Intel UHD Graphics 620 vs NVIDIA GeForce MX250 vs Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640

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 MX250

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The Nvidia GeForce MX250 is a dedicated entry-level mobile graphics card for laptops. It is based on the same Pascal GP108 chip as the predecessor, the GeForce MX150 / desktop GeForce GT 1030 but features increased clock speeds. As with the MX150, the MX250 is available in two versions, the normal 25 Watt version (1D13 device ID) and a low power version with 10 Watt TDP (1D25 device ID) and reduced performance (The MX150 with 10W had a 32% lower clock speed). The GDDR5 memory interface now also supports speeds up to 3.5 GHz = 7 GHz effective (up from 3 GHz).

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.

Thanks to the increased core speeds (up to +3% in Boost for the 25 Watt version, and faster memory speeds), the new MX250 should be slightly faster than the older MX150. First benchmarks indicate a 5% increase. Still modern should only run fluent in low settings (see the page of the MX150 for games and benchmarks).

Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640

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The Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 (GT3e) is a processor graphics card for Kaby Lake models announced in January 2017. As the successor to the Intel Iris Graphics 540 (Skylake), the Iris Plus Graphics 640 is used for 15-Watt ULV models and is equipped with 64 MB eDRAM cache. There should not be any big changes compared to the Iris Graphics 540.

The so called GT3e version of the Kaby Lake GPU still has 48 Execution Units (EUs), which can reach up to 1050 MHz depending on the model. Besides eDRAM cache, the Iris 640 can also access the system memory (2x 64 Bit DDR3L-1600/LPDDR3-1866/DDR4-2400) via processor interface.

Compared to the Iris Plus 650 from the 28-Watt models, the Iris 640 only has a slightly lower maximum clock as well as the lower TDP, so the utilization of the Turbo Boost potential should be worse.

Performance

The exact performance of the Iris Plus Graphics 640 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 i7-7660U. Depending on the game, the Iris Plus 640 will probably be similar to the previous model somewhere between a dedicated GeForce 920M and GeForce 940M and is usually limited to low settings in modern games.

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 640 is used for 15-Watt ULV processor and therefore thin notebooks and Ultrabooks.

