Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500

The Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 500 (also called GMA 500) is a graphics card for embedded products (e.g. MIDs), netbooks and other small mobile devices. It is usually paired with an Intel Atom CPU and designed for video playback tasks (even HD content). The integrated video decoder is able to accelerate MPEG-2, VC-1, and AVC HD videos.

The graphics core is based on a licensed PowerVR SGX core (Power VR SGX535 as in the Apple A4) and is clocked with 100 (UL11L) or 200 MHz (US15L, US15W chipset). The GMA 500 is compatible with DirectX 10.1 and features 4 unified shaders. Still the performance wont be sufficient for playing 3D games.

The chipsets that integrate the GMA 500 (UL11L, US15L, and US15W) support

GMA 500 chipset comparison
UL11LUS15LUS15W
Core Speed100200200 MHz
Max RAM512 MB1024 MB1024 MB
max Displays122
PCIe Slots122

ManufacturerIntel
GMA Series

Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD

10 @ 640MHz? Bit

Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD

10 @ 533MHz? Bit

Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M

10 @ 400MHz? Bit

Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950

4/0 cores @ 250MHz? Bit

Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100

8 @ 500MHz? Bit

Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900

4/0 cores @ 400MHz? Bit

Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600

4 @ 400MHz? Bit
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500 4 @ 200MHz? Bit
CodenameGMA 500
ArchitecturePowerVR SGX5
Pipelines4 - unified
Core Speed *200 MHz
Shader Speed *200 MHz
Shared Memoryyes
max 128MB shared
DirectXDirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1
technology130 nm
Features
OpenGL 2.0, PowerVR SGX Kern, Screen Tiling, Internal True Color Processing, Zero overhead AA, 32 Bit floating-point operations.
Date of Announcement01.11.2008
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://download.intel.com/design/chipset...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 68      avg: 79 (0%)     median: 79 (0%)     max: 88 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 120      avg: 133.4 (0%)     median: 129 (0%)     max: 150 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 142      avg: 664.7 (0%)     median: 395 (0%)     max: 4113 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 679      avg: 996.8 (2%)     median: 1016 (2%)     max: 1335 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 553      avg: 778 (3%)     median: 778 (3%)     max: 1003 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 22      avg: 29 (0%)     median: 29 (0%)     max: 35 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 2.9      avg: 4.2 (53%)     median: 4.5 (57%)     max: 4.5 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 2.3      avg: 2.4 (30%)     median: 2.4 (30%)     max: 2.4 points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
0% 100%
min: 4.5      avg: 5.2 (76%)     median: 5.2 (76%)     max: 5.9 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU Games
0% 100%
min: 2.4      avg: 2.7 (40%)     median: 2.7 (40%)     max: 3 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.

F.E.A.R.
F.E.A.R. (2005)
low:
16  fps      Compare
med.:
2  fps      Compare
high:
1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

Notebook reviews with Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500 graphics card

Acer Aspire One 751: Intel Atom Z520, 11.6", 1.4 kg
  Review » Review Acer Aspire One 751 Mini-Notebook

Asus Eee PC 1101HA: Intel Atom Z520, 11.6", 1.4 kg
  Review » Review Asus Eee PC 1101HA Netbook

Asus Eee PC T91 MT: Intel Atom Z520, 8.9", 1 kg
  Review » Review Asus Eee PC T91 MT Tablet

Asus R50A: Intel Atom Z520, 5.6", 0.5 kg
  Review » Review of Asus R50A UMPC

Dell Inspiron Mini 10 PP19S: Intel Atom Z530, 10.1", 1.3 kg
  Review » Review Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Netbook

Dell Inspiron Mini 12: Intel Atom Z530, 12.1", 1.3 kg
  Review » Review Dell Inspiron Mini 12 Notebook

MSI Wind U115: Intel Atom Z530, 10.2", 1.3 kg
  Review » Review MSI Wind U115 Hybrid Luxury Netbook

Nokia Booklet 3G: Intel Atom Z530, 10.1", 1.2 kg
  Review » Review Nokia Booklet 3G Netbook

Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/R: Intel Atom Z520, 8.0", 0.6 kg
  Review » Review Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/R Mini-Notebook

Sony Vaio VGN-P21Z: Intel Atom Z520, 8.0", 0.6 kg
  Review » Review Sony Vaio VGN-P21Z Mini-Notebook

Sony Vaio VPC-X11S1E/B: Intel Atom Z540, 11.1", 0.8 kg
  Review » Review Sony Vaio VPC-X11S1E/B Notebook

Sony Vaio VPC-X13D7E/B: Intel Atom Z550, 11.1", 0.8 kg
  Review » Review Sony Vaio VPC-X13D7E/B Subnotebook

Acer Aspire One 751: Intel Atom Z520, 11.6", 1.3 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire One 751

Advent Altro: Intel Celeron M 723, 13.3", 1.6 kg
  External Review » Advent Altro

Archos 9: Intel Atom Z510, 8.9", 0.8 kg
  External Review » Archos 9

Asus Eee PC 1101HA: Intel Atom Z520, 11.6", 1.4 kg
  External Review » Asus Eee PC 1101HA

Asus Eee PC 1201HA: Intel Atom Z520, 12.1", 1.4 kg
  External Review » Asus Eee PC 1201HA

