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Skylake for Notebooks: Core i7-6700HQ and i7-6820HK Review

Till Schönborn (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 09/27/2015

Hardly faster, but much more efficient. The wait is over: Intel's new Skylake architecture is finally available for notebooks and replaces the predecessors Haswell and Broadwell. We review the two quad-core models Core i7-6700HQ and i7-6820HK.

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After Intel's Skylake generation has been available for desktops for a couple of weeks now, the manufacturers now launch the first notebooks based on the new micro architecture. A total of 28 different models were announced in the beginning of September, and today we test two of the fastest quad-core chips – the Core i7-6700HQ and Core i7-6820HK. Based on these two models we want to have a first look at the CPU as well as GPU performance of the Skylake series and also evaluate the progress in respect of the power efficiency.

Intel announced a total of eight quad-core processors at the launch of the mobile Skylake generation, including two Xeon models for professional workstation notebooks as well as two Core i5 chips without Hyper-Threading support. The remaining four CPUs are Core i7 chips, besides our two review models i7-6700HQ and i7-6820HK you can get the i7-6820HQ as well as the temporarily top model i7-6920HQ.

Model Cores/Threads Nominal Clock Turbo 1C/2C/4C GPU TDP
Skylake
i7-6920HQ 4/8 2.9 GHz 3.8/3.6/3.4 GHz HD Graphics 530 (350 - 1050 MHz) 45 Watts
i7-6820HQ 4/8 2.7 GHz 3.6/3.4/3.2 GHz HD Graphics 530 (350 - 1050 MHz) 45 Watts
i7-6820HK 4/8 2.7 GHz 3.6/3.4/3.2 GHz HD Graphics 530 (350 - 1050 MHz) 45 Watts
i7-6700HQ 4/8 2.6 GHz 3.5/3.3/3.1 GHz HD Graphics 530 (350 - 1050 MHz) 45 Watts
Broadwell (Excerpt)
i7-5700HQ 4/8 2.7 GHz 3.5/3.5/3.5 GHz HD Graphics 5600 (300 - 1050 MHz) 47 Watts
Haswell (Excerpt)
i7-4940MX 4/8 3.1 GHz 4.0/3.9/3.8 GHz HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1350 MHz) 57 Watts
i7-4910MQ 4/8 2.9 GHz 3.9/3.8/3.7 GHz HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1300 MHz) 47 Watts
i7-4810MQ 4/8 2.8 GHz 3.8/3.7/3.6 GHz HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1300 MHz) 47 Watts
i7-4720HQ 4/8 2.6 GHz 3.6/3.5/3.4 GHz HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz) 47 Watts

You can immediately see some special characteristics when you look at the specs of the new CPUs: Among others, the mobile Skylake chips use much lower clocks compared to Haswell and Broadwell, especially when you utilize all four cores. The quad-core Turbo of the Core i7-6700HQ, for example, is just 3.1 GHz and much lower than the predecessors Core i7-4720HQ (Haswell, 3.4 GHz) and Core i7-5700HQ (Broadwell, 3.5 GHz). Even though the per-MHz performance was slightly increased: Bigger performance jumps are not very likely.

Another surprise is the lack of the so called Extreme Edition models, which represented the high-end models of the portfolio so far. There is still a CPU with a free multiplier called Core i7-6820HK, but TDP and nominal clocks are once again much lower than the old chips. Still, Intel claims that the 6820HK was already overclocked to 4.2 GHz with air-cooling during internal tests, which would make a worthy – and also much more inexpensive – successor to the 4940MX.

The Review Devices

We performed the following benchmarks of the Core i7-6700HQ and i7-6820HK with two Clevo barebones, but unfortunately we cannot give you any more details about the systems at this time. Both review devices were equipped with 2x 8 GB DDR4-2400 memory as well as a PCIe-SSD from Samsung running Windows 10 Pro (64-bit) as well as the Intel graphics driver 10.18.15.4256.

We included the two desktop CPUs Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K for comparison purposes. They were also tested in Clevo barebones, more precisely the models P771DM (Schenker XMG U706) as well as P751DM (Schenker XMG U506). Both devices were also equipped with 2x 8 GB DDR4-2400 PCIe-SSDs and will be reviewed separately soon.

All other measurements for several Broadwell and Haswell systems are from older reviews, which is why we cannot ensure a similar hardware or software equipment. More details on the corresponding devices are available in the legend or the related reviews, respectively.

Core i7-6700HQ
Core i7-6700HQ
Core i7-6820HK
Core i7-6820HK
Core i5-6600K (Desktop)
Core i5-6600K (Desktop)
Core i7-6700K (Desktop)
Core i7-6700K (Desktop)

Benchmarks

CPU Performance

On average, Skylake is around 10% faster than the old Haswell architecture and still around 5% faster than the Broadwell predecessor in all benchmarks when the chips are running at the same frequency. That the Core i7-6820HK still is not at the top of all the rankings is a result of the comparatively low clocks that we already mentioned. The Broadwell Core i7-5700HQ quad-core is just ahead in multi-core scenarios thanks to the 300 MHz higher Turbo for four active cores, while the 4.0 GHz i7-4940MX dominates the single-thread tests. Still, the performance differences are usually very small, so users will have a hard time noticing a difference between a fast Haswell, Broadwell and Skylake quad-core.

