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Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655

Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655

The Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 (GT3e) is a processor graphics card announced in September 2017. As the successor to the Intel Iris Graphics 650 (Kaby Lake), the Iris Plus Graphics 655 is used for 28-Watt Coffee Lake-U models. The biggest difference is the doubled eDRAM-cache at 128 MB. There should not be any big changes compared to the Iris Graphics 650.

The so called GT3e version of the Kaby Lake GPU still has 48 Execution Units (EUs), which can reach up to 1200 MHz (previously 1100 MHz) depending on the model. Besides eDRAM cache, the Iris 655 can also access the system memory (2x 64 Bit DDR3L-2133/DDR4-2400) via processor interface.

Compared to the Iris Plus 640 from the 15-Watt models, the Iris 655 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 655 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 i7-8559U. Depending on the game, the Iris Plus 655 will probably be on par with a dedicated GeForce 930M or GeForce 940MX 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 655 is used for 28-Watt processor and therefore small/medium-sized notebooks.

ManufacturerIntel
Gen. 9.5 Series
Iris Plus Graphics 655 48 @ 300 - 1200 MHz
Iris Plus Graphics 650 compare 48 @ 300 - 1100 MHz64/128 Bit
Iris Plus Graphics 645 compare 48 @ 300 - 1150 MHz
Iris Plus Graphics 640 compare 48 @ 300 - 1050 MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 630 compare 24 @ 300 - 1150 MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics P630 compare 24 @ 300 - 1200 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 630 compare 24 @ 300 - 1150 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics P630 compare 24 64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 620 compare 24 @ 300? - 1150 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 620 compare 24 @ 300 - 1050 MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 617 compare 24 @ 300 - 1150 MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 615 compare 24 @ 300 - 1000 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 615 compare 24 @ 300 - 1050 MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameKaby Lake GT3e
ArchitectureGen. 9.5 Kaby Lake
Pipelines48 - unified
Core Speed300 - 1200 (Boost) MHz
Memory TypeDDR3/DDR4
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12_1
technology14 nm
FeaturesQuickSync
Date of Announcement01.09.2017
CPU in Iris Plus Graphics 655GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-8559U4 x 2700 MHz, 28 W300 MHz1200 MHz
Intel Core i5-8269U4 x 2600 MHz, 28 W300 MHz1100 MHz
Intel Core i5-8279U4 x 2400 MHz, 28 W300 MHz1150 MHz
min. - max.300 MHz1050 - 1200 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
11.6 pt (13%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 +
GLBench 2.7 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
54.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
17.3  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
11.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
29.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
16.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
14.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
6.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Hearthstone

Hearthstone

2020
high 1920x1080
59.8  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
27.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1280x720
15.8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
GRID 2019

GRID 2019

2019
low 1280x720
36.3 (!)  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
20.9 (!)  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
FIFA 20

FIFA 20

2019
low 1280x720
92  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
55.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
46.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
34.9  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
26.5  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
13.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1280x720
23.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
10.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
6.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Additional Benchmarks
Very Low Overall Quality (DX11) 1920x1080
13
F1 2019

F1 2019

2019
low 1280x720
51.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
21.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
19.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
56.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
18.5  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
10.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
64  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
22.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
22 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
11 fps  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
FIFA 19

FIFA 19

2018
low 1280x720
82  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
45.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
40.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
36.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.