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 - benchmark tests
Intel HD Graphics 6000 vs competitors:
|#||GPU||3DM Fire |
|In laptops starting at...||Price |
|252.||Intel Iris Graphics 5100||968||2%||N/A||-|
|253.||Intel UHD Graphics 617||950||2%||$1261.84||-|
|254.||Intel HD Graphics 6000||929||0%||N/A||-|
|255.||AMD Radeon R6 (Mullins)||926||1%||N/A||-|
|256.||AMD Radeon R5 M315 (2GB DDR3)||919||0%||N/A||-|
|257.||AMD Radeon R5 M335 (2GB DDR3)||919||-||$889.99||-|
Intel HD Graphics 6000 - gaming tests
This integrated GPU can be found in these CPUs:
|Base clock||Turbo clock||Performance |
|In laptops starting at...|
|1.||Intel Core i5-5250U||2 / 4||1.60 GHz||2.70 GHz||Check Price|
|2.||Intel Core i7-5650U||2 / 4||2.20 GHz||3.10 GHz||Check Price|
|3.||Intel Core i5-5350U||2 / 4||1.80 GHz||2.90 GHz||Check Price|
We’ve tested Intel HD Graphics 6000 on…
|#||Laptop series||3DMark Fire Strike (G)||Unigine Heaven 3.0||Unigine Heaven 4.0||Unigine Superposition||Price|
|1.||Apple MacBook Air 13 (Early 2015)||929.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||N/A|