Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)

Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)

The Intel HD Graphics (Family) is a processor graphics card which is integrated in the cheap Celeron and Pentium model of the Sandy Bridge generation. It is similar to the Intel HD Graphics 2000 and not with the processor graphics of the older Arrandale dual-core processors (which bears the same name). 

Depending on the processor, the HD graphics offers a different base and Turbo Boost clock speed. Currently there are three different models:

  • Power Saving e.g. Celeron 847: base 350MHz, Turbo 800MHz
  • Celeron e.g. Celeron B810: base 650MHz, Turbo 950MHz
  • Pentium e.g. Pentium B950: base 650MHz, Turbo 1100MHz

Furthermore, the slow CPU performance of some models may influence the games a lot. For example, although the GPU in the Celeron B710 differs not much from the Pentium B950, the gaming performance was clearly worse and many games were unplayable.

As the Intel HD Graphics 3000 and 2000, the processor graphics card is able to use part of the last level cache of the processor (2MB usually for the entry level CPUs). This could be seen as a small amount of very fast dedicated memory.

Altought 2x Antialiasing (AA) is supported, the chip is as fast as when rendering 4x AA. In the Unigine Valley benchmark a similar HD 3000 i7-2637M for example reached the same score with 2x AA and 4x AA.

The feature set compared to the HD Graphics 3000 is also reduced in these entry level CPUs. E.g. Intel Quick Sync (for de- and encoding of HD videos), In Tru 3D, Clear Video HD are usually deactivated.

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
CodenameSandy Bridge
ArchitectureSandy Bridge
Pipelines6 - unified
Core Speed *350 - 1100 MHz
Shader Speed *350 - 1100 MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
Shared Memoryyes
benutzt LLC Cache
DirectXDirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1
technology32 nm
Date of Announcement01.05.2011
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.intel.com/technology/graphics...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1389      avg: 1404.5 (2%)     median: 1404.5 (2%)     max: 1420 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 13132      avg: 13746.5 (2%)     median: 13746.5 (2%)     max: 14361 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 581      avg: 735.8 (2%)     median: 767.5 (2%)     max: 831 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 737      avg: 932.3 (2%)     median: 976 (3%)     max: 1057 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 1027      avg: 2523.2 (8%)     median: 2509 (8%)     max: 3530 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 2000      avg: 4690.8 (13%)     median: 4768 (13%)     max: 5917 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 2701      avg: 6189.3 (4%)     median: 6390 (4%)     max: 7772 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 9769      avg: 11443.3 (19%)     median: 11429.5 (19%)     max: 13145 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5.3      avg: 5.7 (3%)     median: 5.5 (3%)     max: 7 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 1778      avg: 2617.3 (10%)     median: 2632.5 (10%)     max: 3495 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0.14      avg: 0.1 (0%)     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.14 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0.09      avg: 0.1 (0%)     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.09 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0.34      avg: 0.3 (2%)     median: 0.3 (2%)     max: 0.34 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0.08      avg: 0.1 (0%)     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.08 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2.68      avg: 6.3 (6%)     median: 6.6 (6%)     max: 7.93 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 1030      avg: 2571.4 (21%)     median: 2577 (21%)     max: 3508 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 5.4      avg: 5.7 (72%)     median: 5.7 (72%)     max: 5.8 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 3.8      avg: 4.5 (57%)     median: 4.5 (57%)     max: 5.1 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.

X-Plane 10.25
low 1024x768
11.8  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
6.9  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
3.4  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
2.5  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F1 2013

F1 2013

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

Fifa 14

2013
low 1024x768
94  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
52  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
24 (!)  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
low 1024x768
41.2  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
24.2  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
29  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
16  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
low 1024x768
100  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
16.9  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
9.5  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
2.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
SimCity

SimCity

2013
low 1024x768
9.7  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Tomb Raider
low 1024x768
14.6  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
7.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dead Space 3
low 1024x768
32.2  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
13.3  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
9.4  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
low 1024x768
13 14.2 ~ 14 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Medal of Honor: Warfighter
low 1024x768
9.5  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
6.5  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dishonored
low 1024x768
6.9 19.2 ~ 13 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
15.1  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
13.3  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
World of Tanks v8
low 1024x768
44.4  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
11.8  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
9.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Fifa 13

Fifa 13

2012
low 1024x768
14.8 43.8 55 65.9 66.2 68.3 76.2 80.6 84 96 ~ 65 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
33.1 35 36.2 39.6 41.2 43.9 44.5 51 52 ~ 42 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
17.2 17.2 17.5 19.1 19.4 22.9 24 ~ 20 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12 12.3 ~ 12 fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
F1 2012

F1 2012

2012
low 1024x768
24  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
15  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
12  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Guild Wars 2
low 1024x768
23  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
6  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
2  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Counter-Strike: GO
low 1024x768
60  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
30.3  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
18.8  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
9.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
The Secret World
low 1024x768
11  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dirt Showdown
low 1024x768
27  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
13.4  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
8.6  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
5  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Diablo III
low 1024x768
23 23.1 ~ 23 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
10.9 15 ~ 13 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
6.8 12 ~ 9 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
4.9 11 ~ 8 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Risen 2: Dark Waters
low 1024x768
8.8 11 ~ 10 fps      Compare