Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)

Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)

The Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) is a low-end integrated Bay Trail graphics card found in certain Atom models (Z3770), nettops (J2850) and notebook SoCs (N3510). It supports DirectX 11 and is based on the Ivy Bridge GPU. Clock rates and shader cores, however, are considerably lower.

Compared to Ivy Bridge, which offers either 6 or 16 Execution Units, the HD Graphics (Bay Trail) comes with only 4 EUs. The core clock is significantly lower as well. Depending on the specific model, the maximum Turbo Boost is 896 MHz or less and the memory controller can support DDR3(L), DDR3L-RS or LPDDR3 in single- or dual-channel operation.

The fastest notebook models equipped with this GPU nearly match the performance of the HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) and the AMD Radeon HD 6310. Therefore, older and less demanding Windows games like World of Warcraft or Half-Life 2 can be played fluently in very low settings. Performance is not sufficient for most modern titles.

Compared to competing ARM SoCs, Bay Trail outperforms the Adreno 320 (which can be found in different Qualcomm SoCs like the Snapdragon 600) and offers a performance similar to the Tegra 4 GPU. That is enough power to run even the most demanding Android games smoothly in very high resolutions as of 2013.

The integrated video decoder supports all popular codecs such as MPEG2, H.264, VC1, VP8 and MVC and is suitable for resolutions up to 4K up to 100 Mbit/s. The user can connect up to two displays via HDMI 1.4 (max. 1920 x 1080) or DisplayPort 1.2 (max. 2560 x 1600). Another new feature is the support for Wireless Display and Quick Sync, Intel's fast and power efficient H-264 hardware encoder. Some of these features are not available on all models.

Depending on the model, the power consumption of the entire SoC is somewhere between 2 and 10 W. The most efficient versions are therefore suitable for passively cooled tablets, whereas faster variants are used in larger subnotebooks with active cooling.

ManufacturerIntel
HD Graphics Series

HD Graphics 4600

20 @ 200 - 1350MHz64/128 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
CodenameBay Trail
ArchitectureIvy Bridge
Pipelines4 - unified
Core Speed *311 - 896 MHz
Shader Speed *311 - 896 MHz
Memory Bus Width32/64/128 Bit
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology22 nm
Date of Announcement11.09.2013
* 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      avg: 93.5 (94%)     median: 97.8 (98%)     max: 97.8 Points
Cinebench R15 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0      avg: 3.8 (3%)     median: 3.7 (3%)     max: 6.29 Points
Basemark X 1.1 - High Quality
0% 100%
min: 3008      avg: 5732 (20%)     median: 5732 (20%)     max: 8456 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - Medium Quality
0% 100%
min: 4802      avg: 11273.3 (31%)     median: 13253 (36%)     max: 15765 fps
Basemark X 1.0 - Off-Screen
0% 100%
min: 10.1      avg: 10.1 (48%)     median: 10.1 (48%)     max: 10.1 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
0% 100%
min: 11      avg: 17.5 (29%)     median: 16.9 (28%)     max: 23.9 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 15      avg: 17.5 (3%)     median: 16 (2%)     max: 27.5 fps
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 90      avg: 145.3 (1%)     median: 150 (1%)     max: 192 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 362      avg: 1173.2 (2%)     median: 1204 (2%)     max: 1565 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
0% 100%
min: 11835      avg: 13320.6 (5%)     median: 13589 (5%)     max: 15061 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4751      avg: 7412.4 (3%)     median: 7369 (3%)     max: 9234 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 5056      avg: 14306.6 (2%)     median: 14969 (2%)     max: 20760 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 3D Graphics Tests
0% 100%
min: 1058      avg: 1171.3 (53%)     median: 1077 (49%)     max: 1379 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 2D Graphics Tests
0% 100%
min: 3864      avg: 4106.7 (83%)     median: 3868 (78%)     max: 4588 Points
GLBenchmark 2.5 - Egypt HD Offscreen Fixed Time 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 41      avg: 41 (7%)     median: 41 (7%)     max: 41 fps
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
0% 100%
min: 163      avg: 171 (3%)     median: 172.5 (3%)     max: 174 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 25      avg: 25 (2%)     median: 25 (2%)     max: 25 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 26      avg: 27.3 (1%)     median: 27 (1%)     max: 29 Samples/s
NenaMark2 -
0% 100%
min: 59.7      avg: 59.7 (89%)     median: 59.7 (89%)     max: 59.7 fps
Basemark ES 2.0 - Taiji Free
0% 100%
min: 53.13      avg: 53.1 (88%)     median: 53.1 (88%)     max: 53.13 fps
Smartbench 2012 - Gaming Index
0% 100%
min: 3879      avg: 3879 (85%)     median: 3879 (85%)     max: 3879 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 122      avg: 189.1 (1%)     median: 184 (1%)     max: 232 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 143      avg: 220.5 (2%)     median: 216 (2%)     max: 269 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 395      avg: 504.2 (1%)     median: 495 (1%)     max: 667 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 507      avg: 638.8 (2%)     median: 624 (2%)     max: 840 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 814      avg: 1780.3 (6%)     median: 1857 (6%)     max: 2151 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 2666      avg: 3194.6 (9%)     median: 3331 (9%)     max: 3445 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 4226      avg: 4997.3 (3%)     median: 5220 (3%)     max: 5323 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 2.4      avg: 2.6 (1%)     median: 2.7 (1%)     max: 2.8 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 1807      avg: 3165.5 (12%)     median: 3422 (13%)     max: 5312 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.37      avg: 5.8 (5%)     median: 6 (5%)     max: 7.56 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 1368      avg: 2036 (17%)     median: 2048 (17%)     max: 2569 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.

