Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600

The Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3600 or GMA 3600 is an integrated processor graphics card (e.g. in the Atom N2600) without dedicated memory. It is based on a PowerVR SGX 545 design similar to the GMA 500 (SGX 535). In theory the GPU should support DirectX 10.1 but at launch only DirectX 9 support was available.

The gaming performance is very bad and many games are not even running at all.

Compared to the HD 3650, the 3600 is clocked slower (400 vs 640MHz).

The GMA 3600 also includes an integrated video decoder to handle some types of HD videos and supports an HDMI output.

ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 Series

Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650

4/0 cores @ 640MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600 4/0 cores @ 400MHz

Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150

2/0 cores @ 200MHz
CodenameCedar Trail
ArchitecturePowerVR SGX5
Pipelines4 / 0 Pixel- / Vertexshader
Core Speed *400 MHz
Shader Speed *400 MHz
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 9.1
technology32 nm
FeaturesOpenGL 3.0
Date of Announcement01.11.2011
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: -1      avg: -1 (-0%)     max: -1 points
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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600
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Radeon R9 290X -1598150%
0%
100%
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: -1      avg: -1 (-0%)     max: -1 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 260      avg: 273.7 (1%)     median: 276 (1%)     max: 285 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 704      avg: 738 (2%)     median: 738 (2%)     max: 772 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 1833      avg: 1925.5 (1%)     median: 1925.5 (1%)     max: 2018 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 3514      avg: 3514 (6%)     median: 3514 (6%)     max: 3514 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 1111      avg: 1111 (4%)     median: 1111 (4%)     max: 1111 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 720      avg: 805 (7%)     median: 828 (7%)     max: 867 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 3.2      avg: 3.2 (41%)     median: 3.2 (41%)     max: 3.2 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 5.6      avg: 5.7 (72%)     median: 5.7 (72%)     max: 5.8 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.

Fifa 12

Fifa 12

2011
low 800x600
-1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F1 2011

F1 2011

2011
low 800x600
12  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
-1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
low 800x600
-1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
-1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Trackmania Nations Forever
low 640x480
12.6  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
3.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark
high 1024x768
8  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) 3600 graphics card

Acer Aspire One D270-26Dbb: Intel Atom N2600, 10.1", 1.3 kg
  Review » Review Acer Aspire One D270-26Dbb Netbook

Asus Eee PC 1011CX: Intel Atom N2600, 10.1", 1.2 kg
  Review » Review Asus Eee PC 1011CX Netbook

Acer Aspire One D270-26Dbb: Intel Atom N2600, 10.1", 1.3 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire One D270-26Dbb

Acer Aspire One D270-26Dkk: Intel Atom N2600, 10.1", 1.3 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire One D270-26Dkk

Acer Aspire One D270-28Dkk: Intel Atom N2800, 10.1", 1.1 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire One D270-28Dkk

Acer Iconia W510P-27602G06iss: Intel Atom Z2760, 10.1", 1.3 kg
  External Review » Acer Iconia W510P-27602G06iss

Asus Eee PC 1011CX: Intel Atom N2600, 10.1", 1.2 kg
  External Review » Asus Eee PC 1011CX

Asus Eee PC 1225C-BLK012M: Intel Atom N2600, 12.1", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Asus Eee PC 1225C-BLK012M

Asus Eee PC R11CX: Intel Atom N2600, 10.1", 1 kg
  External Review » Asus Eee PC R11CX

Asus Eee PC X101CH: Intel Atom N2600, 10.1", 1 kg
  External Review » Asus Eee PC X101CH

HP Mini 110-1104: Intel Atom N2600, 10.1", 1.3 kg
  External Review » HP Mini 110-1104

Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro XE500T1C-A02CZ: Intel Atom Z2760, 11.6", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro XE500T1C-A02CZ

» 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 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: 2013-01-17)