Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 vs Intel Iris Graphics 540

Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580

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The Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 (GT4e) is an integrated graphics unit of the Skylake generation (top version). As successors of the Iris Graphics 6200 (Broadwell), the Iris 580 can be found in some high-end quad core CPUs and offers 128 MB of dedicated eDRAM memory. Furthermore, the so-called GT4e-version features 72 Execution Units (EUs). Besides the eDRAM cache, the Iris 580 is able to access the main memory (2x 64bit DDR3L-1600 / DDR4-2133).

Compared to the Iris Graphics 550 (28 W GT3e), the Iris Pro Graphics 580 offers more EUs (72 vs. 48) and a larger eDRAM Cache (128 vs. 64 MB).

Performance

The exact performance of the Iris Graphics 580 depends on memory configuration and CPU model (different clock speeds). However, it should be clearly faster than the old Broadwell Iris Pro 6200 and may compete with a dedicated GeForce 945M. Modern games of 2015/2016 should be playable in medium settings.

Features

The revised video engine now decodes H.265/HEVC completely in hardware and thereby much more efficiently than before. Displays can be connected via DP 1.2 / eDP 1.3 (max. 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz), whereas HDMI is limited to the older version 1.4 (max. 3840 x 2160 @ 30 Hz). However, HDMI 2.0 can be added using a DisplayPort converter. Up to three displays can be controlled simultaneously.

Power Consumption

The Iris Graphics 580 can be found in some mobile high-end quad core processors (45 W). Therefore, they are most likely not used in thin and light laptops.

Intel Iris Graphics 540

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The Intel Iris Graphics 540 (GT3e) is an integrated graphics unit of the Skylake generation. As successors of the HD Graphics 6000 (Broadwell), the Iris Graphics 540 can be found in CPUs of 15-watt series and offers 64 MB of dedicated eDRAM memory. Furthermore, the so-called GT3e-version features 48 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at up to 1050 MHz (depending on the CPU model). Besides the eDRAM cache, the Iris 540 is able to access the main memory (2x 64bit DDR3L-1600 / DDR4-2133).

Compared to the Iris Graphics 550 of the 28-watt series, the Iris Graphics 540 differs only by its slightly lower maximum clock and a nearly halved TDP, which limits the utilization of the Turbo Boost in certain situations.

Performance

The exact performance of the Iris Graphics 540 depends on various factors like memory configuration (DDR3/DDR4) and maximum clock rate of the specific model. The fastest versions (Core i7-6650U) should be slightly ahead of a dedicated GeForce 920M and will handle modern games (as of 2015) in low or medium settings.

Features

The revised video engine now decodes H.265/HEVC completely in hardware and thereby much more efficiently than before. Displays can be connected via DP 1.2 / eDP 1.3 (max. 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz), whereas HDMI is limited to the older version 1.4a (max. 3840 x 2160 @ 30 Hz). However, HDMI 2.0 can be added using a DisplayPort converter. Up to three displays can be controlled simultaneously.

Power Consumption

The Iris Graphics 540 can be found in mobile processors specified at 15 W TDP and is therefore suited for compact laptops and ultrabooks.

Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580Intel Iris Graphics 540
ManufacturerIntelIntel
Gen. 9 Series
Iris Pro Graphics P580 compare 72 @ 350 - 1100 MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Pro Graphics 580 72 @ 350 - 1050 MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 550 compare 48 @ 300 - 1100 MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 540 48 @ 300 - 1050 MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 530 compare 24 @ 350 - 1150 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 520 compare 24 @ 300 - 1050 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 515 compare 24 @ 300 - 1000 MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 610 compare 12 @ 300 - 950 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 610 compare 12 @ 300 - 950 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 510 compare 12 @ 300 - 950 MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 605 compare 18 @ 300 - 750 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 505 compare 18 @ 300 - 750 MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 600 compare 12 @ 300 - 700 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 500 compare 12 @ 300 - 700 MHz64/128 Bit
Iris Pro Graphics P580 compare 72 @ 350 - 1100 MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Pro Graphics 580 72 @ 350 - 1050 MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 550 compare 48 @ 300 - 1100 MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 540 48 @ 300 - 1050 MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 530 compare 24 @ 350 - 1150 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 520 compare 24 @ 300 - 1050 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 515 compare 24 @ 300 - 1000 MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 610 compare 12 @ 300 - 950 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 610 compare 12 @ 300 - 950 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 510 compare 12 @ 300 - 950 MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 605 compare 18 @ 300 - 750 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 505 compare 18 @ 300 - 750 MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 600 compare 12 @ 300 - 700 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 500 compare 12 @ 300 - 700 MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameSkylake GT4eSkylake GT3e
ArchitectureGen. 9 SkylakeGen. 9 Skylake
Cores72 - unified48 - unified
Core350 - 1050 (Boost) MHz300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz
BuseDRAM + 64/128 BiteDRAM + 64/128 Bit
MemoryeDRAMeDRAM
Max. Memory128 MB64 MB
Shared Memoryyesyes
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Technology14 nm14 nm
FeaturesQuickSyncQuickSync
Introduced24.01.2016 01.09.2015
CPU in Iris Pro Graphics 580GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-6970HQ4 x 2800 MHz, 45 W350 MHz1050 MHz
Intel Core i7-6870HQ4 x 2700 MHz, 45 W350 MHz1000 MHz
Intel Core i7-6770HQ4 x 2600 MHz, 45 W350 MHz950 MHz
Intel Core i5-6350HQ4 x 2300 MHz, 45 W350 MHz900 MHz
min. - max.350 MHz900 - 1050 MHz
CPU in Iris Graphics 540GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-6650U2 x 2200 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1050 MHz
Intel Core i7-6560U2 x 2200 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1050 MHz
Intel Core i5-6360U2 x 2000 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1000 MHz
Intel Core i5-6260U2 x 1800 MHz, 15 W300 MHz950 MHz
min. - max.300 - 350 MHz900 - 1050 MHz

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
14.6 pt (16%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
184880 Points (34%)
min: 116490     avg: 126223     median: 126078 (23%)     max: 136248 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
98218 Points (13%)
min: 45185     avg: 56792     median: 56791.5 (8%)     max: 68398 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
11346 Points (17%)
min: 6730     avg: 7255     median: 7235 (11%)     max: 7822 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
14594 Points (7%)
min: 9392     avg: 10896     median: 11327 (6%)     max: 11893 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
1836 Points (6%)
min: 1106     avg: 1268     median: 1354 (4%)     max: 1395 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
1903 Points (4%)
min: 1193     avg: 1358     median: 1448 (3%)     max: 1479 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
149585 Points (20%)
min: 67714     avg: 81160     median: 82680.5 (11%)     max: 91565 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
3510 Points (9%)
min: 2039     avg: 2340     median: 2364 (6%)     max: 2624 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
3220 Points (5%)
min: 1898     avg: 2187     median: 2211.5 (4%)     max: 2450 Points
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel Iris Graphics 540
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel Iris Graphics 540
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel Iris Graphics 540
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + Intel Iris Graphics 540
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
362 Samples/s (4%)
min: 258     avg: 292     median: 301.5 (3%)     max: 306 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
875 Samples/s (6%)
min: 614     avg: 700     median: 712.5 (5%)     max: 762 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
2308 (5%)
min: 1257     avg: 1483     median: 1525.5 (3%)     max: 1625

Average Benchmarks Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 → 100% n=16

Average Benchmarks Intel Iris Graphics 540 → 72% n=16

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

low 1280x720
Iris Graphics 540:
114  fps
med. 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
94  fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
74  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
71  fps
World of Tanks enCore

