Intel UHD Graphics 617 vs Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655

Intel UHD Graphics 617

► remove from comparison Intel UHD Graphics 617

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 Iris Plus Graphics 655

► remove from comparison Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655

The Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 (GT3e) is a processor graphics card announced in September 2017. As the successor to the Intel Iris Graphics 650 (Kaby Lake), the Iris Plus Graphics 655 is used for 28-Watt Coffee Lake-U models. The biggest difference is the doubled eDRAM-cache at 128 MB. There should not be any big changes compared to the Iris Graphics 650.

The so called GT3e version of the Kaby Lake GPU still has 48 Execution Units (EUs), which can reach up to 1200 MHz (previously 1100 MHz) depending on the model. Besides eDRAM cache, the Iris 655 can also access the system memory (2x 64 Bit DDR3L-2133/DDR4-2400) via processor interface.

Compared to the Iris Plus 640 from the 15-Watt models, the Iris 655 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 655 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 i7-8559U. Depending on the game, the Iris Plus 655 will probably be on par with a dedicated GeForce 930M or GeForce 940MX 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 655 is used for 28-Watt processor and therefore small/medium-sized notebooks.

Intel UHD Graphics 617Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
ManufacturerIntelIntel
Gen. 9.5 Series
Iris Plus Graphics 655 48 @ 0.3 - 1.2 GHz
Iris Plus Graphics 650 compare 48 @ 0.3 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
Iris Plus Graphics 645 compare 48 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz
Iris Plus Graphics 640 compare 48 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 630 compare 24 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics P630 compare 24 @ 0.3 - 1.2 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 630 compare 24 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics P630 compare 24 64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 620 compare 24 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 620 compare 24 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 617 24 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 615 compare 24 @ 0.3 - 1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 615 compare 24 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
Iris Plus Graphics 655 48 @ 0.3 - 1.2 GHz
Iris Plus Graphics 650 compare 48 @ 0.3 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
Iris Plus Graphics 645 compare 48 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz
Iris Plus Graphics 640 compare 48 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 630 compare 24 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics P630 compare 24 @ 0.3 - 1.2 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 630 compare 24 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics P630 compare 24 64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 620 compare 24 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 620 compare 24 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 617 24 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 615 compare 24 @ 0.3 - 1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 615 compare 24 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
CodenameKaby-Lake GT2Kaby Lake GT3e
ArchitectureGen. 9 Amber LakeGen. 9.5 Kaby Lake
Pipelines24 - unified48 - unified
Core Speed300 - 1150 (Boost) MHz300 - 1200 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3L/LPDDR3DDR3/DDR4
Shared Memoryyesyes
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
technology14 nm14 nm
FeaturesQuickSyncQuickSync
Date of Announcement30.10.2018 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 Iris Plus Graphics 655GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-8559U4 x 2700 MHz, 28 W300 MHz1200 MHz
Intel Core i5-8269U4 x 2600 MHz, 28 W300 MHz1100 MHz
Intel Core i5-8279U4 x 2400 MHz, 28 W300 MHz1150 MHz
min. - max.300 MHz1050 - 1200 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Iris Plus Graphics 655
11.3 pt (12%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 322     avg: 330     median: 329.5 (2%)     max: 337 Points
min: 676     avg: 703     median: 706 (4%)     max: 722 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 286     avg: 293     median: 293 (1%)     max: 300 Points
min: 601     avg: 619     median: 621.5 (3%)     max: 633 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
77156 Points (12%)
min: 134073     avg: 143400     median: 143400 (23%)     max: 152727 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
71073 Points (10%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
4841 Points (6%)
min: 11412     avg: 12085     median: 11806 (16%)     max: 13037 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
7231 Points (4%)
min: 14343     avg: 15375     median: 15084 (7%)     max: 16698 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 845     avg: 890     median: 889.5 (2%)     max: 934 Points
min: 1898     avg: 1947     median: 1903 (5%)     max: 2040 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 947     avg: 997     median: 997 (2%)     max: 1047 Points
min: 2004     avg: 2111     median: 2070 (4%)     max: 2260 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 108565     avg: 110303     median: 110302 (15%)     max: 112040 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 1632     avg: 1672     median: 1671.5 (4%)     max: 1711 Points
min: 3330     avg: 3340     median: 3339.5 (9%)     max: 3349 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 1509     avg: 1541     median: 1540.5 (3%)     max: 1572 Points
min: 3044     avg: 3063     median: 3062.5 (5%)     max: 3081 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel UHD Graphics 617
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 617
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 617
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
200 fps (22%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
30.6 fps (8%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
480 Samples/s (5%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
1194 Samples/s (4%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
1841 (4%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
47.2 Watt (8%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
47.2 Watt (10%)
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
998 MHz (52%)

Average Benchmarks Intel UHD Graphics 617 → 100% n=12

Average Benchmarks Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 → 200% n=12

