Intel UHD Graphics 617 vs Intel HD Graphics 615 vs Intel UHD Graphics 620

Intel UHD Graphics 617

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The Intel UHD Graphics 617 (GT2) is a low-end integrated graphics unit, which can be found in the Y-series of the Amber-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 UHD 617 has to access the main memory (2x 64bit DDR3L/LPDDR3). Compared to the old HD Graphics 615 in Kaby-Lake-Y CPUs, the UHD 617 is the same GPU with slightly different clock speeds (depending on the model) and slight power/performance improvements due to the improved 14nm++ process. Compared to the similar UHD Graphics 615 in other Amber Lake models, the 617 looks to be higher clocked (+50 MHz) and has more headroom due to the higher TDP of 7 versus 5 Watt.

Performance

The 3D performance of the UHD 617 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 UHD graphics 617 should be very similar to the Kaby-Lake HD Graphics 615 due to the same architecture and similar speeds. That means that only low demanding games like Farming Simulator 17 or Rocket League are playable in lowest detail settings.

Features

The revised video engine in the HD 615 and UHD 615 / 617 now supports H.265/HEVC Main10 profile in hardware with 10 bit colors. Furthermore, Googles VP9 codec can also be hardware decoded. The UHD 617 should support HDCP 2.2 and therefore Netflix 4K. HDMI 2.0 however is still only supported with an external converter chip (LSPCon).

Power Consumption

The UHD Graphics 617 can be found in Y processors with 7 W TDP  and is therefore suited for very thin, mostly passively cooled subnotebooks like the MacBook Air 2018.

Intel HD Graphics 615

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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 UHD Graphics 620

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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.

Intel UHD Graphics 617Intel HD Graphics 615Intel UHD 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 GT2Kaby-Lake GT2Kaby-Lake-Refresh GT2
ArchitectureGen. 9 Amber LakeGen. 9 Kaby LakeGen. 9.5
Cores24 - unified24 - unified24 - unified
Core300 - 1150 (Boost) MHz300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz300? - 1150 (Boost) MHz
Bus64/128 Bit64/128 Bit64/128 Bit
MemoryDDR3L/LPDDR3DDR3L/LPDDR3DDR3/DDR4
Shared Memoryyesyesyes
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Technology14 nm14 nm14 nm
FeaturesQuickSyncQuickSyncQuickSync
Introduced30.10.2018 30.08.2016 01.09.2017
CPU in UHD Graphics 617GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-10510Y4 x 1200 MHz, 7 W300 MHz1150 MHz
Intel Core i5-8210Y2 x 1600 MHz, 7 W300 MHz1050 MHz
min. - max.300 MHz1050 - 1150 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 - 1150 MHz
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

3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 322     avg: 330     median: 329.5 (2%)     max: 337 Points
min: 180     avg: 277     median: 296.5 (2%)     max: 327 Points
min: 343     avg: 434     median: 435 (2%)     max: 512 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 286     avg: 293     median: 293 (2%)     max: 300 Points
min: 157     avg: 244     median: 261 (1%)     max: 288 Points
min: 299     avg: 378     median: 379 (2%)     max: 443 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
77156 Points (12%)
min: 55271     avg: 69892     median: 70743 (11%)     max: 79719 Points
min: 65949     avg: 89283     median: 88981 (14%)     max: 115515 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 28302     avg: 34366     median: 33200.5 (5%)     max: 42163 Points
min: 29002     avg: 43372     median: 42759 (6%)     max: 59483 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
4841 Points (6%)
min: 4050     avg: 4904     median: 4893 (6%)     max: 5828 Points
min: 5821     avg: 8169     median: 8139 (11%)     max: 10960 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
7231 Points (4%)
min: 5478     avg: 6502     median: 6387 (3%)     max: 7839 Points
min: 6910     avg: 9229     median: 9309.5 (5%)     max: 11436 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 845     avg: 890     median: 889.5 (3%)     max: 934 Points
min: 582     avg: 750     median: 762 (2%)     max: 861 Points
min: 538     avg: 1055     median: 1070 (3%)     max: 1298 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 947     avg: 997     median: 997 (2%)     max: 1047 Points
min: 647     avg: 830     median: 853 (2%)     max: 965 Points
min: 557     avg: 1152     median: 1163 (3%)     max: 1420 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 45589     avg: 54672     median: 50760 (7%)     max: 69035 Points
min: 13790     avg: 68608     median: 67987 (9%)     max: 102010 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 1632     avg: 1672     median: 1671.5 (4%)     max: 1711 Points
min: 1141     avg: 1350     median: 1362.5 (4%)     max: 1514 Points
min: 1175     avg: 1928     median: 1935 (5%)     max: 2283 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 1509     avg: 1541     median: 1540.5 (3%)     max: 1572 Points
min: 1032     avg: 1233     median: 1242.5 (2%)     max: 1383.5 Points
min: 1235     avg: 1744     median: 1744 (3%)     max: 2006 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + Intel HD Graphics 615
3DM Vant. Perf. total + Intel UHD Graphics 620
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + Intel HD Graphics 615
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + Intel UHD Graphics 620
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
19381 Points (20%)
34467 Points (36%)
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
16620 Points (9%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
8649 Points (13%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel UHD Graphics 617
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 615
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x768 + Intel HD Graphics 615
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
min: 4.7     avg: 5.1     median: 5.1 (3%)     max: 5.5 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
19.2 fps (6%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
17.4 fps (3%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
specvp12 snx-02 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
specvp12 showcase-01 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
specvp12 mediacal-01 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
specvp12 maya-04 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
specvp12 energy-01 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
specvp12 creo-01 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
specvp12 catia-04 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
specvp13 snx-03 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
specvp13 showcase-02 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
specvp13 medical-02 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
specvp13 maya-05 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
specvp13 energy-02 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
specvp13 creo-02 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
specvp13 catia-05 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel HD Graphics 615
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel UHD Graphics 620