Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500 vs Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD

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) 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) 500Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
ManufacturerIntelIntel
GMA Series
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD compare 10 @ 0.64 GHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD 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 compare 4 @ 0.4 GHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500 4 @ 0.2 GHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD compare 10 @ 0.64 GHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD 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 compare 4 @ 0.4 GHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500 4 @ 0.2 GHz
CodenameGMA 500Montevina
ArchitecturePowerVR SGX5Gen. 4.5
Cores4 - unified10 - unified
Core200 MHz533 MHz
Shared Memoryyesyes
DirectXDirectX 10.1, 4.1DirectX 10, 4.0
Technology130 nm65 nm
Features
OpenGL 2.0, PowerVR SGX Kern, Screen Tiling, Internal True Color Processing, Zero overhead AA, 32 Bit floating-point operations.
Enhanced Intel Clear Video Technology, HD Video Decoder (VC/VC2/MPEG2), HDMI with HDCP support, Display Refresh Rate Switching Technology, Render Standby
Introduced01.11.2008 01.10.2008
Manufacturerhttp://download.intel.com/design/chipset...http://www.intel.com/products/centrino/c...

3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
178 Points (0%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
145 Points (0%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
6958 Points (1%)
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
min: 679     avg: 997     median: 1016 (1%)     max: 1335 Points
min: 3511     avg: 5100     median: 5089.5 (5%)     max: 7180 Points
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 142     avg: 665     median: 395 (0%)     max: 4113 Points
min: 1402     avg: 2020     median: 1894 (1%)     max: 3050 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 120     avg: 133     median: 129 (0%)     max: 150 Points
min: 739     avg: 1224     median: 1218 (2%)     max: 1710 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
3DMark 06 - Standard 1024x768 + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
3DMark 06 - Standard 1024x768 + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x800 + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x768 + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3dsmax
min: 2.5     avg: 2.6     median: 2.6 (5%)     max: 2.76
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia
1.3 (3%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight
min: 1.04     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (2%)     max: 1.17
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya
min: 4.02     avg: 4.5     median: 4.5 (2%)     max: 5.05
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer
min: 1.26     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (3%)     max: 1.33
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks
min: 2.14     avg: 2.2     median: 2.2 (3%)     max: 2.3
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter
min: 0.29     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (1%)     max: 0.3
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX
min: 0.28     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (1%)     max: 0.3
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
min: 2.3     avg: 2.4     median: 2.4 (30%)     max: 2.4 Points
min: 3     avg: 3.3     median: 3.3 (42%)     max: 4 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
min: 2.9     avg: 4.2     median: 4.5 (57%)     max: 4.5 Points
min: 3.2     avg: 3.5     median: 3.5 (44%)     max: 4.1 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - Windows Vista Leistungsindex - Grafik (Spiele)
min: 2.4     avg: 2.7     median: 2.7 (40%)     max: 3 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - Windows Vista Leistungsindex - Grafik
min: 4.5     avg: 5.2     median: 5.2 (76%)     max: 5.9 Points
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD

Average Benchmarks Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500 → 100% n=11

Average Benchmarks Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD → 688% n=11

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

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

F1 2013

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

Fifa 14

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

Dota 2

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

Fifa 13

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

Torchlight 2

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

Alan Wake

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

Anno 2070

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

Fifa 12

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

Dirt 3

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

Crysis 2

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

Total War: Shogun 2

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

Fifa 11

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

Risen

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

Resident Evil 5

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

Need for Speed Shift

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

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

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

Anno 1404

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

Sims 3

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

F.E.A.R. 2

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

GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto

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

Left 4 Dead

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

Far Cry 2

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

Crysis Warhead

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

Trackmania Nations Forever

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

Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

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

Supreme Commander - FA Bench

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

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

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

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

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

World in Conflict - Benchmark

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

Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

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

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500:
16  fps
388%
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) 500:
2  fps
850%
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) 500:
1  fps
600%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD:
4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 ~ 6 fps
Quake 4

Quake 4

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

World of Warcraft

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

Counter-Strike Source

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

Doom 3

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

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

1999
high 1024x768
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

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

Average Gaming Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD → 613%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 388%

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