Intel UHD Graphics of 10th Gen Intel Core U Processors

The Intel UHD Graphics is a graphics processor integrated into select Intel Core processors for laptops. More precisely, in the 10th Gen Intel Core U-series processors, such as the i3-10110U, i5-10210U, and i7-10510U. The UHD isn’t designed for hard core gaming. It rather provides basic performance for managing the notebooks’ screens and some light gaming.

Intel UHD is very similar to its precursor – the Intel UHD 620 of the 8th Gen Intel Core U-series processors. They have 24 graphics execution units. Intel has also in its main processor lineup the 10th Gen Intel Core G-series chips, with improved integrated graphics processors – the Intel UHD (G1) with 32, Intel Iris Plus (G4) with 48, and Intel Iris Plus (G7) with 64 execution units. These graphics processors offer somewhat better performance, but still in the low-end graphics range.

Intel UHD Graphics Benchmark

Here’s the User Benchmark ranking of the UHD integrated graphics of the 10th Gen Intel Core U-series processors, compared to other popular laptop-use GPUs.

Intel UHD Graphics Benchmark

As you can see, the Intel UHD graphics is near the bottom of the benchmark chart. That’s quite expected, since graphics processing units that are built into the systems’ main processors are generally weak. The Intel UHD can be described as an average integrated graphics processor. Also, it is somewhat slower than the Intel UHD G1 and Intel Iris Plus G4 / G7 GPUs.

Real World Gaming

Just like its Intel UHD 620 similarly-specced precursor, the Intel UHD should be able to run decently smooth many of the most popular games. In particular, lighter titles such as League of Legends, Minecraft, or Dota. It isn’t a gaming-class graphics solution with potential to run smoothly all the latest AAA games, but it can be a very decent budget graphics choice for light gaming with great power efficiency and cool operation.

Take a look at the gameplay videos provided by the YouTube community in the Reviews, Q&A, and Videos section below.

Note: Performance and benchmark scores of the Intel UHD may vary depending on factors such as the notebook's other components (especially single-channel vs faster dual-channel RAM). However, benchmark results and gameplay videos are good indicators of its performance.

Specifications of the Intel UHD

Here's the specs sheet of the Intel UHD:

GPU Name

Intel UHD Graphics

GPU Type

Integrated graphics

Number of Execution Units, Cores, Shaders

24

Core Clock Speed

300 – 1100 MHz on Core i3 and i5 / 300 – 1150 MHz on Core i7

Memory Bus Width

128-bit

64-bit

Video Memory Size

Shared main memory, depends on system

Memory Type

DDR3 or DDR4 shared system memory

Video Memory Speed

Depends on system

Production Technology

14-nanometer

Year of Release

2019

Written by Dan on December 10, 2019

User reviews and Q&A on the Intel UHD

Below you can read and submit user reviews, questions, and answers about the graphics processor. Thank you for your contribution.

  1. Question

    Derrick

    Will this be enough in photo editing like photoshop or lightroom? The specific laptop is HP ENVY 13-aq1000nx, Intel Core i5-10210U (10th Gen), Intel UHD Graphics, 512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD.

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    • Dan

      Hi, I’m not a Photoshop / Lightroom user, but can tell you for sure the main processor (CPU) is more important for these programs than the graphics processor (GPU). The Core i5-10210U is a very good processor for these tasks. I’m currently using the previous 8th Gen Core i5 with its UHD graphics for picture editing in Paint.net and Nikon’s RAW editor and the processor works great. The 10th Gen i5 is even better. That said, the Intel UHD integrated graphics of the Core i5 is a basic graphics processor. As far as I know, some features of current Photoshop and Lightroom versions can utilize the graphics processor to make these features run faster. For these features, having a better graphics processor like a dedicated video card (Nvidia GTX, RTX…) is beneficial (and maybe a must for some advanced Photoshop features). Otherwise, the i5-10210U / Intel UHD combination is a good choice for image editing. Just make sure you have at least 8GB RAM.

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  2. Question

    sibprasad

    Is it suitable for all the works like ,office work,designing,rendering etc except gaming ?

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    • Dan

      Hi, it isn’t good for heavy graphics work like 3D rendering and applications that rely on graphics performance a lot. It is a very basic graphics processor. For these tasks, I would suggest a dedicated video card, such as the Nvidia GeForce GTX series, preferably GTX 1650 or higher. The Intel UHD is good for tasks that are easy on the graphics, such as Office apps, web browsing, or design and other graphics programs that don’t rely a lot on graphics power.

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  3. League of Legends and Overwatch

    Dan

    Here are League of Legends and Overwatch gameplay videos on the i5-10210U with the Intel UHD graphics. The games run smooth on low detail settings and Full HD and HD resolutions, respectively.

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