NVIDIA GeForce 920MX vs Intel HD Graphics 620

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.10
 
0.38
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Gen. 9.5 Kaby Lake
GPU code name
N16V-GMR
 
Kaby-Lake GT2
Market segment
Laptop
 
Laptop
Launch date
25 March 2015 (6 years ago)
 
30 August 2016 (4 years ago)
Price now
$1597
 
$353

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
256
 
24
Core clock speed
965 MHz
 
300 MHz
Boost clock speed
993 MHz
 
1050 MHz
Number of transistors
no data
 
189 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
16 Watt
 
15 Watt
Texture fill rate
23.83
 
25.20
Floating-point performance
602.1 gflops
 
403.2 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 920MX and HD Graphics 620 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Bus support
PCI Express 3.0
 
no data
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
PCIe 3.0 x1
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
no data

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
DDR3, GDDR5
 
DDR3L/LPDDR3/LPDDR4
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
32 GB
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
64/128 Bit
Memory clock speed
1800 MHz
 
no data
Memory bandwidth
14.4 GB/s
 
no data
Shared memory
-
 
+

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

GPU Boost
2.0
 
no data
Optimus
+
 
-
GameWorks
+
 
-
Quick Sync
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (11_0)
 
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
5.1
 
6.4
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
2.1
Vulkan
1.1.126
 
1.1.103
CUDA
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GeForce 920MX 4.16 +16.2%
HD Graphics 620 3.58

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

GeForce 920MX 9114 +18%
HD Graphics 620 7725

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GeForce 920MX 1337 +55.8%
HD Graphics 620 858

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

GeForce 920MX 1448 +55%
HD Graphics 620 934

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

GeForce 920MX 1835 +21.6%
HD Graphics 620 1509

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

GeForce 920MX 7408 +27.7%
HD Graphics 620 5803

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

GeForce 920MX 110110 +39.3%
HD Graphics 620 79067

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

GeForce 920MX 1086 +16.1%
HD Graphics 620 935

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

GeForce 920MX satisfies 73% minimum and 62% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
73%
Recommended
62%
Minimum
73%
Recommended
62%

HD Graphics 620 satisfies 73% minimum and 61% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
73%
Recommended
61%
Minimum
73%
Recommended
61%

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

 
GeForce 920MX
HD Graphics 620
1080p
 
18 +38.5%
13 −38.5%

Competitors of GeForce 920MX from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 920MX from AMD is Radeon HD 8550G + HD 8750M Dual Graphics, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce 920MX:

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 920MX

16.2% better performance in benchmarks

More pipelines (256 vs 24)

Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)

PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)

CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)

Advantages of Intel HD Graphics 620

Much newer (30 August 2016 vs 25 March 2015)

Cheaper ($353 vs $1597)

Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)

Lower power consumption (15W vs 16W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

So, which one is the better GPU?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, since it shows better performance.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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