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Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655: specs and benchmarks
- Interface PCIe 3.0 x1
- Core clock speed 300
- Max video memory System Shared
- Memory type DDR3/DDR4
- Memory clock speed System Shared
- Maximum resolution
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
Intel started Iris Plus Graphics 655 sales 1 September 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
percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.
Of Iris Plus Graphics 655's architecture, market segment and release date.
|Place in performance rating||378|
|Value for money||2.45|
|Architecture||Gen. 9.5 Kaby Lake|
|GPU code name||Kaby Lake GT3e|
|Release date||1 September 2017 (4 years ago)|
|Price now||$999||of 12215 (Quadro GV100)|
Iris Plus Graphics 655'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 655'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||of 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)|
|Boost clock speed||1200 MHz||of 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)|
|Number of transistors||189 million||of 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)|
|Manufacturing process technology||14 nm||of 5 (Apple M1 GPU)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||15 Watt||of 900 (Tesla S2050)|
|Texture fill rate||50.40||of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)|
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Iris Plus Graphics 655'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|
Parameters of memory installed on Iris Plus Graphics 655: 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.
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Iris Plus Graphics 655. 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|
Technological solutions and APIs supported by Iris Plus Graphics 655. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by Iris Plus Graphics 655, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmark performance of Iris Plus Graphics 655. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Let's see how good Iris Plus Graphics 655 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:
|Far Cry 5||11|
|Far Cry New Dawn||11|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||11|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||6|
Overall Iris Plus Graphics 655 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.
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