Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650: specs and benchmarks

Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650

Summary

Intel started Iris Plus Graphics 650 sales 3 January 2017. This is Gen. 9.5 Kaby Lake architecture notebook card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x1 interface. Power consumption is at 15 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 6.62 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of Iris Plus Graphics 650's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.27
 
Architecture
Gen. 9.5 Kaby Lake
 
GPU code name
Kaby Lake GT3e
 
Market segment
Laptop
 
Launch date
3 January 2017 (4 years ago)
 
Price now
$949
 
of 10780 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

Iris Plus Graphics 650's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Iris Plus Graphics 650's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
48
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
300 MHz
 
Boost clock speed
1100 MHz
 
Number of transistors
189 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
15 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
55.20
 
Floating-point performance
883 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Iris Plus Graphics 650'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.

Interface
PCIe 3.0 x1
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Iris Plus Graphics 650: 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
 
Maximum RAM amount
32 GB
 
Memory bus width
64/128 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Shared memory
+
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Iris Plus Graphics 650. 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 Connectors
No outputs
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Iris Plus Graphics 650. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Quick Sync
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Iris Plus Graphics 650, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
Shader Model
6.4
 
OpenGL
4.6
 
OpenCL
2.1
 
Vulkan
1.1.103
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Iris Plus Graphics 650. 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.

6.62

3DMark Cloud Gate 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.

13153

3DMark Fire Strike Score

1655

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

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.

1698

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

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.

2762

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

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.

161538

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

1757

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Iris Plus Graphics 650 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.

This video card matches 77% minimum and 66% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
77%
Recommended
66%
Minimum
77%
Recommended
66%

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

1080p
 
22
 

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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