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Intel UHD Graphics 615

Intel UHD Graphics 615

The Intel UHD Graphics 615 (GT2) is a low-end integrated graphics unit, which can be found in the Y-series of the Amber-Lake generation. This "GT2" version offers 24 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at up to 1000 MHz (depending on the CPU model). Due to its lack of dedicated graphics memory or eDRAM cache, the UHD 615 has to access the main memory (2x 64bit DDR3L/LPDDR3). Compared to the old HD Graphics 615 in Kaby-Lake-Y CPUs, the UHD 615 is the same GPU with slightly different clock speeds (depending on the model) and slight power/performance improvements due to the improved 14nm++ process .

Performance

The 3D performance of the UHD 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 UHD graphics 615 should be very similar to the Kaby-Lake HD Graphics 615 due to the same architecture and similar speeds. That means that only low demanding games like Farming Simulator 17 or Rocket League are playable in lowest detail settings.

Features

The revised video engine in the HD 615 and UHD 615 now supports H.265/HEVC Main10 profile in hardware with 10 bit colors. Furthermore, Googles VP9 codec can also be hardware decoded. The UHD 615 should support HDCP 2.2 and therefore Netflix 4K. HDMI 2.0 however is still only supported with an external converter chip (LSPCon).

Power Consumption

The UHD Graphics 615 can be found in Y processors with 5 W TDP (can be manipulated by the laptop manufacturers, and up 0,5 Watt from the previous generation) and is therefore suited for very thin, mostly passively cooled 2-in-1 notebooks and tablets.

ManufacturerIntel
Gen. 9.5 Series
Iris Plus Graphics 655 compare 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 24 @ 300 - 1000 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 615 compare 24 @ 300 - 1050 MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameKaby-Lake GT2
ArchitectureGen. 9 Amber Lake
Pipelines24 - unified
Core Speed300 - 1000 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3L/LPDDR3
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12_1
technology14 nm
FeaturesQuickSync
Date of Announcement30.08.2018
CPU in UHD Graphics 615GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i5-10310Y4 x 1100 MHz, 7 W300 MHz1050 MHz
Intel Core i5-10210Y4 x 1000 MHz, 7 W300 MHz1050 MHz
Intel Core i7-8500Y2 x 1500 MHz, 5 W300 MHz1000 MHz
min. - max.300 MHz850 - 1050 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
4.6 pt (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 232     avg: 277     median: 275 (2%)     max: 328 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 205     avg: 245     median: 242.5 (1%)     max: 289 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 50702     avg: 61421     median: 60419.5 (11%)     max: 73265 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 23099     avg: 27134     median: 25826 (4%)     max: 35452 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 3490     avg: 4586     median: 4660 (7%)     max: 5622 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 4521     avg: 6337     median: 6602 (3%)     max: 7568 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 509     avg: 733     median: 751 (2%)     max: 881 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 563     avg: 820     median: 842.5 (2%)     max: 976 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 41267     avg: 44314     median: 42911.5 (6%)     max: 53693 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 893     avg: 1256     median: 1291 (3%)     max: 1504 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 821     avg: 1161     median: 1185 (2%)     max: 1378 Points
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.

low 1280x720
15.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
5.8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
10 19.2 ~ 15 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
7.2 12.5 ~ 10 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
11.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
51.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
45.6  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
29  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1280x720
33.2 49.1 ~ 41 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
16  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
10.3  fps    + Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Additional Benchmarks
Performance 1920x1080
21.9
27.8
Prey

Prey

2017
low 1280x720
14.1 16.8 ~ 15 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
6.9 8.6 ~ 8 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
8.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
For Honor

For Honor

2017
low 1280x720
16.4  fps    + Compare