World of Tanks enCore

2018
low 1366x768
Iris Graphics 540:
174  fps
med. 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
24.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
9.5  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Graphics 540:
23.6  fps
med. 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
16.9  fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
13.6  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Graphics 540:
17.3  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Graphics 540:
30  fps
med. 1366x768
Iris Graphics 540:
27.3  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Graphics 540:
55.3  fps
med. 1366x768
Iris Graphics 540:
38.6  fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
14.3  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Graphics 540:
112  fps
med. 1366x768
Iris Graphics 540:
76  fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
30.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
19.1  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Graphics 540:
43.4  fps
med. 1366x768
Iris Graphics 540:
25.3  fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
12.6  fps
Mafia 3

Mafia 3

2016
low 1280x720
Iris Graphics 540:
11.3  fps
FIFA 17

FIFA 17

2016
low 1280x720
Iris Graphics 540:
61 (!)  fps
med. 1366x768
Iris Graphics 540:
72 (!)  fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
0 (!)  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Graphics 540:
16.7 20.5 ~ 19 fps
low 1280x720
Iris Graphics 540:
35  fps
med. 1366x768
Iris Graphics 540:
20.5  fps
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
60.5  fps
104%
Iris Graphics 540:
58.2 68 ~ 63 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
53.3  fps
83%
Iris Graphics 540:
40 47.6 ~ 44 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
42.9  fps
47%
Iris Graphics 540:
18.9 21.3 ~ 20 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
23.1  fps
Doom

Doom

2016
low 1280x720
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
0 (!)  fps
Iris Graphics 540:
31.5  fps
low 1280x768
Iris Graphics 540:
13.3  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Graphics 540:
17.3  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Graphics 540:
13.5 17.7 ~ 16 fps
med. 1366x768
Iris Graphics 540:
13.8  fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
7.6  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Graphics 540:
21.7 27.9 (!) ~ 25 fps
med. 1366x768
Iris Graphics 540:
12.9  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Graphics 540:
22 22 23 ~ 22 fps
med. 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
10 11 12 ~ 11 fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
8  fps
XCOM 2

XCOM 2

2016
low 1280x720
Iris Graphics 540:
18 27.6 ~ 23 fps
med. 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
6.7 8.9 ~ 8 fps
low 1024x768
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
30.2  fps
76%
Iris Graphics 540:
21.5 23.7 24.9 (!) ~ 23 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
18.2  fps
60%
Iris Graphics 540:
0 (!) 15.3 16.9 (!) ~ 11 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
12.2  fps
0%
Iris Graphics 540:
0 (!)  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
8.9  fps
low 1024x768
Iris Graphics 540:
39.1 44.3 ~ 42 fps
med. 1366x768
Iris Graphics 540:
24.2 27.4 ~ 26 fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
13.5 16.8 ~ 15 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
11 13.6 ~ 12 fps
low 1024x768
Iris Graphics 540:
35.9  fps
med. 1366x768
Iris Graphics 540:
28.6  fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
15.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
14.2  fps
low 1024x768
Iris Graphics 540:
40.2  fps
med. 1366x768
Iris Graphics 540:
22.9  fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
0 (!)  fps
low 1024x768
Iris Graphics 540:
4.9 5.2 ~ 5 fps
Fallout 4

Fallout 4

2015
low 1280x720
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
0 (!)  fps
Iris Graphics 540:
23.2  fps
Anno 2205

Anno 2205

2015
low 1024x768
Iris Graphics 540:
29.2 (!) 46.2 ~ 38 fps
med. 1366x768
Iris Graphics 540:
15.9 (!) 25.4 ~ 21 fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
6.8 (!) 11.3 ~ 9 fps
FIFA 16

FIFA 16

2015
high 1366x768
Iris Graphics 540:
65 (!)  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
38.8 (!)  fps
low 1366x768
Iris Graphics 540:
78.7 120 ~ 99 fps
med. 1366x768
Iris Graphics 540:
53.5 73.3 75 ~ 67 fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
25.6 33.5 34.6 ~ 31 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
18.7 25.4 ~ 22 fps
low 1024x768
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
59.9  fps
88%
Iris Graphics 540:
48.6 58 ~ 53 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
58.6  fps
61%
Iris Graphics 540:
28.9 43.3 ~ 36 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
23  fps
65%
Iris Graphics 540:
13.9 16.7 ~ 15 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
14.9  fps
Mad Max

