Intel UHD Graphics 617

Intel UHD Graphics 617

The Intel UHD Graphics 617 (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 1050 MHz (depending on the CPU model). Due to its lack of dedicated graphics memory or eDRAM cache, the UHD 617 has to access the main memory (2x 64bit DDR3L/LPDDR3). Compared to the old HD Graphics 615 in Kaby-Lake-Y CPUs, the UHD 617 is the same GPU with slightly different clock speeds (depending on the model) and slight power/performance improvements due to the improved 14nm++ process. Compared to the similar UHD Graphics 615 in other Amber Lake models, the 617 looks to be higher clocked (+50 MHz) and has more headroom due to the higher TDP of 7 versus 5 Watt.


The 3D performance of the UHD 617 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 617 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.


The revised video engine in the HD 615 and UHD 615 / 617 now supports H.265/HEVC Main10 profile in hardware with 10 bit colors. Furthermore, Googles VP9 codec can also be hardware decoded. The UHD 617 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 617 can be found in Y processors with 7 W TDP  and is therefore suited for very thin, mostly passively cooled subnotebooks like the MacBook Air 2018.

Gen. 9.5 Series
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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 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 GT2
ArchitectureGen. 9 Amber Lake
Pipelines24 - unified
Core Speed300 - 1150 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3L/LPDDR3
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12_1
technology14 nm
Date of Announcement30.10.2018
CPU in UHD Graphics 617GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-10510Y4 x 1200 MHz, 7 W300 MHz1150 MHz
Intel Core i5-8210Y2 x 1600 MHz, 7 W300 MHz1050 MHz
min. - max.300 MHz1050 - 1150 MHz


3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
- 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
20.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
14.1  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
12.8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
61.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
26  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
18.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Additional Benchmarks
Performance 1920x1080
low 1280x720
67.2 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
28.2 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
14.6 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
13.6 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
47.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
27.9  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
25  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.

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Notebook reviews with Intel UHD Graphics 617 graphics card

Apple MacBook Air 2018: Intel Core i5-8210Y, 13.3", 1.2 kg
  Review » Apple MacBook Air 2018 (i5, 256 GB) Laptop Review

Apple Macbook Air 2019: Intel Core i5-8210Y, 13.3", 1.3 kg
  Review » Apple Macbook Air 2019 in Review: Now with True Tone, but the fan is still annoying

Apple MacBook Air 2018: Intel Core i5-8210Y, 13.3", 1.2 kg
  External Review » Apple MacBook Air 2018

Apple Macbook Air 2019: Intel Core i5-8210Y, 13.3", 1.3 kg
  External Review » Apple Macbook Air 2019, i5 256GB

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Class 1

GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile *
GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile *
GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile *

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2018-10-31)