Risen 3: Titan Lords
low 1024x768
8.4  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
5.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
GRID: Autosport
low 1024x768
41.8  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
12.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Wolfenstein: The New Order
low 1280x720
11.1  fps      Compare
med. 1280x720
9.6  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
The Elder Scrolls Online
low 1024x768
25.2  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
9.2  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
3.1 5.1 ~ 4 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
3.3  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
X-Plane 10.25
low 1024x768
12.8  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
6  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Battlefield 4
low 1024x768
7.3  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Batman: Arkham Origins
low 1024x768
14  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F1 2013

F1 2013

2013
low 1024x768
12  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 14

Fifa 14

2013
low 1024x768
12.6 18.7 19.9 29.8 33.6 60 ~ 29 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
10.5 19.5 33 ~ 21 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
7.8 12.8 22 ~ 14 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Total War: Rome II
low 1024x768
7.7  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Saints Row IV
low 1280x720
6.3  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
low 1024x768
10.2  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
6.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Splinter Cell: Blacklist
low 1024x768
11  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
7.8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
low 1024x768
18.2 20.8 28.4 ~ 22 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
9.5 10.4 13.7 ~ 11 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Company of Heroes 2
low 1024x768
4.4  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
14.1 16.2 17.9 20.4 23.2 ~ 18 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
12.5 12.6 ~ 13 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Metro: Last Light
low 1024x768
5  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
BioShock Infinite
low 1280x720
8.4 10.9 11.4 13.3 ~ 11 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
5.3 5.7 6.3 ~ 6 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
2.1 4.9 ~ 4 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
1.2  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
low 1024x768
39 56.2 69 ~ 55 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
12.3 12.8 14 ~ 13 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Tomb Raider
low 1024x768
10 11.7 11.8 12 12.4 12.5 12.6 13.2 13.4 13.7 13.8 15 15.4 15.5 15.9 ~ 13 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
5.1 6.1 6.2 6.4 6.9 6.9 7 7 7.1 7.8 8 8.1 ~ 7 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
3.1 4.6 ~ 4 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
0.3  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dead Space 3
low 1024x768
23.6  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768