Gaming on Intel’s HD Graphics 620 (Kaby Lake)? Sure, why not.

intel-hd-graphics-620-gta-vYes, sure, the integrated graphics isn’t intended for gaming and it sure isn’t the optimal solution even for gaming on a budget but since we tested the Intel HD Graphics 620’s raw performance in benchmark tests, we decided to give it a go.

You can find notebooks with the new Kaby Lake processors here:
Intel Core i7-7500U:  Buy from Amazon.com (#CommissionsEarned)
Intel Core i5-5200U:  Buy from Amazon.com (#CommissionsEarned)
Intel Core i3-7100U:  Buy from Amazon.com (#CommissionsEarned)

Lenovo’s Yoga 910 is equipped with the Core i5-7200U CPU and its integrated HD Graphics 620 and with a little help of the 8GB DDR4-2133 RAM chip, the device seems to be fully capable of running some of the latest games in low resolution and low graphics settings. We ran CS:GO and GTA V and by the looks of it, you can casually game on this thing every now and then. Older much less demanding games will run even smoother while League of Legends and DOTA 2 will be absolutely playable. How cool is that?

This, however, raises a very serious question. Is there a point in buying GeForce 930M and 920M-equppied notebooks? What about the low-end AMD graphics like the R5 series – the M335 and M315? Well, probably not. They consume more power, weigh more and notebooks with these chips will probably cost more than other notebooks relying on Kaby Lake’s integrated graphics. Still, you have to settle for lower graphic settings for sure. Here are the frame rates we got from the gaming tests.

Game/Resolution 1366 x 768 800 x 600
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 54 fps
Grand Theft Auto V 27 fps 32 fps
F1 2015 25 fps 45 fps

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Laptops with Intel HD Graphics 620

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Tom
Tom
5 years ago

After tweaking a bit ( without mods) GTA V runs on 60 fps in 1024p. But raising the bar to 4k slows it to a damn 5 – 6 fps. Why so much difference ?

Melody Veysel
Melody Veysel
5 years ago
Reply to  Tom

It drops so much because you’re more than quadrupling the pixel output for the game. It’s going to be impossible to game at 4k on integrated graphics, especially in a game like GTA V. I’m honestly surprised you even got 5 FPS.

Laith Akil
Laith Akil
5 years ago

what about second life?

rizqi
rizqi
5 years ago

can i run corel draw 17 or adobe ilustrator on intel hd 620 ?

huzaifa
huzaifa
5 years ago

I m playing rise of tomb raider with medium graphics ,far cry vrry high , assassin creed rouge max settings all working butter on intel hd graphics 620 core i7 7500U

khawajazub
khawajazub
5 years ago
Reply to  huzaifa

Which far cry??? 1 or2 or 3.

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago
Reply to  huzaifa

No you aren’t.

khawajazub
khawajazub
5 years ago

I just wanna ask can installing too many games slow down my laptop laptop is i7 7500 dell visrtro 8 gb ram.

KaijuMoose
4 years ago
Reply to  khawajazub

Installing games simply takes up hard drive space. Once installed, there are no active resources necessary to keep them there.

Tanvir_1056
Tanvir_1056
5 years ago

How will this Intel 620 perform for Adobe Lightroom?

Stacey
Stacey
3 years ago
Reply to  Tanvir_1056

It should run fine

Rick Lokker
Rick Lokker
5 years ago

Do you think I can run Planet Coaster on the Lenovo 520-15IKB, it has: I5-7200U Processor, 8GB RAM and a Intel HD Graphics 620.. And something else, I want to upgrade the RAM to 16GB.. does this have influence?

Ferncat
Ferncat
3 years ago

What about Sims 3 and second life

Cardyy
Cardyy
1 year ago

Can I Forza Horizon 4 or 5, Beam.NG Drive, and YouTube videos with 1440p or 1080p on a Lenovo Miix 720 -12ikb? It’s an Intel i5 7th Gen, 8 GB DDR4 ram, Intel HD Graphics 620, 512 GB SSD (there was no more information). I want to see if It’s a good deal.