Mad Max

2015
med. 1366x768
Iris Graphics 540:
28.9 34.3 ~ 32 fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
13.2 16.9 ~ 15 fps
low 1280x720
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
59.8 fps  fps
117%
Iris Graphics 540:
59.8 65.2 fps 85 ~ 70 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
37.2 fps  fps
140%
Iris Graphics 540:
40 fps 46.9 68.5 ~ 52 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
15.3 fps  fps
196%
Iris Graphics 540:
21.5 fps 29.2 39.5 ~ 30 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
14 fps  fps
193%
Iris Graphics 540:
19.1 fps 34.6 ~ 27 fps
low 1280x720
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
0 (!)  fps
low 1024x768
Iris Graphics 540:
16.5 17.8 19.7 20.5 ~ 19 fps
med. 1366x768
Iris Graphics 540:
11.5 12 12.8 ~ 12 fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
0 (!)  fps
low 1024x768
Iris Graphics 540:
119.2 149 177 (!) ~ 148 fps
med. 1366x768
Iris Graphics 540:
30.4 36.8 37.1 ~ 35 fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
14.3 17.2 18.7 ~ 17 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
12.5 12.5 ~ 13 fps
low 1024x768
Iris Graphics 540:
59  fps
med. 1366x768
Iris Graphics 540:
50  fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
19.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
10.4  fps
low 1024x768
Iris Graphics 540:
52.3  fps
med. 1366x768
Iris Graphics 540:
35.2  fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
11.6  fps
Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
ultra 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
32.2  fps
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
43.8  fps
53%
Iris Graphics 540:
23.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
30.1  fps
52%
Iris Graphics 540:
15.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
25  fps
55%
Iris Graphics 540:
13.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
12.4  fps
low 1024x768
Iris Graphics 540:
29.8 (!) 65 (!) ~ 47 fps
med. 1366x768
Iris Graphics 540:
18.4 (!) 45.1 (!) ~ 32 fps
high 1366x768
Iris Graphics 540:
11.4 31.3 (!) ~ 21 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
10.4  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
63.7  fps
63%
Iris Graphics 540:
28.1 42 48.4 ~ 40 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
50.8  fps
63%
Iris Graphics 540:
23 35.4 38 ~ 32 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
28.5  fps
74%
Iris Graphics 540:
15.8 21.9 22.1 22.8 ~ 21 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
14.3  fps
70%
Iris Graphics 540:
9.5 11 ~ 10 fps
low 1280x720
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
101.3  fps
78%
Iris Graphics 540:
69.1 82 86.8 ~ 79 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
57.9  fps
79%
Iris Graphics 540:
42.2 46 49.1 ~ 46 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
51  fps
76%
Iris Graphics 540:
35.7 39 40.3 41.2 ~ 39 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
14.9  fps
74%
Iris Graphics 540:
10 11.1 11.5 11.6 ~ 11 fps
low 1024x768
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
380.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
127.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
73.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
36.2  fps
low 1024x768
Iris Graphics 540:
85 137 ~ 111 fps
med. 1366x768
Iris Graphics 540:
49.2 70 ~ 60 fps
high 1366x768
Iris Graphics 540:
33.3 46.4 ~ 40 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
20.6  fps
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
Iris Graphics 540:
37.6 53.7 ~ 46 fps
med. 1366x768
Iris Graphics 540:
27.6 32.2 ~ 30 fps
high 1366x768
Iris Graphics 540:
19.6 20 ~ 20 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
6.6  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
115.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
38.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
16.7  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
107.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
81.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
37.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Iris Pro Graphics 580:
8.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
57  fps
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
high 1280x1024
Iris Graphics 540:
55  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Iris Graphics 540:
24  fps

Average Gaming Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming Intel Iris Graphics 540 → 82%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 84%

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