Intel UHD Graphics 620NVIDIA GeForce MX250Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
ManufacturerIntelNVIDIAIntel
Gen. 9.5 Series
Iris Plus Graphics 655 48 @ 300 - 1200 (Boost) MHz
Iris Plus Graphics 650 48 @ 300 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Iris Plus Graphics 645 48 @ 300 - 1150 (Boost) MHz
Iris Plus Graphics 640 48 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 630 24 @ 300 - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics P630 24 @ 300 - 1200 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 630 24 @ 300 - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics P630 24 64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 620 24 @ 300? - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 620 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 617 24 64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 615 24 @ 300 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 615 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
GeForce MX250 384 @ 1518 - 1582 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce MX230 256 @ 1519 - 1531 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Iris Plus Graphics 655 48 @ 300 - 1200 (Boost) MHz
Iris Plus Graphics 650 48 @ 300 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Iris Plus Graphics 645 48 @ 300 - 1150 (Boost) MHz
Iris Plus Graphics 640 48 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 630 24 @ 300 - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics P630 24 @ 300 - 1200 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 630 24 @ 300 - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics P630 24 64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 620 24 @ 300? - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 620 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 617 24 64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 615 24 @ 300 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 615 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameKaby-Lake-Refresh GT2N17S-G2Kaby Lake GT3e
ArchitectureGen. 9.5PascalGen. 9.5 Kaby Lake
24 - 384 - 48 -
Core300? - 1150 (Boost) MHz1518 - 1582 (Boost) MHz300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz
Bus64/128 Bit64 Bit64/128 Bit
MemoryDDR3/DDR4GDDR5DDR3/DDR4
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DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Technology14 nm14 nm14 nm
FeaturesQuickSyncVulkan 1.1, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 1.2, GPU Boost 3.0, Multi MonitorQuickSync
Introduced01.09.2017 20.02.2019 03.01.2017
Memory7000 MHz
Max. Memory4096 MB64 MB
Manufacturerhttps://www.geforce.com/hardware/noteboo...
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-10710U6 x 1100 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1150 MHz
Intel Core i7-8650U4 x 1900 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1150 MHz
Intel Core i7-8665U4 x 1900 MHz, 15 W300 MHz1150 MHz
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3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
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min: 1000     avg: 1204     median: 1223 (9%)     max: 1292 Points
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3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
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min: 413     avg: 443     median: 437 (3%)     max: 483 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
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min: 100071     avg: 204868     median: 221026 (42%)     max: 252549 Points
min: 142163     avg: 147298     median: 145481 (27%)     max: 154251 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
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min: 22385     avg: 64409     median: 77686 (11%)     max: 81895 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
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min: 8009     avg: 13102     median: 13309.5 (20%)     max: 15582 Points
min: 7558     avg: 7853     median: 7876 (12%)     max: 8102 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 6910     avg: 9150     median: 9283 (5%)     max: 11436 Points
min: 19117     avg: 21984     median: 21955 (11%)     max: 23863 Points
min: 10486     avg: 11119     median: 11248 (6%)     max: 11495 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 538     avg: 1035     median: 1035 (4%)     max: 1272 Points
min: 2737     avg: 3212     median: 3254 (11%)     max: 3567 Points
min: 1236     avg: 1309     median: 1287.5 (5%)     max: 1425 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 557     avg: 1129     median: 1136 (3%)     max: 1401 Points
min: 2939     avg: 3565     median: 3670 (9%)     max: 3885 Points
min: 1315     avg: 1411     median: 1393.5 (3%)     max: 1541 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 43091     avg: 70619     median: 69076 (9%)     max: 102010 Points
min: 65239     avg: 87905     median: 88159 (12%)     max: 101192 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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min: 3942     avg: 4719     median: 4868 (14%)     max: 5183 points
min: 2136     avg: 2440     median: 2561 (7%)     max: 2664 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
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min: 3593     avg: 4482     median: 4644 (9%)     max: 4942 points
min: 1980     avg: 2275     median: 2379 (5%)     max: 2493 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
56769 Points (30%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Standard 1280x1024 + Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
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17 fps (10%)
6.5 fps (4%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
43.6 fps (16%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
43.7 fps (25%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
58.9 fps (25%)
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
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Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
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Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
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Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
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Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
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Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
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Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
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3ds Max (3dsmax-05) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
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Solidworks (sw-04) + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Siemens NX (snx-03) + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Siemens NX (snx-03) + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Showcase (showcase-02) + Intel UHD Graphics 620
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Medical (medical-02) + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Maya (maya-05) + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Maya (maya-05) + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Energy (energy-02) + Intel UHD Graphics 620
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Creo (creo-02) + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Creo (creo-02) + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Catia (catia-05) + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Catia (catia-05) + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
3ds Max (3dsmax-06) + Intel UHD Graphics 620
3ds Max (3dsmax-06) + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Shading 32Bit + Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 620
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 620
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 38.5     avg: 58.5     median: 61.8 (11%)     max: 70.7 fps
min: 136     avg: 141     median: 141.2 (26%)     max: 146.4 fps
31.2 fps (6%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 33.41     avg: 51.7     median: 54.6 (15%)     max: 64.1 fps
min: 60     avg: 79.9     median: 79.9 (22%)     max: 99.7 fps
77 fps (21%)
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
17 fps (11%)
40.2 fps (26%)
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen 2560x1440
9.9 fps (6%)
33.3 fps (20%)
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
25 fps (13%)
66.7 fps (34%)
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen 1920x1080
26 fps (6%)
79 fps (19%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
min: 24     avg: 29.9     median: 30.5 (8%)     max: 34.4 fps
min: 66     avg: 69.5     median: 69.5 (18%)     max: 73 fps
40.7 fps (10%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
min: 25     avg: 35.1     median: 29.5 (11%)     max: 56.57 fps
min: 57     avg: 63.5     median: 63.5 (24%)     max: 69.9 fps
15.6 fps (6%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 219     avg: 297     median: 309 (6%)     max: 336 Samples/s
min: 505     avg: 629     median: 629 (12%)     max: 753 Samples/s
min: 315     avg: 325     median: 325 (6%)     max: 335 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 587     avg: 666     median: 653 (6%)     max: 755 Samples/s
min: 895     avg: 1173     median: 1172.5 (11%)     max: 1450 Samples/s
min: 748     avg: 779     median: 778.5 (7%)     max: 809 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 836     avg: 944     median: 937 (3%)     max: 1023 Points
min: 2804     avg: 2806     median: 2806 (10%)     max: 2808 Points
min: 1575     avg: 1677     median: 1677 (6%)     max: 1779 Points
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
min: 26     avg: 27.9     median: 28.8 (7%)     max: 28.9 Watt
41.3 Watt (9%)
min: 30.8     avg: 33.6     median: 31.5 (7%)     max: 38.5 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: 28     avg: 33.5     median: 33.5 (7%)     max: 38.9 Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 30     avg: 30.9     median: 31 (7%)     max: 31.7 Watt
min: 44     avg: 53.2     median: 54.4 (12%)     max: 58 Watt
min: 31.7     avg: 34.9     median: 34.9 (8%)     max: 38.1 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 998     avg: 1048     median: 1050 (55%)     max: 1097 MHz