Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD

The Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD (sometimes also called GMA X4500 HD or other combinations) is a DirectX 10 capable onboard graphics adapter in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset of the Centrino 2 platform (Montevina). The chip has no dedicated graphics memory, but takes dynamically an amount from the main memory (up to 384 MB). The graphics card is also called Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family in the Intel drivers.

The 400MHz clocked version of the 4500MHD found in the GL40 and GS40 chipsets, is called GMA 4500M (without the HD) and has a worse performance in 3D games and video decoding.

Compared to the predecessor GMA X3100, the GMA 4500MHD has two more shaders and a 33 MHz higher core clock speed. Therefore, the chip is noticable faster than the older one (especially in 3DMark06). Still, the performance is just on par with the entry level dedicated graphics cards and therefore not suited for demanding games. Some older games like Fear can be played in low details and low resolutions (see "Gaming Performance" below).

Compared to other modern integrated graphic cards like the Nvidia GeForce 9400M (G 102MNVIDIA GeForce G 105M) or AMD ATI Radeon HD 3200, the GMA 4500M HD noticably slower and provides less optimized drivers for games.

The version in the GS45 can be clocked lower (320 versus 533 MHz) and support only FSB 800 (instead of FSB 533/1066). Furthermore, switchable graphics are only supported in the GM45 chipset. The GE45 has the same features as the GM45, and aditionally is certified by Macrovision.

A new feature of the GMA chip, are the integrated HD video-decoding functions. The GM45 is able to decode HD-videos in the formats AVC, VC-2, and MPEG-2 to help the CPU. This way a Blu-Ray playback should also be possible with a low end CPU (only with the 533 MHz clocked version in the GM45 and GS45).

The graphics core in the GL40 and GS40 chipset with a lower core speed of 400 MHz is called GMA 4500M (without the HD). Because of the lower clock rate, the 4500M performs a bit worse in games and is not capable of decoding Blu-Ray videos fluently.

ManufacturerIntel
GMA Series

Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD

10 @ 640MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD 10 @ 533MHz

Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M

10 @ 400MHz

Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950

4/0 cores @ 250MHz

Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100

8 @ 500MHz

Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900

4/0 cores @ 400MHz

Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600

4 @ 400MHz

Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500

4 @ 200MHz
CodenameMontevina
Pipelines10 - unified
Core Speed *533 MHz
Shader Speed *533 MHz
Memory Typemit Hauptspeicher geteilt (shared) bis 384 MB
Shared Memoryyes
shared Memory
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0
technology65 nm
FeaturesEnhanced Intel Clear Video Technology, HD Video Decoder (VC/VC2/MPEG2), HDMI with HDCP support, Display Refresh Rate Switching Technology, Render Standby
Date of Announcement01.10.2008
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.intel.com/products/centrino/c...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Ref. Match 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 98.8      avg: 98.8 (99%)     median: 98.8 (99%)     max: 98.8 Points
Cinebench R15 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.82      avg: 0.8 (1%)     median: 0.8 (1%)     max: 0.82 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 145      avg: 145 (0%)     median: 145 (0%)     max: 145 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 6958      avg: 6958 (1%)     median: 6958 (1%)     max: 6958 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 483      avg: 740 (2%)     median: 701 (2%)     max: 1030 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 739      avg: 1224.3 (3%)     median: 1218 (3%)     max: 1710 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 1402      avg: 2019.8 (1%)     median: 1894 (1%)     max: 3050 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 3511      avg: 5100.3 (8%)     median: 5089.5 (8%)     max: 7180 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 810      avg: 1679.8 (6%)     median: 1689 (6%)     max: 4300 Points
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3ds Max 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 2.5      avg: 2.6 (5%)     median: 2.6 (5%)     max: 2.76 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1.33      avg: 1.3 (3%)     median: 1.3 (3%)     max: 1.33 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1.04      avg: 1.1 (2%)     median: 1.1 (2%)     max: 1.17 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 4.02      avg: 4.5 (2%)     median: 4.5 (2%)     max: 5.05 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1.26      avg: 1.3 (3%)     median: 1.3 (3%)     max: 1.33 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 2.14      avg: 2.2 (3%)     median: 2.2 (3%)     max: 2.3 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 0.29      avg: 0.3 (1%)     median: 0.3 (1%)     max: 0.3 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 0.28      avg: 0.3 (1%)     median: 0.3 (1%)     max: 0.3 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.01      avg: 1 (1%)     median: 1 (1%)     max: 1.01 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 516      avg: 800 (7%)     median: 773 (6%)     max: 1227 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 3      avg: 3.3 (42%)     median: 3.3 (42%)     max: 4 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 3.2      avg: 3.5 (45%)     median: 3.5 (44%)     max: 4.1 points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
0% 100%
min: 3.1      avg: 3.6 (53%)     median: 3.4 (50%)     max: 5 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU Games
0% 100%
min: 3.3      avg: 3.6 (52%)     median: 3.5 (51%)     max: 4 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

F1 2013

F1 2013

2013
low 1024x768
0 (!)  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 14

Fifa 14

2013
low 1024x768
19.5  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
15.6  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
16  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
low 1024x768
13  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
7  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
low 1024x768
28.7  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
4.5  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dead Space 3
low 1024x768
7  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dishonored
low 1024x768
5  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
World of Tanks v8
low 1024x768
10.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 13

Fifa 13

2012
low 1024x768
28  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
16  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
15  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Torchlight 2

Torchlight 2

2012
low 1024x768
19.3  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
11.4  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Counter-Strike: GO
low 1024x768
16.2  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
9  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
6.8 (!)  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dirt Showdown
low 1024x768
9 (!)  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Diablo III
low 1024x768
-1 (!)  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Mass Effect 3
low 1280x720
7  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Alan Wake

Alan Wake

2012
low 1024x768
-1 (!)  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
5.7  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
CoD: Modern Warfare 3
low 1024x768
17  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
7  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 12

Fifa 12

2011
low 800x600
30  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
17  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
14  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Deus Ex Human Revolution
low 1024x768
11  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
14.9  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
12.8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Crysis 2

Crysis 2

2011
low 800x600
6  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
5  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
3  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

2011
low 1024x768
11  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
low 800x600
9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
low 800x600
43  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
23  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
18  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
StarCraft 2
low 1024x768
11  fps      Compare
med. 1360x768
4  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising
low 1024x768
6.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
low 1024x768
8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
CoD Modern Warfare 2
low 800x600
16  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5

2009
low 800x600
15.5  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
4.5  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift

2009
low 800x600
-1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Colin McRae: DIRT 2

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
low 800x600
-1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
7 7 ~ 7 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
low 800x600
27.5 41.3 45 ~ 38 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
15.4 16 ~ 16 fps      Compare
high 1280x1024
9 9.8 ~ 9 fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
F.E.A.R. 2

F.E.A.R. 2

2009
low 800x600
25  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
11  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto

GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto

2008
low 800x600
-1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead

2008
low 640x480
32.4  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2

2008
low 640x480
11.5  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
3.4  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Crysis Warhead

Crysis Warhead

2008
low 800x600
0.8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Trackmania Nations Forever

Trackmania Nations Forever

2008
low 640x480
60.2  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
8.7  fps      Compare