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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 (Boost) MHz
Iris Plus Graphics 650 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Iris Plus Graphics 640 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 630 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 630 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics P630 (compare) 24 64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 620 (compare) 24 @ 300? - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 620 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 617 (compare) 24 64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 615 24 @ 300 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 615 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameKaby-Lake GT2
ArchitectureIntel Gen. 9 (Amber Lake)
Pipelines24 - unified
Core Speed300 - 1000 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3L/LPDDR3
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
technology14 nm
FeaturesQuickSync
Date of Announcement30.08.2018
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-8500Y2 x 1500 MHz, 5 W300 MHz1000 MHz
Intel Core i5-8200Y2 x 1300 MHz, 5 W300 MHz950 MHz
Intel Core m3-8100Y2 x 1100 MHz, 5 W300 MHz950 MHz
min. - max.300 - 300 MHz950 - 1000 MHz

Benchmarks

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 +
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 detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Far Cry New Dawn

Far Cry New Dawn

2019
low 1280x720
7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
10.5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
15.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Hitman 2

Hitman 2

2018
low 1280x720
7.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
10  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
ELEX

ELEX

2017
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
low 1280x720
8.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.