Intel Iris Graphics 6100: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Iris Graphics 6100
Iris Graphics 6100
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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
Year of release 2015
Performance 5.92

Summary

Intel started Iris Graphics 6100 sales 5 January 2015. This is Gen. 8 Broadwell architecture notebook card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 2.0 x1 interface. Power consumption is at 15 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

5.92%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of Iris Graphics 6100's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating530
Value for money0.54
ArchitectureGen. 8 Broadwell
GPU code nameBroadwell GT3
Market segmentLaptop
Release date5 January 2015 (7 years ago)
Price now$854 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Iris Graphics 6100's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Iris Graphics 6100's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores48of 15360 (Radeon RX 7900 XT)
Core clock speed300 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Boost clock speed1100 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors189 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)15 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate52.80of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Iris Graphics 6100's 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 2.0 x1
Supplementary power connectorsNone

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Iris Graphics 6100: 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 typeSystem Shared
Memory bus width64/128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Shared memory+

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Iris Graphics 6100. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Iris Graphics 6100. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Quick Sync+

API support

APIs supported by Iris Graphics 6100, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (11_1)
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.4of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan1.1.80

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Iris Graphics 6100. 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.

Iris Graphics 6100 5.92
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU

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.

Iris Graphics 6100 7798
Iris Graphics 6100 865

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.

Iris Graphics 6100 874

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.

Iris Graphics 6100 1695

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.

Iris Graphics 6100 6531

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Iris Graphics 6100 89341

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Iris Graphics 6100 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

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

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Relative perfomance

Overall Iris Graphics 6100 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


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User rating

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