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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 compare 72 @ 0.35 - 1.1 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Pro Graphics 580 compare 72 @ 0.35 - 1.05 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 550 compare 48 @ 0.3 - 1.1 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 540 compare 48 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 530 compare 24 @ 0.35 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 520 compare 24 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 515 24 @ 0.3 - 1 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 610 compare 12 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 610 compare 12 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 510 compare 12 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 605 compare 18 @ 0.3 - 0.75 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 505 compare 18 @ 0.3 - 0.75 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 600 compare 12 @ 0.3 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 500 compare 12 @ 0.3 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
CodenameSkylake GT2
ArchitectureGen. 9 Skylake
Pipelines24 - unified
Core Speed300 - 1000 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3L/LPDDR3
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12_1
technology14 nm
FeaturesQuickSync
Date of Announcement01.09.2015
CPU in HD Graphics 515GPU 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 MHz850 - 1000 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
4.3 pt (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 43449     avg: 58940     median: 56787 (9%)     max: 78808 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 18749     avg: 24669     median: 23314 (3%)     max: 33413 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 2705     avg: 3940     median: 3850.5 (5%)     max: 5257 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 3982     avg: 5440     median: 5467 (3%)     max: 7035 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 453     avg: 617     median: 623.5 (2%)     max: 780 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 494     avg: 679     median: 691.5 (2%)     max: 892 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 31627     avg: 44439     median: 45108 (6%)     max: 54558 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 785     avg: 1105     median: 1115 (3%)     max: 1360 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 714     avg: 1013     median: 1014 (2%)     max: 1254 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 +
specvp12 snx-02 +
specvp12 showcase-01 +
specvp12 mediacal-01 +
specvp12 maya-04 +
specvp12 energy-01 +
specvp12 creo-01 +
specvp12 catia-04 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 +
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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.

FIFA 19

FIFA 19

2018
low 1280x720
21 (!)  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
42 48 ~ 45 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
30 36 ~ 33 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
14 24 ~ 19 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
48  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
24.1  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
10.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1024x768
21.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
10.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
11.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
13.8 21.7 ~ 18 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
8.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium (Render Scale 100 %) 2xAF FXAA 1920x1080
17.1
low 1280x720
6.1 8.4 ~ 7 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
5.9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.