Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD vs Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD

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The Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD (sometimes also called GMA X4500 HD or other combinations) is a DirectX 10 capable onboard graphics adapter in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset of the Centrino 2 platform (Montevina). The chip has no dedicated graphics memory, but takes dynamically an amount from the main memory (up to 384 MB). The graphics card is also called Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family in the Intel drivers.

The 400MHz clocked version of the 4500MHD found in the GL40 and GS40 chipsets, is called GMA 4500M (without the HD) and has a worse performance in 3D games and video decoding.

Compared to the predecessor GMA X3100, the GMA 4500MHD has two more shaders and a 33 MHz higher core clock speed. Therefore, the chip is noticable faster than the older one (especially in 3DMark06). Still, the performance is just on par with the entry level dedicated graphics cards and therefore not suited for demanding games. Some older games like Fear can be played in low details and low resolutions (see "Gaming Performance" below).

Compared to other modern integrated graphic cards like the Nvidia GeForce 9400M (G 102MNVIDIA GeForce G 105M) or AMD ATI Radeon HD 3200, the GMA 4500M HD noticably slower and provides less optimized drivers for games.

The version in the GS45 can be clocked lower (320 versus 533 MHz) and support only FSB 800 (instead of FSB 533/1066). Furthermore, switchable graphics are only supported in the GM45 chipset. The GE45 has the same features as the GM45, and aditionally is certified by Macrovision.

A new feature of the GMA chip, are the integrated HD video-decoding functions. The GM45 is able to decode HD-videos in the formats AVC, VC-2, and MPEG-2 to help the CPU. This way a Blu-Ray playback should also be possible with a low end CPU (only with the 533 MHz clocked version in the GM45 and GS45).

The graphics core in the GL40 and GS40 chipset with a lower core speed of 400 MHz is called GMA 4500M (without the HD). Because of the lower clock rate, the 4500M performs a bit worse in games and is not capable of decoding Blu-Ray videos fluently.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD

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The Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4700MHD (sometimes also called GMA X4700 HD or other combinations) is a DirectX 10 capable onboard graphics adapter in the GM47 chipset of the Centrino 2 platform (Montevina). The chip has no dedicated graphics memory, but takes dynamically an amount from the main memory (up to 384 MB).

Compared to the GMA 4500MHD, the 4700MHD features a higher core clock (plus 107 MHz) and is therefore a bit faster. Compared to the predecessor GMA X3100, the GMA 4500MHD has two more shaders and a 33 MHz higher core clock speed. Therefore, the chip is noticable faster than the older one (especially in 3DMark06). Still, the performance is just on par with the entry level dedicated graphics cards and therefore not suited for demanding games.

A new feature of the GMA chip, are the integrated HD video-decoding functions. The GM45 is able to decode HD-videos in the formats AVC, VC-2, and MPEG-2 to help the CPU. This way a Blu-Ray playback should also be possible with a low end CPU.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHDIntel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD
ManufacturerIntelIntel
GMA Series
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD 10 @ 640 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD 10 @ 533 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M (compare) 10 @ 400 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 (compare) 8 @ 500 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 (compare) 4/0 cores @ 250 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900 (compare) 4/0 cores @ 400 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600 (compare) 4 @ 400 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500 (compare) 4 @ 200 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD 10 @ 640 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD 10 @ 533 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M (compare) 10 @ 400 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 (compare) 8 @ 500 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 (compare) 4/0 cores @ 250 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900 (compare) 4/0 cores @ 400 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600 (compare) 4 @ 400 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500 (compare) 4 @ 200 MHz
CodenameMontevinaMontevina
10 - 10 -
Core533 MHz640 MHz
Memorymit Hauptspeicher geteilt (shared) bis 384 MBmit Hauptspeicher geteilt (shared) bis 384 MB
yesyes
DirectXDirectX 10, 4.0DirectX 10, 4.0
Technology65 nm65 nm
FeaturesEnhanced Intel Clear Video Technology, HD Video Decoder (VC/VC2/MPEG2), HDMI with HDCP support, Display Refresh Rate Switching Technology, Render Standby Enhanced Intel Clear Video Technology, HD Video Decoder (VC/VC2/MPEG2), HDMI mit HDCP Support, Display Refresh Rate Switching Technology, Render Standby
Introduced01.10.2008 01.10.2008
Manufacturerhttp://www.intel.com/products/centrino/c...http://www.intel.com/products/centrino/c...

