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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. Therfore, 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 515 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 650 48 @ 300 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Iris Plus Graphics 640 48 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 630 24 @ 300 - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics P630 24 64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 620 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 615 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameKaby-Lake GT2
ArchitectureIntel Gen. 9 (Kaby Lake)
Pipelines24 - unified
Core Speed *300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3L/LPDDR3
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
technology14 nm
FeaturesQuickSync
Date of Announcement30.08.2016
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-7Y752 x 1300 MHz, 4.5 W300 MHz1050 MHz
Intel Core i5-7Y542 x 1200 MHz, 4.5 W300 MHz950 MHz
Intel Core m3-7Y322 x 1000 MHz, 4.5 W300 MHz900 MHz
Intel Core m3-7Y302 x 1000 MHz, 4.5 W300 MHz900 MHz
min. - max.300 - 300 MHz900 - 1050 MHz

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15
Ref. Match 64Bit +
OpenGL 64Bit +
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
0%
100%
min: 157     avg: 183.5 (1%)     median: 183.5 (1%)     max: 210 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
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100%
min: 180     avg: 209.5 (2%)     median: 209.5 (2%)     max: 239 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
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100%
min: 647     avg: 762.3 (2%)     median: 742.5 (2%)     max: 917 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
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100%
min: 4050     avg: 4684.3 (9%)     median: 4540 (9%)     max: 5828 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
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100%
min: 55271     avg: 71795 (16%)     median: 76095 (17%)     max: 79719 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
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100%
min: 28302     avg: 33229.7 (9%)     median: 29224 (8%)     max: 42163 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
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100%
min: 45589     avg: 54009 (7%)     median: 50706 (7%)     max: 69035 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
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100%
min: 1032     avg: 1167.3 (2%)     median: 1168 (2%)     max: 1370 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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100%
min: 1141     avg: 1276.5 (4%)     median: 1273 (4%)     max: 1505 points
3DMark Vantage
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
P Result 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

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.

Prey

Prey

2017
low 1280x720
14.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
6.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War III
low 1280x720
11.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Farming Simulator 17
low 1280x720
70.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
45.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Battlefield 1
low 1280x720
13  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
9.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset FXAA 1920x1080
5.2
FIFA 17

FIFA 17

2016
low 1280x720
36.8 (!)  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
29.6 (!)  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
low 1024x768
11 12.9 13 ~ 12 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Rainbow Six Siege
low 1024x768
24.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
16.2  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.