By the way, the defensive clocks of the Skylake chips also have advantages: Combined with the advanced 14 nm manufacturing process, you get a pretty low power consumption, so both the Core i7-6700HQ as well as the i7-6820HK do not reach their TDP limit of 45 Watts when you only stress the CPU. This means that the specified Turbo Boost can be maintained even under maximum load, which was not the case for many Haswell chips. The often questionable performance gains of the fastest Core i7 models that were throttled by their TDP limit should be much bigger with Skylake – particularly for the top model i7-6920HQ.

Core i7-6820HK overclocked to 4.0 GHz
Core i7-6820HK overclocked to 4.0 GHz

We obviously tested the overclocking capabilities of the Core i7-6820HK in practice and set all Turbo speeds to 4.0 GHz via Intel's XTU tool. The result is a performance gain between 10 up to 20%, which means the CPU is almost on par with the desktop model Core i7-6700K (4.0 - 4.2 GHz). With good cooling conditions, optimized voltages (we worked with "Adaptive Core Voltage") and the increase of the maximum currents ("Core IccMax") there should be even more performance gains.

Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Intel Core i7-6820HK @ 4 GHz
1.94 Points ∼98%
Intel Core i7-6820HK
1.73 Points ∼88%
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
1.69 Points ∼86%
Intel Core i7-5700HQ
1.67 Points ∼85%
Intel Core i7-4940MX
1.77 Points ∼90%
Intel Core i7-4930MX
1.74 Points ∼88%
Intel Core i7-4800MQ
1.68 Points ∼85%
Intel Core i7-4720HQ
1.59 Points ∼81%
Intel Core i7-6700K
1.97 Points ∼100%
Intel Core i5-6600K
1.88 Points ∼95%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Intel Core i7-6820HK @ 4 GHz
9.22 Points ∼96%
Intel Core i7-6820HK
7.78 Points ∼81%
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
7.48 Points ∼78%
Intel Core i7-5700HQ
7.94 Points ∼83%
Intel Core i7-4940MX
7.64 Points ∼80%
Intel Core i7-4930MX
7.47 Points ∼78%
Intel Core i7-4800MQ
7.61 Points ∼79%
Intel Core i7-4720HQ
7.3 Points ∼76%
Intel Core i7-6700K
9.6 Points ∼100%
Intel Core i5-6600K
6.93 Points ∼72%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Intel Core i7-6820HK @ 4 GHz
171 Points ∼99%
Intel Core i7-6820HK
151 Points ∼87%
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
146 Points ∼84%
Intel Core i7-5700HQ
143 Points ∼83%
Intel Core i7-4940MX
157 Points ∼91%
Intel Core i7-4720HQ
140 Points ∼81%
Intel Core i7-6700K
173 Points ∼100%
Intel Core i5-6600K
166 Points ∼96%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Intel Core i7-6820HK @ 4 GHz
824 Points ∼94%
Intel Core i7-6820HK
709 Points ∼81%
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
680 Points ∼78%
Intel Core i7-5700HQ
724 Points ∼83%
Intel Core i7-4940MX
708 Points ∼81%
Intel Core i7-4720HQ
667 Points ∼76%
Intel Core i7-6700K
875 Points ∼100%
Intel Core i5-6600K
601 Points ∼69%
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0
Pass 2 (sort by value)
Intel Core i7-6820HK @ 4 GHz
54.31 fps ∼98%
Intel Core i7-6820HK
44.32 fps ∼80%
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
42.7 fps ∼77%
Intel Core i7-5700HQ
42.83 fps ∼78%
Intel Core i7-4940MX
42.9 fps ∼78%
Intel Core i7-4930MX
42.22 fps ∼76%
Intel Core i7-4800MQ
42 fps ∼76%
Intel Core i7-4720HQ
32.55 fps ∼59%
Intel Core i7-6700K
55.25 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-6600K
40.1 fps ∼73%
Pass 1 (sort by value)
Intel Core i7-6820HK @ 4 GHz
204.05 fps ∼97%
Intel Core i7-6820HK
168.4 fps ∼80%
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
159.9 fps ∼76%
Intel Core i7-5700HQ
170.01 fps ∼81%
Intel Core i7-4940MX
167.43 fps ∼80%
Intel Core i7-4930MX
164.8 fps ∼78%
Intel Core i7-4800MQ
163 fps ∼78%
Intel Core i7-4720HQ
133.8 fps ∼64%
Intel Core i7-6700K
210.2 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-6600K
196.3 fps ∼93%
TrueCrypt
Serpent Mean 100MB (sort by value)
Intel Core i7-6820HK @ 4 GHz
0.503 GB/s ∼99%
Intel Core i7-6820HK
0.408 GB/s ∼80%
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
0.38 GB/s ∼75%
Intel Core i7-5700HQ
0.384 GB/s ∼76%
Intel Core i7-4940MX
0.365 GB/s ∼72%
Intel Core i7-4930MX
0.368 GB/s ∼73%
Intel Core i7-4800MQ
0.37 GB/s ∼73%
Intel Core i7-4720HQ
0.342 GB/s ∼67%
Intel Core i7-6700K
0.507 GB/s ∼100%
Intel Core i5-6600K
0.31 GB/s ∼61%
Twofish Mean 100MB (sort by value)
Intel Core i7-6820HK @ 4 GHz
0.84 GB/s ∼99%
Intel Core i7-6820HK
0.688 GB/s ∼81%
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
0.64 GB/s ∼75%
Intel Core i7-5700HQ
0.684 GB/s ∼81%
Intel Core i7-4940MX
0.664 GB/s ∼78%
Intel Core i7-4930MX
0.645 GB/s ∼76%
Intel Core i7-4800MQ
0.65 GB/s ∼77%
Intel Core i7-4720HQ
0.602 GB/s ∼71%
Intel Core i7-6700K
0.848 GB/s ∼100%
Intel Core i5-6600K
0.52 GB/s ∼61%
AES Mean 100MB (sort by value)
Intel Core i7-6820HK @ 4 GHz
4.9 GB/s ∼100%
Intel Core i7-6820HK
4 GB/s ∼82%
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
3.8 GB/s ∼78%
Intel Core i7-5700HQ
4.2 GB/s ∼86%
Intel Core i7-4940MX
4.1 GB/s ∼84%
Intel Core i7-4930MX
4.1 GB/s ∼84%
Intel Core i7-4800MQ
4.1 GB/s ∼84%
Intel Core i7-4720HQ
3.8 GB/s ∼78%
Intel Core i7-6700K
4.9 GB/s ∼100%
Intel Core i5-6600K
3.2 GB/s ∼65%
WinRAR - Result (sort by value)
Intel Core i7-6820HK @ 4 GHz
5785 KB/s ∼98%
Intel Core i7-6820HK
5314 KB/s ∼90%
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
4950 KB/s ∼84%
Intel Core i7-4930MX
5103 KB/s ∼87%
Intel Core i7-6700K
5877 KB/s ∼100%
Intel Core i5-6600K
3643 KB/s ∼62%
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - --- (sort by value)
Intel Core i7-6820HK @ 4 GHz
480.943 Seconds * ∼83%
Intel Core i7-6820HK
528.339 Seconds * ∼91%
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
578.7 Seconds * ∼100%
Intel Core i7-5700HQ
565.334 Seconds * ∼98%
Intel Core i7-4940MX
491.477 Seconds * ∼85%
Intel Core i7-4930MX
512.116 Seconds * ∼88%
Intel Core i7-4800MQ
536 Seconds * ∼93%
Intel Core i7-4720HQ
561 Seconds * ∼97%
Intel Core i7-6700K
477.595 Seconds * ∼83%
Intel Core i5-6600K
501.1 Seconds * ∼87%
3DMark 06 - CPU - --- (sort by value)
Intel Core i7-6820HK @ 4 GHz
9094 Points ∼100%
Intel Core i7-6820HK
7410 Points ∼81%
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
7205 Points ∼79%
Intel Core i7-5700HQ
7665 Points ∼84%
Intel Core i7-4940MX
7678 Points ∼84%
Intel Core i7-4930MX
7435 Points ∼82%
Intel Core i7-4800MQ
7513 Points ∼83%
Intel Core i7-4720HQ
7378 Points ∼81%
Intel Core i7-6700K
9101 Points ∼100%
Intel Core i5-6600K
7413 Points ∼81%
Geekbench 3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Intel Core i7-6820HK @ 4 GHz
16750 Points ∼97%
Intel Core i7-6820HK
14128 Points ∼82%
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
13735 Points ∼80%
Intel Core i7-6700K
17214 Points ∼100%
Intel Core i5-6600K
12914 Points ∼75%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Intel Core i7-6820HK @ 4 GHz
4353 Points ∼98%
Intel Core i7-6820HK
3983 Points ∼90%
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
3885 Points ∼88%
Intel Core i7-6700K
4436 Points ∼100%
Intel Core i5-6600K
4269 Points ∼96%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Intel Core i7-6820HK @ 4 GHz (Edge 20)
798.2 ms * ∼85%
Intel Core i7-6820HK (Edge 20)
923.2 ms * ∼98%
Intel Core i7-6700HQ (Edge 20)
944.5 ms * ∼100%
Intel Core i7-6700K (Edge 20)
795.2 ms * ∼84%
Intel Core i5-6600K (Edge 20)
849.6 ms * ∼90%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Intel Core i7-6820HK @ 4 GHz (Edge 20)
45183 Points ∼100%
Intel Core i7-6820HK (Edge 20)
36702 Points ∼81%
Intel Core i7-6700HQ (Edge 20)
36482 Points ∼81%
Intel Core i7-6700K (Edge 20)
43688 Points ∼97%
Intel Core i5-6600K (Edge 20)
43012 Points ∼95%

