Intel HD 620 Graphics of 7th Gen Intel Core U CPUs: review, specs

Intel HD 620 Graphics of 7th Gen Intel Core U CPUs: review, specs. The Intel HD 620 is an integrated graphics processor. It is used in the widely adopted 7th Generation Intel Core “Kaby Lake” laptop processor family. Currently the most popular CPU with the Intel HD 620 is the mid-range 7th Gen Core i5-7200U, which we used for this review. The tested i5-7200U/ HD 620-based Lenovo IdeaPad 310 laptop also includes 8GB of RAM in dual-channel mode (4GB x 2), and a 1-Terabyte 5,400 rpm hard drive with Windows 10 Home operating system and Intel HD drivers (ver. 21.20.16.4550) installed on it.

Please note that gaming performance of laptops with the HD 620 and single-channel RAM (like 8GB x 1 instead of 4GB x 2) will be noticeably lower than presented in this review. Different processor models like the 7th Gen Intel Core i3-7100U, i5-7200U and i7-7500U, different thermal designs of notebooks, BIOS settings, and other factors can influence performance of the Intel HD 620 and other integrated graphics processors. Generally, not as much as dual- or single-channel RAM factor.

Intel HD 620 Graphics of 7th Gen Intel Core U CPUs

Intel HD 620 Gameplay Benchmarks

With specifications of the 7th Gen Intel i5-7200U with HD 620 graphics being very similar to specs of the previous-generation i5-6200U/ HD 520, the latest CPU/ GPU chip doesn’t bring any significant performance boost over its precursor. In a greater scheme of things, the 620 is obviously a low-end graphics solution. It’s however capable of rendering many of the most popular game titles quite decently as you will see in the rest of this review.

In League of Legends you can max out all graphics settings on Full HD 1920 × 1080 resolution and still get flawless gameplay rendering with frame rates of around 75 fps, even in busy scenes. The Intel HD 620 is an excellent solution for LoL.

Specifications of the Intel HD 620

Here’s the specs sheet of the Intel HD 620:

GPU Name Intel HD 620 Graphics
GPU Type Integrated graphics (uses laptop’s RAM as video memory)
Number of Execution Units, Cores, Shaders 24
ROPs / TMUs 8 / 16
Core Clock Speed 300 – 1,000 MHz on i3 and i5 CPUs / 300 – 1,050 MHz on i7 CPUs
Memory Bus Width 128-bit

64-bit

Video Memory Size Shared main memory, depends on system
Memory Type DDR3 or DDR4 shared system memory
Video Memory Speed Depends on system
Production Technology 14-nanometer
3D Mark 11 (Performance Mode) Score 1700 (dual-channel)

 

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