Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 vs UHD Graphics 630

Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
Intel UHD Graphics 630

General info

Comparison of Iris Plus Graphics 655 and UHD Graphics 630 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Generation 9.5
 
Generation 9.5
Code name
Coffee Lake GT3e
 
Coffee Lake GT2
Type
Laptop
 
Desktop
Release date
1 September 2017
 
1 September 2017

Technical specs

Iris Plus Graphics 655 and UHD Graphics 630's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Iris Plus Graphics 655 and UHD Graphics 630's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
48
 
24
Core clock speed
300 MHz
 
350 MHz
Boost Clock
1200 MHz
 
1000 MHz
Transistor count
189 million
 
189 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
15 Watt
Texture fill rate
n/d
 
28.8 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
n/d
 
460.8 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Iris Plus Graphics 655 and UHD Graphics 630 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). 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
 
PCIe 3.0 x1

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Iris Plus Graphics 655 and UHD Graphics 630: 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
DDR3 / DDR4
 
n/d
Memory bus width
n/d
 
64 / 128 Bit
Shared memory
+
 
+

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Iris Plus Graphics 655 and UHD Graphics 630.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Iris Plus Graphics 655 and UHD Graphics 630. 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 and UHD Graphics 630, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_1)
 
12.0 (12_1)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Iris Plus Graphics 655 and UHD Graphics 630. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Iris Plus Graphics 655 10.19 +64.6%
UHD Graphics 630 6.19

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Iris Plus Graphics 655 134073 +21.3%
UHD Graphics 630 110557

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Iris Plus Graphics 655 15521 +53.5%
UHD Graphics 630 10114

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Iris Plus Graphics 655 1969 +69%
UHD Graphics 630 1165

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Iris Plus Graphics 655 2165 +70.6%
UHD Graphics 630 1269

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

Iris Plus Graphics 655 3063 +71.1%
UHD Graphics 630 1790

3DMark Vantage Performance

Iris Plus Graphics 655 12093 +57%
UHD Graphics 630 7704

Passmark

Iris Plus Graphics 655 1967 +65%
UHD Graphics 630 1192

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Iris Plus Graphics 655 and UHD Graphics 630 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655

64.6% faster (about 1.5 times) in synthetic tests
More pipelines (48 vs 24)

Advantages of Intel UHD Graphics 630

We are unaware of any advantages of Intel UHD Graphics 630 over Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655.

So, Iris Plus Graphics 655 or UHD Graphics 630?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655.
Be aware that Iris Plus Graphics 655 is a notebook card while UHD Graphics 630 is a desktop one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Iris Plus Graphics 655 and UHD Graphics 630, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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