Intel HD Graphics 520 vs HD Graphics 6000
Comparison of HD Graphics 520 and HD Graphics 6000 architecture, market type and release date.
HD Graphics 520 and HD Graphics 6000's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of HD Graphics 520 and HD Graphics 6000's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
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.
PCIe 3.0 x1
PCIe 2.0 x1
Parameters of memory installed on HD Graphics 520 and HD Graphics 6000: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
DDR3L / LPDDR3 / DDR4
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
64 / 128 Bit
64 / 128 Bit
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on HD Graphics 520 and HD Graphics 6000.
Technological solutions and APIs supported by HD Graphics 520 and HD Graphics 6000. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by HD Graphics 520 and HD Graphics 6000, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of HD Graphics 520 and HD Graphics 6000. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
HD Graphics 520 4.28 +0.7%
HD Graphics 6000 4.25
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
HD Graphics 520 6701
HD Graphics 6000 7660 +14.3%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
HD Graphics 520 752
HD Graphics 6000 903 +20.1%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
HD Graphics 520 804
HD Graphics 6000 951 +18.3%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
HD Graphics 520 1294
HD Graphics 6000 1396 +7.9%
3DMark Vantage Performance
HD Graphics 520 5722
HD Graphics 6000 6188 +8.1%
HD Graphics 520 831 +0.2%
HD Graphics 6000 829
Let's see how good HD Graphics 520 and HD Graphics 6000 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of Intel HD Graphics 520
0.7% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (1 September 2015 vs 5 September 2014)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
Advantages of Intel HD Graphics 6000
More pipelines (48 vs 24)
So, HD Graphics 520 or HD Graphics 6000?
Technical City couldn't decide between Intel HD Graphics 520 and Intel HD Graphics 6000. The differences in performance seem too small.
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