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Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD 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) 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) 600
GMA Series
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD 10 @ 0.64 GHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD compare 10 @ 0.53 GHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M compare 10 @ 0.4 GHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 compare 8 @ 0.5 GHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 compare 4/0 cores @ 0.25 GHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900 compare 4/0 cores @ 0.4 GHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600 4 @ 0.4 GHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500 compare 4 @ 0.2 GHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD 10 @ 0.64 GHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD compare 10 @ 0.53 GHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M compare 10 @ 0.4 GHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 compare 8 @ 0.5 GHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 compare 4/0 cores @ 0.25 GHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900 compare 4/0 cores @ 0.4 GHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600 4 @ 0.4 GHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500 compare 4 @ 0.2 GHz
CodenameMontevinaGMA 600
ArchitectureGen. 4.5PowerVR SGX5
Pipelines10 - unified4 - unified
Core Speed640 MHz400 MHz
Shared Memoryyesyes
APIDirectX 10, Shader 4.0DirectX 9.0c, Shader 3.0
technology65 nm45 nm
FeaturesEnhanced Intel Clear Video Technology, HD Video Decoder (VC/VC2/MPEG2), HDMI mit HDCP Support, Display Refresh Rate Switching Technology, Render StandbyOpenGL, PowerVR SGX Kern, Screen Tiling, Internal True Color Processing, Zero overhead AA, 32 Bit floating-point operations.
Date of Announcement01.10.2008 01.05.2010
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.intel.com/products/centrino/c...

Benchmarks

3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
min: 1549     avg: 1562     median: 1562 (2%)     max: 1575 Points
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 249     avg: 564     median: 697 (0%)     max: 747 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 253     avg: 259.3     median: 260 (0%)     max: 265 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600
3DMark 06
119 Points (0%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
min: 3     avg: 3.4     median: 3.6 (46%)     max: 3.6 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
min: 2.9     avg: 3.5     median: 2.9 (37%)     max: 4.8 Points
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
min: 100     avg: 105     median: 107 (0%)     max: 108 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600 → NAN% n=

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Fifa 12

Fifa 12

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

Resident Evil 5

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

Trackmania Nations Forever

2008
low 640x480
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600:
-1 (!)  fps
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

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

Counter-Strike Source

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

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

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

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