Looking for a detailed review of Intel HD Graphics 630 with Specification and Benchmark? You’ve reached the right destination. Intel HD 630 GPU is the integrated Graphics Card for the Intel’s 7th generation Kaby Lake Processors. All the Intel’s 7th generation Core i7, i5, i3, and Pentium Desktop Processors and High-performance Mobile Processors use the Intel HD 630 as their integrated GPU. Some of the popular CPUs that use this Graphics Processing Unit are Intel Core i7 7700K, Intel Core i5 7400, Intel Core i3 7100 and Intel Core i7 7700HQ. While the low powered mobile Processors such as the Intel’s Core i5 7200U use the Intel HD 620 GPU. Even lower Processors like the popular Intel Pentium G4560 use Intel HD Graphics 610.
Today we’ll share with you the Specs and Benchmark of this Integrated Graphics Card. We’ll show how well this GPU does in gaming. Also, you’ll find out that how much FPS you can expect in some of the most popular games. In the benchmarks, we will compare Intel HD 630 Graphics with other GPUs such as other integrated GPUs of Intel and Nvidia’s and AMD’s dedicated Graphics which have a similar performance. So let us begin with the specifications of this Intel HD Graphics.
Intel HD Graphics 630 Specification
|Name||Intel HD Graphics 630|
|Base Frequency||300 MHz|
|Max Frequency||1,150 MHz|
|Graphics Memory||Up to 64GB (Depends on System Memory)|
|Memory Type||Same as RAM|
|4K Support||Yes, at 60 Hz|
|DirectX Version||DirectX 12|
|Max no. of Displays supported||3|
The Intel Graphics HD 630 is an integrated GPU for the Intel’s Kaby Lake Desktop and High-Performance Notebook chips. It is manufactured using the 14nm+ technology with minor architectural improvements over the previous generation. To know more about the improvements in Kaby Lake over Skylake, check out: How much better is Intel’s 7th generation over the 6th generation. Its base frequency is 300MHz while the max frequency is 1,150 MHz. However, in the case of some Processors, the base and max frequency is slightly different. It will have the same memory type as your RAM as it is an integrated GPU. Its max Video Memory (VRAM) can be changed from the BIOS settings.
It also supports at 60Hz and its DirectX version is 12. So you can expect better performance in games that have DirectX 12 support. It supports maximum 3 displays at a time. It supports OpenGL 4.4 and some other features like Intel ® Quick Sync Video, Intel InTru 3D Technology, and Intel Clear Video HD Technology.
Intel HD Graphics 630 Benchmark
We will refer to the Benchmarks by PassMark Software as they are fairly accurate. First of all, we will be comparing it with the Intel HD Graphics 530 and Iris Pro 5200. Then we will compare it with the Nvidia Geforce GT series and later with entry-level Graphics Cards of Nvidia’s Geforce GTX series.
Intel Graphics HD 630 vs HD 620 vs Iris Pro 5200
Intel’s latest HD 630 has improved slightly over the past generations according to these scores. From the Skylake’s default integrated Graphics, the difference is more than 200 points. Expect better gaming performance with the HD 630 over the earlier generations.
Intel HD Graphics 630 vs Nvidia Geforce GT 710 vs GT 730
Some of the weakest dedicated Graphics Cards are Geforce GT 710 and Geforce GT 730. There’s no way one should even consider buying a dedicated GPU as weak as these. Intel Integrated Graphics easily outperform the entry-level Graphics Cards by Nvidia.
Intel HD 630 Graphics vs Nvidia Geforce GTX 750 Ti vs 1050 Ti
This might be total overkill but this is where the Intel HD Graphics 630 stands in front of a good mid-ranged Graphics Card. The performance difference between the Integrated Graphics and GTX 750 Ti is huge. Geforce GTX 1050 Ti takes the performance to a whole new level. You can also wait for the upcoming Nvidia Geforce GT 1030 or GT 1040 (if ever launched) if you’re looking for a cheap GPU. Both the GT 1030 and 1040 would outperform the HD 630.
Intel HD Graphics 630 Gaming Performance Review
Have a look at this Video to know the Gaming Performance of Intel HD 630. The games that are tested in this video are GTA V, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Crysis, Overwatch, The Witcher 3, and Doom.
In games such as Ghost Recon Wildlands, Mass Effect Andromeda, and Watch Dogs 2, you can expect FPS between 15-20 at low settings and HD resolution. In Resident Evil 7, you can obtain around 30-35 frames per second at low preset. So, in the other words, the newer games would be unplayable but a few year old games should perform pretty well.
So for anyone who is planning to buy an Intel’s Kaby Lake CPU and wants to do casual gaming, the integrated Graphics would do the job. No need to buy a high-end dedicated GPU for casual gaming.
At the end, I want to conclude that the Intel HD 630 did pretty well in the benchmarks. Intel is improving its integrated Graphics Processors with every generation. And possibly we might see a day when the Integrated GPUs will be able to handle every game at Full HD and will give 30fps. For now, we will have to either live with it or go for a dedicated GPU like the AMD Radeon RX 550, Radeon RX 560 or the Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050. If you’re looking for the Intel’s Kaby Lake Integrated GPU for Notebooks/Laptops, then check out: Full Review of Intel HD Graphics 620.
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