Legend

 
Clevo P671RG (OC 4 GHz) Intel Core i7-6820HK, Intel HD Graphics 530,
 
Clevo P671RG Intel Core i7-6820HK, Intel HD Graphics 530,
 
Clevo P651RE Intel Core i7-6700HQ, Intel HD Graphics 530,
 
MSI GT80 Titan SLI Intel Core i7-5700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M SLI, 4x Micron M600 MTFDDAV512MBF M.2 (RAID 0)
 
Eurocom X8 Intel Core i7-4940MX, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI, Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB mSATA
 
Core i7-4930MX (Clevo P150SM) Intel Core i7-4930MX, Intel HD Graphics 4600, Samsung SSD PM841 MZMTD128HAFV mSATA
 
Schenker W503 Intel Core i7-4800MQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M, Samsung SSD PM841 MZMTD128HAFV mSATA
 
MSI GE62 2QD Intel Core i7-4720HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 2x ADATA SP900NS38 (RAID 0)
 
Schenker XMG U706 Intel Core i7-6700K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
 
Clevo P751DM Intel Core i5-6600K, ,

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GPU Performance

Intel equips the Skylake generation with four different graphics solutions based on the "Gen9 architecture":

Block diagram GT2 graphics unit
Block diagram GT2 graphics unit

The GT2 version of the tested quad-core chips with the designation HD Graphics 530 is therefore the second smallest configuration of the GPU and is the successor of the HD Graphics 4600 (20 EUs, Intel Gen7.5, Haswell) as well as HD Graphics 5600 (24 EUs, Intel Gen8, Broadwell). Thanks to several design optimizations, performance and power efficiency are supposed to be once again improved, and the graphics unit also benefits from the new support for DDR4 memory.

