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 @ 300 - 1200 (Boost) MHz
Iris Plus Graphics 650 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Iris Plus Graphics 640 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 630 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 630 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics P630 (compare) 24 64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 620 24 @ 300? - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 620 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 617 (compare) 24 64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 615 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 615 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
GeForce MX150 384 @ 1468 - 1532 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 6008 MHz
GeForce MX130 (compare) 384 @ 1122 - 1242 (Boost) MHz64 Bit
GeForce MX110 (compare) 256 @ 965 - 993 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
CodenameKaby-Lake-Refresh GT2N17S-G1
ArchitectureIntel Gen. 9.5 (Kaby Lake Refresh)Pascal
24 - 384 -
Core300? - 1150 (Boost) MHz1468 - 1532 (Boost) MHz
Bus64/128 Bit64 Bit
MemoryDDR3/DDR4GDDR5
yesno
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_1)DirectX 12_1
Technology14 nm14 nm
FeaturesQuickSyncVulkan, Multi Monitor
Introduced01.09.2017 16.05.2017
Memory6008 MHz
Max. Memory4096 MB
Size
Manufacturerhttp://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook...
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-8650U4 x 1900 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1150 MHz
Intel Core i7-8565U4 x 1800 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1150 MHz
Intel Core i7-8550U4 x 1800 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1150 MHz
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min. - max.300 - 300 MHz1000 - 1150 MHz

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 343     avg: 395.6     median: 386 (3%)     max: 461 Points
min: 929     avg: 1105.5     median: 1141.5 (9%)     max: 1201 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 299     avg: 344.5     median: 336 (2%)     max: 402 Points
min: 830     avg: 1000.8     median: 1048.5 (7%)     max: 1085 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 65949     avg: 86104.1     median: 87460.5 (16%)     max: 104630 Points
min: 178723     avg: 212512     median: 223740 (42%)     max: 233756 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 30939     avg: 45011.8     median: 43359 (6%)     max: 59483 Points
min: 30503     avg: 57146.4     median: 46317 (6%)     max: 82527 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 5821     avg: 7871.6     median: 7815.5 (13%)     max: 9469 Points
min: 8464     avg: 12661.8     median: 13000.5 (22%)     max: 15777 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 6910     avg: 8861.5     median: 8885 (5%)     max: 11294 Points
min: 16227     avg: 19450     median: 19039 (10%)     max: 22183 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 538     avg: 998.3     median: 984 (4%)     max: 1218 Points
min: 2100     avg: 2999.8     median: 3104 (12%)     max: 3377 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 557     avg: 1084.3     median: 1100 (3%)     max: 1343 Points
min: 2323     avg: 3309.2     median: 3465 (9%)     max: 3739 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 43091     avg: 72591.6     median: 71530.5 (10%)     max: 102010 Points
min: 31036     avg: 66182.7     median: 64157 (9%)     max: 101641 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 1175     avg: 1849.9     median: 1840 (6%)     max: 2202 points
min: 3028     avg: 4397.4     median: 4573.8 (15%)     max: 5219 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 1235     avg: 1678.8     median: 1663 (3%)     max: 1979 points
min: 2796     avg: 4184.4     median: 4443 (9%)     max: 4905 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
min: 4.7     avg: 5.1     median: 5.1 (4%)     max: 5.5 fps
min: 14.6     avg: 15.7     median: 15.7 (11%)     max: 16.8 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
41.8 fps (16%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
min: 27     avg: 42     median: 42 (19%)     max: 56.9 fps
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
3ds Max (3dsmax-05) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 620
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 620
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 38.5     avg: 52     median: 52 (1%)     max: 65.5 fps
min: 121.48     avg: 129.5     median: 123.9 (2%)     max: 148.7 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 33.41     avg: 44     median: 44 (1%)     max: 54.6 fps
min: 57.87     avg: 85.5     median: 85.7 (2%)     max: 112.7 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
min: 30.5     avg: 31.8     median: 31.8 (1%)     max: 33.01 fps
min: 52.9     avg: 63     median: 61.8 (2%)     max: 75.4 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
56.6 fps (2%)
min: 31.75     avg: 48.9     median: 50.4 (2%)     max: 63.1 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 219     avg: 292.5     median: 306.5 (6%)     max: 325 Samples/s
min: 415     avg: 489.7     median: 437.5 (8%)     max: 769 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 587     avg: 655     median: 643 (6%)     max: 755 Samples/s
min: 734     avg: 878.8     median: 773.5 (7%)     max: 1451 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 836     avg: 948     median: 944 (3%)     max: 1023 Points
min: 2256     avg: 2544.2     median: 2581 (9%)     max: 2856 Points
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
min: 26     avg: 27.9     median: 28.8 (8%)     max: 28.9 Watt
min: 25.9     avg: 44.5     median: 42.6 (11%)     max: 66.8 Watt
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
min: 25.1     avg: 27.5     median: 27.1 (6%)     max: 30.8 Watt
min: 29.5     avg: 40.5     median: 39.4 (9%)     max: 53.1 Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 30     avg: 30.9     median: 31 (7%)     max: 31.7 Watt
min: 32.8     avg: 48.6     median: 50.6 (11%)     max: 67.6 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 998     avg: 1048.3     median: 1050 (25%)     max: 1097 MHz
min: 1290     avg: 1446.8     median: 1438.5 (34%)     max: 1620 MHz
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark 1.19 GPU Stress Test 1280x720
min: 902     avg: 926     median: 928 (55%)     max: 948 MHz
min: 813     avg: 1055.7     median: 1177 (70%)     max: 1177 MHz

Average Benchmarks Intel UHD Graphics 620 → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce MX150 → 170%

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

low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
11.7 16.2 ~ 14 fps
279%
GeForce MX150:
39  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce MX150:
24.1  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce MX150:
18.2  fps
UHD Graphics 620:
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GeForce MX150:
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low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
16.5 27.3 ~ 22 fps
482%
GeForce MX150:
106  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
7.9  fps
396%
GeForce MX150:
31.3  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce MX150:
23.8