Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)

Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)

The Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) is an integrated graphics card in the mobile Ivy Bridge codenamed processors (Celeron and Pentium). It is the successor the the Intel HD Graphics 2000 in the Sandy Bridge CPUs and performs between the old HD 2000 and 3000 GPU

Compared to the faster HD Graphics 4000, the HD Graphics features less Execution Units (6 versus 16) and only one texture sampler. Therefore, the performance is clearly worse and only suited for low demanding gaming. Intel states a 10 to 15% higher performance compared to the old Sandy Bridge based HD Graphics 2000 (see our benchmarks below), which is similar to AMDs low-end GPUs like the integrated Radeon HD 8210. Therefore, only casual games with low requirements are playable.

A speciality of the Ivy Bridge GPUs is that 4x MSAA is supported in hardware now. However, 2x is only supported through software.  The algorithm to support 2x is going through the 4x pipeline with a software algorithm, so performance is similar to 4x MSAA.

The integrated video decoder called Multi Format Codec Engine (MFX) was also improved and should allow even simultaneus 4K video decoding. DXVAChecker lists MPEG2, VC1, WMV9, and H264 as supported codecs. QuickSync for fast transcoding of videos was also optimized for higher performance and better image quality.

Another new feature is the support for up to 3 independent displays (maybe only with a DisplayPort) as AMD offers with theirs Eyefinity support (up to 6 displays).

Due to the 22nm 3D Tri-Gate production process, the power consumption should be relatively low (the development was focused on performance per Watt).

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
CodenameIvy Bridge GT1
ArchitectureIvy Bridge
Pipelines6 - unified
Core Speed *350 - 1100 MHz
Shader Speed *350 - 1100 MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 11.0, Shader 5.0
technology22 nm
Date of Announcement01.10.2012
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
0% 100%
min: 21      avg: 21 (35%)     median: 21 (35%)     max: 21 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 27      avg: 27 (4%)     median: 27 (4%)     max: 27 fps
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 248      avg: 286.2 (2%)     median: 285.5 (2%)     max: 305 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2116      avg: 2282.8 (3%)     median: 2286 (3%)     max: 2470 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 22834      avg: 24733.8 (3%)     median: 24209.5 (3%)     max: 29149 Points
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
0% 100%
min: 190      avg: 266.4 (5%)     median: 275 (5%)     max: 290 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 27      avg: 38.3 (3%)     median: 44 (3%)     max: 44 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 44      avg: 44 (2%)     median: 44 (2%)     max: 44 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 218      avg: 310.6 (2%)     median: 315 (2%)     max: 352 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 258      avg: 363.3 (3%)     median: 370.5 (3%)     max: 413 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 728      avg: 1186.5 (3%)     median: 1213 (3%)     max: 1360 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 930      avg: 1465.5 (4%)     median: 1491 (4%)     max: 1691 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 2186      avg: 2949 (10%)     median: 2930 (10%)     max: 3573 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 3839      avg: 5084.8 (14%)     median: 5186 (14%)     max: 6252 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 5909      avg: 7584.4 (5%)     median: 7434 (5%)     max: 10124 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 8075      avg: 9212 (15%)     median: 9212 (15%)     max: 10349 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 2513      avg: 3006 (11%)     median: 2827 (11%)     max: 3795 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0.75      avg: 0.8 (1%)     median: 0.8 (1%)     max: 0.87 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1.31      avg: 1.5 (2%)     median: 1.5 (2%)     max: 1.66 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4.68      avg: 5.3 (8%)     median: 5.3 (8%)     max: 5.88 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0.91      avg: 1.1 (6%)     median: 1.1 (6%)     max: 1.19 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 8.71      avg: 8.8 (8%)     median: 8.8 (8%)     max: 8.93 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 7.83      avg: 8.9 (11%)     median: 8.9 (11%)     max: 10.03 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1.27      avg: 1.4 (2%)     median: 1.4 (2%)     max: 1.51 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0      avg: 0 (0%)     max: 0 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 6.62      avg: 9.1 (8%)     median: 9.2 (8%)     max: 11.32 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2410      avg: 3336.6 (28%)     median: 3382 (28%)     max: 4037 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.2      avg: 6.2 (78%)     median: 6.2 (78%)     max: 6.2 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 4.6      avg: 4.7 (59%)     median: 4.7 (59%)     max: 4.7 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.

The Elder Scrolls Online
low 1024x768
34.5  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
14.3  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
8.6  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
5.9  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
3.6  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
X-Plane 10.25
low 1024x768
15  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
7.6  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F1 2013

F1 2013

2013
low 1024x768
20  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
14  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 14

Fifa 14

2013
med. 1366x768
54.4  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
32  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
low 1024x768
18.4 30.5 ~ 24 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
8.2 24.5 ~ 16 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
27.5  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
12.8  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
12.5  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Metro: Last Light
low 1024x768
10.5  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
8.1  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
4.4  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
BioShock Infinite
low 1280x720
16 16.4 19.1 ~ 17 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
8.6 8.9 9 ~ 9 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
7.7  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
low 1024x768
80.8 112 ~ 96 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
19.3 24 ~ 22 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
10.8 15 ~ 13 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Tomb Raider
low 1024x768
8.8 16.1 18.6 20.1 21.5 21.5 22.5 22.7 23.1 23.6 24 ~ 20 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
7.7 9.4 10.5 10.8 11 11 11.1 11.4 11.7 ~ 11 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
5.1 7.4 7.6 8 ~ 7 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dead Space 3
low 1024x768
42  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
17  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
12  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Hitman: Absolution
low 1024x768
13  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
11  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
4  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dishonored
low 1024x768
18 19 ~ 19 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
14 15.2 ~ 15 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 13

Fifa 13

2012
low 1024x768
18.3 52 69.7 90 ~ 58 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
13.2 32.8 42.7 54 ~ 36 fps      Compare