Intel UHD Graphics 620 vs NVIDIA GeForce MX250

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 UHD Graphics 620NVIDIA GeForce MX250
ManufacturerIntelNVIDIA
GeForce MX200 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 645 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1150 (Boost) MHz
Iris Plus Graphics 640 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 630 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics P630 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1200 (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 MX250 384 @ 1518 - 1582 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce MX230 (compare) 256 @ 1519 - 1531 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
CodenameKaby-Lake-Refresh GT2N17S-G2
ArchitectureIntel Gen. 9.5 (Kaby Lake Refresh)Pascal
24 - 384 -
Core300? - 1150 (Boost) MHz1518 - 1582 (Boost) MHz
Bus64/128 Bit64 Bit
MemoryDDR3/DDR4GDDR5
yesno
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_1)DirectX 12_1
Technology14 nm14 nm
FeaturesQuickSyncVulkan 1.1, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 1.2, GPU Boost 3.0, Multi Monitor
Introduced01.09.2017 20.02.2019
Memory7000 MHz
Max. Memory4096 MB
Size
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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min. - max.300 - 300 MHz1000 - 1150 MHz

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 343     avg: 403     median: 398 (3%)     max: 495 Points
min: 1099     avg: 1194.5     median: 1210 (9%)     max: 1249 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 299     avg: 351     median: 347 (2%)     max: 431 Points
min: 1000     avg: 1085.8     median: 1100 (8%)     max: 1134 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 65949     avg: 87633.9     median: 87718 (17%)     max: 104630 Points
min: 100071     avg: 198668     median: 221025 (42%)     max: 252549 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 29002     avg: 44317.1     median: 42908 (6%)     max: 59483 Points
min: 61259     avg: 73991     median: 78819 (11%)     max: 81895 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 5821     avg: 8045.9     median: 8022 (14%)     max: 10155 Points
min: 8009     avg: 12403.6     median: 13037 (22%)     max: 14136 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 6910     avg: 9123.2     median: 9243 (5%)     max: 11436 Points
min: 20283     avg: 22121.1     median: 21955 (12%)     max: 23748 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 538     avg: 1028.6     median: 1026 (4%)     max: 1272 Points
min: 2762     avg: 3200     median: 3232 (12%)     max: 3469 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 557     avg: 1120.9     median: 1124 (3%)     max: 1401 Points
min: 2977     avg: 3590.9     median: 3677 (9%)     max: 3863 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 43091     avg: 71834.1     median: 70348 (9%)     max: 102010 Points
min: 65239     avg: 83881.3     median: 85213 (11%)     max: 101192 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 1175     avg: 1896.8     median: 1885 (6%)     max: 3918 points
min: 3942     avg: 4693.4     median: 4813 (15%)     max: 4994 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 1235     avg: 1720.1     median: 1709 (3%)     max: 3743 points
min: 3593     avg: 4494.7     median: 4644 (9%)     max: 4942 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
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
min: 4     avg: 5.1     median: 5 (3%)     max: 5 fps
17 fps (12%)
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 (26%)
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
3ds Max (3dsmax-05) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
3ds Max (3dsmax-05) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
SPECviewperf 13 Solidworks (sw-04) + Intel UHD Graphics 620
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
Showcase (showcase-02) + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Medical (medical-02) + Intel UHD Graphics 620
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
Energy (energy-02) + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
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
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 620
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 620
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
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 Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 38     avg: 58.5     median: 61 (11%)     max: 70 fps
min: 136     avg: 141.2     median: 141 (26%)     max: 146 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 33     avg: 51.7     median: 54 (15%)     max: 64 fps
min: 60     avg: 79.9     median: 79 (22%)     max: 99 fps
GFXBench - High Tier Onscreen
17 fps (11%)
40.2 fps (26%)
GFXBench - High Tier Offscreen 2560x1440
9.9 fps (9%)
33.3 fps (30%)
GFXBench - Normal Tier Onscreen
25 fps (13%)
66.7 fps (34%)
GFXBench - Normal Tier Offscreen 1920x1080
26 fps (10%)
79 fps (31%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
min: 24     avg: 29.9     median: 30 (8%)     max: 34 fps
min: 66     avg: 69.5     median: 69 (18%)     max: 73 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
min: 25     avg: 35.1     median: 29 (17%)     max: 56 fps
min: 57     avg: 63.5     median: 63 (37%)     max: 69 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 219     avg: 297.3     median: 309 (6%)     max: 336 Samples/s
min: 505     avg: 629     median: 629 (12%)     max: 753 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 587     avg: 665.7     median: 653 (6%)     max: 755 Samples/s
min: 895     avg: 1172.5     median: 1172 (11%)     max: 1450 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 836     avg: 943.5     median: 937 (3%)     max: 1023 Points
min: 2804     avg: 2806     median: 2806 (10%)     max: 2808 Points
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
min: 26     avg: 27.9     median: 28 (7%)     max: 28 Watt
41.3 Watt (10%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
min: 25     avg: 27.5     median: 27 (6%)     max: 30 Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 30     avg: 30.9     median: 31 (7%)     max: 31 Watt
min: 49     avg: 53.4     median: 54 (12%)     max: 57 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 998     avg: 1048.3     median: 1050 (55%)     max: 1097 MHz
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark 1.19 GPU Stress Test 1280x720
min: 902     avg: 926     median: 928 (53%)     max: 948 MHz
1303 MHz (75%)

