Intel Iris Graphics 550 vs Intel HD Graphics 515

Description

This is a comprehensive analysis comparing the Intel Iris Graphics 550 on one side and Intel HD Graphics 515 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 800 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 550:

  • Up to 20% higher boost clock speed: 1000 MHz vs 800 MHz.
  • Passmark G3DMark is 54.47%: higher: 1386 vs 631.
  • Passmark PassMark G2D is 38.78%: higher: 312 vs 191.

Advantages of Intel HD Graphics 515:

  • Intel HD Graphics 515 is newer: launch date is Sep 1st, 2015.
  • Up to 0% higher base clock speed: 300 MHz vs 300 MHz.
  • Up to 300% higher in FLOPS: 307.2 GFLOPS vs 768 GFLOPS.
  • Consumes less energy: 15 W vs 15 W.

Technical specifications

Intel Iris Graphics 550 Intel HD Graphics 515
Graphics Processor
GPU Name: Intel Iris Graphics 550 Intel HD Graphics 515
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 800 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: 6213 3332
Vulkan: - 3491
CUDA: - -
Shader Model: - -

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Fillrate:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
6 GPixel/s
Intel HD Graphics 515
2.4 GPixel/s
Texture Fillrate:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
48 GTexel/s
Intel HD Graphics 515
19.2 GTexel/s
FP16 (half):
Intel Iris Graphics 550
1536 GFLOPS (2:1)
Intel HD Graphics 515
614.4 GFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float):
Intel Iris Graphics 550
768 GFLOPS
Intel HD Graphics 515
307.2 GFLOPS
FP64 (double):
Intel Iris Graphics 550
192 GFLOPS (1:4)
Intel HD Graphics 515
76.8 GFLOPS (1:4)
Unified Shaders:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
384
Intel HD Graphics 515
192
Texture Mapping Units:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
48
Intel HD Graphics 515
24
Render Output Units:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
6
Intel HD Graphics 515
3

Benchmarks Performance Tests

Passmark (G3D):
Intel Iris Graphics 550
1386
Intel HD Graphics 515
631
PassMark (G2D):
Intel Iris Graphics 550
312
Intel HD Graphics 515
191
3DMark (Ice Storm):
Intel Iris Graphics 550
141768
Intel HD Graphics 515
55697
OpenCL:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
6213
Intel HD Graphics 515
3332
Vulkan:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
No data
Intel HD Graphics 515
3491
METAL:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
5855
Intel HD Graphics 515
3103

Gaming performance benchmarks comparison

Game
Frames per second (avg)
Counter-Strike: GO
Intel Iris Graphics 550
157.35
Intel HD Graphics 515
67

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