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Intel HD Graphics 515

Intel HD Graphics 515

The Intel HD Graphics 515 (GT2) is a low-end integrated graphics unit, which can be found in the Core m-series of the Skylake generation. This "GT2" version of the Skylake GPU offers 24 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at up to 1000 MHz (depending on the CPU model). Due to its lack of dedicated graphics memory or eDRAM cache, the HD 515 has to access the main memory (2x 64bit DDR3L-1600 / LPDDR3-1866).

Performance

According to Intel, the HD Graphics 515 is up to 41 percent faster than the previous HD Graphics 5300 (Broadwell). Nevertheless, the GPU will handle only simple games like Counter-Strike or Dota with decent frame rates. Depending on the specific CPU model, memory configuration and TDP (4.5 W, configurable), performance may vary substantially.

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 515 can be found in Core m processors with 4.5 W TDP (3.5/3.8 W cTDP down, 7 W cTDP up) and is therefore suited for very thin, mostly passively cooled 2-in-1 notebooks and tablets.

ManufacturerIntel
Gen. 9 Series
Iris Pro Graphics P580 72 @ 350 - 1100 (Boost) MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Pro Graphics 580 72 @ 350 - 1050 (Boost) MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 550 48 @ 300 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 540 48 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 530 24 @ 350 - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 520 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 515 24 @ 300 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 510 12 @ 300 - 950 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 505 18 @ 300 - 750 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 500 12 @ 300 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameSkylake GT2
ArchitectureIntel Gen. 9 (Skylake)
Pipelines24 - unified
Core Speed *300 - 1000 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3L/LPDDR3
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
technology14 nm
FeaturesQuickSync
Date of Announcement01.09.2015
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core m7-6Y752 x 1200 MHz, 4.5 W300 MHz1000 MHz
Intel Core m5-6Y572 x 1100 MHz, 4.5 W300 MHz900 MHz
Intel Core m5-6Y542 x 1100 MHz, 4.5 W300 MHz900 MHz
Intel Core m3-6Y302 x 900 MHz, 4.5 W300 MHz850 MHz
min. - max.300 - 300 MHz850 - 1000 MHz

Benchmarks

GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
0%
100%
min: 31.9     avg: 36.5 (7%)     median: 36.7 (7%)     max: 43.6 fps
Cinebench R15
Ref. Match 64Bit +
OpenGL 64Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
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100%
min: 494     avg: 679.2 (2%)     median: 697 (2%)     max: 892 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
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100%
min: 453     avg: 616.5 (3%)     median: 630 (3%)     max: 780 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
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100%
min: 3982     avg: 5440.8 (3%)     median: 5510 (3%)     max: 7035 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
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100%
min: 2705     avg: 3931.9 (8%)     median: 3778 (8%)     max: 5257 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
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100%
min: 43449     avg: 58940.3 (13%)     median: 56787 (12%)     max: 78808 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
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100%
min: 18749     avg: 24669.4 (6%)     median: 23314 (6%)     max: 33413 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
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100%
min: 31627     avg: 44439.3 (6%)     median: 45108 (6%)     max: 54558 Points
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
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100%
min: 476     avg: 662.8 (3%)     median: 717 (3%)     max: 741 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
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100%
min: 714     avg: 1012.1 (2%)     median: 1011 (2%)     max: 1254 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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100%
min: 785     avg: 1104.8 (4%)     median: 1112 (4%)     max: 1360 points
3DMark Vantage
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
P Result 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0%
100%
min: 15.7     avg: 16.9 (8%)     median: 16.9 (8%)     max: 18 fps
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 +
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 +
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 +
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 +
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 +
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 +
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 +
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

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 detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Dirt 4

Dirt 4

2017
low 1280x720
26.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Rocket League
low 1280x720
30.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
10.7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Ghost Recon Wildlands
low 1280x720
9.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
4.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
For Honor

For Honor

2017
low 1280x720
17.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
6.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Farming Simulator 17
low 1280x720
48  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
24.1  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
10.1  fps    + Compare