Intel Iris Graphics 550 or also known as GT3e is an integrated graphics processor used in 28W chips from intel that are part of the Skylake generation processors. The successor of the Iris Graphics 6100 (Broadwell) boasts 48 Execution Units (EUs) that are clocked up to 1100 MHz, depending on the CPU model. The graphics processor supports up to DDR3L-1600 or DDR4-2133 RAM and uses two channels for reaching maximum bandwidth.
The iGPU now supports H.265/HEVC hardware decoding but the most notable feature here is that the chip supports DisplayPort 1.2 (max. resolution: 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz) while the HDMI support is limited to the older 1.4a. The GPU can support up to three displays simultaneously.
The benchmark results are from Notebookcheck.
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Laptops with Intel Iris Graphics 550
Intel Iris Graphics 550 - benchmark tests
Intel Iris Graphics 550 vs competitors:
|#||GPU||3DM Fire |
|In laptops starting at...||Price |
|196.||NVIDIA GeForce 940M (4GB DDR3)||1664||0%||N/A||-|
|197.||AMD Radeon R7 M370 (2GB GDDR5)||1661||1%||$1999.11||-|
|198.||Intel Iris Graphics 550||1642||0%||N/A||-|
|199.||NVIDIA GeForce 940MX (4GB DDR3)||1637||0%||$799.00||25%|
|200.||NVIDIA GeForce 940MX (2GB DDR3)||1634||1%||$639.00||35%|
|201.||AMD Radeon R7 M445 (2GB GDDR5)||1625||-||$979.00||-|
Intel Iris Graphics 550 - gaming tests
This integrated GPU can be found in these CPUs:
|Base clock||Turbo clock||Performance |
|In laptops starting at...|
|1.||Intel Core i7-6567U||2 / 4||3.30 GHz||3.60 GHz||0.00/10||Check Price|
|2.||Intel Core i5-6267U||2 / 4||2.90 GHz||3.30 GHz||Check Price|
We’ve tested Intel Iris Graphics 550 on…
|#||Laptop series||3DMark Fire Strike (G)||Unigine Heaven 3.0||Unigine Heaven 4.0||Unigine Superposition||Price|
|1.||Apple MacBook Pro 13 (Touch Bar / Late 2016)||1642.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||N/A|