Intel UHD Graphics 620 vs Intel UHD Graphics 617 vs Intel HD Graphics 620

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.

Intel UHD Graphics 617

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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 HD Graphics 620

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The Intel HD Graphics 620 (GT2) is an integrated graphics unit, which can be found in various ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) processors of the Kaby Lake generation. This "GT2" version of the Kaby Lake GPU is clocked at up to 1050 MHz (depending on the CPU model). 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 HD Graphics 620 depends on various factors like L3 cache size, memory configuration (DDR3/DDR4) and maximum clock rate of the specific model but is very similar to the old HD Graphics 520 GPU. That means only some less demanding recent games like Farming Simulator 17 run fluently in low detail settings (see below for gaming benchmarks). Compared to dedicated graphics cards, the HD620 should be positioned between a GeForce 910M and 920M from Nvidia. For games, the drivers however are not that fast updated and tested as with GeForce graphics cards.

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 HD Graphics 620 can be found in mobile processors specified at 15 W TDP and is therefore suited for compact laptops and ultrabooks.

Intel UHD Graphics 620Intel UHD Graphics 617Intel HD Graphics 620
ManufacturerIntelIntelIntel
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
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
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 GT2Kaby-Lake GT2Kaby-Lake GT2
ArchitectureIntel Gen. 9.5 (Kaby Lake Refresh)Intel Gen. 9 (Amber Lake)Intel Gen. 9.5 (Kaby Lake)
24 - 24 - 24 -
Core300? - 1150 (Boost) MHz300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz
Bus64/128 Bit64/128 Bit64/128 Bit
MemoryDDR3/DDR4DDR3L/LPDDR3DDR3/DDR4
yesyesyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_1)DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
Technology14 nm14 nm14 nm
FeaturesQuickSyncQuickSyncQuickSync
Introduced01.09.2017 30.10.2018 30.08.2016
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: 406.8     median: 399 (3%)     max: 495 Points
322 Points (2%)
min: 329     avg: 364.2     median: 365 (3%)     max: 398 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 299     avg: 354.5     median: 348 (2%)     max: 431 Points
286 Points (2%)
min: 290     avg: 320     median: 321 (2%)     max: 349 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 65949     avg: 87720     median: 88400 (17%)     max: 108937 Points
77156 Points (15%)
min: 57706     avg: 77795.3     median: 79066 (15%)     max: 98195 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 29002     avg: 43783.8     median: 42633 (6%)     max: 59483 Points
min: 12780     avg: 41307.8     median: 38918 (5%)     max: 55020 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 5821     avg: 8051.2     median: 8015 (13%)     max: 10155 Points
4841 Points (8%)
min: 3369     avg: 6049     median: 5993 (10%)     max: 7245 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 6910     avg: 9137     median: 9247 (5%)     max: 11436 Points
7231 Points (4%)
min: 5790     avg: 7755.1     median: 7725 (4%)     max: 9610 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 538     avg: 1030.9     median: 1027 (4%)     max: 1272 Points
845 Points (3%)
min: 316     avg: 844.7     median: 858 (3%)     max: 1078 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 557     avg: 1124.8     median: 1130 (3%)     max: 1401 Points
947 Points (2%)
min: 328     avg: 916.4     median: 934 (2%)     max: 1176 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 43091     avg: 70959.2     median: 69642 (9%)     max: 102010 Points
min: 11084     avg: 66524.7     median: 62248 (8%)     max: 92261 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 1175     avg: 1891.9     median: 1890 (5%)     max: 2277 points
1711 points (5%)
min: 1146     avg: 1638.5     median: 1645 (5%)     max: 1970 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 1235     avg: 1713.9     median: 1717 (3%)     max: 2006 points
1572 points (3%)
min: 1067     avg: 1498.6     median: 1508 (3%)     max: 1777 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
P Result 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 620
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 620
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
67477 Points (70%)
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 16812     avg: 19095.2     median: 17494 (9%)     max: 23293 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 10111     avg: 12577.5     median: 12160 (23%)     max: 16394 Points
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Standard 1280x1024 + Intel UHD Graphics 617
Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 620
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
min: 4     avg: 5.1     median: 5 (3%)     max: 5 fps
4.2 fps (3%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 620
Tcvis 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 620
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 620
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 620
Maya 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 620
Lightwave 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 620
Ensight 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 620
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 620
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 620
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 620
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 620
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 620
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 620
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 620
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 620
3ds Max (3dsmax-05) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
SPECviewperf 13 Solidworks (sw-04) + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Siemens NX (snx-03) + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Showcase (showcase-02) + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Medical (medical-02) + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Maya (maya-05) + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Energy (energy-02) + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Creo (creo-02) + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Catia (catia-05) + Intel UHD Graphics 620
3ds Max (3dsmax-06) + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Shading 32Bit + Intel HD Graphics 620