The resulting performance gains are actually pretty decent and are somewhere between 25 - 30% compared to the HD Graphics 4600 – with some outliers in both directions. Even though this only translates to a performance advantage of 5% over the newer HD Graphics 5600, the HD Graphics 530 manages a reasonable performance on par with a dedicated Nvidia GeForce 920M. This means you can play many current titles smoothly if you can live with lower resolutions and settings. More details will probably require the GT4e version with three times more shaders and 128 MB eDRAM that is expected for 2016.

Unfortunately, we encountered some problems during our tests, starting with inexplicably low frame rates (Counter Strike: GO, GTA V, Watch Dogs, LuxMark) all the way up to reproducible crashes (Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare). We suspect that this is not (only) an problem of the Intel graphics driver, but that there are also some issues in combination with Optimus (all Skylake test models were equipped with a dedicated Nvidia GPU, which was deactivated for our measurements) and we will try to repeat corresponding benchmarks with upcoming review units.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
1499 Points ∼62%
Intel HD Graphics 530
1487 Points ∼61%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
1957 Points ∼81%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
1431 Points ∼59%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
1258 Points ∼52%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
1176 Points ∼48%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
2361 Points ∼97%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
2427 Points ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
2153 Points ∼89%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
2061 Points ∼85%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
1706 Points ∼70%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
1704 Points ∼70%
3DMark - 1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
1080 Points ∼66%
Intel HD Graphics 530
1053 Points ∼64%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
1536 Points ∼94%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
991 Points ∼61%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
978 Points ∼60%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
848 Points ∼52%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
1611 Points ∼99%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
1633 Points ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
1435 Points ∼88%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
1438 Points ∼88%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
1161 Points ∼71%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
1157 Points ∼71%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
1132 Points ∼69%
Fifa 15
1366x768 High Preset AA:2x MS (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
46 fps ∼63%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
67 (min: 55) fps ∼91%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
45.7 fps ∼62%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
36 (min: 31) fps ∼49%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
73.6 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
66.9 fps ∼91%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
66.6 fps ∼90%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
55.2 fps ∼75%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
52.4 fps ∼71%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
37.9 fps ∼51%
1280x720 Low Preset (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
65.2 fps ∼71%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
92 (min: 73) fps ∼100%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
65.3 fps ∼71%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
52.3 (min: 45) fps ∼57%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
71.6 fps ∼78%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
68.3 fps ∼74%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
42.5 fps ∼46%
Sims 4
1920x1080 High Preset (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
26.6 fps ∼77%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
34.7 (min: 26) fps ∼100%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
25.2 fps ∼73%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
18.8 (min: 14) fps ∼54%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
31.5 fps ∼91%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
29.8 fps ∼86%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
23.1 fps ∼67%
1366x768 Medium Preset (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
52.9 fps ∼71%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
68 (min: 49) fps ∼92%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
52.6 fps ∼71%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
40.3 (min: 32) fps ∼54%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
74 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
73 fps ∼99%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
40.1 fps ∼54%
GRID: Autosport
1920x1080 High Preset (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
24.1 fps ∼66%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
33.4 (min: 27) fps ∼91%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
22.9 fps ∼63%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
19.7 (min: 16) fps ∼54%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
30.4 fps ∼83%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
30.1 fps ∼82%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
36.6 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
27.6 fps ∼75%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
24.1 fps ∼66%
1366x768 Medium Preset (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
54.3 fps ∼72%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
60 (min: 49) fps ∼79%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
44.9 fps ∼59%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
45.8 (min: 36) fps ∼60%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
62.2 fps ∼82%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
57.8 fps ∼76%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
75.8 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
58.3 fps ∼77%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
51.9 fps ∼68%
BioShock Infinite
1366x768 High Preset (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
27.8 fps ∼63%
Intel HD Graphics 530
26.9 fps ∼61%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
35.2 fps ∼80%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
25 fps ∼57%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
21.8 fps ∼50%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
43.9 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
39.9 fps ∼91%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
40 fps ∼91%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
36.5 fps ∼83%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
29.6 fps ∼67%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
29.5 fps ∼67%
1366x768 Medium Preset (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
32.1 fps ∼64%
Intel HD Graphics 530
32 fps ∼64%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
40.1 fps ∼80%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
30.3 fps ∼60%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
25.7 fps ∼51%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
49 fps ∼98%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
50.2 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
49.6 fps ∼99%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
45.4 fps ∼90%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
35.3 fps ∼70%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
20.8 fps ∼41%
1280x720 Very Low Preset (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
67.2 fps ∼76%
Intel HD Graphics 530
66.6 fps ∼76%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
78.5 fps ∼89%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
57.6 fps ∼66%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
57 fps ∼65%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
87.9 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
79.2 fps ∼90%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
64.1 fps ∼73%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
23.6 fps ∼27%
Tomb Raider
1366x768 High Preset AA:FX AF:8x (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
29.9 fps ∼85%
Intel HD Graphics 530
31.2 fps ∼88%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
35.3 fps ∼100%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
25 fps ∼71%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
19.7 fps ∼56%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
33.3 fps ∼94%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
32.5 fps ∼92%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
31.9 fps ∼90%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
25.4 fps ∼72%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
25.7 fps ∼73%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
26 fps ∼74%
1366x768 Normal Preset AA:FX AF:4x (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
45 fps ∼74%
Intel HD Graphics 530
45.8 fps ∼75%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
58.6 fps ∼96%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
39.4 fps ∼64%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
34.5 fps ∼56%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
61.2 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
60.9 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
58.7 fps ∼96%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
42.9 fps ∼70%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
43.3 fps ∼71%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
39 fps ∼64%
