Intel Iris Graphics 540 vs Intel HD Graphics

Description

This is a comprehensive analysis comparing the Intel Iris Graphics 540 on one side and Intel HD Graphics on the other side.

The first video card was released on Sep 1st, 2015. This GPU is equipped with System Shared of System Shared memory, with a bandwidth of System Dependent. The architecture of this card: base clock of 300 MHz and a boost clock of 1000 MHz, TDP of this video card is 15 W.

The second video card was released on Jan 10th, 2010 and comes with System Shared of System Shared memory, with a bandwidth of System Dependent. This GPU also has a base clock of 133 MHz and a boost clock of 500 MHz, and it has a TDP of 35 W.

This table also comprises board specifications, pixel and texture filtration, launch price, and benchmarks such as G3DMark, PassMark G2D, 3DMark Firestrike, FPS, and Hashrate.

Key Differences

Advantages of Intel Iris Graphics 540:

  • Intel Iris Graphics 540 is newer: launch date is Sep 1st, 2015.
  • Up to 55.67% higher base clock speed: 300 MHz vs 133 MHz.
  • Up to 50% higher boost clock speed: 1000 MHz vs 500 MHz.
  • Passmark G3DMark is 63.58%: higher: 1252 vs 456.
  • Passmark PassMark G2D is 40.56%: higher: 323 vs 192.
  • Up to 87.5% higher in FLOPS: 768 GFLOPS vs 96 GFLOPS.
  • Consumes less energy: 35 W vs 15 W.

Advantages of Intel HD Graphics:

No advantages here...

Technical specifications

Intel Iris Graphics 540 Intel HD Graphics
Graphics Processor
GPU Name: Intel Iris Graphics 540 Intel HD Graphics
GPU Variant: - -
Processor: Generation 9.0 Generation 5.75
Foundry: Intel Intel
Technology: 14 nm+ 45 nm
Transistors: unknown 177 million
Die Size: unknown 114 mm²
General information
Release Date: Sep 1st, 2015 Jan 10th, 2010
Availability: - -
Generation: HD Graphics-M (Skylake) HD Graphics-M (Westmere)
Predecessor: - -
Successor: - -
Production: Active End-of-life
Launch Price: - -
Current Price: - -
Bus Interface: Ring Bus QPI
Reviews: 2 in our database 2 in our database
Clock Speeds
Base Clock Speed: 300 MHz 133 MHz
Boost Clock Speed: 1000 MHz 500 MHz
SOC clock: - -
UVD clock: - -
Memory Clock: System Shared System Shared
Memory specs
RAM: System Shared System Shared
Type of memory: System Shared System Shared
Memory Bus: System Shared System Shared
Memory Bandwidth: System Dependent System Dependent
Render Config
Shading Units: 384 96
TMUs: 48 16
ROPs: 6 2
Compute units: - -
Tensor Cores: - -
RT Cores: - -
L0 Cache: - -
L1 Cache: - -
L2 Cache: - -
L3 Cache: - -
Board specs
Slot Width: IGP IGP
Length: - -
Width: - -
Height: - -
TDP: 15 W 35 W
Suggested PSU: - -
Outputs: No outputs No outputs
Power Connectors: - -
Part Number: - -
Board Number: - -
Technology Support
DirectX: 12 (12_1) 10.1
OpenGL: 4.6 2.1
OpenCL: 6252 -
Vulkan: 2018 -
CUDA: - -
Shader Model: - -

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Fillrate:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
6 GPixel/s
Intel HD Graphics
1 GPixel/s
Texture Fillrate:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
48 GTexel/s
Intel HD Graphics
8 GTexel/s
FP32 (float):
Intel Iris Graphics 540
768 GFLOPS
Intel HD Graphics
96 GFLOPS
Unified Shaders:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
384
Intel HD Graphics
No data
Texture Mapping Units:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
48
Intel HD Graphics
No data
Render Output Units:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
6
Intel HD Graphics
No data

Benchmarks Performance Tests

Passmark (G3D):
Intel Iris Graphics 540
1252
Intel HD Graphics
456
PassMark (G2D):
Intel Iris Graphics 540
323
Intel HD Graphics
192
3DMark (Ice Storm):
Intel Iris Graphics 540
123587
Intel HD Graphics
No data
OpenCL:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
6252
Intel HD Graphics
No data
Vulkan:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
2018
Intel HD Graphics
No data
METAL:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
6079
Intel HD Graphics
No data

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