Asus Eee PC T91 MT: Intel Atom Z520, 8.9", 1 kg
  External Review » Asus Eee PC T91

Benq Joybook Lite U121 Eco: Intel Atom Z520, 11.6", 1.3 kg
  External Review » Benq Joybook Lite U121 Eco

Dell Inspiron Mini 10: Intel Atom Z530, 10.1", 1.3 kg
  External Review » Dell Inspiron Mini 10

Dell Inspiron Mini 10s: Intel Atom Z520, 10.1", 1.7 kg
  External Review » Dell Inspiron Mini 10s

Dell Inspiron Mini 12: Intel Atom Z530, 12.1", 1.3 kg
  External Review » Dell Inspiron Mini 12

Fujitsu LifeBook UH900: Intel Atom Z530, 5.6", 0.5 kg
  External Review » Fujitsu LifeBook UH900

Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook U2010 : Intel Atom Z530, 5.6", 0.6 kg
  External Review » Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook U2010

MSI Wind U115: Intel Atom Z530, 10.2", 1.3 kg
  External Review » MSI Wind U115

MSI WindPad 100W: Intel Atom Z530, 10.1", 0.8 kg
  External Review » MSI WindPad 100W

Nokia Booklet 3G: Intel Atom Z530, 10.1", 1.2 kg
  External Review » Nokia Booklet 3G

Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1: Intel Atom Z520, 5.6", 1 kg
  External Review » Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1

Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/G: Intel Atom Z520, 8.0", 0.6 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/G

Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/Q: Intel Atom Z520, 8.0", 0.6 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/Q

Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/R: Intel Atom Z520, 8.0", 0.6 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-P

Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/W: Intel Atom Z520, 8.0", 0.6 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/W

Sony Vaio VGN-P13GH/Q : Intel Atom Z520, 8.0", 0.6 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-P13GH/Q

Sony Vaio VGN-P19VN/Q: Intel Atom Z530, 8.0", 0.6 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-P19VN/Q

Sony Vaio VGN-P19WN/Q: Intel Atom Z520, 8.0", 0.7 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-P19WN/Q

Sony Vaio VGN-P21Z: Intel Atom Z520, 8.0", 0.6 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-P21Z

Sony Vaio VGN-P31ZK: Intel Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.7 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-P31ZK

Sony Vaio VGN-P35GK/W: Intel Atom Z550, 8.0", 0.6 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-P35GK/W

Sony Vaio VGN-P530H/R: Intel Atom Z520, 8.0", 0.7 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-P530H/R

Sony Vaio VGN-P588E: Intel Atom Z520, 8.0", 0.7 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-P588E

Sony Vaio VPC-P11S1E/D: Intel Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.6 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VPC-P11S1E/D

Sony Vaio VPC-P11S1R/B: Intel Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.6 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VPC-P11S1R/B

Sony Vaio VPC-X113KGB: Intel Atom Z540, 11.1", 0.7 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VPC-X113KGB

Sony Vaio VPC-X115KX/N: Intel Atom Z550, 11.1", 0.7 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VPC-X115KX/N

Sony Vaio VPC-X11S1E/B: Intel Atom Z540, 11.1", 0.8 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VPC-X11S1E/B

Sony Vaio VPC-X11Z1E/X: Intel Atom Z550, 11.1", 0.7 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VPC-X11Z1E/X

Sony Vaio VPC-X13D7E/B: Intel Atom Z550, 11.1", 0.8 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio X

Sony Vaio VPCP111KX/G: Intel Atom Z530, 8.0", 0.6 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VPCP111KX/G

Sony Vaio VPCP113KX: Intel Atom Z530, 8.0", 0.6 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VPCP113KX

Sony Vaio VPCP115KG: Intel Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.6 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VPCP115KG

Sony Vaio VPCP11S1E : Intel Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.6 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VPCP11S1E

Sony Vaio VPCP11S1R/G: Intel Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.7 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VPCP11S1R/G

Yukyung Viliv N5: Intel Atom Z520, 4.8", 0.4 kg
  External Review » Yukyung Viliv N5

Yukyung Viliv S10: Intel Atom Z530, 10.1", 1.2 kg
  External Review » Viliv S10

Yukyung Viliv S7: Intel Atom Z520, 7", 1 kg
  External Review » Yukyung Viliv S7

» Comparison of GPUs
Detailled list of all laptop GPUs with a short description. Classified and sorted by performance.

» Benchmark List
Sortable and restrainable list of all GPUs with benchmarks (e.g. 3DMarks).

» Notebook Gaming List
Which game can be played with my graphics card.

Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 6870
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
PowerVR SGX554MP4 *
Mali-T604 *
Class 6
PowerVR SGX543MP4 *
Mali-T624 *
Mali-450 MP4 *
PowerVR SGX543MP3 *
PowerVR SGX543MP2 *
PowerVR SGX544 *
Adreno 225 *
GC4000 *
VideoCore-IV *
Adreno 220 *
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core
Mali-400 MP2 *
PowerVR SGX540 *
Adreno 205 *
GC800 *
PowerVR SGX535
PowerVR SGX531
PowerVR SGX530
Mali-200 *
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)