - 0.85 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Skylake) 12 @ 0.3 - 0.8 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) compare 16 @ 0.32 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Braswell) 16 @ 0.32 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) compare 12 @ 0.32 - 0.64 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Haswell) compare 10 @ 0.2 - 1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) compare 16 @ 0.2 - 0.6 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 3000 compare 12 @ 0.35 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2500 compare 6 @ 0.65 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) compare 6 @ 0.35 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2000 compare 6 @ 0.85 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) compare 6 @ 0.35 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Bay Trail) compare 4 @ 0.31 - 0.9 GHz32/64/128 Bit
CodenameSkylake GT1Braswell
ArchitectureGen. 9 SkylakeGen. 8
Pipelines12 - unified16 - unified
Core Speed300 - 800 (Boost) MHz320 - 700 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit64/128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3L/LPDDR3
Shared Memoryyesyes
APIDirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.4DirectX 11.2, Shader 5.0
technology14 nm14 nm
FeaturesQuickSync
Date of Announcement01.09.2015 01.04.2015
CPU in HD Graphics (Braswell)GPU 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
min. - max.320 - 400 MHz600 - 700 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - HD Graphics (Braswell)
0.1 pt (0%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
1479 Points (0%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
1328 Points (1%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
3DMark 06
1311 Points (2%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
min: 3.2     avg: 4.9     median: 4.9 (1%)     max: 6.6 fps
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
GFXBench 3.1 - GFXBench Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
12.5 fps (0%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
16.1 fps (1%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
33 fps (0%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 54     avg: 54.5     median: 54.5 (0%)     max: 55 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 76     avg: 80.5     median: 80.5 (0%)     max: 85 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
306 Points (0%)

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics (Braswell) → 0% n=

- 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 1366x768
HD Graphics (Braswell):
16.8  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Braswell):
11.9  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Braswell):
13.7  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Braswell):
9.5  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Braswell):
27.2  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Braswell):
7.1  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Braswell):
13.2  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Braswell):
8.7  fps
Evolve

Evolve

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

Far Cry 4

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

F1 2014

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

Sims 4

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

GRID 2

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

Crysis 3

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

Anno 2070

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

Trackmania Nations Forever

2008
low 640x480
HD Graphics (Braswell):
79.3 97.6 97.6 106 106 ~ 97 fps
high 1024x768
HD Graphics (Braswell):
18.9 21.4 22.9 25.5 25.8 ~ 23 fps
Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)lowmed.highultraQHD4K
World of Warships16.811.9
Metal Gear Solid V13.79.5
Dirt Rally27.27.1
Battlefield Hardline13.28.7
Evolve5.43.9
Dragon Age: Inquisition8.26.1
Far Cry 46.14.3
Civilization: Beyond Earth63.2
F1 20141312
Alien: Isolation13.78.8
Sims 46418.7
Risen 3: Titan Lords7.95.6
GRID: Autosport2312.5
Saints Row IV3.82.1
GRID 219.212.612.5
BioShock Infinite18108
Tomb Raider22128
Crysis 39.35.72.1
Dead Space 328.6139.9
Dishonored151211.3
Counter-Strike: GO12.211.510.4
Diablo III25.516.713.2
Anno 207029138.1
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim16.58.25
Deus Ex Human Revolution2813.9
Battlefield: Bad Company 26.74.22.1
Trackmania Nations Forever9723
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