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Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)

Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)

The Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)  is an integrated graphics card in the low end SoCs of the Braswell series (e.g. Pentium N3700). It is based on the same architecture as the integrated GPU of the Broadwell graphics cards (e.g. HD Graphics 5300), but offers less shader cores and slower clock speeds.

The performance depends on the processor. The fastest models offer 16 EUs (shader cores) at 400 - 700 MHz. It should be about twice as fast as the old HD Graphics in Bay Trail SoCs. At the time of announcement in Q1 2015 the following models exist:

  • Pentium N3700: 16 EUs @ 400 - 700 MHz, Dual-Channel Memory
  • Celeron N3150: 12 EUs @ 320 - 640 MHz, Dual-Channel Memory
  • Celeron N3050: 12 EUs @ 320 - 600 MHz, Dual-Channel Memory
  • Celeron N3000: 12 EUs @ 320 - 600 MHz, Dual-Channel Memory

In the first CPUs the graphics card was only called Intel HD Graphics. Later (e.g. in the Celeron N3060) Intel renamed it to Intel HD Graphics 400 (Celeron with 12 EUs) and Intel HD Graphics 405 (Pentium with 16 EUs).

Gaming performance ist still only suited for older or less demanding games. Often also the processor is limited gaming performance (e.g. in the dual-core N3000).

The SoC also integrates a video decoding engine that should be able to handle 4K H.265 videos.

ManufacturerIntel
HD Graphics Series
HD Graphics P530 24 @ 350 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
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 (Skylake) 12 @ 300 - 800 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) 16 @ 320 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Braswell) 16 @ 320 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) 12 @ 320 - 640 (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
CodenameBraswell
ArchitectureIntel Gen8
Pipelines16 - unified
Core Speed *320 - 700 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 11.2, Shader 5.0
technology14 nm
Date of Announcement01.04.2015
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Pentium N37004 x 1600 MHz, 6 W400 MHz700 MHz
Intel Celeron N31604 x 1600 MHz, 6 W320 MHz640 MHz
Intel Celeron N31504 x 1600 MHz, 6 W320 MHz640 MHz
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min. - max.320 - 400 MHz600 - 700 MHz

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15
Ref. Match 64Bit +
OpenGL 64Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
0%
100%
min: 218     avg: 256.5 (1%)     median: 261 (1%)     max: 299 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
0%
100%
min: 204     avg: 235.2 (1%)     median: 238 (1%)     max: 256 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0%
100%
min: 1950     avg: 2187.3 (1%)     median: 2193 (1%)     max: 2457 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
0%
100%
min: 1327     avg: 1595.4 (3%)     median: 1529 (3%)     max: 2134 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0%
100%
min: 20067     avg: 24120.9 (3%)     median: 24638 (3%)     max: 26079 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0%
100%
min: 275     avg: 389.9 (1%)     median: 395 (1%)     max: 468 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0%
100%
min: 310     avg: 434.8 (2%)     median: 436 (2%)     max: 518 points
3DMark Vantage
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
P Result 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0%
100%
min: 3.2     avg: 4.9 (2%)     median: 4.9 (2%)     max: 6.6 fps
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
- 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.

World of Warships
low 1366x768
16.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
11.9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Metal Gear Solid V
low 1024x768
13.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
9.5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Battlefield Hardline
low 1024x768
13.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
8.7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Evolve

Evolve

2015
low 1024x768
5.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
3.9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4

2014
low 1024x768
6.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
4.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Civilization: Beyond Earth
low 1024x768
6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
3.2  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F1 2014

F1 2014

2014
low 1024x768
13 13 ~ 13 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
12 12.5 ~ 12 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Alien: Isolation
low 1024x768
13.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
8.8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
low 1024x768
64  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
18.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Risen 3: Titan Lords
low 1024x768
7.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
5.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
GRID: Autosport
low 1024x768
23  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
12.5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Saints Row IV
low 1280x720
3.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
2.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
19.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
12.6  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
12.5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
BioShock Infinite
low 1280x720
16.2 17.4 17.5 17.7 22.1 ~ 18 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
8.3 9.1 9.8 10 11.4 ~ 10 fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
6.9 7 7.4 8.4 9.6 ~ 8 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Tomb Raider
low 1024x768
19.4 22.5 23 23.4 23.7 ~ 22 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
11 12.1 12.2 12.6 12.9 ~ 12 fps    + Compare