Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900

The Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 (also known as GMA 900) is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on the Mobile Intel 915GM chipset for Intel processors. It does not support hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) calculations (which is required for some games).

It supports DirectX 9.0 with Shader Model 2.0 (Vertex Shader are calculated in Software - by the CPU) and OpenGL 1.4. Furthermore, the chip is able to accelerate the decoding of MPEG2 videos and supports Motion Compensation.

The GMA 900 can not be described as a graphics card that is sufficient for gamers. Still Intel published a list  of games that will run (not needingly beautiful) on the notebook. Some old 3D games and especially 2D games should run without problems. The advantage of integrated graphics cards, is that they have a low power consumtion and therefore save battery life. Furthermore, the laptop may stay cooler and more silent than laptops with dedicated graphics cards. For office programs and surfing the performance is more than sufficient.

Currently there are no drivers that support Aero Glass for Windows Vista.

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
CodenameGMA 900
Pipelines4 / 0 Pixel- / Vertexshader
Core Speed *400 MHz
Shader Speed *400 MHz
Memory Typemit Hauptspeicher geteilt (shared)
Shared Memoryno
shared Memory
DirectXDirectX 9c, Shader 2.0
technology130 nm
FeaturesNo Hardware Transform and Lightning Support (T&L), MPEG2 acceleration, Motion Compensation
Date of Announcement01.03.2005
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.intel.com/products/chipsets/g...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 54      avg: 57 (0%)     median: 57 (0%)     max: 60 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 200      avg: 234 (1%)     median: 223 (1%)     max: 279 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 289      avg: 736 (0%)     median: 877.5 (1%)     max: 900 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 1726      avg: 3330 (5%)     median: 4000 (7%)     max: 4264 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 149      avg: 149 (1%)     median: 149 (1%)     max: 149 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.

Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
2.8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo
high 1024x768
32.1  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) 900 graphics card

Asus Eee PC 701 4G (RM miniBook): Intel Celeron M 630 MHz, 7.0", 1 kg
  Review » Review Asus Eee PC Family Notebook

Asus Eee PC 900: Intel Celeron M 353, 8.9", 1 kg
  Review » Short Review: Asus Eee PC 900 Subnotebook

Benq S53W: Intel Pentium M 750, 13", 2.1 kg
  Review » User-Review BenQ S53W

Sony Vaio VGN-FS485B: Intel Pentium M 740, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  Review » Review Sony Vaio VGN-FS485B Notebook

Acer Aspire 1642WLMi: Intel Pentium M 735, 15.4", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 1642WLMi

Acer Aspire 9503EWSMi: Intel Celeron M 370, 17.1", 3.8 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 9503EWSMi

Acer Aspire One D260-23797: Intel Atom Z540, 10.1", 1.4 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire One D260-23797

Acer eMachines E525-901G1Mi: Intel Celeron M 900, 15.6", 2.2 kg
  External Review » Acer eMachines E525-901G1Mi

Acer Extensa 3102WXMi: Intel Pentium M 740, 14.1", 1.9 kg
  External Review » Acer Extensa 3102WXMi

Acer TravelMate 2420: Intel Celeron M 370, 14.1", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Acer TravelMate 2420

Acer TravelMate 2423WXMi: Intel Celeron M 370, 14.1", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Acer TravelMate 2423WXMi

Acer TravelMate 2424WXMi: Intel Celeron M 380, 14.1", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Acer TravelMate 2424WXMi

Acer TravelMate 2492NWLMi: Intel Celeron M 420, 15.4", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Acer TravelMate 2492NWLMi

Acer TravelMate 2492WLMi: Intel Celeron M 420, 15.4", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Acer TravelMate 2492WLMi

Acer TravelMate 3000: Intel Pentium M 740, 12.1", 1.4 kg
  External Review » Acer TravelMate 3000

Acer TravelMate 3002WTCi: Intel Pentium M 740, 12.1", 1.4 kg
  External Review » Acer TravelMate 3002WTCI

Acer TravelMate 3002WTMi: Intel Pentium M 740, 12.1", 1.4 kg
  External Review » Acer TravelMate 3002WTMi

Acer TravelMate 3302WXMi: Intel Pentium M 740, 14.1", 1.9 kg
  External Review » Acer TravelMate 3302WXMi

Acer TravelMate 4064WLMi: Intel Pentium M 760, 15.4", 3 kg
  External Review » Acer TravelMate 4064WLMI

Advent Roma 2000: Intel Celeron M 900, 15.6", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Advent Roma 2000

Advent Verona: Intel Celeron M 743, 13.3", 1.6 kg
  External Review » Advent Verona

Alienware Sentia m3200: Intel Pentium M 760, 12.1", 1.9 kg
  External Review » Alienware Sentia m3200

Alienware Sentia m3400: Intel Pentium M 755, 14.1", 2.1 kg
  External Review » Alienware Sentia m3400

Amoi T31: Intel Celeron M 373, 10.6", 1.2 kg
  External Review » Amoi T31

Asus A3H: Intel Celeron M 380, 15.1", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Asus A3H

Asus Eee PC 701 4G (RM miniBook): Intel Celeron M 630 MHz, 7.0", 1 kg
  External Review » Asus Eee PC 701 4G

Asus Eee PC 900: Intel Celeron M 353, 8.9", 1 kg
  External Review » Asus Eee PC 900