3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
178 Points (0%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
145 Points (0%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
6958 Points (1%)
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
min: 3511     avg: 5100.3     median: 5089 (5%)     max: 7180 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 1402     avg: 2019.8     median: 1894 (1%)     max: 3050 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 739     avg: 1224.3     median: 1218 (2%)     max: 1710 Points
3DMark 06 + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3ds Max 1280x1024
2.6 fps (5%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia 1280x1024
1.3 fps (3%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight 1280x1024
1.1 fps (2%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya 1280x1024
min: 4     avg: 4.5     median: 4 (2%)     max: 5 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer 1280x1024
1.3 fps (3%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks 1280x1024
2.2 fps (3%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter 1280x1024
0.3 fps (1%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX 1280x1024
0.3 fps (1%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
min: 3     avg: 3.3     median: 3 (43%)     max: 4 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
min: 3     avg: 3.5     median: 3 (43%)     max: 4 points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU Games
min: 3     avg: 3.6     median: 3 (50%)     max: 4 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
min: 3     avg: 3.6     median: 3 (50%)     max: 5 Points
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
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Average Benchmarks Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD → 100%

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low 1280x720
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
20.6  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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F1 2013

F1 2013

2013
low 1024x768
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
0 (!)  fps
Fifa 14

Fifa 14

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
19.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
15.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
16  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
13  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
7  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
28.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
4.5  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
7  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
5  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
10.9  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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Fifa 13

Fifa 13

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
28  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
16  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
15  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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Torchlight 2

Torchlight 2

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
19.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
11.4  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
16.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
9  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
6.8 (!)  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
9 (!)  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
-1 (!)  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
»
low 1280x720
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
7  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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Alan Wake

Alan Wake

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
-1 (!)  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
5.7  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
17  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
7  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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Fifa 12

Fifa 12

2011
low 800x600
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
30  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
17  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
14  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
11  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
14.9  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
12.8  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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Crysis 2

Crysis 2

2011
low 800x600
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
6  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
5  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
3  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
11  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
»
low 800x600
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
9  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
low 800x600
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
43  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
23  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
18  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
11  fps
med. 1360x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
4  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
6.1  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
8  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
»
low 800x600
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
16  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
8  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5

2009
low 800x600
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
15.5  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
4.5  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift

2009
low 800x600
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
-1  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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Colin McRae: DIRT 2

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
low 800x600
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
-1  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
7 7 ~ 7 fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
low 800x600
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
27.5 41.3 45 ~ 38 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
15.4 16 ~ 16 fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
9 9.8 ~ 9 fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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F.E.A.R. 2

F.E.A.R. 2

2009
low 800x600
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
25  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
11  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto

GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto

2008
low 800x600
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
-1  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead

2008
low 640x480
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
32.4  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
»
Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2

2008
low 640x480
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
11.5  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
3.4  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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Crysis Warhead

Crysis Warhead

2008
low 800x600
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
0.8  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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Trackmania Nations Forever

Trackmania Nations Forever

2008
low 640x480
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
60.2  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
8.7  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

2007
low 800x600
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
26  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
8.4  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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Supreme Commander - FA Bench

Supreme Commander - FA Bench

2007
low 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
14  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
9.8  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
8.5  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
low 800x600
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
28  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
7  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
4  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

2005
high 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
15.6 16.3 35.7 ~ 23 fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
39 43 43 45 45 56 57 63 63 69 70 71 71 72 74 84 88 ~ 62 fps
med. 800x600
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
13 13 14 15 15 15 15 15 16 18 18 19 20 21 21 21 22 ~ 17 fps
high 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 ~ 6 fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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Quake 4

Quake 4

2005
low 640x480
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
17  fps
med. 800x600
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
17  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
16  fps
ultra 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
16  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
26 29 31.5 32.8 55.7 ~ 35 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
6.7 6.9 14 14.4 21 ~ 13 fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
5  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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Counter-Strike Source

Counter-Strike Source

2004
low 640x480
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
14  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
12 41 ~ 27 fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
16.1 17.2 ~ 17 fps
med. 640x480
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
17  fps
high 800x600
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
15.7  fps
ultra 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
13.2  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

1999
high 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
60 65.6 70.4 75.4 76.4 94.6 99.7 102.6 104.2 104.3 108.4 126.5 128.2 177.1 ~ 100 fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
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