Intel Iris Graphics 550 vs NVIDIA GeForce 845M

Comparative analysis of Intel Iris Graphics 550 and NVIDIA GeForce 845M videocards for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Technical info, Video outputs and ports, Compatibility, dimensions and requirements, API support, Memory, Technologies. Benchmark videocards performance analysis: PassMark - G3D Mark, PassMark - G2D Mark, Geekbench - OpenCL, GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s).

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Iris Graphics 550

  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running videocard: 14 nm vs 28 nm
  • 2.2x lower typical power consumption: 15 Watt vs 33 Watt
  • Around 45% better performance in PassMark - G3D Mark: 1296 vs 895
  • Around 17% better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames): 2675 vs 2293
  • Around 17% better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps): 2675 vs 2293
  • Around 88% better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames): 3157 vs 1678
  • Around 88% better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps): 3157 vs 1678
Specifications (specs)
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm vs 28 nm
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 15 Watt vs 33 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - G3D Mark 1296 vs 895
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 2675 vs 2293
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 2675 vs 2293
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 3157 vs 1678
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 3157 vs 1678

Reasons to consider the NVIDIA GeForce 845M

  • 3.6x more core clock speed: 1071 MHz vs 300 MHz
  • Around 7% higher boost clock speed: 1176 MHz vs 1100 MHz
  • 8x more pipelines: 384 vs 48
  • Around 13% better performance in PassMark - G2D Mark: 376 vs 332
  • 3.4x better performance in Geekbench - OpenCL: 26785 vs 7838
  • 2.8x better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames): 3645 vs 1288
  • 2.8x better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps): 3645 vs 1288
Specifications (specs)
Core clock speed 1071 MHz vs 300 MHz
Boost clock speed 1176 MHz vs 1100 MHz
Pipelines 384 vs 48
Benchmarks
PassMark - G2D Mark 376 vs 332
Geekbench - OpenCL 26785 vs 7838
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 3645 vs 1288
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 3645 vs 1288

Compare benchmarks

GPU 1: Intel Iris Graphics 550
GPU 2: NVIDIA GeForce 845M

PassMark - G3D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
1296
895
PassMark - G2D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
332
376
Geekbench - OpenCL
GPU 1
GPU 2
7838
26785
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames)
GPU 1
GPU 2
2675
2293
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps)
GPU 1
GPU 2
2675
2293
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames)
GPU 1
GPU 2
1288
3645
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps)
GPU 1
GPU 2
1288
3645
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames)
GPU 1
GPU 2
3157
1678
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps)
GPU 1
GPU 2
3157
1678
Name Intel Iris Graphics 550 NVIDIA GeForce 845M
PassMark - G3D Mark 1296 895
PassMark - G2D Mark 332 376
Geekbench - OpenCL 7838 26785
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 2675 2293
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 2675 2293
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 1288 3645
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 1288 3645
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 3157 1678
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 3157 1678
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 1.295
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 22.387
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 76.073

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Iris Graphics 550 NVIDIA GeForce 845M

Essentials

Architecture Generation 9.0 Maxwell
Code name Skylake GT3e GM108
Launch date 1 September 2015 26 August 2015
Place in performance rating 843 818
Type Laptop Laptop

Technical info

Boost clock speed 1100 MHz 1176 MHz
Core clock speed 300 MHz 1071 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 28 nm
Pipelines 48 384
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 15 Watt 33 Watt
Transistor count 189 million 1,870 million
Floating-point performance 883.7 gflops
Texture fill rate 27.62 GTexel / s

Video outputs and ports

Display Connectors No outputs No outputs

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Interface PCIe 3.0 x1 PCIe 3.0 x8
Laptop size medium sized

API support

DirectX 12.0 (12_1) 12.0 (11_0)
OpenGL 4.6 4.6

Memory

Memory type eDRAM DDR3 / GDDR5
Shared memory 1 0
Maximum RAM amount 2 GB
Memory bandwidth 16.02 GB / s
Memory bus width 64 / 128 Bit
Memory clock speed 5012 MHz

Technologies

Quick Sync
CUDA
GeForce Experience
GPU Boost
Optimus