Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD vs Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500 vs Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600

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) 500

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The Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 500 (also called GMA 500) is a graphics card for embedded products (e.g. MIDs), netbooks and other small mobile devices. It is usually paired with an Intel Atom CPU and designed for video playback tasks (even HD content). The integrated video decoder is able to accelerate MPEG-2, VC-1, and AVC HD videos.

The graphics core is based on a licensed PowerVR SGX core (Power VR SGX535 as in the Apple A4) and is clocked with 100 (UL11L) or 200 MHz (US15L, US15W chipset). The GMA 500 is compatible with DirectX 10.1 and features 4 unified shaders. Still the performance wont be sufficient for playing 3D games.

The chipsets that integrate the GMA 500 (UL11L, US15L, and US15W) support

GMA 500 chipset comparison
UL11LUS15LUS15W
Core Speed100200200 MHz
Max RAM512 MB1024 MB1024 MB
max Displays122
PCIe Slots122

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600

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The Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 600 (also called GMA 600) is a graphics cards for embedded products (e.g. MIDs), netbooks and other small mobile devices. It is integrated in the Atom Z600 series CPUs and compared to the GMA 500 it features a twice as high clock speed of max. 400 MHz. The integrated video decoder is able to accelerate MPEG-2, VC-1, and AVC HD videos.

The graphics core is based on a licensed PowerVR SGX core and is clocked with max 400 MHz. The GMA 600 should be theoretically compatible with DirectX 10.1 and features 4 unified shaders. Because of the missing Windows BIOS support, the Lincroft SOC is currently not able to run Windows (only CE) and therefore supports OpenGL ES 2.0, Open VG 1.0, DirectX 9.L. Another restriction is the max. resolution support of 1366x768 with LVDS and 1024x600 with MIPI.

The performance wont be sufficient for playing demanding 3D games.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHDIntel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600
ManufacturerIntelIntelIntel
GMA Series
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD 10 @ 640 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD 10 @ 533 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M 10 @ 400 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 8 @ 500 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 4/0 cores @ 250 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900 4/0 cores @ 400 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600 4 @ 400 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500 4 @ 200 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD 10 @ 640 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD 10 @ 533 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M 10 @ 400 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 8 @ 500 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 4/0 cores @ 250 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900 4/0 cores @ 400 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600 4 @ 400 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500 4 @ 200 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD 10 @ 640 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD 10 @ 533 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M 10 @ 400 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 8 @ 500 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 4/0 cores @ 250 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900 4/0 cores @ 400 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600 4 @ 400 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500 4 @ 200 MHz
CodenameMontevinaGMA 500GMA 600
ArchitectureGen. 4.5PowerVR SGX5PowerVR SGX5
10 - 4 - 4 -
Core640 MHz200 MHz400 MHz
yesyesyes
DirectXDirectX 10, 4.0DirectX 10.1, 4.1DirectX 9.0c, 3.0
Technology65 nm130 nm45 nm
FeaturesEnhanced Intel Clear Video Technology, HD Video Decoder (VC/VC2/MPEG2), HDMI mit HDCP Support, Display Refresh Rate Switching Technology, Render Standby
OpenGL 2.0, PowerVR SGX Kern, Screen Tiling, Internal True Color Processing, Zero overhead AA, 32 Bit floating-point operations.
OpenGL, PowerVR SGX Kern, Screen Tiling, Internal True Color Processing, Zero overhead AA, 32 Bit floating-point operations.
Introduced01.10.2008 01.11.2008 01.05.2010
Manufacturerhttp://www.intel.com/products/centrino/c...http://download.intel.com/design/chipset...

3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
min: 679     avg: 997     median: 1016 (1%)     max: 1335 Points
min: 1549     avg: 1562     median: 1562 (2%)     max: 1575 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 142     avg: 665     median: 395 (0%)     max: 4113 Points
min: 249     avg: 564     median: 697 (0%)     max: 747 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 120     avg: 133     median: 129 (0%)     max: 150 Points
min: 253     avg: 259     median: 260 (0%)     max: 265 Points
3DMark 06 + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
Standard 1280x1024 + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
min: 2.3     avg: 2.4     median: 2.4 (30%)     max: 2.4 points
min: 3     avg: 3.4     median: 3.6 (46%)     max: 3.6 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
min: 2.9     avg: 4.2     median: 4.5 (57%)     max: 4.5 points
min: 2.9     avg: 3.5     median: 2.9 (37%)     max: 4.8 points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU Games
min: 2.4     avg: 2.7     median: 2.7 (40%)     max: 3 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
min: 4.5     avg: 5.2     median: 5.2 (76%)     max: 5.9 Points
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
Shading 32Bit + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600

Average Benchmarks Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600 → 182%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Fifa 12

Fifa 12

2011
low 800x600
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600:
-1 (!)  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600:
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Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5

2009
low 800x600
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600:
-1 (!)  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600:
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Trackmania Nations Forever

Trackmania Nations Forever

2008
low 640x480
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600:
-1 (!)  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600:
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F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500:
16  fps
med. 800x600
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500:
2  fps
high 1024x768
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500:
1  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500:
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World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600:
2 (!)  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600:
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Counter-Strike Source

Counter-Strike Source

2004
low 640x480
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600:
-1 (!)  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600:
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Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

1999
high 1024x768
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600:
24  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600:
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