Intel HD Graphics 615 vs HD Graphics 4000

Intel HD Graphics 615
Intel HD Graphics 4000

General info

Comparison of HD Graphics 615 and HD Graphics 4000 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Generation 9.5
 
Generation 7.0
Code name
Kaby Lake GT2
 
Ivy Bridge GT2
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
30 August 2016
 
14 May 2012

Technical specs

HD Graphics 615 and HD Graphics 4000'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 615 and HD Graphics 4000's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
192
 
128
Core clock speed
300 MHz
 
350 MHz
Boost Clock
1050 MHz
 
1300 MHz
Transistor count
189 million
 
1,200 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
22 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
5 Watt
 
45 Watt
Texture fill rate
25.2 GTexel / s
 
20.8 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
403.2 gflops
 
33.6 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on HD Graphics 615 and HD Graphics 4000 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 1.0 x16

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on HD Graphics 615 and HD Graphics 4000: 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
 
System Shared
Maximum RAM amount
16 GB
 
n/d
Shared memory
+
 
+

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on HD Graphics 615 and HD Graphics 4000.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by HD Graphics 615 and HD Graphics 4000. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Quick Sync
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported by HD Graphics 615 and HD Graphics 4000, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_1)
 
11.1 (11_0)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.0

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of HD Graphics 615 and HD Graphics 4000. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

HD Graphics 615 1.31 +1355.6%
HD Graphics 4000 0.09

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

HD Graphics 615 70743 +59.6%
HD Graphics 4000 44324

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

HD Graphics 615 6387 +69.5%
HD Graphics 4000 3769

3DMark Fire Strike Score

HD Graphics 615 762 +71.6%
HD Graphics 4000 444

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

HD Graphics 615 853 +77.7%
HD Graphics 4000 480

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

HD Graphics 615 1243 +137.7%
HD Graphics 4000 523

3DMark Vantage Performance

HD Graphics 615 4102 +38.6%
HD Graphics 4000 2959

Passmark

HD Graphics 615 721 +58.8%
HD Graphics 4000 454

Gaming performance

Let's see how good HD Graphics 615 and HD Graphics 4000 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of Intel HD Graphics 615

1355.6% faster (about 14.5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (30 August 2016 vs 14 May 2012)
More pipelines (192 vs 128)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 22 nm)
Less power hungry (5 vs 45 watts)

Advantages of Intel HD Graphics 4000

We are unaware of any advantages of Intel HD Graphics 4000 over Intel HD Graphics 615.

So, HD Graphics 615 or HD Graphics 4000?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel HD Graphics 615.
Should you still have questions on choice between HD Graphics 615 and HD Graphics 4000, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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