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Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650

The Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 (GT3e) is a processor graphics card for Kaby Lake models announced in January 2017. As the successor to the Intel Iris Graphics 550 (Skylake), the Iris Plus Graphics 650 is used for 28-Watt models and is equipped with 64 MB eDRAM cache. There should not be any big changes compared to the Iris Graphics 550.

The so called GT3e version of the Kaby Lake GPU probably still has 48 Execution Units (EUs), which can reach up to 1100 MHz depending on the model. Besides eDRAM cache, the Iris 650 can also access the system memory (2x 64 Bit DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2400) via processor interface.

Compared to the Iris Plus 640 from the 15-Watt models, the Iris 650 only has a slightly higher maximum clock as well as almost twice the TDP, which allows a better utilization of the Turbo Boost potential.

Performance

The exact performance of the Iris Plus Graphics 650 depends on the CPU model, because maximum clock as well as the size of the L3 cache can differ a bit. The system memory (DDR3/DDR4) will influence the performance as well.

The fastest chips are high-clocked Core i7 models like the Core i7-7567U. Depending on the game, the Iris Plus 650 will probably be on par with a dedicated GeForce 930M and can handle smooth gameplay in modern titles in low up to medium settings.

Features

The reworked video engine now fully supports hardware decoding of H.265/HEVC videos. Contrary to Skylake, however, Kaby Lake can now also decode H.265/HEVC Main 10 with a 10-bit color depth as well as Google's VP9 codec. The video output is possible via DP 1.2/eDP 1.3 (up to 3840 x 2160 @60 Hz), whereas HDMI is also supported in the older 1.4a standard. An HDMI 2.0 output can be added via converter from DisplayPort. The GPU can drive up to three displays simultaneously.

Power Consumption

The Iris Plus Graphics 650 is used for 28-Watt processor and therefore medium-sized notebooks.

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 GT3e
ArchitectureIntel Gen. 9.5 (Kaby Lake)
Pipelines48 - unified
Core Speed *300 - 1100 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3/DDR4
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
technology14 nm
FeaturesQuickSync
Date of Announcement03.01.2017
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-7567U2 x 3500 MHz, 28 W300 MHz1100 MHz
Intel Core i5-7287U2 x 3300 MHz, 28 W300 MHz1100 MHz
Intel Core i5-7267U2 x 3100 MHz, 28 W300 MHz1050 MHz
Intel Core i3-7167U2 x 2800 MHz, 28 W300 MHz1000 MHz
min. - max.300 - 300 MHz1000 - 1100 MHz

Benchmarks

Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark 1.19 GPU Stress Test 1280x720
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100%
min: 848     avg: 848 (57%)     median: 848 (57%)     max: 848 MHz
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720
0%
100%
min: 51.4     avg: 51.4 (14%)     median: 51.4 (14%)     max: 51.4 Watt
Cinebench R15
Ref. Match 64Bit +
OpenGL 64Bit +
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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100%
min: 2924     avg: 2924 (10%)     median: 2924 (10%)     max: 2924 points
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.

Dirt 4

Dirt 4

2017
low 1280x720
64  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
21.3  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
14.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Rocket League
low 1280x720
113  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
56.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
38.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Prey

Prey

2017
low 1280x720
51.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
20.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
For Honor

For Honor

2017
low 1280x720
39.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
15.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Titanfall 2
low 1280x720
54.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
37.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Farming Simulator 17
high 1920x1080
36.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
19.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Battlefield 1
low 1280x720
46.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
29.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset FXAA 1920x1080
17.9
Civilization VI
low 1024x768
42.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
20.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Deus Ex Mankind Divided
low 1280x720
19.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
14.6  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
8.2  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
79.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
57.4  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
25.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
21.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Additional Benchmarks
Medium (Render Scale 100 %) 2xAF FXAA 1920x1080
32.3