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Intel HD Graphics 615

Intel HD Graphics 615

The Intel HD Graphics 615 (GT2) is a low-end integrated graphics unit, which can be found in the Y-series of the Kaby Lake generation. This "GT2" version 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 615 has to access the main memory (2x 64bit DDR3L/LPDDR3).

Performance

The 3D performance of the HD 615 depends on the CPU model and the cooling / TDP-setting of the laptop. Furthermore, the used main memory (single channel, DDR3(L), amount) is influencing performance. On average the HD graphics 615 should be around 20 to 30 percent faster than the previous generation, the HD Graphics 615. Therefore, it may even reach the performance of the HD Graphics 520. Some low demanding games should therefore be playable with the chip.

Features

The revised video engine now supports H.265/HEVC Main10 profile in hardware with 10 bit colors. Furthermore, Googles VP9 codec can also be hardware decoded. The first models do not support HDCP 2.2 and therefore Netflix 4K. This was added with the new models in 2017 and beginning of May 2017 also the older CPU models like the m3-7Y30 are now shipped with a new S-Spec Code that supports HDCP 2.2. HDMI 2.0 however is still only supported with an external converter chip (LSPCon).

Power Consumption

The HD Graphics 615 can be found in Y processors with 4.5 W TDP (can be manipulated by the laptop manufacturers) and is therefore suited for very thin, mostly passively cooled 2-in-1 notebooks and tablets.

ManufacturerIntel
Gen. 9.5 Series
Iris Plus Graphics 655 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1200 (Boost) MHz
Iris Plus Graphics 650 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Iris Plus Graphics 645 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1150 (Boost) MHz
Iris Plus Graphics 640 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 630 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics P630 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1200 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 630 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics P630 (compare) 24 64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 620 (compare) 24 @ 300? - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 620 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 617 (compare) 24 64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 615 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 615 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameKaby-Lake GT2
ArchitectureGen. 9 Kaby Lake
Pipelines24 - unified
Core Speed300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3L/LPDDR3
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12_1
technology14 nm
FeaturesQuickSync
Date of Announcement30.08.2016
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-7Y752 x 1300 MHz, 4.5 W300 MHz1050 MHz
Intel Core i5-7Y572 x 1200 MHz, 4.5 W300 MHz950 MHz
Intel Core i5-7Y542 x 1200 MHz, 4.5 W300 MHz950 MHz
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min. - max.300 - 300 MHz850 - 1050 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
5.4 pt (6%)
3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 180     avg: 277     median: 296.5 (2%)     max: 327 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 157     avg: 244     median: 261 (2%)     max: 288 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 55271     avg: 69892     median: 70743 (13%)     max: 79719 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 28302     avg: 34366     median: 33200.5 (5%)     max: 42163 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 4050     avg: 4904     median: 4893 (7%)     max: 5828 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 5478     avg: 6502     median: 6387 (3%)     max: 7839 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 582     avg: 750     median: 762 (3%)     max: 861 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 647     avg: 830     median: 853 (2%)     max: 965 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 45589     avg: 54672     median: 50760 (7%)     max: 69035 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 1141     avg: 1350     median: 1362.5 (4%)     max: 1514 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 1032     avg: 1233     median: 1242.5 (2%)     max: 1383.5 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
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.

Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

2020
low 1280x720
17.8   fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Hearthstone

Hearthstone

2020
med. 1920x1080
27.6  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
19  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
79  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
62  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
51  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
48.6  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
34.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
11.9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
World of Tanks enCore

World of Tanks enCore

2018
low 1366x768
106  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
13.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
5.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
18.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
12  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
11  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
4.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
14.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
8.9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
15.2  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Destiny 2

Destiny 2

2017
low 1280x720
11.2  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
8.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
26.4 41.9 ~ 34 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
19.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Additional Benchmarks
Performance 1920x1080
13.3