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Intel UHD Graphics 620 vs NVIDIA GeForce MX150

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.

NVIDIA GeForce MX150

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The Nvidia GeForce MX150 is a dedicated entry-level mobile graphics card for laptops based on the GP108 chip with the Pascal architecture. It was announced mid 2017 and is the mobile version of the desktop GeForce GT 1030. It offers the same 384 shader cores and 64 Bit memory bus manufactured in 14 nm. The clock rates and performance however are a bit higher than the desktop GT 1030. Officially it is the successor to the older Maxwell based GeForce 940MX.

Currently there are two variants of the MX150, a "normal" N17S-G1-A1 with 1468 - 1531 MHz and 25 Watt TDP and a power efficient variant named N17S-LG-A1 with 936 - 1037 MHz (-32%) and 10 Watt TDP (-60%) for thin and light laptops.

The GP108 chip is manufactured in a 14 nm FinFET process at Samsung (LPP) and offers a number of new features, including support for DisplayPort 1.4 (ready), HDMI 2.0b, HDR and improved H.265 video de- and encoding (PlayReady 3.0). 4K HDR with Netflix however wont run due to the minimum 3 GB graphics memory that is required. Compared to the bigger Pascal chips, the small GP108 does not support Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP) for VR and G-Sync. A full list of improvements and the new Pascal desktop GPUs is available in our dedicated Pascal architecture article.

The performance however is higher than the old GeForce GTX 950M with GDDR5 memory. Still modern and demanding games only run in low settings and resolutions fluently. E.g. Assassin's Creed Origins was only playable in lowest settings and 1280x720 pixels. Less demanding games like Call of Duty WW2 also ran in medium settings and Full HD fluently. See below for more and detailed gaming benchmarks.

The power efficient N17S-LG-A1 ULV variant is clearly slower than the normal one (due to the 32% lower boost clock).

The power consumption (25 Watt TDP of the chip alone) however lies on a level of the old 940MX (23 Watt). The older 950M and the new GTX 1050 are rated much higher with 40 Watt TDP. The GeForce MX150 also uses a small 23 x 23 mm package due to the small chip size.

Intel UHD Graphics 620NVIDIA GeForce MX150
ManufacturerIntelNVIDIA
GeForce MX100 Series
Iris Plus Graphics 655 compare 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 24 @ 0.3 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 620 compare 24 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 617 compare 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
GeForce MX150 384 @ 1.47 - 1.53 GHz64 Bit @ 6008 MHz
GeForce MX130 compare 384 @ 1.12 - 1.24 GHz64 Bit
GeForce MX110 compare 256 @ 0.97 - 0.99 GHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
CodenameKaby-Lake-Refresh GT2N17S-G1
ArchitectureGen. 9.5Pascal
Pipelines24 - unified384 - unified
Core Speed300? - 1150 (Boost) MHz1468 - 1532 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3/DDR4GDDR5
Shared Memoryyesno
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
technology14 nm14 nm
FeaturesQuickSyncVulkan, Multi Monitor
Date of Announcement01.09.2017 16.05.2017
Memory Speed6008 MHz
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook...
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

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - UHD Graphics 620
6.5 pt (7%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce MX150
9.6 pt (10%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 343     avg: 435     median: 435 (2%)     max: 512 Points
min: 929     avg: 1101     median: 1132.5 (6%)     max: 1280 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 299     avg: 379     median: 379 (2%)     max: 443 Points
min: 830     avg: 995     median: 1046 (5%)     max: 1147 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 65949     avg: 88812     median: 88745.5 (14%)     max: 115515 Points
min: 178723     avg: 212534     median: 223740 (35%)     max: 240298 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 29002     avg: 43275     median: 42759 (6%)     max: 59483 Points
min: 30503     avg: 57805     median: 46586.5 (6%)     max: 82527 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 5821     avg: 8168     median: 8139 (11%)     max: 10960 Points
min: 8464     avg: 12772     median: 12943 (17%)     max: 15777 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 6910     avg: 9235     median: 9318 (5%)     max: 11437 Points
min: 16227     avg: 19512     median: 19132 (9%)     max: 22183 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 538     avg: 1057     median: 1071 (3%)     max: 1313 Points
min: 2100     avg: 2999     median: 3104 (8%)     max: 3377 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 557     avg: 1154     median: 1166 (2%)     max: 1444 Points
min: 2323     avg: 3310     median: 3488 (7%)     max: 3739 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 13790     avg: 68507     median: 67987 (9%)     max: 102010 Points
min: 31036     avg: 66344     median: 68607 (9%)     max: 101641 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited
7727 Points (56%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
8007 Points (19%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
min: 5204     avg: 5377     median: 5376.5 (55%)     max: 5549 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
min: 4856     avg: 5023     median: 5023 (20%)     max: 5190 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
min: 3967     avg: 5202     median: 5245 (8%)     max: 6637 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
min: 4163     avg: 5221     median: 5312 (3%)     max: 6380 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 1175     avg: 1927     median: 1935 (5%)     max: 2283 Points
min: 3028     avg: 4405     median: 4576 (11%)     max: 5219 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 1144     avg: 1743     median: 1744 (3%)     max: 2006 Points