1024x768 Low Preset (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
92.6 fps ∼75%
Intel HD Graphics 530
92 fps ∼75%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
123.1 fps ∼100%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
81.6 fps ∼66%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
74.4 fps ∼60%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
118.2 fps ∼96%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
84.6 fps ∼69%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
83.8 fps ∼68%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
70 fps ∼57%
Diablo III
1366x768 High AA:on (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
60 fps ∼80%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
75 fps ∼100%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
42.6 fps ∼57%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
59.6 fps ∼79%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
55.4 fps ∼74%
1366x768 Medium / low (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
71.7 fps ∼83%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
86.2 fps ∼100%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
50.3 fps ∼58%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
72.7 fps ∼84%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
69.2 fps ∼80%
1024x768 Low / off (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
106.7 fps ∼80%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
133.8 fps ∼100%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
82.2 fps ∼61%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
111.2 fps ∼83%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
110.3 fps ∼82%
Crysis 3
1366x768 High Preset AA:FX AF:16x (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
14.4 fps ∼69%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
20.9 fps ∼100%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
12.4 fps ∼59%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
13.5 fps ∼65%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
12.3 fps ∼59%
1366x768 Medium Preset AF:16x (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
21.2 fps ∼68%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
31.4 fps ∼100%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
18.8 fps ∼60%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
19.3 fps ∼61%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
21.7 fps ∼69%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
21.7 fps ∼69%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
22 fps ∼70%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
17.4 fps ∼55%
1024x768 Low Preset (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
34 fps ∼67%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
50.7 fps ∼100%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
30.8 fps ∼61%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
30.4 fps ∼60%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
36.7 fps ∼72%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
37.7 fps ∼74%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
36.4 fps ∼72%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
29.2 fps ∼58%
Metro: Last Light
1366x768 High (DX11) AF:16x (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
16.3 fps ∼58%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
17.8 fps ∼64%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
15.8 fps ∼57%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
13.2 fps ∼47%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
27.9 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
21.2 fps ∼76%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
20.1 fps ∼72%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
16.2 (min: 8) fps ∼58%
1366x768 Medium (DX10) AF:4x (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
28.2 fps ∼78%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
34.9 fps ∼96%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
24 fps ∼66%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
23.7 fps ∼65%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
36.3 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
35.5 fps ∼98%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
32.7 fps ∼90%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
25.1 (min: 9) fps ∼69%
1024x768 Low (DX10) AF:4x (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
39.4 fps ∼84%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
47.1 fps ∼100%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
32.9 fps ∼70%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
34 fps ∼72%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
46.4 fps ∼99%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
45.8 fps ∼97%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
40.8 fps ∼87%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
29.7 (min: 10) fps ∼63%
Thief
1366x768 High Preset AA:FXAA & Low SS AF:4x (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
13.1 fps ∼66%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
12.7 fps ∼64%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
9.9 fps ∼50%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
19.8 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
18.3 fps ∼92%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
12.3 fps ∼62%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
11.6 fps ∼59%
1366x768 Normal Preset AA:FX (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
16.1 fps ∼62%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
15.9 fps ∼61%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
12.2 fps ∼47%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
23.7 fps ∼92%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
25.9 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
22.6 fps ∼87%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
14.9 fps ∼58%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
16.6 fps ∼64%
1024x768 Very Low Preset (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
29.2 fps ∼73%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
27.7 fps ∼69%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
21.3 fps ∼53%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
37.8 fps ∼95%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
39.9 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
35.2 fps ∼88%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
25 fps ∼63%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
19 fps ∼48%
Evolve
1920x1080 High Graphics Quality AA:FX (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
6.3 fps ∼53%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
12 (min: 10) fps ∼100%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
7.7 fps ∼64%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
9.8 fps ∼82%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
10 fps ∼83%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
8.9 fps ∼74%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
10.6 fps ∼88%
1366x768 Medium Graphics Quality (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
11.5 fps ∼45%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
21 (min: 11) fps ∼83%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
13.5 fps ∼53%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
11 (min: 9) fps ∼43%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
25.4 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
23.9 fps ∼94%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
23.3 fps ∼92%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
18.8 fps ∼74%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
19 fps ∼75%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
17.9 fps ∼70%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
20.4 fps ∼80%
1024x768 Low Graphics Quality (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
15.7 fps ∼44%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
28 (min: 20) fps ∼79%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
19 fps ∼54%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
14.7 (min: 12) fps ∼42%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
35.4 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
33.4 fps ∼94%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
32.2 fps ∼91%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
25.4 fps ∼72%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
26.1 fps ∼74%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
24.3 fps ∼69%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
26.7 fps ∼75%
Battlefield Hardline
1920x1080 High Graphics Quality (DX11) (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
13.4 fps ∼78%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
17 (min: 13) fps ∼99%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
10.8 fps ∼63%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
9.2 (min: 7) fps ∼54%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
17.1 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
16.9 fps ∼99%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
16.9 fps ∼99%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
12.7 fps ∼74%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
12.9 fps ∼75%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
11.4 fps ∼67%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
10.3 fps ∼60%
1366x768 Medium Graphics Quality (DX11) (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
32.8 fps ∼71%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
38.7 (min: 29) fps ∼84%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
26.8 fps ∼58%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
22.1 (min: 18) fps ∼48%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
39.6 fps ∼86%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
39.7 fps ∼86%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
46.3 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