- 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.

low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
54.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
17.3  fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
11.6  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
0 (!)  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
29.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
16.2  fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
14.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
6.6  fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
59.8  fps
4K 3840x2160
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
27.2  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
15.8  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
0 (!)  fps
GRID 2019

GRID 2019

2019
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
36.3 (!)  fps
med. 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
20.9 (!)  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
0 (!)  fps
FIFA 20

FIFA 20

2019
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
92  fps
med. 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
55.9  fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
46.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
34.9  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
26.5  fps
4K 3840x2160
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
13.6  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
23.5  fps
med. 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
10.2  fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
6.4  fps
Control

Control

2019
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
25.4 (!)  fps
F1 2019

F1 2019

2019
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
51.2  fps
med. 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
21.9  fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
19.3  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
56.7  fps
med. 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
18.5  fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
10.5  fps
Rage 2

Rage 2

2019
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
24.5  fps
Anno 1800

Anno 1800

2019
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
30.2  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
35  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
64  fps
med. 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
22.8  fps
Anthem

Anthem

2019
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
16.6  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
22 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
11 fps  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
18.3  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
19.9  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
0 (!)  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
13 18 ~ 16 fps
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
25  fps
med. 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
0 (!)  fps
FIFA 19

FIFA 19

2018
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
82  fps
med. 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
45.8  fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
40.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
36.7  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
20.5 22 ~ 21 fps
F1 2018

F1 2018

2018
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
45  fps
med. 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
23  fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
17  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
12 12 ~ 12 fps
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
30.9  fps
Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

2018
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
20 23 fps ~ 22 fps
med. 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
10 11 fps ~ 11 fps
World of Tanks enCore

World of Tanks enCore

2018
low 1366x768
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
15.7 250 ~ 133 fps
med. 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
40.3  fps
low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 617:
20.2  fps
188%
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
32.6 42.8 ~ 38 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 617:
14.1  fps
184%
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
23.3 29.5 ~ 26 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 617:
12.8  fps
172%
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
19.8 25.1 ~ 22 fps
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
14.7 16.9 ~ 16 fps
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
51.5  fps
med. 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
21.6  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
13  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
30  fps
med. 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
18  fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
14  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
9  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
128  fps
med. 1366x768
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
125  fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
113  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
57.8  fps
4K 3820x2160
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
34.4  fps
low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 617:
61.2  fps
188%
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
97 133.3 ~ 115 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 617:
26  fps
192%
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
40.6 59.1 ~ 50 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 617:
18.3  fps
197%
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
32.7 38.8 ~ 36 fps
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
20.4 22.7 ~ 22 fps
med. 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
10.2  fps
For Honor

For Honor

2017
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
0 (!) 41.3 ~ 21 fps
med. 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
16.1  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
28.7  fps
med. 1366x768
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
21.1  fps
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
91  fps
med. 1366x768
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
68  fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
29.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
18.2  fps
low 1280x768
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
19.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
11.3  fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
10.5  fps
low 1280x720
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
34.2  fps
med. 1366x768
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
21.2  fps
low 1024x768
100%
UHD Graphics 617:
16.1  fps
205%
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
25.9 39.2 ~ 33 fps
med. 1366x768
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
17.6 22.3 ~ 20 fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
10.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
8.9  fps
low 1024x768
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
75.8  fps
med. 1366x768
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
0 (!)  fps
low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 617:
67.2 fps  fps
132%
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
84 fps 87.9 fps 95 fps ~ 89 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
UHD Graphics 617:
28.2 fps  fps
230%
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
63 fps 64 fps 68 fps ~ 65 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 617:
14.6 fps  fps
226%
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
32.4 fps 33.3 fps 34.7 fps ~ 33 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 617:
13.6 fps  fps
213%
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
28.1 fps 29.9 fps 30.4 fps ~ 29 fps
4K 3840x2160
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
11.6 fps 12.2 fps ~ 12 fps
low 1024x768
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
23.2 27.4 ~ 25 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
5.6 fps  fps
GTA V

GTA V

2015
low 1024x768
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
61 68 ~ 65 fps
med. 1366x768
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
51.8 62.1 ~ 57 fps
high 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
13.7 15.8 ~ 15 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
5.5 6.2 ~ 6 fps
QHD 2560x1440
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
4.2  fps
low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 617:
47.6  fps
206%
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
78.4 116.6 ~ 98 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
UHD Graphics 617:
27.9  fps
215%
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
54.3 64.8 ~ 60 fps
high 1366x768
100%
UHD Graphics 617:
25  fps
208%
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
49.4 55 ~ 52 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 617:
8.4  fps
190%
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
15.5 17 ~ 16 fps
high 1366x768
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
93.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
49.6  fps
4K 3820x2160
Iris Plus Graphics 655:
12.4  fps

Average Gaming Intel UHD Graphics 617 → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 → 197%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 208%

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