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Intel HD Graphics (Skylake) vs Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)

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 (Broadwell)

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The Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell) (GT1) is an integrated Broadwell graphics card revealed in Q1 2015. It can be found in several low-end CPUs such as the Pentium 3805U or Celeron 3755U. The so-called GT1 GPU offers 12 EUs (Execution Units) and therefore somewhat more shader power than the previous HD Graphics (Haswell). The clock range may depend on the specific model it is built into.

Architecture and Features

Broadwell features a GPU based on the Intel Gen8 architecture, which has been optimized in various aspects compared to the previous Gen7.5 (Haswell). In case of the GT1 version, the shader arrays called "subslice" have been reorganized and now offer 6 Execution Units (EUs) each. Two subslices form a "slice" for a total of 12 EUs. Combined with other improvements such as larger L1 caches and an optimized frontend, the integrated GPU has become faster and more efficient than its predecessor.

The HD Graphics (Broadwell) represents the low-end version of the Broadwell GPU family and consists of one slice with 12 EUs. Beyond that, there is also a mid-range variant (GT2, 24 EUs) as well as higher-end models (GT3/GT3e + eDRAM, 48 EUs).

All Broadwell GPUs support OpenCL 2.0 and DirectX 12 (FL 11_1). The video engine can now decode H.265 using both fixed function hardware as well as available GPU shaders. Up to three displays can be connected via DP 1.2/eDP 1.3 (max. 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz) or HDMI 1.4a (max. 3840 x 2160 @ 24 Hz). HDMI 2.0, however, is not supported.

Performance

Even though the HD Graphics (Broadwell) is clocked a bit lower, the performance should be clearly above the HD Graphics (Haswell) and similar to the HD Graphics 4000. Nevertheless, only a few games as of 2014/2015 will run fluently at (very) low settings, e.g. Dota 2 or Sims 4.

Power Consumption

Utilizing a new 14 nm process, the HD Graphics (Broadwell) can be found in ULV models (15 W) as well as regular dual core CPUs (37 W, not yet presented). The TDP is flexible and can be further reduced, which has a significant impact on performance.

Intel HD Graphics (Skylake)Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
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) 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) compare 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) 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) compare 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 GT1Broadwell GT1
ArchitectureGen. 9 SkylakeGen. 8 Broadwell
Pipelines12 - unified12 - unified
Core Speed300 - 800 (Boost) MHz100 - 850 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit64/128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3L/LPDDR3
Shared Memoryyesyes
APIDirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.4DirectX 12 (FL 11_1), OpenGL 4.3
technology14 nm14 nm
FeaturesQuickSyncQuickSync
Date of Announcement01.09.2015 05.01.2015
CPU in HD Graphics (Broadwell)GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Pentium 3825U2 x 1900 MHz, 15 W100 MHz850 MHz
Intel Celeron 3765U2 x 1900 MHz, 15 W300 MHz850 MHz
Intel Pentium 3805U2 x 1900 MHz, 15 W100 MHz800 MHz
min. - max.100 - 300 MHz800 - 850 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - HD Graphics (Broadwell)
0.2 pt (1%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
3398 Points (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
4015 Points (1%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
428 Points (1%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
463 Points (1%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
45539 Points (5%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
729 Points (1%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
641 Points (1%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
2651 Points (1%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
2196 Points (1%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
3DMark 06
5077 Points (7%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
10.9 fps (2%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
4886 Points (3%)
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
12.8 fps (4%)
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
17.8 fps (1%)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
98 % (98%)
GFXBench 3.1 - GFXBench Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
17.4 fps (0%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
21.5 fps (1%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
47.1 fps (0%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
86 Samples/s (0%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
182 Samples/s (0%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
374 Points (0%)

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell) → 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 1024x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
15.3  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
8.5  fps
FIFA 16

FIFA 16

2015
low 1280x720
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
38.1  fps
high 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
20.6  fps
low 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
29  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
20.8  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
50  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
13.5  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
23.9  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
16.4  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
13.9  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
9.4  fps
F1 2014

F1 2014

2014
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
34  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
24  fps
Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
113.6  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
26.3  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
57.6  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
22.6  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
13.7  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
10.7  fps
high 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
7  fps
low 1280x720
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
25.3  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
14.1  fps
high 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
11.7  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
34.7  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
17.7  fps
high 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
11.7  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
15.6  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
11.4  fps
high 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
5.3  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
43.7  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
31.5  fps
high 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
23.9  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
38.4  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
24.9  fps
high 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
19.7  fps
Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)lowmed.highultraQHD4K
Star Wars Battlefront15.38.5
FIFA 1638.120.6
World of Warships2920.8
Dirt Rally5013.5
Battlefield Hardline23.916.4
Dragon Age: Inquisition13.99.4
F1 20143424
Sims 4113.626.3
GRID: Autosport57.622.6
Metro: Last Light13.710.77
BioShock Infinite25.314.111.7
Tomb Raider34.717.711.7
Hitman: Absolution15.611.45.3
Counter-Strike: GO43.731.523.9
Diablo III38.424.919.7
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< 60 fps
< 120 fps
≥ 120 fps
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