28.7 fps ∼62%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
36.5 fps ∼79%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
30 fps ∼65%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
20.6 fps ∼44%
1024x768 Low Graphics Quality (DX11) (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
49.7 fps ∼81%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
54 (min: 39) fps ∼88%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
37.8 fps ∼62%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
32.1 (min: 27) fps ∼52%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
55.9 fps ∼91%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
56.2 fps ∼92%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
61.3 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
40.9 fps ∼67%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
51.2 fps ∼84%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
42.2 fps ∼69%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
31.9 fps ∼52%
Dirt Rally
1920x1080 High Preset (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
13 fps ∼47%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
19.1 (min: 14) fps ∼69%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
12.9 fps ∼47%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
12.7 (min: 12) fps ∼46%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
27.5 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
21.4 fps ∼78%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
16.9 fps ∼61%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
16.8 fps ∼61%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
15.9 fps ∼58%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
19.4 (min: 13) fps ∼71%
1366x768 Medium Preset (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
27.4 fps ∼51%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
41 (min: 32) fps ∼77%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
27.4 fps ∼51%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
25.3 (min: 21) fps ∼47%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
53.5 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
42.2 fps ∼79%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
33.2 fps ∼62%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
33.1 fps ∼62%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
31.1 fps ∼58%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
34 (min: 23) fps ∼64%
1024x768 Ultra Low Preset (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
157.6 fps ∼94%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
168 (min: 143) fps ∼100%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
112.7 fps ∼67%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
125.8 (min: 102) fps ∼75%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
137.4 fps ∼82%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
136.6 fps ∼81%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
136.1 fps ∼81%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
134.2 fps ∼80%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
106 (min: 75) fps ∼63%
Civilization: Beyond Earth
1920x1080 High Preset (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
13.1 fps ∼63%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
16.3 (min: 9) fps ∼79%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
8.9 (min: 5) fps ∼43%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
20.7 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
19.5 fps ∼94%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
15.6 fps ∼75%
1366x768 Medium Preset (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
22.3 fps ∼29%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
24.2 (min: 10) fps ∼32%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
13.7 (min: 8) fps ∼18%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
30.4 fps ∼40%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
76 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
25.2 fps ∼33%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
21.8 fps ∼29%
1024x768 Minimum Preset (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
57.7 fps ∼84%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
53.3 (min: 12) fps ∼77%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
37 (min: 18) fps ∼54%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
69.1 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
57.3 fps ∼83%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
51.4 fps ∼74%
Battlefield 4
1366x768 High Preset (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
21 fps ∼74%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
18.6 fps ∼65%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
27.8 fps ∼98%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
28.5 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
27.1 fps ∼95%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
26.1 fps ∼92%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
6.2 fps ∼22%
1366x768 Medium Preset (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
30.3 fps ∼74%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
30.9 fps ∼76%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
40 fps ∼98%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
40.7 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
40.7 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
38.2 fps ∼94%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
13.5 fps ∼33%
1024x768 Low Preset (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
46.9 fps ∼76%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
46.9 fps ∼76%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
57.6 fps ∼93%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
58.6 fps ∼95%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
62 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
53.3 fps ∼86%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
16.5 fps ∼27%
Watch Dogs
1920x1080 High Overall Quality, High Textures AA:2x MS (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
6.8 fps ∼92%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
5.9 fps ∼80%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
3.6 (min: 2) fps ∼49%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
7.4 fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
4.6 fps ∼62%
1366x768 Medium Overall Quality, Medium Textures (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
13.3 fps ∼59%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
17.9 fps ∼79%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
14.1 (min: 12) fps ∼62%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
22.6 fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
15.2 fps ∼67%
1024x768 Low Overall Quality, Medium Textures (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
19.2 fps ∼54%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
30.3 fps ∼85%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
24.4 (min: 22) fps ∼69%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
35.5 fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
19 fps ∼54%
Alien: Isolation
1920x1080 High, On, Shadow Map 1536, Standard SSAO AA:FX AF:8x (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
15.6 fps ∼63%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
24.6 fps ∼100%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
14.4 fps ∼59%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
13.4 fps ∼54%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
22.2 fps ∼90%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
21.2 fps ∼86%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
18.9 fps ∼77%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
17.1 fps ∼70%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
12.3 fps ∼50%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
15.7 fps ∼64%
1366x768 Medium, On (AA & SSAO Off), Shadow Map 1024 AF:4x (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
31.9 fps ∼68%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
47 fps ∼100%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
28.3 fps ∼60%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
26 fps ∼55%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
43.2 fps ∼92%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
42.4 fps ∼90%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
32.8 fps ∼70%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
30.5 fps ∼65%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
28.1 fps ∼60%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
22 fps ∼47%
1024x768 (Very) Low, Off, Shadow Map 512 AF:1x (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
51.9 fps ∼75%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
69 fps ∼100%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
45.3 fps ∼66%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
42 fps ∼61%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
66.4 fps ∼96%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
66.7 fps ∼97%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
45.7 fps ∼66%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
47 fps ∼68%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
44 fps ∼64%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
34.23 fps ∼50%
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
1920x1080 High Preset (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
11.8 fps ∼72%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
16.4 (min: 6) fps ∼100%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
10.5 fps ∼64%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
12.8 fps ∼78%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
13.3 fps ∼81%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
10.4 fps ∼63%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
9.8 fps ∼60%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
