Intel HD Graphics 520 vs HD Graphics 6000

Intel HD Graphics 520
Intel HD Graphics 6000

General info

Comparison of HD Graphics 520 and HD Graphics 6000 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Generation 9.0
 
Generation 8.0
Code name
Skylake GT2
 
Broadwell GT3
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
1 September 2015
 
5 September 2014

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
24
 
48
Core clock speed
300 MHz
 
300 MHz
Boost Clock
1050 MHz
 
1000 MHz
Transistor count
189 million
 
189 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
15 Watt

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.
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x1
 
PCIe 2.0 x1

Memory

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.
Memory type
DDR3L / LPDDR3 / DDR4
 
n/d
Maximum RAM amount
32 GB
 
n/d
Memory bus width
64 / 128 Bit
 
64 / 128 Bit
Shared memory
+
 
+

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on HD Graphics 520 and HD Graphics 6000.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

Technologies

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.
Quick Sync
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported by HD Graphics 520 and HD Graphics 6000, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_1)
 
12.0 (11_1)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.4
Vulkan
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

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%

Passmark

HD Graphics 520 831 +0.2%
HD Graphics 6000 829

Gaming performance

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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