Intel UHD Graphics 605

The Intel UHD Graphics 605 is an integrated processor graphics unit from the Gemini Lake generation (e.g., Pentium Silver N5000), announced in late 2017. The GPU is notable for its low power consumption but is limited to the low-end segment, often proving insufficient for modern games. As the maximum configuration of the Gemini Lake GPU, the UHD Graphics 605 is equipped with 18 Execution Units (EUs) running at speeds of up to 750 MHz. The technical specifications of the GPU are based on Intel’s Gen9 architecture, also utilized in the more expensive Skylake series and its predecessor, the HD Graphics 505.

Due to the absence of dedicated graphics memory or an eDRAM cache, the UHD 605 accesses the main memory via the processor (2x 64-bit DDR4/LPDDR4-2400).


The UHD Graphics 605 delivers performance similar to the Intel HD Graphics 505 in the Apollo Lake SoCs (using the same Gen 9 architecture). Consequently, the GPU is suitable only for some very low-demanding games like Dirt Rally or Sims 4.


The video engine is capable of decoding H.265/HEVC (8b and 10b) and VP9 entirely in hardware. Up to three displays can be connected via DP 1.2a/eDP 1.3 or HDMI 2.0a (including HDCP 2.2).

Power Consumption:

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of the entire Pentium Silver N5000 chip is 6 Watts by default, making the GPU primarily suitable for (often passively cooled) netbooks or thin notebooks. The TDP can be reduced to 4.9 Watts, but this will inevitably impact performance.

Graphics Processor
Chip (Intel Pentium Silver N5030)Intel N4500
ArchitectureGeneration 9 Gemini Lake
Process Size14 nm
Transistor Countunknown
Die Sizeunknown
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