Asus Eee PC 900A: Intel Atom N270, 8.9", 1 kg
  External Review » Asus Eee PC 900A

Asus U43F: Intel Core i5 450M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Asus U43F

Asus U5A: Intel Pentium M 750, 12.1", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Asus U5A

Asus W5: Intel Pentium M 740, 12.1", 1.8 kg
  External Review » Asus W5

Asus W6: Intel Pentium M 760, 13.3", 1.8 kg
  External Review » Asus W6

Asus W6A: Intel Pentium M 750, 13.3", 1.7 kg
  External Review » Asus W6A

Averatec 4155: AMD Turion 64 MT-30, 13.3", 2 kg
  External Review » Averatec 4155

Averatec 4200: Intel Pentium M 730, 13.3", 2.1 kg
  External Review » Averatec 4200

Benq Joybook S53W: Intel Pentium M 750, 13.3", 2.1 kg
  External Review » Benq Joybook S53

Dell Inspiron 1300: Intel Celeron M 360, 15.4", 3.1 kg
  External Review » Dell Inspiron 1300

Dell Latitude 120L: Intel Celeron M 380, 14.1", 3 kg
  External Review » Dell Latitude 120L

Dell Latitude D410: Intel Pentium M 750, 12.1", 1.8 kg
  External Review » Dell Latitude D410

Dell Latitude X1: Intel Pentium M 733, 12.1", 1.1 kg
  External Review » Dell Latitude X1

Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo M6450 G: Intel Pentium M 735, 14.1", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo M6450G

Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook P1510: Intel Pentium M 753, 8.9", 1 kg
  External Review » Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook P1510

Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook P7120: Intel Pentium M 753, 10.6", 1.4 kg
  External Review » Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook P7120

Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook S7020: Intel Pentium M 750, 14.1", 1.8 kg
  External Review » Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook S7020

Gammatech Durabook D14RM: Intel Celeron M 743, 14.1", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Gammatech Durabook D14RM

Hercules E-Café 900-H60G/IAW : Intel Atom N270, 8.9", 1.2 kg
  External Review » Hercules E-Café 900-H60G/IAW

Hi-Grade Notino R5500: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500, 15.4", 3.1 kg
  External Review » Hi-Grade Notino R5500

HP Compaq nc4200: Intel Pentium M 740, 12.1", 1.8 kg
  External Review » HP Compaq nc4200

HP Compaq tc4200: Intel Pentium M 750, 12.1", 2.1 kg
  External Review » HP Compaq tc4200

Lenovo 3000 C100 TB0B5GE / TB03MGE: Intel Pentium M 750, 15.1", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Lenovo 3000 C100

Lenovo Thinkpad X41: Intel Pentium M 758, 12.1", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad X41

Lenovo Thinkpad Z60t: Intel Pentium M 750, 14.1", 2.1 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad Z60t

LG LE1600: Intel Pentium M 758, 12.1", 1.4 kg
  External Review » LG LE1600

Medion MIM 2220: Intel Pentium M 725, 15.4", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Medion MIM 2220

Motion LS800: Intel Pentium M 753, 8.4", 1 kg
  External Review » Motion LS800

Panasonic Toughbook CF-T4: Intel Pentium M 753, 12.1", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Panasonic Toughbook CF-T4

Panasonic Toughbook CF-Y4: Intel Pentium M 778, 14.1", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Panasonic Toughbook CF-Y4

Samsung Q1: Intel Celeron M 353, 7.2", 0.8 kg
  External Review » Samsung Q1

Samsung Q1P: Intel Pentium M 723, 7.0", 0.8 kg
  External Review » Samsung Q1P

Samsung Q30 Plus: Intel Pentium M 753, 12.1", 1 kg
  External Review » Samsung Q30 Plus

Samsung X1: Intel Pentium M 753, 14.1", 1.7 kg
  External Review » Samsung X1

Samsung X1-1200 Bliss: Intel Pentium M 753, 14.1", 1.7 kg
  External Review » Samsung X1-1200 Bliss

Sony Vaio VGN-BX196VP: Intel Pentium M 740, 15.4", 3 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-BX196VP

Sony Vaio VGN-FS485B: Intel Pentium M 740, 15.4", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-FS485B

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1M: Intel Core Duo T2300, 13.3", 1.9 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1M

Sony Vaio VGN-TX2: Intel Pentium M 753, 11.1", 1.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-TX2

Sony Vaio VGN-TX2HP: Intel Pentium M 733, 11.1", 1.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-TX2HP

Sony Vaio VGN-TX2XP/B: Intel Pentium M 753, 11.1", 1.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-TX2XP

Sony Vaio VPCW12S1E : Intel Atom N270, 10.1", 1.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VPCW12S1E

Toshiba Portégé R200: Intel Pentium M 753, 12.1", 1.3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Portégé R200

Toshiba Satellite L20-121: Intel Pentium M 750, 15.1", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite L20-121

Toshiba Satellite L40-139: Intel Celeron M 520, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite L40-139

Toshiba Satellite M70: Intel Pentium M 760, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite M70

Toshiba Satellite M70-236: Intel Pentium M 740, 15.4", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite M70-236

Toshiba Satellite Pro L40: Intel Celeron M 520, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite Pro L40

Zoostorm Fizzbook Bang: Intel Atom N270, 8.9", 1.4 kg
  External Review » Zoostorm Fizzbook Bang

» Comparison of GPUs
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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 760
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
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
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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