11.6 fps ∼71%
1344x756 Medium Preset (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
22.5 fps ∼78%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
29 (min: 14) fps ∼100%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
19.9 fps ∼69%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
17.4 (min: 9) fps ∼60%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
24.5 fps ∼84%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
25.5 fps ∼88%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
24.6 fps ∼85%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
23.8 fps ∼82%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
19.2 fps ∼66%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
18.7 fps ∼64%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
20 fps ∼69%
1280x720 Lowest Preset (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
36.8 fps ∼84%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
44 (min: 22) fps ∼100%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
32 fps ∼73%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
26.8 (min: 17) fps ∼61%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
38.4 fps ∼87%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
39.6 fps ∼90%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
39.3 fps ∼89%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
37 fps ∼84%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
29.9 fps ∼68%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
29.3 fps ∼67%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
28.3 fps ∼64%
Far Cry 4
1920x1080 High Graphics Quality AA:SM (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
7.9 fps ∼61%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
12.2 (min: 7) fps ∼95%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
8.4 fps ∼65%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
7 (min: 3) fps ∼54%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
12.9 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
9 fps ∼70%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
7.2 fps ∼56%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
9.6 fps ∼74%
1366x768 Medium Graphics Quality (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
15.6 fps ∼53%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
23.6 (min: 16) fps ∼81%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
16.3 fps ∼56%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
14.3 (min: 9) fps ∼49%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
29.1 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
29.2 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
26.7 fps ∼91%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
21.6 fps ∼74%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
20 fps ∼68%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
16.9 fps ∼58%
1024x768 Low Graphics Quality (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
22.1 fps ∼53%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
30.7 (min: 19) fps ∼73%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
22.5 fps ∼54%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
19.9 (min: 12) fps ∼48%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
41.5 fps ∼99%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
41.8 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
38.6 fps ∼92%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
32.8 fps ∼78%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
33.1 fps ∼79%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
23.7 fps ∼57%
Dragon Age: Inquisition
1920x1080 High Graphics Quality (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
7.8 fps ∼39%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
7.2 fps ∼36%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
5.8 (min: 5) fps ∼29%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
11.4 fps ∼57%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
20 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
14.9 fps ∼75%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
12.2 fps ∼61%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
13.5 fps ∼68%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
9.3 fps ∼47%
1366x768 Medium Graphics Quality (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
22.2 fps ∼63%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
20.3 fps ∼58%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
14.5 (min: 11) fps ∼41%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
19.4 fps ∼55%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
32.4 fps ∼92%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
35.3 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
26.8 fps ∼76%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
26.9 fps ∼76%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
27 fps ∼76%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
21.2 fps ∼60%
1024x768 Low Graphics Quality (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
34.2 fps ∼74%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
32.1 fps ∼69%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
22.1 (min: 17) fps ∼48%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
22.1 fps ∼48%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
46.5 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
43.5 fps ∼94%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
32 fps ∼69%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
31.7 fps ∼68%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
31.6 fps ∼68%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
25.2 fps ∼54%
The Witcher 3
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off) (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
5.3 fps ∼63%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
5.6 fps ∼67%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
6.3 fps ∼75%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
6.7 fps ∼80%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
6.5 fps ∼77%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
8.4 (min: 7) fps ∼100%
1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
8.9 fps ∼56%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
9.6 fps ∼60%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
8.4 (min: 4) fps ∼53%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
10.9 fps ∼69%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
12.1 fps ∼76%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
11.1 fps ∼70%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
15.9 (min: 12) fps ∼100%
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
13.4 fps ∼52%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
20.5 (min: 12) fps ∼79%
Intel HD Graphics 5600
14.7 fps ∼57%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
13.1 (min: 10) fps ∼50%
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
26 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
18.4 fps ∼71%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
20.1 fps ∼77%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
19.2 fps ∼74%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
23.3 (min: 11) fps ∼90%
Batman: Arkham Knight
1920x1080 High / On (Interactive Smoke & Paper Debris Off) AA:SM AF:8x (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
0 fps ∼0%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
8 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
7 fps ∼88%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
6 fps ∼75%
1366x768 Normal / Off AF:4x (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
11 fps ∼73%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
15 (min: 3) fps ∼100%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
10 (min: 7) fps ∼67%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
13 fps ∼87%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
11 fps ∼73%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
9 fps ∼60%
1280x720 Low / Off AF:Trilinear (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
14 fps ∼82%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
17 (min: 12) fps ∼100%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
12 (min: 9) fps ∼71%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
16 fps ∼94%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
14 fps ∼82%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
12 fps ∼71%
Metal Gear Solid V
1920x1080 High / On (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
12.7 fps ∼79%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
16.1 (min: 14) fps ∼100%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
9.9 (min: 8) fps ∼61%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
14.5 (min: 12) fps ∼90%
1366x768 Medium / Off (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
31.9 fps ∼64%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
49.6 (min: 43) fps ∼100%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
28.2 (min: 25) fps ∼57%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
34.6 (min: 30) fps ∼70%
1024x768 Low / Off (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
48.7 fps ∼81%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
59.9 (min: 58) fps ∼100%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
45.1 (min: 40) fps ∼75%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
50.2 (min: 45) fps ∼84%
Mad Max
1920x1080 High Preset AF:6x (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
10.4 fps ∼74%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
14 (min: 10) fps ∼100%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
8.3 (min: 4) fps ∼59%
1366x768 Normal Preset AF:2x (sort by value)
Intel HD Graphics 530
24.9 fps ∼80%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
31 (min: 24) fps ∼100%
Intel HD Graphics 4600
19.2 (min: 15) fps ∼62%
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
27.3 (min: 22) fps ∼88%

