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Intel HD Graphics 520

Intel HD Graphics 520

The Intel HD Graphics 520 (GT2) is an integrated graphics unit, which can be found in various ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) processors of the Skylake generation. This "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 HD 520 has to access the main memory (2x 64bit DDR3L-1600 / DDR4-2133).

Performance

The exact performance of the HD Graphics 520 depends on various factors like L3 cache size, memory configuration (DDR3/DDR4) and maximum clock rate of the specific model. The fastest versions (Core i7-6600U) should perform similar to a dedicated GeForce 820M and will handle modern games (as of 2015) in low 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 520 can be found in mobile processors specified at 15 W TDP and is therefore suited for compact laptops and ultrabooks.

ManufacturerIntel
Gen. 9 Series
Iris Pro Graphics P580 compare 72 @ 350 - 1100 MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Pro Graphics 580 compare 72 @ 350 - 1050 MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 550 compare 48 @ 300 - 1100 MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 540 compare 48 @ 300 - 1050 MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 530 compare 24 @ 350 - 1150 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 520 24 @ 300 - 1050 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 515 compare 24 @ 300 - 1000 MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 610 compare 12 @ 300 - 950 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 610 compare 12 @ 300 - 950 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 510 compare 12 @ 300 - 950 MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 605 compare 18 @ 300 - 750 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 505 compare 18 @ 300 - 750 MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 600 compare 12 @ 300 - 700 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 500 compare 12 @ 300 - 700 MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameSkylake GT2
ArchitectureGen. 9 Skylake
Pipelines24 - unified
Core Speed300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3/DDR4
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12_1
technology14 nm
FeaturesQuickSync
Date of Announcement01.09.2015
CPU in HD Graphics 520GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-6600U2 x 2600 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1050 MHz
Intel Core i7-6500U2 x 2500 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1050 MHz
Intel Core i5-6300U2 x 2400 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1000 MHz
min. - max.300 MHz900 - 1050 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
5.6 pt (6%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 50874     avg: 70431     median: 73656 (14%)     max: 88058 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 27001     avg: 38067     median: 39969 (5%)     max: 49514 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 3915     avg: 5379     median: 5357.5 (8%)     max: 6737 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 4724     avg: 6747     median: 6700.5 (3%)     max: 8842 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 536     avg: 748     median: 752 (2%)     max: 961 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 564     avg: 800     median: 803.5 (2%)     max: 1056 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 633     avg: 56112     median: 56183 (7%)     max: 82961 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 1135     avg: 1433     median: 1435.5 (4%)     max: 1700 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 1060     avg: 1296     median: 1293.5 (2%)     max: 1520 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x720 +
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 +
specvp11 tcvis-02 +
specvp11 sw-02 +
specvp11 proe-05 +
specvp11 maya-03 +
specvp11 lightwave-01 +
specvp11 ensight-04 +
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 +
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 33.8     avg: 42.1     median: 39.4 (6%)     max: 55.6 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
min: 16     avg: 18.5     median: 18.5 (4%)     max: 21 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
min: 28.9     avg: 32.8     median: 32.8 (12%)     max: 36.6 fps