Intel HD Graphics 6000 is an integrated, GT3 graphics controller in the Core i-series of processors from Intel’s Broadwell generation. Announced in Q1 of 2015, it successfully fends off the low-end dedicated memory graphics by AMD and NVIDIA.
The iGPU has 48 ‘Execution unit’ shader blocks. They support DirectX 12, Pixel Shader, OpenCL 2.0 and hardware tessellation. The HD Graphics 6000’s base frequency is the same for all unified cores, varying with the power of the CPU in which it is integrated. Starting off at 300MHz in low-voltage processors, the controller is also equipped with the Turbo Boost option, which can increase clock frequency up to 1000MHz, depending on the graphics/processor package.
HD Graphics 6000 supports up to three individual displays with a max resolution of 3840 × 2160. Power consumption is dramatically lower when compared to NVIDIA and AMD’s discreet solutions, and there is significantly less heat, since the graphics are integrated into the CPU. This is why integrated GT3 controllers are a must-have for the Ultrabook class of portables.
The benchmark results are from Notebookcheck.
You can find all available laptops with HD Graphics 6000 here:
Intel HD Graphics 6000 - specs
Intel HD Graphics 6000 - benchmark tests
Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Unigine Superposition benchmark (higher the score, the better)
This integrated GPU can be found in these CPUs:
|Base clock||Turbo clock||Performance
|In laptops starting at...|
|1.||Intel Core i7-5650U||2 / 4||2.20 GHz||3.10 GHz||1.89/10||$1599.95|
|2.||Intel Core i5-5350U||2 / 4||1.80 GHz||2.90 GHz||1.83/10||$939.00|
|3.||Intel Core i5-5250U||2 / 4||1.60 GHz||2.70 GHz||1.72/10||$704.65|