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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 5600 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 6000 48 @ 300 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4600 20 @ 200 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5500 24 @ 300 - 950 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5000 40 @ 200 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4400 20 @ 200 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5300 24 @ 100 - 900 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4000 16 @ 350 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Broadwell) 12 @ 100 - 850 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4200 20 @ 200 - 850 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Braswell) 16 @ 320 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Haswell) 10 @ 200 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) 16 @ 200 - 600 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 3000 12 @ 350 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2500 6 @ 650 - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) 6 @ 350 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2000 6 @ 850/1100 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) 6 @ 350 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Bay Trail) 4 @ 311 - 896 (Boost) MHz32/64/128 Bit
CodenameSandy Bridge
ArchitectureSandy Bridge
Pipelines6 - unified
Core Speed *850/1100 - 1350 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
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.
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i5-24004 x 3100 MHz, 95 W850 MHz1100 MHz
min. - max.850 - 850 MHz1100 - 1100 MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
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100%
min: 626      avg: 694.5 (1%)     median: 694.5 (1%)     max: 763 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0%
100%
min: 789      avg: 895.5 (2%)     median: 895.5 (2%)     max: 1002 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.

Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
18.9 21.5 ~ 20 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 12

Fifa 12

2011
low 800x600
117  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
56  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
37  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
21  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
F1 2011

F1 2011

2011
low 800x600
37  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
19  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Deus Ex Human Revolution
low 1024x768
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 800x600
53  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
21.4  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
13.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
low 1024x768
9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Crysis 2

Crysis 2

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

Fifa 11

2010
med. 1024x768
68 71 ~ 70 fps      Compare
high 1360x768
34 40 ~ 37 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
19 22 ~ 21 fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
-1 16.9 ~ 8 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
StarCraft 2
low 1024x768
62  fps      Compare
med. 1360x768
12  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
9  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Metro 2033
low 800x600
27  fps      Compare
med. 1360x768
11  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising
low 1024x768
26.4  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
10.4  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
low 1024x768
21.2 23 ~ 22 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
12 13.5 ~ 13 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
CoD Modern Warfare 2
low 800x600
50  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
14  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
26 48 ~ 37 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
11 15.5 ~ 13 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
7.8  fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Resident Evil 5
low 800x600
62  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
12.7  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
6.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.