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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 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 24 @ 300? - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 620 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 615 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameKaby-Lake-Refresh GT2
ArchitectureIntel Gen. 9.5 (Kaby Lake Refresh)
Pipelines24 - unified
Core Speed300? - 1150 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3/DDR4
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
technology14 nm
FeaturesQuickSync
Date of Announcement01.09.2017
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-8650U4 x 1900 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1150 MHz
Intel Core i7-8550U4 x 1800 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1150 MHz
Intel Core i5-8350U4 x 1700 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1100 MHz
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min. - max.300 - 300 MHz1000 - 1150 MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 73867     avg: 89416.6     median: 90789 (20%)     max: 96914 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 40357     avg: 48248     median: 46907 (6%)     max: 54785 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 7121     avg: 8065.4     median: 8252 (17%)     max: 8773 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 7760     avg: 9170.2     median: 9349 (5%)     max: 9744 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 864     avg: 1015     median: 1035 (4%)     max: 1108 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 923     avg: 1100     median: 1124 (3%)     max: 1214 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 56906     avg: 76218.2     median: 75714 (10%)     max: 88640 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 1668     avg: 1862.9     median: 1883 (6%)     max: 2032 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 1517     avg: 1667.6     median: 1666 (3%)     max: 1810 points
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 +
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 836     avg: 908.6     median: 910 (4%)     max: 987 Points
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
min: 26     avg: 27.5     median: 27.5 (7%)     max: 28.9 Watt
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
min: 25.1     avg: 26.1     median: 26.1 (7%)     max: 27 Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 30     avg: 30.5     median: 30.5 (7%)     max: 31 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark 1.19 GPU Stress Test 1280x720
min: 902     avg: 915     median: 915 (55%)     max: 928 MHz
- 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.

low 1280x720
16  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
18.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
8.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
25.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
17.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
0 (!)  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
0 (!)  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
0 (!)  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
0 (!)  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
0 (!)  fps    + Compare
low 1280x720
9  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Destiny 2

Destiny 2

2017
low 1280x720
18.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
9.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
ELEX

ELEX

2017
low 1280x720
10.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
5.2  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
0 (!) 11 ~ 6 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
0 (!) 6.5 ~ 3 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
0 (!)  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
0 (!)  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
0 (!)  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
FIFA 18

FIFA 18

2017
low 1280x720
65.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
31.5  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
24.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
23.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
15.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F1 2017

F1 2017

2017
low 1280x720
30 32 ~ 31 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
13 14 ~ 14 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
10  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
6  fps    + Compare