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Intel Iris Graphics 550

Intel Iris Graphics 550

The Intel Iris Graphics 550 (GT3e) is an integrated graphics unit of the Skylake generation. As successors of the Iris Graphics 6100 (Broadwell), the Iris Graphics 550 can be found in CPUs of 28-watt series and offers 64 MB of dedicated eDRAM memory. Furthermore, the so-called GT3e-version features 48 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at up to 1100 MHz (depending on the CPU model). Besides the eDRAM cache, the Iris 550 is able to access the main memory (2x 64bit DDR3L-1600 / DDR4-2133).

Compared to the Iris Graphics 540 of the 15-watt series, the Iris Graphics 550 differs only by its slightly higher maximum clock and a nearly doubled TDP, which allows a better utilization of the Turbo Boost.

Performance

The exact performance of the Iris Graphics 550 depends on various factors like L3 Cache size, memory (DDR3/DDR4) and maximum clock rate of the specific model. The fastest versions (Core i7-6567U) may compete with a dedicated GeForce 930M and will handle modern games (as of 2015) in low or medium settings.

Features

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.

Power Consumption

The Iris Graphics 550 can be found in mobile processors specified at 28 W TDP and is therefore suited for medium-sized laptops and ultrabooks.

ManufacturerIntel
Gen. 9 Series
Iris Pro Graphics P580 compare 72 @ 350 - 1100 MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Pro Graphics 580 compare 72 @ 350 - 1050 MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 550 48 @ 300 - 1100 MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 540 compare 48 @ 300 - 1050 MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 530 compare 24 @ 350 - 1150 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 520 compare 24 @ 300 - 1050 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 515 compare 24 @ 300 - 1000 MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 610 compare 12 @ 300 - 950 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 610 compare 12 @ 300 - 950 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 510 compare 12 @ 300 - 950 MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 605 compare 18 @ 300 - 750 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 505 compare 18 @ 300 - 750 MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 600 compare 12 @ 300 - 700 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 500 compare 12 @ 300 - 700 MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameSkylake GT3e
ArchitectureGen. 9 Skylake
Pipelines48 - unified
Core Speed300 - 1100 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus WidtheDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Memory TypeeDRAM
Max. Amount of Memory64 MB
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12_1
technology14 nm
FeaturesQuickSync
Date of Announcement01.09.2015
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-6567U2 x 3300 MHz, 28 W300 MHz1100 MHz
Intel Core i5-6287U2 x 3100 MHz, 28 W300 MHz1100 MHz
Intel Core i5-6267U2 x 2900 MHz, 28 W300 MHz1050 MHz
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min. - max.300 - 300 MHz1000 - 1100 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
9.9 pt (10%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 92219     avg: 134128     median: 144742 (27%)     max: 154807 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 54217     avg: 68246     median: 68131 (9%)     max: 82506 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 6252     avg: 7971     median: 8171 (12%)     max: 9099 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 8885     avg: 12370     median: 12986 (7%)     max: 14310 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 968     avg: 1400     median: 1544 (5%)     max: 1665 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 1025     avg: 1489     median: 1638 (4%)     max: 1786 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 56261     avg: 87697     median: 90360.5 (12%)     max: 113807 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 1943     avg: 2605     median: 2699 (7%)     max: 2881 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 1782     avg: 2435     median: 2533.5 (5%)     max: 2696 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 +
- 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.

F1 2019

F1 2019

2019
low 1280x720
41.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
18.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
137  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
113  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
104  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
96  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
49.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
47.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
23.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
17  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
World of Tanks enCore

World of Tanks enCore

2018
low 1366x768
228  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
36.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
13.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1280x720
22.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
15.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
14.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
65  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
45.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
17.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
med. 1366x768
93  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
34.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
20.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1280x720
49.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
29.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
15.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
86  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
58.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
26.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1280x720
18.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
18  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
6.7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
26 27 ~ 27 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
12 14 ~ 13 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
10  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
XCOM 2

XCOM 2

2016
low 1280x720
30.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
9.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
6.8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
23.6 27.3 ~ 25 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
16.2 18.3 21.9 ~ 19 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
9.5 10.9 ~ 10 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
4.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
48.4 52.9 ~ 51 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
30.1 32.3 ~ 31 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
18.2 19 ~ 19 fps    + Compare