Average Benchmarks Intel UHD Graphics 620 → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce MX250 → 205%

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

F1 2019

F1 2019

2019
low 1280x720
GeForce MX250:
66  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
30  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
25  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
14  fps
GeForce MX250:
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Rage 2

Rage 2

2019
low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
7.9  fps
413%
GeForce MX250:
32.6  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
21.2  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
19.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
18.9  fps
UHD Graphics 620:
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GeForce MX250:
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Anno 1800

Anno 1800

2019
low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
23.8  fps
182%
GeForce MX250:
43.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
8  fps
228%
GeForce MX250:
18.2  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
12.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
7.2  fps
UHD Graphics 620:
»
GeForce MX250:
»
low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
14  fps
329%
GeForce MX250:
46  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
19  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
12  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
9  fps
UHD Graphics 620:
»
GeForce MX250:
»
low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
39.8  fps
225%
GeForce MX250:
89.7  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
12.7  fps
230%
GeForce MX250:
29.2  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
20.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
11.1  fps
UHD Graphics 620:
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GeForce MX250:
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Anthem

Anthem

2019
low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
8.2  fps
421%
GeForce MX250:
34.5  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
16.9  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
14.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
13.1  fps
UHD Graphics 620:
»
GeForce MX250:
»
low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
13  fps
331%
GeForce MX250:
43  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
7  fps
300%
GeForce MX250:
21  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
18  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
17  fps
UHD Graphics 620:
»
GeForce MX250:
»
low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
10.9 12.7 ~ 12 fps
232%
GeForce MX250:
27.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
5.9  fps
124%
GeForce MX250:
7.3  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
6.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
5.3  fps
UHD Graphics 620:
»
GeForce MX250:
»
low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
24.3  fps
235%
GeForce MX250:
57  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
24.4  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
19.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
17.8  fps
UHD Graphics 620:
»
GeForce MX250:
»
low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
11.7 16.1 16.2 ~ 15 fps
271%
GeForce MX250:
40.7  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
10.2  fps
248%
GeForce MX250:
25.3  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
18.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
15.9  fps
UHD Graphics 620:
»
GeForce MX250:
»
low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
16.5 26.3 27.3 30.4 ~ 25 fps
383%
GeForce MX250:
95.7  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
7.3 7.8 7.9 ~ 8 fps
349%
GeForce MX250:
27.9  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
21.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
18.6  fps
UHD Graphics 620:
»
GeForce MX250:
»
low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
0 (!) 9.2 16.4 (!) ~ 9 fps
666%
GeForce MX250:
59.9  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
27.7  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
22.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
18.5  fps
UHD Graphics 620:
»
GeForce MX250:
»
low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
46.8 54.8 64 65 67.7 ~ 60 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
17.4 20.8 23.3 24.7 60.9 ~ 29 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
12.3 12.9 25.2 ~ 17 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
12.9  fps
UHD Graphics 620:
»
low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
12 18.5 ~ 15 fps
UHD Graphics 620:
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Hitman 2

Hitman 2

2018
low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
4.9 7.7 ~ 6 fps
578%
GeForce MX250:
34.7  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
17.3  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
15.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
13  fps
UHD Graphics 620:
»
GeForce MX250:
»
low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
0 (!) 16.8 ~ 8 fps
683%
GeForce MX250:
54.6  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
7.8  fps
268%
GeForce MX250:
20.9  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
18  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
16.4  fps
UHD Graphics 620:
»
GeForce MX250:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce MX250:
41  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
18  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
14  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce MX250:
7  fps
GeForce MX250:
»
low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
19 21 ~ 20 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
11 12 ~ 12 fps
UHD Graphics 620:
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FIFA 19

FIFA 19

2018
low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
48 48.4 ~ 48 fps
108%
GeForce MX250:
52  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
23.2 53.4 ~ 38 fps
120%
GeForce MX250:
45.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
20.7 51 ~ 36 fps
119%
GeForce MX250:
42.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
17.8  fps
225%
GeForce MX250:
40.1  fps
UHD Graphics 620:
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GeForce MX250:
»
low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
12 13 15 16 21.7 ~ 16 fps
219%
GeForce MX250:
24 46 ~ 35 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
5.4 6 10 ~ 7 fps
186%
GeForce MX250:
7 18 ~ 13 fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce MX250: