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Intel HD Graphics 3000

Intel HD Graphics 3000

The Intel HD Graphics 3000 (or Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD 3000, GMA HD 3000, Intel HD Graphics 200) is an integrated graphics card in the Sandy Bridge codenamed processors. The HD Graphics 3000 has no dedicated memory but shares the Level 3 / LLC Cache with the CPU cores and also part of the main memory. Due to TurboBoost, the GPU can be overclocked depending on the current CPU load and power consumption. The base speed and the turbo boost speed of the HD Graphics 3000 depend on the processor:

  • ULV processors Core ix-2xx7 (base 350MHz, Turbo 900-1000MHz)
  • LV processors Core ix-2xx5 (base 500MHz, Turbo 1000MHz)
  • Mainstream and high-end Dual und Quad-Core Core ix-2xx0 (base 650MHz, Turbo 1100-1300MHz)
  • Desktop K processors (base 850, Turbo 1100-1350MHz)

The HD 3000 offers 12 Execution Units (EUs) like the old Intel GMA HD but due to architectural changes each EU is now faster. The slower HD Graphics 2000 uses only 6 Execution Units. The EUs can be accessed using DirectX 10.1,  OpenGL 3.0 and DirectCompute 4.1. OpenCL is not supported (the media SDK only uses the CPU).

Our performance tests with the high clocked mainstream version of the HD Graphics 3000 in quad-core processors showed a performance level on par with older entry level generations from NVIDIA (e.g. GeForce 310M) and AMD (HD 5450). In comparison with AMD's APU models, the HD 3000 can only compete against the C-and E-series, but not the faster Llano and Trinity models. The quality of the Intel drivers has been improved over the years, so most games are flawlessly playable (if the minimum requirements are fullfilled).

We could measure smooth frame rates in games like Dead Space 3, World of Tanks, Fifa 13, Torchlight 2, Counter-Strike: GO reach, Diablo 3, and many older games, though usually only in minimal detail settings. For accurate performance analysis and gaming benchmarks, read our article "Intel HD Graphics 3000" or scroll down in this article.

Altought 2x Antialiasing (AA) is supported, the chip is as fast as when rendering 4x AA. In the Unigine Valley benchmark a 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, the power consumption of the GPU should be quite low.

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 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit

HD Graphics 5300

24 @ 100 - 900 (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 (Broadwell)

12 64/128 Bit

HD Graphics 4000

16 @ 350 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit

HD Graphics 4200

20 @ 200 - 850 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit

HD Graphics (Haswell)

10 @ 200 - 1000 (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
Pipelines12 - unified
Core Speed *350 - 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 i7-2700K4 x 3500 MHz, 95 W850 MHz1350 MHz
Intel Core i7-2600K4 x 3400 MHz, 95 W850 MHz1350 MHz
Intel Core i7-2960XM4 x 2700 MHz, 55 W650 MHz1300 MHz
» show 41 more
min. - max.350 - 850 MHz900 - 1350 MHz

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Ref. Match 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 32.2      avg: 32.2 (3%)     median: 32.2 (3%)     max: 32.2 Points
Cinebench R15 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0      avg: 0 (0%)     max: 0 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2356      avg: 2593 (3%)     median: 2502.5 (3%)     max: 3011 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2277      avg: 2642.3 (10%)     median: 2656.5 (10%)     max: 2979 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 25494      avg: 29036.3 (4%)     median: 27124 (4%)     max: 36403 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 927      avg: 1331.1 (3%)     median: 1240 (2%)     max: 8858 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1135      avg: 1560.3 (3%)     median: 1568 (3%)     max: 2164 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 1392      avg: 3453.4 (9%)     median: 3309 (9%)     max: 5853 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 3498      avg: 6355 (17%)     median: 5968 (16%)     max: 9344 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 5162      avg: 8576.5 (6%)     median: 7751 (5%)     max: 12358 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 7796      avg: 12751.9 (21%)     median: 11654 (19%)     max: 19742 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 4      avg: 7.7 (4%)     median: 7.8 (4%)     max: 9.3 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 2669      avg: 4718.3 (18%)     median: 4106 (16%)     max: 8952 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0.18      avg: 0.3 (1%)     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.75 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0.12      avg: 0.3 (0%)     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.86 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2.55      avg: 3.6 (6%)     median: 3.6 (6%)     max: 4.61 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0.26      avg: 0.5 (3%)     median: 0.5 (2%)     max: 0.65 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1.07      avg: 4.6 (4%)     median: 5 (4%)     max: 7.63 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 3.63      avg: 5.5 (7%)     median: 5.5 (7%)     max: 7.35 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0.1      avg: 0.4 (0%)     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 1.29 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 4.75      avg: 8.7 (7%)     median: 8.4 (7%)     max: 13.02 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 1712      avg: 4273.7 (29%)     median: 4414 (30%)     max: 7038 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 5.5      avg: 6.1 (78%)     median: 6.1 (77%)     max: 6.4 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 4.1      avg: 5.1 (64%)     median: 4.7 (59%)     max: 6.4 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.

Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4

2014
low 1024x768
0 (!)  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Civilization: Beyond Earth
low 1024x768
9.5  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Risen 3: Titan Lords
low 1024x768
17  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
9.5  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
4.3  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
3.4  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
GRID: Autosport
low 1024x768
50  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
17.8  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
12.5  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Watch Dogs
low 1024x768
0 (!)  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Wolfenstein: The New Order
low 1280x720
0 (!)  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
The Elder Scrolls Online
low 1024x768
22.5  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
14.8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Titanfall

Titanfall

2014
low 1024x768
0 (!)  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Assassin´s Creed IV: Black Flag
low 1024x768
9.2  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
X-Plane 10.25
low 1024x768
14.6 21.5 ~ 18 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
8 11.3 ~ 10 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
4 5.7 ~ 5 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
2.9 3.9 ~ 3 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Battlefield 4
low 1024x768
0 (!)  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Batman: Arkham Origins
low 1024x768
32  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
21  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F1 2013

F1 2013

2013
low 1024x768
26 34 ~ 30 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
19 24 ~ 22 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
15 17 ~ 16 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 14

Fifa 14

2013
low 1024x768
124.9  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
58 63.6 ~ 61 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
30.5 34.2 ~ 32 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
17