Intel HD Graphics 2000

The Intel HD Graphics 2000 (or Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD 2000 or GMA HD 2000) is an integrated graphics card in the Sandy Bridge codenamed processors. It is included in slower mobile processors (Pentium brand e.g. but called only Intel HD Graphics) and in most desktop processors. The HD Graphics 2000 has no dedicated memory but shares the fast Level 3 Cache with the CPU cores and also part of the main memory. Due to Turbo Boost, the GPU can be overclocked depending on the current CPU load and power consumption. The GMA HD 2000 offers only half of the 12 Execution Units (EUs) of the Intel GMA HD 3000.

Because of the halfed amount of shaders, the gaming performance is only compareable to the old Intel GMA HD (in the Arrandale CPUs). Our tests with a desktop i5-2400 showed a performance level of a Geforce G 105M e.g. which is slightly faster. Therefore, only low demanding games like Sims 3 or World of Warcraft can be played in low detail settings fluently.

Altought 2x Antialiasing (AA) is supported, the chip is as fast as when rendering 4x AA. In the Unigine Valley benchmark a similar HD 3000 i7-2637M for example reached the same score with 2x AA and 4x AA.

In addition to the GPU, the chip also houses some dedicated units for decoding and encoding HD videos. On the IDF Intel demonstrated the encoding of a 3 minute long 1080p video to an iPhone compatible format in 640x360 in only 14s. Another novelty of the Sandy Bridge GPU is the embedded DisplayPort eDP to connect internal Displays.

Due to the integration in the 32nm built CPU and the halfed amount of shaders, the power consumption of the GPU should be quite low and also suited for small and light laptops.

ManufacturerIntel
HD Graphics Series

HD Graphics 4600

20 @ 200 - 1350MHz? Bit

HD Graphics 5000

40 @ 200 - 1100MHz? Bit

HD Graphics 4400

20 @ 200 - 1100MHz? Bit

HD Graphics 4000

16 @ 350 - 1350MHz? Bit

HD Graphics 4200

20 @ 200 - 850MHz? Bit

HD Graphics (Haswell)

10 @ 200 - 1000MHz? Bit

HD Graphics 3000

12 @ 350-1350MHz? Bit

HD Graphics 2500

6 @ 650 - 1150MHz? Bit

HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)

6 @ 350 - 1100MHz? Bit
HD Graphics 2000 6 @ 850 / 1100-1350MHz? Bit

HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)

6 @ 350 - 1100MHz? Bit

HD Graphics (Bay Trail)

4 @ 311 - 896MHz? Bit
CodenameSandy Bridge
ArchitectureSandy Bridge
Pipelines6 - unified
Core Speed *850 / 1100-1350 MHz
Shader Speed *850 / 1100-1350 MHz
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1
technology32 nm
Date of Announcement01.02.2011
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 789      avg: 895.5 (2%)     median: 895.5 (2%)     max: 1002 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 626      avg: 694.5 (2%)     median: 694.5 (2%)     max: 763 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 1217      avg: 2222.3 (8%)     median: 2288 (8%)     max: 3162 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 4585      avg: 5193.5 (14%)     median: 5193.5 (14%)     max: 5802 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 6077      avg: 7083 (5%)     median: 7083 (5%)     max: 8089 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 15201      avg: 15201 (25%)     median: 15201 (25%)     max: 15201 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5.3      avg: 5.3 (3%)     median: 5.3 (3%)     max: 5.3 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2.69      avg: 5.1 (5%)     median: 5.9 (5%)     max: 6.68 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 1169      avg: 2298 (20%)     median: 2298 (20%)     max: 3427 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 4.5      avg: 4.9 (61%)     median: 4.9 (61%)     max: 5.2 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.

Diablo III
Diablo III (2012)
low:
24.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Mass Effect 3
low:
11.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Anno 2070
Anno 2070 (2011)
low:
18.9 21.5 ~ 20 fps      Compare
med.:
8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
low:
14  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 12
Fifa 12 (2011)
low:
117  fps      Compare
med.:
56  fps      Compare
high:
37  fps      Compare
ultra:
21  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Deus Ex Human Revolution
low:
23.3 26 ~ 25 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dirt 3
Dirt 3 (2011)
low:
53  fps      Compare
med.:
21.4  fps      Compare
high:
13.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
low:
9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Crysis 2
Crysis 2 (2011)
low:
18  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:
43.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
low:
26  fps      Compare
med.:
17  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 11
Fifa 11 (2010)
med.:
68 71 ~ 70 fps      Compare
high:
34 40 ~ 37 fps      Compare
ultra:
19 22 ~ 21 fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Mafia 2
Mafia 2 (2010)
low:
-1 16.9 ~ 8 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
StarCraft 2
StarCraft 2 (2010)
low:
62  fps      Compare
med.:
12  fps      Compare
high:
9  fps      Compare
ultra:
5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Metro 2033
Metro 2033 (2010)
low:
27  fps      Compare
med.:
11  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising
low:
26.4  fps      Compare
med.:
10.4  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
low:
21.2 23 ~ 22 fps      Compare
med.:
12 13.5 ~ 13 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
CoD Modern Warfare 2
low:
50  fps      Compare
med.:
14  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Risen
Risen (2009)
low:
26 48 ~ 37 fps      Compare
med.:
11 15.5 ~ 13 fps      Compare
high:
7.8  fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Resident Evil 5
Resident Evil 5 (2009)
low:
62  fps      Compare
high:
12.7  fps      Compare
ultra:
6.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Need for Speed Shift
Need for Speed Shift (2009)
low:
30  fps      Compare
med.:
12  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:
27.1  fps      Compare
med.:
17.9  fps      Compare
ultra:
12.7  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Anno 1404
Anno 1404 (2009)
low:
32  fps      Compare
ultra:
5  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Sims 3
Sims 3 (2009)
low:
107  fps      Compare
med.:
24  fps      Compare
high:
13  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
F.E.A.R. 2
F.E.A.R. 2 (2009)
low:
73  fps      Compare
med.:
20  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto (2008)
low:
-1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead (2008)
high:
31  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Far Cry 2
Far Cry 2 (2008)
low:
27.9 49 ~ 38 fps      Compare
high:
13 13 ~ 13 fps      Compare
ultra:
5.2  fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis Warhead
Crysis Warhead (2008)
low:
30  fps      Compare
ultra:
4  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Trackmania Nations Forever
Trackmania Nations Forever (2008)
low:
166  fps      Compare
high:
39.3  fps      Compare
ultra:
13.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare (2007)
low:
74  fps      Compare
med.:
27  fps      Compare
high:
11  fps      Compare