Intel Iris Graphics 550 vs Intel HD Graphics 4600

Description

This is a comprehensive analysis comparing the Intel Iris Graphics 550 on one side and Intel HD Graphics 4600 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 Jun 3rd, 2013 and comes with System Shared of System Shared memory, with a bandwidth of System Dependent. This GPU also has a base clock of 350 MHz and a boost clock of 1100 MHz, and it has a TDP of 45 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 550:

  • Intel Iris Graphics 550 is newer: launch date is Sep 1st, 2015.
  • Passmark G3DMark is 54.4%: higher: 1386 vs 632.
  • Up to 54.17% higher in FLOPS: 768 GFLOPS vs 352 GFLOPS.
  • Consumes less energy: 45 W vs 15 W.

Advantages of Intel HD Graphics 4600:

  • Up to 16.67% higher base clock speed: 350 MHz vs 300 MHz.
  • Up to 10% higher boost clock speed: 1100 MHz vs 1000 MHz.
  • Passmark PassMark G2D is 0.96%: higher: 315 vs 312.

Technical specifications

Intel Iris Graphics 550 Intel HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Processor
GPU Name: Intel Iris Graphics 550 Intel HD Graphics 4600
GPU Variant: - -
Processor: Generation 9.0 Generation 7.5
Foundry: Intel Intel
Technology: 14 nm+ 22 nm
Transistors: unknown unknown
Die Size: unknown unknown
General information
Release Date: Sep 1st, 2015 Jun 3rd, 2013
Availability: - -
Generation: HD Graphics-M (Skylake) HD Graphics (Haswell)
Predecessor: - -
Successor: - -
Production: Active End-of-life
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 350 MHz
Boost Clock Speed: 1000 MHz 1100 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: 384 160
TMUs: 48 20
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 45 W
Suggested PSU: - -
Outputs: No outputs No outputs
Power Connectors: - -
Part Number: - -
Board Number: - -
Technology Support
DirectX: 12 (12_1) 12 (11_1)
OpenGL: 4.6 4.3
OpenCL: 6213 3076
Vulkan: - -
CUDA: - -
Shader Model: - -

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Fillrate:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
6 GPixel/s
Intel HD Graphics 4600
2.2 GPixel/s
Texture Fillrate:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
48 GTexel/s
Intel HD Graphics 4600
22 GTexel/s
FP16 (half):
Intel Iris Graphics 550
1536 GFLOPS (2:1)
Intel HD Graphics 4600
FP32 (float):
Intel Iris Graphics 550
768 GFLOPS
Intel HD Graphics 4600
352 GFLOPS
FP64 (double):
Intel Iris Graphics 550
192 GFLOPS (1:4)
Intel HD Graphics 4600
88 GFLOPS (1:4)
Unified Shaders:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
384
Intel HD Graphics 4600
160
Texture Mapping Units:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
48
Intel HD Graphics 4600
20
Render Output Units:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
6
Intel HD Graphics 4600
2

Benchmarks Performance Tests

Passmark (G3D):
Intel Iris Graphics 550
1386
Intel HD Graphics 4600
632
PassMark (G2D):
Intel Iris Graphics 550
312
Intel HD Graphics 4600
315
3DMark (Fire Strike):
Intel Iris Graphics 550
Intel HD Graphics 4600
194
3DMark (Ice Storm):
Intel Iris Graphics 550
141768
Intel HD Graphics 4600
41369
OpenCL:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
6213
Intel HD Graphics 4600
3076
METAL:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
5855
Intel HD Graphics 4600
No data
Power Performance:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
No data
Intel HD Graphics 4600
13.93

Gaming performance benchmarks comparison

Game
Frames per second (avg)
Counter-Strike: GO
Intel Iris Graphics 550
157.35
Intel HD Graphics 4600
112.78

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