Intel Iris Graphics 540 vs NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS

Description

This is a comprehensive analysis comparing the Intel Iris Graphics 540 on one side and NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS 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 May 1st, 2007 and comes with 0.5 GB of DDR2 memory, with a bandwidth of 12.80 GB/s. This GPU also has a base clock of and a boost clock of , and it has a TDP of 20 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.
  • Passmark G3DMark is 94.41%: higher: 1252 vs 70.
  • Passmark PassMark G2D is 87.62%: higher: 323 vs 40.
  • Up to 62.5% higher in FLOPS: 768 GFLOPS vs 28.8 GFLOPS.
  • Consumes less energy: 20 W vs 15 W.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS:

No advantages here...

Technical specifications

Intel Iris Graphics 540 NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
Graphics Processor
GPU Name: Intel Iris Graphics 540 NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
GPU Variant: - G86-770-A2
Processor: Generation 9.0 Tesla
Foundry: Intel TSMC
Technology: 14 nm+ 80 nm
Transistors: unknown 210 million
Die Size: unknown 127 mm²
General information
Release Date: Sep 1st, 2015 May 1st, 2007
Availability: - -
Generation: HD Graphics-M (Skylake) GeForce 8M (8000M)
Predecessor: - GeForce Go 7
Successor: - GeForce 9M
Production: Active End-of-life
Launch Price: - -
Current Price: - -
Bus Interface: Ring Bus MXM-II
Reviews: 2 in our database -
Clock Speeds
Base Clock Speed: 300 MHz -
Boost Clock Speed: 1000 MHz -
SOC clock: - -
UVD clock: - -
Memory Clock: System Shared 400 MHz 800 Mbps effective
Memory specs
RAM: System Shared 0.5 GB
Type of memory: System Shared DDR2
Memory Bus: System Shared 128 bit
Memory Bandwidth: System Dependent 12.80 GB/s
Render Config
Shading Units: 384 16
TMUs: 48 8
ROPs: 6 4
Compute units: - -
Tensor Cores: - -
RT Cores: - -
L0 Cache: - -
L1 Cache: - -
L2 Cache: - 32 KB
L3 Cache: - -
Board specs
Slot Width: IGP MXM Module
Length: - -
Width: - -
Height: - -
TDP: 15 W 20 W
Suggested PSU: - -
Outputs: No outputs No outputs
Power Connectors: - -
Part Number: - -
Board Number: - -
Technology Support
DirectX: 12 (12_1) 11.1 (10_0)
OpenGL: 4.6 3.3
OpenCL: 6252 -
Vulkan: 2018 -
CUDA: - -
Shader Model: - -

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Fillrate:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
6 GPixel/s
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
1.8 GPixel/s
Texture Fillrate:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
48 GTexel/s
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
3.6 GTexel/s
FP32 (float):
Intel Iris Graphics 540
768 GFLOPS
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
28.8 GFLOPS
Unified Shaders:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
384
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
16
Texture Mapping Units:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
48
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
8
Render Output Units:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
6
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
4

Benchmarks Performance Tests

Passmark (G3D):
Intel Iris Graphics 540
1252
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
70
PassMark (G2D):
Intel Iris Graphics 540
323
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
40
3DMark (Ice Storm):
Intel Iris Graphics 540
123587
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
No data
OpenCL:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
6252
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
No data
Vulkan:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
2018
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
No data
METAL:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
6079
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
No data
Power Performance:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
No data
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
3.67

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