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Intel UHD Graphics 620

Intel UHD Graphics 620

The Intel UHD Graphics 620 (GT2) is an integrated graphics unit, which can be found in various ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) processors of the Kaby Lake Refresh generation (8th generation Core). Compared to the similar named Intel HD Graphics 620 in the 2016 Kaby Lake CPUs, only the name changed from HD to UHD. It is clocked with up to 1.150 MHz and therefore 100 MHz higher than the old HD Graphics 620 (max. 1.050 MHz) and offer a comparable performance. Due to its lack of dedicated graphics memory or eDRAM cache, the HD 620 has to access the main memory (2x 64bit DDR3/DDR4).

Performance

The exact performance of the UHD Graphics 620 depends on various factors like L3 cache size, memory configuration (DDR3/DDR4) and maximum clock rate of the specific model and as is similar to the Intel HD Graphics 620 and Intel HD Graphics 630. Compared to the average HD Graphics 620, the UHD graphics profits from the quad-core CPU a bit in our gaming benchmarks. Therefore, should be positioned between a GeForce 910M and 920M dedicated graphics card from Nvidia. For games, the drivers however are not that fast updated and tested as with GeForce graphics cards. In our tests, the UHD 620 is most suited for casual games like Team Fortress 2, Rocket League or Farming Simulator 17. See below for a list of modern games tested with various models.

Features

The revised video engine now supports H.265/HEVC Main10 profile in hardware with 10 bit colors. Furthermore, Googles VP9 codec can also be hardware decoded. The first models do not support HDCP 2.2 and therefore Netflix 4K. This was added with the new models in 2017 and beginning of May 2017 also the older CPU models like the i3-7100U are now shipped with a new S-Spec Code that supports HDCP 2.2. HDMI 2.0 however is still only supported with an external converter chip (LSPCon).

Power Consumption

The UHD Graphics 620 can be found in mobile processors specified at 15 W TDP and is therefore suited for compact laptops and ultrabooks. The power consumption during playing The Witcher 3 (with an external monitor) was comparable to a Intel HD Graphics 620 based laptop and on the lowest end of all of our measurements. Dedicated GPUs, like the GeForce 940MX, needed a lot more power.

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 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-Refresh GT2
ArchitectureGen. 9.5
Pipelines24 - unified
Core Speed300? - 1150 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3/DDR4
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12_1
technology14 nm
FeaturesQuickSync
Date of Announcement01.09.2017
CPU in UHD Graphics 620GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-10810U6 x 1100 MHz, 15 W300 MHz? MHz
Intel Core i7-10710U6 x 1100 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1150 MHz
Intel Core i7-10610U4 x 1800 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1150 MHz
min. - max.300 MHz900 - 1150 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
7 pt (8%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 343     avg: 434     median: 435 (2%)     max: 512 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 299     avg: 378     median: 379 (2%)     max: 443 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 65949     avg: 89363     median: 89155 (16%)     max: 115515 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 29002     avg: 43433     median: 42759 (6%)     max: 59483 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 5821     avg: 8164     median: 8135 (12%)     max: 10960 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 6910     avg: 9227     median: 9307 (5%)     max: 11436 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 538     avg: 1055     median: 1070 (4%)     max: 1298 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 557     avg: 1152     median: 1163 (3%)     max: 1418 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 13790     avg: 68581     median: 67987 (9%)     max: 102010 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 1175     avg: 1927     median: 1935 (5%)     max: 2283 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 1235     avg: 1743     median: 1744 (3%)     max: 2006 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 +
specvp12 snx-02 +
specvp12 showcase-01 +
specvp12 mediacal-01 +
specvp12 maya-04 +
specvp12 energy-01 +
specvp12 creo-01 +
specvp12 catia-04 +
specvp12 3dsmax-05 +
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 +
specvp13 snx-03 +
specvp13 showcase-02 +
specvp13 medical-02 +
specvp13 maya-05 +
specvp13 energy-02 +