Intel UHD 620 Graphics Review (8th Gen Intel Core). The Intel UHD 620 Graphics is used in the widely adopted 8th Generation Intel Core U-series laptop processors. Specs-wise, the Intel UHD 620 is nearly identical to the previous HD 620 of the 7th Gen Core U. The new version has only 100 MHz higher clock speed as the main difference. Both of these basic integrated graphics processors are suitable for some entry-level casual gaming and multimedia, including Ultra High-Definition videos.
Our test of the UHD 620 integrated in the popular 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U quad-core processor showed some noticeable performance improvements in some games when compared to our previous test of the i5-7200U dual-core/ HD 620. In particular, in DOTA 2, GTA 5, and FIFA 2018. These improvements are rather a result of faster performance of the 8th Gen Core CPUs in general and other factors (like faster RAM, more optimized software and drivers) than speed of the graphics processor itself.
As a side note, the UHD 620 can be found in other 8th Gen chips, such as the i7-8550U. It’s marginally faster than the i5-8250U. Graphics performance of both is very similar, with a slight advantage of the i7 variant.
For gaming benchmarks of the UHD 620, we used an HP ProBook 470 G5 laptop with the Intel Core i5-8250U processor, 16GB of dual-channel DDR4 2,400 MHz RAM, a 256GB solid state drive, and Windows 10 Home operating system with the latest Intel graphics drivers installed. Please note that on laptops with single-channel system memory (i.e. a single 16GB RAM module as opposed to 2x8GB), performance is noticeably weaker.
Note: This review is written simply, to make it easily understood by the average home & office user. If you need some of the more technical details of the test, feel free to ask for that in the Q & A section of this page.
Intel UHD 620 Benchmark
Here’s the User Benchmark ranking of the UHD 620 compared to other popular notebook GPUs:
Please keep in mind that the results displayed in the chart are approximate averages across various laptop models. Graphics performance can vary depending on a laptop, its processor, RAM, and other factors. Generally, these benchmark results are good indicators of performance differences between the tested GPUs.
Our selection of PC games for this review includes some of the most popular titles at the time of this writing– League of Legends, Dota 2, Minecraft, Counter Strike– Global Offensive, GTA 5, FIFA 2018, Fortnite, and Realm Royale. Most of these are non-demanding games, usually played on laptops with basic integrated graphics processors. Playing the latest blockbuster titles with spectacular graphics requires a laptop with a full-blown dedicated video card.
Specifications of the Intel UHD 620
Here’s the specs sheet of the Intel UHD 620:
|GPU Name||Intel UHD 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 – 1,100 MHz on i5 CPUs / 300 – 1,150 MHz on i7 CPUs|
|Memory Bus Width||128-bit
|Video Memory Size||Shared main memory, depends on system|
|Memory Type||DDR3 or DDR4 shared system memory|
|Video Memory Speed||Depends on system|
|Year of Release||2017|