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Intel HD Graphics 6000

Intel HD Graphics 6000

The Intel HD Graphics 6000 (GT3) is an integrated Broadwell graphics card revealed in Q1 2015. It can be found in several ULV SoCs (15 W TDP) such as the Core i5-5250U or i7-5650U. The so-called GT3 GPU offers 48 EUs (Execution Units) and therefore somewhat more shader power than the previous HD 5000 (40 EUs). Depending on the specific CPU, the maximum GPU frequency varies between 950 and 1000 MHz.

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 6000 represents the top-end version of the Broadwell GPU family and consists of two slices with 48 EUs. Beyond that, there is also a low-end (GT1, 12 EUs), a mid-range (GT2, 24 EUs) and a high-end variant (GT3e, 48 EUs + eDRAM).

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

Depending on the specific CPU, the maximum GPU frequency varies between 950 and 1000 MHz. Due to the low TDP, however, the average clock in 3D applications will be significantly lower. Overall, the HD Graphics 6000 outperforms the previous HD 5000 by 20 - 25 percent and offers a performance slightly below a dedicated GeForce 820M.

Games as of 2014/2015 will usually run fluently only at (very) low settings.

Power Consumption

Utilizing a new 14 nm process, the Broadwell ULV chips are specified at just 15 W TDP and therefore suited for thin ultrabooks. The TDP is flexible and can be further reduced (9.5 W), which has a significant impact on performance.

ManufacturerIntel
HD Graphics Series
HD Graphics P530 (compare) 24 @ 350 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5600 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 6000 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 GT3
ArchitectureGen. 8 Broadwell
Pipelines48 - unified
Core Speed300 - 1000 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 11_1)
Transistor Count1900 Million
technology14 nm
FeaturesQuickSync
Date of Announcement05.01.2015
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-5650U2 x 2200 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1000 MHz
Intel Core i7-5550U2 x 2000 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1000 MHz
Intel Core i5-5350U2 x 1800 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1000 MHz
Intel Core i5-5250U2 x 1600 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1000 MHz
min. - max.300 - 300 MHz1000 - 1000 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
6.4 pt (7%)
3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
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3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
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3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 5425     avg: 5737     median: 5872 (3299%)     max: 6061 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 7378     avg: 7700     median: 7660 (5283%)     max: 8102 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
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3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
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3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 61674     avg: 62508     median: 61979 (460%)     max: 63871 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
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3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
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Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
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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 R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 34.22     avg: 39.5     median: 39.5 (208%)     max: 44.7 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 39.9     avg: 43.4     median: 43.4 (217%)     max: 46.91 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
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LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
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ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
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Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
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Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
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- 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.

low 1280x720
18.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
18.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
12.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
11.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
64.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
37.4 (!)  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Dirt 4

Dirt 4

2017
low 1280x720
41.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
28.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
55.3 61 ~ 58 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
32.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
18.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
20.8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
25  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
28.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
18.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
10.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
9.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
18.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
14  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
24.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
16.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
FIFA 16

FIFA 16

2015
low 1280x720
53 (!)  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
39 (!)  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
21.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1366x768
52.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
16  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1024x768
35  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
24.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
9.5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Mad Max

Mad Max

2015
med. 1366x768
19.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
54.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
33.9 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
16.7 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
15.4 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
11  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
10  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
13.4 13.8 ~ 14 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
93  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
22.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
12.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1024x768
35.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
26.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
9.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Evolve

Evolve

2015
low 1024x768
18.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
13.5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
20.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
16.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
6.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
0 (!)  fps    + Compare
low 1024x768
33  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
17.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
40.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
20.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
13.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
10.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
F1 2014

F1 2014

2014
low 1024x768
55  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
37  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
21  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
13  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1024x768
19  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
12  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
34  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
26.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 15

Fifa 15

2014
low 1280x720
50  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
35.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
23.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
low 1024x768
144  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
45.4  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
21.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
14.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1024x768
94  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
32  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
22  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
13  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
18  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
12  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
40  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
13  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
6.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1024x768
32  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
22.2  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
15.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
5.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
48  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
36  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
28  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1024x768
23  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
19  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
15.7  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
12  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
42.9 43.9 ~ 43 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
26.4 26.6 ~ 27 fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
22.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1024x768
60 64.7 ~ 62 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
33 34.5 ~ 34 fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
22 22.9 ~ 22 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
20.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
13.9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
57  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
36  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
23  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
10  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1024x768
68  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
39  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
31  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
24  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1024x768
118  fps    + Compare
med. 1360x768
43  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
21  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
14  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
123  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
47  fps    + Compare
high 1280x1024
18  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
10  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..

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Intel NUC5i5RYH: Intel Core i5-5250U, 0.7 kg
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  External Review » Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03

Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017): Intel Core i5-5350U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
  External Review » Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)

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