Legend

 
Clevo P671RG Intel Core i7-6820HK, Intel HD Graphics 530,
 
Clevo P651RE Intel Core i7-6700HQ, Intel HD Graphics 530,
 
Schenker S413 Intel Core i7-4750HQ, Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200, Intel SSD 525 Series SSDMCEAC180B3
 
Schenker S413 Intel Core i7-4750HQ, Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200, Crucial M4-CT256M4SSD3
 
MSI GT72 Intel Core i7-5700HQ, Intel HD Graphics 5600,
 
Core i7-4930MX (Clevo P150SM) Intel Core i7-4930MX, Intel HD Graphics 4600, Samsung SSD PM841 MZMTD128HAFV mSATA
 
Schenker W504 Intel Core i7-4700MQ, Intel HD Graphics 4600,
 
Schenker W503 Intel Core i7-4700MQ, Intel HD Graphics 4600,
 
Bullman C-Klasse S i7 15FHD Dirtbook Intel Core i7-4810MQ, Intel HD Graphics 4600, Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB
 
Asus X555LB-DM223H Intel Core i7-5500U, NVIDIA GeForce 940M,
 
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP Intel Core i7-5500U, NVIDIA GeForce 940M, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
 
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G Intel Core i5-4210M, NVIDIA GeForce 930M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
 
HP Envy 15-w000ng x360 Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 930M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
 
Asus F555LJ-XX110H Intel Core i3-5010U, NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
 
Dell Inspiron 15-5558 Intel Core i5-5200U, NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
 
Dell Inspiron 17-5758 Intel Core i7-5500U, NVIDIA GeForce 920M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
 
Asus N551ZU-CN007H AMD FX-7600P, AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri),

Power Consumption and Efficiency

We want to waive a comparison of the overall consumption at this point because the devices are completely different. Instead, we want to use another much more precise data source: The CPU Package Power via HWInfo. This value includes the consumption of the processor without additional components and is also used by the system to monitor the TDP limit. We still compared all the following results with the values that we measured at the socket to check the plausibility, but we did not see any obvious contradictions.

We want to start with the results of the Cinebench R15 Multi-Core test. Despite the higher performance, both the Core i7-6700HQ and the i7-6820HK are noticeably more frugal than the Haswell based i7-4700MQ, even though the differences are not really significant at 6 up to 8 Watts. We are still impressed by the absolute consumption: The two Skylake quad-cores could even run as 35-Watt chips under practical maximum load for the CPU, and the specified TDP of 45 Watts should not be a problem for the top model i7-6920HQ. Our K model only consumes more with 54 Watts when we overclock it to 4.0 GHz (3.8 - 3.9 GHz in reality, probably limited by IccMax) – the advantages of the 14 nm manufacturing process are getting smaller in this frequency range.

The real surprise, however, is the improvements under partial load, where Skylake – particularly the low-clocking Core i7-6700HQ – pretty much outclasses its predecessor. The efficiency more than doubled in the Cinebench R15 Single-Test according to our measurements, which would suggest an improved power gating of unused hardware units. This also pays off in practice: Initial battery tests suggest much longer runtimes under realistic conditions, but we will have a closer look at this in upcoming reviews.

CPU package power
CPU package power
Power efficiency
Power efficiency

Verdict

You might be disappointed by Skylake if you expected a noticeable (CPU) performance gain – the advantages over Haswell and Broadwell are surprisingly low, at least in this TDP range. But it would be wrong to call Intel's new micro architecture a failure because of this: Instead of increasing the performance at all costs, the manufacturer concentrated on the power efficiency in return and can show some real advancement in this respect. The practical partial load scenarios in particular benefit from even more sophisticated energy-saving features, but also the advantages of the modern 14 nm manufacturing process.

Another key aspect of the development was the improvement of the graphics unit, which now supports DirectX 12 with feature level 12_1 and has an advantage of 25-30% over the Haswell counterpart in the GT2 configuration. This is sufficient to compete with a dedicated GeForce 920M and enable smooth gameplay in simpler titles with lower and sometimes medium details. Really interesting, however, will be the more powerful GT3e and GTE4 models that should be arriving in the upcoming weeks and months. Thanks to double or three times the amount of shaders as well as fast eDRAM memory, their performance should be much higher.

We did not yet mention the new multimedia capabilities of the Skylake generation, including a very modern video unit with full H.265/HEVC support. We will cover this in a special article and also compare the new features with the predecessors and the competition from AMD.

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Till Schönborn, 2015-09-27 (Update: 2015-09-28)