Intel UHD Graphics 620 vs Intel UHD Graphics 617

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 UHD Graphics 620Intel UHD Graphics 617
ManufacturerIntelIntel
Gen. 9.5 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 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
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 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
CodenameKaby-Lake-Refresh GT2Kaby-Lake GT2
ArchitectureGen. 9.5Gen. 9 Amber Lake
24 - 24 -
Core300? - 1150 (Boost) MHz
Bus64/128 Bit64/128 Bit
MemoryDDR3/DDR4DDR3L/LPDDR3
yesyes
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Technology14 nm14 nm
FeaturesQuickSyncQuickSync
Introduced01.09.2017 30.10.2018
CPUGPU 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
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min. - max.300 - 300 MHz900 - 1150 MHz

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
7.2 pt (7%)
3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
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3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 65949     avg: 88717.2     median: 88725 (421%)     max: 115515 Points
77156 Points (366%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 29002     avg: 43327.4     median: 42561 (467%)     max: 59483 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 5821     avg: 8081     median: 8015 (4503%)     max: 10923 Points
4841 Points (2720%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 6910     avg: 9154.7     median: 9250 (6379%)     max: 11436 Points
7231 Points (4987%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
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3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
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3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 13790     avg: 68602     median: 67131.5 (498%)     max: 102010 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
34467 Points (228%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Standard 1280x1024 + Intel UHD Graphics 617
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
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Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
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SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + Intel UHD 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
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 620
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 617
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 620
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel UHD Graphics 617
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel UHD Graphics 620
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 38.5     avg: 58.5     median: 61.8 (325%)     max: 70.7 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 33.41     avg: 51.7     median: 54.6 (273%)     max: 64.1 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
17 fps (362%)
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen 2560x1440
9.9 fps (283%)
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
25 fps (263%)
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen 1920x1080
26 fps (183%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
min: 24     avg: 29.9     median: 30.5 (484%)     max: 34.4 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
min: 25     avg: 35.1     median: 29.5 (373%)     max: 56.57 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
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LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
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ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
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Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
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Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
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Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
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Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark 1.19 GPU Stress Test 1280x720
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

2020
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UHD Graphics 620:
31.2  fps
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UHD Graphics 620:
10.7  fps
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0 (!)  fps
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UHD Graphics 620:
14  fps
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UHD Graphics 620:
10.3  fps
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Hearthstone

Hearthstone

2020
med. 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
31.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
30.6  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
13.2  fps
UHD Graphics 620:
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UHD Graphics 620:
0 (!) 10.2 12.3 ~ 8 fps
med. 1920x1080
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UHD Graphics 620:
4.8 5.7 ~ 5 fps
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UHD Graphics 620:
6.6 8.7 11.7 ~ 9 fps
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UHD Graphics 620:
6.2  fps
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UHD Graphics 620:
12.3 13.3 ~ 13 fps
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UHD Graphics 620:
6 6.8 ~ 6 fps
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UHD Graphics 620:
0 (!) 0 (!) ~ 0 fps
GRID 2019

GRID 2019

2019
low 1280x720
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UHD Graphics 620:
0 (!) 24.7 ~ 12 fps
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UHD Graphics 620:
10.3  fps
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UHD Graphics 620:
11 13 ~ 12 fps
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UHD Graphics 620:
5 7 ~ 6 fps
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FIFA 20

FIFA 20

2019
low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
55.5  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
30.3  fps
high 1920x1080
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UHD Graphics 620:
27.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
19.6  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
14.1  fps
UHD Graphics 620:
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low 1280x720
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UHD Graphics 620:
13.9 14.8 ~ 14 fps
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Control

Control

2019
low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
13.4 15 ~ 14 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
4.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
3.3  fps
UHD Graphics 620:
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F1 2019

F1 2019

2019
low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
23  fps
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UHD Graphics 620:
19.2 22.4 23.4 30.5 33.2 ~ 26 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
6.3 7.9 8 ~ 7 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
3.7 4.9 ~ 4 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
2.8 3.3 ~ 3 fps
UHD Graphics 620:
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Rage 2

Rage 2

2019
low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
7.9  fps
UHD Graphics 620:
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Anno 1800

Anno 1800

2019
low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
19.9 23.8 ~ 22 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
5.7 8 ~ 7 fps
UHD Graphics 620:
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UHD Graphics 620:
14  fps
UHD Graphics 620:
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UHD Graphics 620:
39.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
12.7  fps
UHD Graphics 620:
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Anthem

Anthem

2019
low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
8.2  fps
UHD Graphics 620:
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UHD Graphics 620:
13  fps
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UHD Graphics 620:
7  fps
UHD Graphics 620:
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UHD Graphics 620:
10.9 12.7 ~ 12 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
5.9  fps
UHD Graphics 620:
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UHD Graphics 620:
24.3  fps
UHD Graphics 620:
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UHD Graphics 620:
11.7 16.1 16.2 ~ 15 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
10.2  fps
UHD Graphics 620:
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low 1280x720
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
16.5 26.3 27.3 30.4 ~ 25 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
UHD Graphics 620:
7.3 7.8 7.9 ~ 8 fps
UHD Graphics 620:
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UHD Graphics 620:
0 (!) 9.2 16.4 (!) ~ 9 fps
UHD Graphics 620:
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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