Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 vs Intel HD Graphics 615 vs Intel HD Graphics 620

Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650

► remove from comparison Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650

The Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 (GT3e) is a processor graphics card for Kaby Lake models announced in January 2017. As the successor to the Intel Iris Graphics 550 (Skylake), the Iris Plus Graphics 650 is used for 28-Watt models and is equipped with 64 MB eDRAM cache. There should not be any big changes compared to the Iris Graphics 550.

The so called GT3e version of the Kaby Lake GPU probably still has 48 Execution Units (EUs), which can reach up to 1100 MHz depending on the model. Besides eDRAM cache, the Iris 650 can also access the system memory (2x 64 Bit DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2400) via processor interface.

Compared to the Iris Plus 640 from the 15-Watt models, the Iris 650 only has a slightly higher maximum clock as well as almost twice the TDP, which allows a better utilization of the Turbo Boost potential.

Performance

The exact performance of the Iris Plus Graphics 650 depends on the CPU model, because maximum clock as well as the size of the L3 cache can differ a bit. The system memory (DDR3/DDR4) will influence the performance as well.

The fastest chips are high-clocked Core i7 models like the Core i7-7567U. Depending on the game, the Iris Plus 650 will probably be on par with a dedicated GeForce 930M and can handle smooth gameplay in modern titles in low up to medium settings.

Features

The reworked video engine now fully supports hardware decoding of H.265/HEVC videos. Contrary to Skylake, however, Kaby Lake can now also decode H.265/HEVC Main 10 with a 10-bit color depth as well as Google's VP9 codec. The video output is possible via DP 1.2/eDP 1.3 (up to 3840 x 2160 @60 Hz), whereas HDMI is also supported in the older 1.4a standard. An HDMI 2.0 output can be added via converter from DisplayPort. The GPU can drive up to three displays simultaneously.

Power Consumption

The Iris Plus Graphics 650 is used for 28-Watt processor and therefore medium-sized notebooks.

Intel HD Graphics 615

► remove from comparison Intel HD Graphics 615

The Intel HD Graphics 615 (GT2) is a low-end integrated graphics unit, which can be found in the Y-series of the Kaby 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 HD 615 has to access the main memory (2x 64bit DDR3L/LPDDR3).

Performance

The 3D performance of the HD 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 HD graphics 615 should be around 20 to 30 percent faster than the previous generation, the HD Graphics 615. Therefore, it may even reach the performance of the HD Graphics 520. Some low demanding games should therefore be playable with the chip.

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 m3-7Y30 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 HD Graphics 615 can be found in Y processors with 4.5 W TDP (can be manipulated by the laptop manufacturers) and is therefore suited for very thin, mostly passively cooled 2-in-1 notebooks and tablets.

Intel HD Graphics 620

► remove from comparison Intel HD Graphics 620

The Intel HD Graphics 620 (GT2) is an integrated graphics unit, which can be found in various ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) processors of the Kaby Lake generation. This "GT2" version of the Kaby Lake GPU is clocked at up to 1050 MHz (depending on the CPU model). 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 HD Graphics 620 depends on various factors like L3 cache size, memory configuration (DDR3/DDR4) and maximum clock rate of the specific model but is very similar to the old HD Graphics 520 GPU. That means only some less demanding recent games like Farming Simulator 17 run fluently in low detail settings (see below for gaming benchmarks). Compared to dedicated graphics cards, the HD620 should be positioned between a GeForce 910M and 920M from Nvidia. For games, the drivers however are not that fast updated and tested as with GeForce graphics cards.

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 HD Graphics 620 can be found in mobile processors specified at 15 W TDP and is therefore suited for compact laptops and ultrabooks.

Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650Intel HD Graphics 615Intel HD Graphics 620
ManufacturerIntelIntelIntel
Gen. 9.5 Series
Iris Plus Graphics 655 48 @ 0.3 - 1.2 GHz
Iris Plus Graphics 650 48 @ 0.3 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
Iris Plus Graphics 645 48 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz
Iris Plus Graphics 640 48 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 630 24 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics P630 24 @ 0.3 - 1.2 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 630 24 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics P630 24 64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 620 24 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 620 24 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 617 24 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 615 24 @ 0.3 - 1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 615 24 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
Iris Plus Graphics 655 48 @ 0.3 - 1.2 GHz
Iris Plus Graphics 650 48 @ 0.3 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
Iris Plus Graphics 645 48 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz
Iris Plus Graphics 640 48 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 630 24 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics P630 24 @ 0.3 - 1.2 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 630 24 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics P630 24 64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 620 24 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 620 24 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 617 24 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 615 24 @ 0.3 - 1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 615 24 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
Iris Plus Graphics 655 48 @ 0.3 - 1.2 GHz
Iris Plus Graphics 650 48 @ 0.3 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
Iris Plus Graphics 645 48 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz
Iris Plus Graphics 640 48 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 630 24 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics P630 24 @ 0.3 - 1.2 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 630 24 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics P630 24 64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 620 24 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 620 24 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 617 24 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 615 24 @ 0.3 - 1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 615 24 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
CodenameKaby Lake GT3eKaby-Lake GT2Kaby-Lake GT2
ArchitectureGen. 9.5 Kaby LakeGen. 9 Kaby LakeGen. 9.5 Kaby Lake
Pipelines48 - unified24 - unified24 - unified
Core Speed300 - 1100 (Boost) MHz300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit64/128 Bit64/128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR4DDR3L/LPDDR3DDR3/DDR4
Shared Memoryyesyesyes
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
technology14 nm14 nm14 nm
FeaturesQuickSyncQuickSyncQuickSync
Date of Announcement03.01.2017 30.08.2016 30.08.2016
CPU in Iris Plus Graphics 650GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-7567U2 x 3500 MHz, 28 W300 MHz1100 MHz
Intel Core i5-7287U2 x 3300 MHz, 28 W300 MHz1100 MHz
Intel Core i5-7267U2 x 3100 MHz, 28 W300 MHz1050 MHz
Intel Core i3-7167U2 x 2800 MHz, 28 W300 MHz1000 MHz
min. - max.300 MHz1000 - 1100 MHz
CPU in HD Graphics 615GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-7Y752 x 1300 MHz, 4.5 W300 MHz1050 MHz
Intel Core i5-7Y572 x 1200 MHz, 4.5 W300 MHz950 MHz
Intel Core i5-7Y542 x 1200 MHz, 4.5 W300 MHz950 MHz
min. - max.300 MHz850 - 1100 MHz
CPU in HD Graphics 620GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-7600U2 x 2800 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1150 MHz
Intel Core i7-7500U2 x 2700 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1050 MHz
Intel Core i5-7300U2 x 2600 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1100 MHz
min. - max.300 MHz850 - 1150 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - HD Graphics 615
5 pt (5%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - HD Graphics 620
6.1 pt (6%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
623 Points (4%)
min: 180     avg: 277     median: 296.5 (2%)     max: 327 Points
min: 329     avg: 364     median: 365 (2%)     max: 398 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
555 Points (3%)
min: 157     avg: 244     median: 261 (1%)     max: 288 Points
min: 290     avg: 320     median: 321 (2%)     max: 349 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
161538 Points (26%)
min: 55271     avg: 69892     median: 70743 (11%)     max: 79719 Points
min: 57706     avg: 77795     median: 79066.5 (12%)     max: 98195 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 28302     avg: 34366     median: 33200.5 (5%)     max: 42163 Points
min: 12780     avg: 41308     median: 38918 (5%)     max: 55020 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 8403     avg: 9150     median: 9149.5 (12%)     max: 9896 Points
min: 4050     avg: 4904     median: 4893 (6%)     max: 5828 Points
min: 3369     avg: 6049     median: 5993 (8%)     max: 7245 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
13153 Points (6%)
min: 5478     avg: 6502     median: 6387 (3%)     max: 7839 Points
min: 5790     avg: 7755     median: 7725 (4%)     max: 9610 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 1586     avg: 1655     median: 1655 (4%)     max: 1724 Points
min: 582     avg: 750     median: 762 (2%)     max: 861 Points
min: 316     avg: 845     median: 858 (2%)     max: 1078 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
1698 Points (3%)
min: 647     avg: 830     median: 853 (2%)     max: 965 Points
min: 328     avg: 916     median: 934 (2%)     max: 1176 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 45589     avg: 54672     median: 50760 (7%)     max: 69035 Points
min: 11084     avg: 66525     median: 62248.5 (8%)     max: 92261 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
2924 Points (8%)
min: 1141     avg: 1350     median: 1362.5 (4%)     max: 1514 Points
min: 1146     avg: 1639     median: 1645.5 (4%)     max: 1970 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
2762 Points (5%)
min: 1032     avg: 1233     median: 1242.5 (2%)     max: 1383.5 Points
min: 1067     avg: 1499     median: 1508.5 (3%)     max: 1777 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + Intel HD Graphics 615
3DM Vant. Perf. total + Intel HD Graphics 620
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + Intel HD Graphics 615
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + Intel HD Graphics 620
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
19381 Points (20%)
67477 Points (70%)
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
16620 Points (9%)
min: 16812     avg: 19095     median: 17494 (9%)     max: 23293 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
8649 Points (13%)
min: 10111     avg: 12578     median: 12160 (18%)     max: 16394 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 615
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 620
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x768 + Intel HD Graphics 615
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
4.2 fps (2%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
17.4 fps (3%)
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + Intel HD Graphics 620
specvp11 tcvis-02 + Intel HD Graphics 620
specvp11 sw-02 + Intel HD Graphics 620
specvp11 proe-05 + Intel HD Graphics 620
specvp11 maya-03 + Intel HD Graphics 620
specvp11 lightwave-01 + Intel HD Graphics 620
specvp11 ensight-04 + Intel HD Graphics 620
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + Intel HD Graphics 620
specvp12 snx-02 + Intel HD Graphics 620
specvp12 showcase-01 + Intel HD Graphics 620
specvp12 mediacal-01 + Intel HD Graphics 620
specvp12 maya-04 + Intel HD Graphics 620
specvp12 energy-01 + Intel HD Graphics 620
specvp12 creo-01 + Intel HD Graphics 620
specvp12 catia-04 + Intel HD Graphics 620
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel HD Graphics 615
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel HD Graphics 620
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics 615
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics 620
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics 615
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics 620
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics 615
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics 620
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics 615
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics 615
Basemark ES 2.0 - Basemark ES 2.0
59.8 fps (99%)
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 High Quality
33662 Points (76%)
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 Medium Quality
42892 Points (95%)
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
38.3 fps (3%)
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official High Offscreen 2160
3.4 fps (1%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
336 Samples/s (3%)
min: 145     avg: 181     median: 185 (2%)     max: 213 Samples/s
min: 161     avg: 217     median: 215 (2%)     max: 309 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
813 Samples/s (3%)
min: 281     avg: 365     median: 369 (1%)     max: 446 Samples/s
min: 410     avg: 557     median: 564 (2%)     max: 647 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
1730 (4%)
min: 447     avg: 654     median: 693 (1%)     max: 783
min: 801     avg: 875     median: 875 (2%)     max: 970
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 2D Graphics Tests
18536 Points (39%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 3D Graphics Tests
2667 Points (10%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
51.4 Watt (9%)
17.8 Watt (3%)
29.1 Watt (5%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
51.4 Watt (9%)
25.5 Watt (4%)
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
998 MHz (52%)
914 MHz (48%)
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
848 MHz (43%)
630 MHz (32%)
1028 MHz (52%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 → 100% n=18

