Intel HD Graphics (Skylake)
The Intel HD Graphics (Skylake) (GT1) is an integrated graphics unit, which can be found in low-end ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) processors of the Skylake generation. This "GT1" version of the Skylake GPU offers 12 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at up to 800 MHz (depending on the CPU model). Due to its lack of dedicated graphics memory or eDRAM cache, the HD Graphics has to access the main memory (2x 64bit DDR3L-1600 / DDR4-2133).
Depending on various factors like memory configuration, the HD Graphics should perform similar to the older HD Graphics 4200 and will handle only some older and less demanding games in lowest settings.
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.
The HD Graphics (Skylake) can be found in mobile processors specified at 6 W TDP and is therefore suited for passively cooled 2-in-1 laptops and tablets.
|HD Graphics Series|
|Architecture||Intel Gen. 9 (Skylake)|
|Pipelines||12 - unified|
|Core Speed||300 - 800 (Boost) MHz|
|Memory Bus Width||64/128 Bit|
|DirectX||DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)|
|Date of Announcement||01.09.2015|
|CPU||GPU Base Speed||GPU Boost / Turbo|
|Intel Pentium 4405Y||2 x 1500 MHz, 6 W||300 MHz||800 MHz|
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
Notebook reviews with Intel HD Graphics (Skylake) graphics card
Medion Akoya E6421-30020549: unknown, 15.6", 2.3 kg
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