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 64/128 Bit

HD Graphics 6000

48 64/128 Bit

HD Graphics 5500

24 64/128 Bit

HD Graphics 4600

20 @ 200 - 1350MHz64/128 Bit

HD Graphics 5300

24 @ 100 - 850MHz64/128 Bit

HD Graphics 5000

40 @ 200 - 1100MHz64/128 Bit

HD Graphics 4400

20 @ 200 - 1100MHz64/128 Bit

HD Graphics 4000

16 @ 350 - 1350MHz64/128 Bit

HD Graphics 4200

20 @ 200 - 850MHz64/128 Bit

HD Graphics (Haswell)

10 @ 200 - 1000MHz64/128 Bit

HD Graphics 3000

12 @ 350-1350MHz64/128 Bit

HD Graphics 2500

6 @ 650 - 1150MHz64/128 Bit

HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)

6 @ 350 - 1100MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2000 6 @ 850 / 1100-1350MHz64/128 Bit

HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)

6 @ 350 - 1100MHz64/128 Bit

HD Graphics (Bay Trail)

4 @ 311 - 896MHz32/64/128 Bit
CodenameSandy Bridge
ArchitectureSandy Bridge
Pipelines6 - unified
Core Speed *850 / 1100-1350 MHz
Shader Speed *850 / 1100-1350 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.

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 626      avg: 694.5 (2%)     median: 694.5 (2%)     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
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 1217      avg: 2222.3 (7%)     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 (19%)     median: 2298 (19%)     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
low 1024x768
24.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Mass Effect 3
low 1280x720
11.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
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.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
low 1280x720
14  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.
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.
Total War: Shogun 2
low 1024x768
43.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
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.
Need for Speed Shift
low 800x600
30  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
12  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Colin McRae: DIRT 2
low 800x600
27.1  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
17.9  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12.7  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
32  fps      Compare
ultra 1280x1024
5  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
low 800x600
107  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
24  fps      Compare
high 1280x1024
13  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
F.E.A.R. 2
low 800x600
73  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
20  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto
low 800x600
-1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Left 4 Dead
high 1024x768
31  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2

2008
low 640x480
27.9 49 ~ 38 fps      Compare
high 1024x768
13 13 ~ 13 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
5.2  fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis Warhead
low 800x600
30  fps      Compare
ultra 1024x768
4  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Trackmania Nations Forever
low 640x480
166  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
39.3  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
13.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare
low 800x600
74  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
27  fps      Compare