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics 615 → 55% n=18

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics 620 → 67% n=18

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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.

Valorant

Valorant

2020
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 615:
64.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 615:
25.4  fps
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 615:
17.8   fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 615:
27.6  fps
high 1920x1080
HD Graphics 615:
19  fps
4K 3840x2160
HD Graphics 615:
8  fps
Fall Guys

Fall Guys

2020
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 615:
34.2 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 615:
15.8 fps  fps
FIFA 20

FIFA 20

2019
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 615:
0 (!)  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 615:
0 (!)  fps
F1 2019

F1 2019

2019
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 615:
18.1  fps
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 615:
79  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 615:
62  fps
high 1920x1080
HD Graphics 615:
51  fps
ultra 1920x1080
HD Graphics 615:
48.6  fps
QHD 2560x1440
HD Graphics 615:
34.4  fps
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 615:
21.7  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 615:
6.5  fps
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 620:
20  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 620:
11  fps
FIFA 19

FIFA 19

2018
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 620:
50.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 620:
25.1  fps
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 620:
13  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 620:
5  fps
F1 2018

F1 2018

2018
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 620:
30  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 620:
14  fps
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 620:
16.7  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 620:
6.3  fps
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 615:
11.9  fps
HD Graphics 620:
19.6  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 620:
8.3  fps
Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

2018
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 615:
9  fps
HD Graphics 620:
11  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 620:
6  fps
World of Tanks enCore

World of Tanks enCore

2018
low 1366x768
HD Graphics 615:
106  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 615:
13.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
HD Graphics 615:
5.8  fps
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 615:
18.8  fps
HD Graphics 620:
23.9  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 615:
12  fps
HD Graphics 620:
15.2  fps
high 1920x1080
HD Graphics 615:
11  fps
4K 3840x2160
HD Graphics 615:
4.3  fps
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 615:
8.3  fps
HD Graphics 620:
11.5  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 620:
5.7  fps
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 620:
8.9  fps
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 615:
35.3  fps
HD Graphics 620:
39.1 41 ~ 40 fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 620:
10.1 13.7 ~ 12 fps
low 1280x720
HD Graphics 615:
14.6  fps
HD Graphics 620:
23.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
HD Graphics 620:
6.7