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Intel HD Graphics 5600

Intel HD Graphics 5600

The Intel HD Graphics 5600 (GT2) is an integrated graphics card of the Broadwell generation. It can be found in standard voltage CPUs (47 W) and offers 24 EUs (Execution Units). The clock range may depend on the model it is built into (Core i7-5700HQ: max. 1050 MHz with Turbo Boost).

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). Inter alia, the shader arrays called "subslice" have been reorganized and now offer 8 Execution Units (EUs) each. Three subslices form a "slice" for a total of 24 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 5600 represents the mid-range version of the Broadwell GPU family and consists of one slice with 24 EUs. Beyond that, there is also a low-end variant (GT1, 12 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 is now able to 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

Thanks to its improved architecture and the additional EUs, the HD Graphics 5600 is about 20 percent faster than the Haswell-based HD 4600 (20 EUs), but still somewhat slower than dedicated low-end GPUs like a GeForce 920M or Radeon R7 M360. Most games as of 2014/2015 will be playable only in low settings (and sometimes not even that).

Power Consumption

The whole Broadwell chip is specified at 47 W TDP (i7-5700HQ) and therefore best suited for notebooks 14-inches in size and above. We tested the power consumption of the GPU with HWInfo sensors in a Core i7-5600HQ (MSI GP62). Idle on the Windows desktop the HD 5600 needed on average 0.04 Watt. Running World of Warships in high details, 9.6 Watt were used by the graphics card (whole CPU needed 41 Watt). In comparison, when we activated the dedicated GeForce 940M, the GPU part needed 0.4 Watt and the whole CPU 29 Watt.

ManufacturerIntel
HD Graphics Series
HD Graphics P530 (compare) 24 @ 350 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5600 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 6000 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4600 (compare) 20 @ 200 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5500 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 950 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5000 (compare) 40 @ 200 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4400 (compare) 20 @ 200 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5300 (compare) 24 @ 100 - 900 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4000 (compare) 16 @ 350 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Broadwell) (compare) 12 @ 100 - 850 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4200 (compare) 20 @ 200 - 850 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Skylake) (compare) 12 @ 300 - 800 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) (compare) 16 @ 320 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Braswell) (compare) 16 @ 320 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) (compare) 12 @ 320 - 640 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Haswell) (compare) 10 @ 200 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) (compare) 16 @ 200 - 600 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 3000 (compare) 12 @ 350 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2500 (compare) 6 @ 650 - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) (compare) 6 @ 350 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2000 (compare) 6 @ 850/1100 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (compare) 6 @ 350 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Bay Trail) (compare) 4 @ 311 - 896 (Boost) MHz32/64/128 Bit
CodenameBroadwell GT2
ArchitectureBroadwell
Pipelines24 - unified
Core Speed300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 11_1)
technology14 nm
FeaturesQuickSync
Date of Announcement02.06.2015
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-5700HQ4 x 2700 MHz, 47 W300 MHz1050 MHz

Benchmarks

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
- 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 detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Team Fortress 2

Team Fortress 2

2017
low 1280x720
103  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
94  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
42  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
15.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Rocket League
low 1280x720
55.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
28.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
For Honor

For Honor

2017
low 1280x720
21.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
8.5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 4xAF TAA 1366x768
14
Watch Dogs 2
low 1280x720
14.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
12.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Battlefield 1
low 1280x720
29.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
19.3  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
8.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
7.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Mafia 3

Mafia 3

2016
low 1280x720
8.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
FIFA 17

FIFA 17

2016
low 1280x720
68 (!)  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
50.4 (!)  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
28.1 (!)  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Ashes of the Singularity
low 1280x768
5.8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Far Cry Primal
low 1280x720
16  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Additional Benchmarks
Low Preset 1920x1080
9
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
low 1024x768
31.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
18.5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
FIFA 16

FIFA 16

2015
low 1280x720
70  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
39.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
20.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
World of Warships
low 1366x768
74  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
48  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
22.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
16.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..