Intel Iris Graphics 540 vs Intel HD Graphics 520

Description

This is a comprehensive analysis comparing the Intel Iris Graphics 540 on one side and Intel HD Graphics 520 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 Sep 1st, 2015 and comes with System Shared of System Shared memory, with a bandwidth of System Dependent. This GPU also has a base clock of 300 MHz and a boost clock of 900 MHz, and it has a TDP of 15 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:

  • Up to 10% higher boost clock speed: 1000 MHz vs 900 MHz.
  • Passmark G3DMark is 30.59%: higher: 1252 vs 869.
  • Passmark PassMark G2D is 34.67%: higher: 323 vs 211.

Advantages of Intel HD Graphics 520:

  • Intel HD Graphics 520 is newer: launch date is Sep 1st, 2015.
  • Up to 0% higher base clock speed: 300 MHz vs 300 MHz.
  • Up to 350% higher in FLOPS: 345.6 GFLOPS vs 768 GFLOPS.
  • Consumes less energy: 15 W vs 15 W.

Technical specifications

Intel Iris Graphics 540 Intel HD Graphics 520
Graphics Processor
GPU Name: Intel Iris Graphics 540 Intel HD Graphics 520
GPU Variant: - -
Processor: Generation 9.0 Generation 9.0
Foundry: Intel Intel
Technology: 14 nm+ 14 nm+
Transistors: unknown unknown
Die Size: unknown 123 mm²
General information
Release Date: Sep 1st, 2015 Sep 1st, 2015
Availability: - -
Generation: HD Graphics-M (Skylake) HD Graphics-M (Skylake)
Predecessor: - -
Successor: - -
Production: Active Active
Launch Price: - -
Current Price: - -
Bus Interface: Ring Bus Ring Bus
Reviews: 2 in our database 2 in our database
Clock Speeds
Base Clock Speed: 300 MHz 300 MHz
Boost Clock Speed: 1000 MHz 900 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: 384 192
TMUs: 48 24
ROPs: 6 3
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 15 W
Suggested PSU: - -
Outputs: No outputs No outputs
Power Connectors: - -
Part Number: - -
Board Number: - -
Technology Support
DirectX: 12 (12_1) 12 (12_1)
OpenGL: 4.6 4.6
OpenCL: 6252 4231
Vulkan: 2018 3998
CUDA: - -
Shader Model: - -

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Fillrate:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
6 GPixel/s
Intel HD Graphics 520
2.7 GPixel/s
Texture Fillrate:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
48 GTexel/s
Intel HD Graphics 520
21.6 GTexel/s
FP16 (half):
Intel Iris Graphics 540
Intel HD Graphics 520
691.2 GFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float):
Intel Iris Graphics 540
768 GFLOPS
Intel HD Graphics 520
345.6 GFLOPS
FP64 (double):
Intel Iris Graphics 540
Intel HD Graphics 520
86.4 GFLOPS (1:4)
Unified Shaders:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
384
Intel HD Graphics 520
192
Texture Mapping Units:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
48
Intel HD Graphics 520
24
Render Output Units:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
6
Intel HD Graphics 520
3

Benchmarks Performance Tests

Passmark (G3D):
Intel Iris Graphics 540
1252
Intel HD Graphics 520
869
PassMark (G2D):
Intel Iris Graphics 540
323
Intel HD Graphics 520
211
3DMark (Fire Strike):
Intel Iris Graphics 540
0
Intel HD Graphics 520
326
3DMark (Ice Storm):
Intel Iris Graphics 540
123587
Intel HD Graphics 520
72244
OpenCL:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
6252
Intel HD Graphics 520
4231
Vulkan:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
2018
Intel HD Graphics 520
3998
METAL:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
6079
Intel HD Graphics 520
No data

Gaming performance benchmarks comparison

Game
Frames per second (avg)
Counter-Strike: GO
Intel Iris Graphics 540
No data
Intel HD Graphics 520
82.8

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