HD Graphics 520 vs HD Graphics 6000

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Games supported 58%
Intel HD Graphics 520
HD Graphics 520
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x1
  • Core clock speed 300
  • Max video memory 32768 Mb
  • Memory type DDR3L/LPDDR3/DDR4
  • Memory clock speed System Shared
  • Maximum resolution
Intel HD Graphics 6000
HD Graphics 6000
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  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x1
  • Core clock speed 300
  • Max video memory System Shared
  • Memory type System Shared
  • Memory clock speed System Shared
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 286$
Games supported 58%

General info

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

Place in performance rating750743
Place by popularity11no data
Value for money0.590.21
ArchitectureGen. 9 Skylake (2015−2016)Gen. 8 Broadwell (2014−2015)
GPU code nameSkylake GT2Broadwell GT3
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date1 September 2015 (7 years ago)5 January 2015 (7 years ago)
Current price$309 $286
Value for money

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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 cores2448
Core clock speed300 MHz300 MHz
Boost clock speed1050 MHz1000 MHz
Number of transistors189 million189 million
Manufacturing process technology14 nm14 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)15 Watt15 Watt
Texture fill rate25.2048.00

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on HD Graphics 520 and HD Graphics 6000 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.

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x1PCIe 2.0 x1

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 typeDDR3L/LPDDR3/DDR4System Shared
Maximum RAM amount32 GBSystem Shared
Memory bus width64/128 Bit64/128 Bit
Memory clock speedSystem SharedSystem Shared
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 ConnectorsNo outputsNo outputs

Technologies

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

Quick Sync++

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (12_1)12 (11_1)
Shader Model6.45.1
OpenGL4.64.4
OpenCL2.12.0
Vulkan+1.1.80

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.

HD Graphics 520 2.13
HD Graphics 6000 2.18
+2.3%
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

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.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

HD Graphics 520 831
HD Graphics 6000 849
+2.2%

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

HD Graphics 520 5722
HD Graphics 6000 6188
+8.1%

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

HD Graphics 520 1294
HD Graphics 6000 1396
+7.9%

Benchmark coverage: 14%

HD Graphics 520 752
HD Graphics 6000 903
+20.1%

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.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

HD Graphics 520 6701
HD Graphics 6000 7660
+14.3%

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.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

HD Graphics 520 804
HD Graphics 6000 951
+18.4%

Gaming performance

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

Average FPS

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

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Full HD11
−36.4%
15
+36.4%

Popular games

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
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Battlefield 5 2−3
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 9−10
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Forza Horizon 4 2−3
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Red Dead Redemption 2 2−3
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider 3−4
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Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
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Battlefield 5 2−3
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 9−10
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Forza Horizon 4 2−3
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Metro Exodus 2−3
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Red Dead Redemption 2 2−3
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider 3−4
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3−4
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 4
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3−4
−33.3%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
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Battlefield 5 2−3
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Forza Horizon 4 2−3
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 3−4
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4−5
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Horizon Zero Dawn 1−2
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Metro Exodus 2−3
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Red Dead Redemption 2 1−2
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider 4−5
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 2−3
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Watch Dogs: Legion 1−2
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2−3
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Hitman 3 2−3
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Horizon Zero Dawn 3−4
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3−4
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Red Dead Redemption 2 1−2
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 2−3
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Cyberpunk 2077 0−1 0−1
Far Cry 5 2−3
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2−3
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Far Cry New Dawn 4−5
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4−5
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Forza Horizon 4 0−1 0−1
Watch Dogs: Legion 2−3
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2−3
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Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 2.13 2.18
Recency 1 September 2015 5 January 2015
Pipelines / CUDA cores 24 48

Technical City couldn't decide between

Intel HD Graphics 520
Intel HD Graphics 520

and

Intel HD Graphics 6000
Intel HD Graphics 6000

The differences in performance seem too small.


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