Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
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  • 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
Year of release 2017
Performance 6.64

Summary

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

6.64%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

General info

Some basic facts about Iris Plus Graphics 655: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance rating453
Value for money2.07
ArchitectureGen. 9.5 Kaby Lake (2015−2017)
GPU code nameKaby Lake GT3e
Market segmentLaptop
Release date1 September 2017 (5 years ago)
Current price$999 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

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 cores48of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed300 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1200 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors189 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)15 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate50.40of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

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.

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x1

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Iris Plus Graphics 655: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeDDR3/DDR4
Maximum RAM amountSystem Sharedof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus widthSystem Sharedof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speedSystem Sharedof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Shared memory+

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 graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs

Technologies

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.

Quick Sync+

API support

APIs supported by Iris Plus Graphics 655, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.1
Vulkan1.1.103

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Iris Plus Graphics 655. 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 Plus Graphics 655 6.64
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU

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.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

Iris Plus Graphics 655 1766

3DMark Vantage Performance

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Iris Plus Graphics 655 12093

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Iris Plus Graphics 655 2900

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Iris Plus Graphics 655 1815

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.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Iris Plus Graphics 655 1949

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.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Iris Plus Graphics 655 14714

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.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

Iris Plus Graphics 655 140458

Game benchmarks

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.

Average FPS

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

Full HD23
1440p15
4K18

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 6−7
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 12−14
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 5−6
Battlefield 5 20−22
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 18−20
Cyberpunk 2077 6−7
Far Cry 5 11
Far Cry New Dawn 11
Forza Horizon 4 21−24
Hitman 3 12−14
Horizon Zero Dawn 9−10
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−12
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 13
Watch Dogs: Legion 8−9
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 12−14
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 5−6
Battlefield 5 20−22
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 18−20
Cyberpunk 2077 6−7
Far Cry 5 12−14
Far Cry New Dawn 14−16
Forza Horizon 4 21−24
Hitman 3 12−14
Horizon Zero Dawn 9−10
Metro Exodus 8−9
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−12
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 4
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 11
Watch Dogs: Legion 8−9
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 12−14
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 5−6
Battlefield 5 20−22
Cyberpunk 2077 6−7
Far Cry 5 12−14
Far Cry New Dawn 14−16
Forza Horizon 4 21−24
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 6
Watch Dogs: Legion 8−9
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−12
Hitman 3 8−9
Horizon Zero Dawn 8−9
Metro Exodus 5−6
Red Dead Redemption 2 6−7
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 8−9
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 4−5
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 1−2
Battlefield 5 6−7
Cyberpunk 2077 1−2
Far Cry 5 8−9
Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
Forza Horizon 4 10−12
Watch Dogs: Legion 3−4
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5−6
Hitman 3 6−7
Horizon Zero Dawn 6−7
Metro Exodus 1−2
Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 3−4
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 5−6
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 3−4
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 1−2
Battlefield 5 3−4
Cyberpunk 2077 1−2
Far Cry 5 5−6
Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
Forza Horizon 4 8−9
Watch Dogs: Legion 3−4

Relative perfomance

Overall Iris Plus Graphics 655 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


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