Intel Iris Graphics 550 vs NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

Description

This is a comprehensive analysis comparing the Intel Iris Graphics 550 on one side and NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT 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 Apr 17th, 2007 and comes with 0.25 GB of GDDR3 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 30 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 91.56%: higher: 1386 vs 117.
  • Passmark PassMark G2D is 88.78%: higher: 312 vs 35.
  • Consumes less energy: 30 W vs 15 W.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT:

  • Up to 282.55% higher in FLOPS: 29.38 GFLOPS vs 768 GFLOPS.

Technical specifications

Intel Iris Graphics 550 NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
Graphics Processor
GPU Name: Intel Iris Graphics 550 NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
GPU Variant: - G86-300-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 Apr 17th, 2007
Availability: - -
Generation: HD Graphics-M (Skylake) GeForce 8 (8500)
Predecessor: - GeForce 7 PCIe
Successor: - GeForce 9
Production: Active End-of-life
Launch Price: - 129 USD
Current Price: - -
Bus Interface: Ring Bus PCIe 1.0 x16
Reviews: 2 in our database 33 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 0.25 GB
Type of memory: System Shared GDDR3
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 Single-slot
Length: - 229 mm 9 inches
Width: - -
Height: - -
TDP: 15 W 30 W
Suggested PSU: - 200 W
Outputs: No outputs 1x DVI1x VGA1x S-Video
Power Connectors: - None
Part Number: - -
Board Number: - P403
Technology Support
DirectX: 12 (12_1) 11.1 (10_0)
OpenGL: 4.6 3.3
OpenCL: 6213 -
Vulkan: - -
CUDA: - -
Shader Model: - -

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Fillrate:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
6 GPixel/s
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
1.836 GPixel/s
Texture Fillrate:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
48 GTexel/s
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
3.672 GTexel/s
FP16 (half):
Intel Iris Graphics 550
1536 GFLOPS (2:1)
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
FP32 (float):
Intel Iris Graphics 550
768 GFLOPS
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
29.38 GFLOPS
FP64 (double):
Intel Iris Graphics 550
192 GFLOPS (1:4)
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
Unified Shaders:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
384
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
16
Texture Mapping Units:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
48
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
8
Render Output Units:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
6
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
4

Benchmarks Performance Tests

Passmark (G3D):
Intel Iris Graphics 550
1386
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
117
PassMark (G2D):
Intel Iris Graphics 550
312
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
35
3DMark (Ice Storm):
Intel Iris Graphics 550
141768
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
No data
OpenCL:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
6213
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
No data
METAL:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
5855
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
No data
Power Performance:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
No data
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
2.57

Gaming performance benchmarks comparison

Game
Frames per second (avg)
Counter-Strike: GO
Intel Iris Graphics 550
157.35
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
No data

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