Intel HD Graphics (Haswell) vs UHD Graphics 600

Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
Intel UHD Graphics 600

General info

Comparison of HD Graphics (Haswell) and UHD Graphics 600 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Intel Gen. 9 (Gemini Lake)
Code name
Haswell GT1
Gemini Lake
Release date
1 October 2012
11 December 2017

Technical specs

HD Graphics (Haswell) and UHD Graphics 600'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 (Haswell) and UHD Graphics 600's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
200 MHz
300 MHz
Boost Clock
1000 MHz
700 MHz
Transistor count
189 million
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
5 Watt

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on HD Graphics (Haswell) and UHD Graphics 600 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


Parameters of memory installed on HD Graphics (Haswell) and UHD Graphics 600: 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
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 (Haswell) and UHD Graphics 600.
Display Connectors
No outputs


Technological solutions and APIs supported by HD Graphics (Haswell) and UHD Graphics 600. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Quick Sync

API support

APIs supported by HD Graphics (Haswell) and UHD Graphics 600, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of HD Graphics (Haswell) and UHD Graphics 600. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

HD Graphics (Haswell) 0.28 +366.7%
UHD Graphics 600 0.06

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

HD Graphics (Haswell) 43493 +44%
UHD Graphics 600 30206

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

HD Graphics (Haswell) 3278
UHD Graphics 600 3513 +7.2%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

HD Graphics (Haswell) 314
UHD Graphics 600 421 +34.1%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

HD Graphics (Haswell) 363
UHD Graphics 600 448 +23.4%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

HD Graphics (Haswell) 484
UHD Graphics 600 577 +19.2%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good HD Graphics (Haswell) and UHD Graphics 600 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)

366.7% faster (about 4.5 times) in synthetic tests

Advantages of Intel UHD Graphics 600

Much newer (11 December 2017 vs 1 October 2012)
More pipelines (12 vs 10)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 22 nm)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

So, HD Graphics (Haswell) or UHD Graphics 600?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel HD Graphics (Haswell).
Should you still have questions on choice between HD Graphics (Haswell) and UHD Graphics 600, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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