Intel HD Graphics 4600

Intel HD Graphics 4600

The Intel HD Graphics 4600 (GT2) is a processor graphics card included in some of the Haswell processors of 2013. The base clock can be automatically overclocked using Turbo Boost technology.
Depending on the processor model, the base and turbo clock rates may differ greatly resulting in varying graphics performance between CPU models.

In comparison to the HD 4000, the graphics core has been modified extensively. The GPU supports DirectX 11.1, OpenCL 1.2 and OpenGL 4.0. It also features an improved decoder for 4K videos and the fast Quick Sync encoder.

According to Intel benchmarks in 3DMark 11, the HD Graphics 4600 will be up to 60 percent faster than the previous HD 4000. In our gaming benchmarks, however, the improvement was only about 30 percent. This performance boost is achieved by architectural improvements and an increased number of execution units: The GT2 version integrates 20 EUs, compared to 16 EUs for the old HD 4000. Thus, the HD 4600 not only matches some dedicated GPUs such as the GeForce GT 620M/630M, but also competes with the fastest integrated AMD GPUs like the Radeon HD 8650G.

Due to the 22nm 3D Tri-Gate production process, power consumption should be relatively low. The HD Graphics 4600 can be found on dual- and quad-core Haswell models in the 37 - 57 Watt TDP range.

ManufacturerIntel
HD Graphics Series
HD Graphics 4600 20 @ 200 - 1350MHz

HD Graphics 5000

40 @ 200 - 1100MHz

HD Graphics 4400

20 @ 200 - 1100MHz

HD Graphics 4000

16 @ 350 - 1350MHz

HD Graphics 4200

20 @ 200 - 850MHz

HD Graphics (Haswell)

10 @ 200 - 1000MHz

HD Graphics 3000

12 @ 350-1350MHz

HD Graphics 2500

6 @ 650 - 1150MHz

HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)

6 @ 350 - 1100MHz

HD Graphics 2000

6 @ 850 / 1100-1350MHz

HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)

6 @ 350 - 1100MHz

HD Graphics (Bay Trail)

4 @ 311 - 896MHz
CodenameHaswell GT2
ArchitectureHaswell
Pipelines20 - unified
Core Speed *200 - 1350 MHz
Shader Speed *200 - 1350 MHz
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
technology22 nm
FeaturesQuickSync
Date of Announcement01.06.2013
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Ref. Match 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 63.3      avg: 93.5 (94%)     median: 98 (98%)     max: 99.6 Points
Cinebench R15 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 17.03      avg: 20.5 (17%)     median: 18.7 (16%)     max: 33.96 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
0% 100%
min: 31      avg: 31 (52%)     median: 31 (52%)     max: 31 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 78      avg: 78 (12%)     median: 78 (12%)     max: 78 fps
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 528      avg: 717.9 (6%)     median: 643 (5%)     max: 978 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 5106      avg: 6038.7 (8%)     median: 5704 (7%)     max: 7536 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
0% 100%
min: 42224      avg: 42242.5 (15%)     median: 42242.5 (15%)     max: 42261 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 20937      avg: 25955.7 (10%)     median: 22583 (9%)     max: 34347 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 31725      avg: 48581.5 (6%)     median: 49994 (7%)     max: 64426 Points
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 15.2      avg: 15.5 (21%)     median: 15.5 (21%)     max: 15.8 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 13.5      avg: 14.4 (10%)     median: 14.4 (10%)     max: 15.2 fps
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
0% 100%
min: 665      avg: 731 (13%)     median: 721.5 (12%)     max: 816 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 166      avg: 178.7 (12%)     median: 180 (12%)     max: 190 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 262      avg: 277 (11%)     median: 279 (11%)     max: 290 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 738      avg: 957.8 (6%)     median: 931.5 (6%)     max: 1258 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 828      avg: 1098.6 (8%)     median: 1068.5 (8%)     max: 1464 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 2884      avg: 3956.7 (9%)     median: 4218 (9%)     max: 5041 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 3438      avg: 4925.7 (13%)     median: 5268.5 (14%)     max: 6304 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 4468      avg: 6829.3 (23%)     median: 7464 (25%)     max: 8819 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 13616      avg: 15057.7 (41%)     median: 15760 (43%)     max: 15797 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 18916      avg: 21325.7 (14%)     median: 22200 (15%)     max: 22861 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 38441      avg: 38441 (63%)     median: 38441 (63%)     max: 38441 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 15.3      avg: 15.3 (8%)     median: 15.3 (8%)     max: 15.3 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 4009      avg: 8001.3 (31%)     median: 5980 (23%)     max: 15123 Points
SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 2.04      avg: 2 (4%)     median: 2 (4%)     max: 2.04 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 2.58      avg: 2.6 (3%)     median: 2.6 (3%)     max: 2.58 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 11.82      avg: 11.8 (33%)     median: 11.8 (33%)     max: 11.82 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 2.05      avg: 2.1 (11%)     median: 2.1 (11%)     max: 2.05 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 10.94      avg: 10.9 (20%)     median: 10.9 (20%)     max: 10.94 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 14.89      avg: 14.9 (66%)     median: 14.9 (66%)     max: 14.89 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 2.42      avg: 2.4 (3%)     median: 2.4 (3%)     max: 2.42 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2.26      avg: 2.4 (4%)     median: 2.4 (4%)     max: 2.64 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2.77      avg: 3.3 (6%)     median: 3.3 (5%)     max: 3.9 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 11.97      avg: 13.3 (21%)     median: 13.4 (21%)     max: 14.48 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2.26      avg: 2.5 (13%)     median: 2.5 (13%)     max: 2.69 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 10.22      avg: 14.8 (13%)     median: 15.2 (13%)     max: 18.57 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 14.77      avg: 17.8 (22%)     median: 18.2 (23%)     max: 20.05 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1.94      avg: 2.3 (3%)     median: 2.4 (3%)     max: 2.47 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0      avg: 3.3 (5%)     median: 3.3 (5%)     max: 6.55 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 12.85      avg: 20.6 (19%)     median: 20.7 (19%)     max: 33.19 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 5784      avg: 7260.3 (60%)     median: 7172 (59%)     max: 9402 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.5      avg: 6.6 (83%)     median: 6.5 (82%)     max: 6.7 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 5      avg: 5.5 (70%)     median: 5.2 (66%)     max: 6.7 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.

GRID: Autosport
low 1024x768
79.7 119.5 ~ 100 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
28 45.8 ~ 37 fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
13.3 19.7 ~ 17 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12.5 12.5 ~ 13 fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Watch Dogs
low 1024x768
24.4  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
14.1  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
3.6  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Wolfenstein: The New Order
low 1280x720
36.4 42.3 ~ 39 fps      Compare
med. 1280x720
33.6 37.2 ~ 35 fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
14.1 14.2 ~ 14 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
The Elder Scrolls Online
low 1024x768
56.9 60.8 ~ 59 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
21.8 31.3 ~ 27 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
13.6 19.3 ~ 16 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
9.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Titanfall

Titanfall

2014
low 1024x768
39.6 46.4 ~ 43 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
20.8 23.3 ~ 22 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
13.3 14.4 ~ 14 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
9.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
14.3 14.9 16.2 16.5 19.1 21.3 ~ 17 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
8 9.1 9.3 9.3 11 12.2 ~ 10 fps      Compare