Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500 vs Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100

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) X3100

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Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM (with 500 MHz core speed) and 960GM (400 MHz) chipset (for Merom = Core 2 architecture). It is the successor of GMA 950. Most interesting is the integration of a fully programmable pipeline. Due to the integration of DirectX9 and DirectX 10 features (with drivers later than 15.9.0.1472), HDR and Hardware Transform & Lighning (T&L) - predecessor only had Software T&L - should be ready for Windows Vista Premium (support Aero Glass fully). Respective the data, the peformance should be clearly better than GMA 950.

The 13.5 Watt current consumption is relatively low, because it includes all chipset functions (therefore, this value is not compareable to dedicated graphics cards).

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
ManufacturerIntelIntel
GMA Series
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD compare 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 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 compare 10 @ 0.53 GHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M compare 10 @ 0.4 GHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 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 500Crestline
ArchitecturePowerVR SGX5Gen. 4
Cores4 - unified8 - unified
Core200 MHz500 MHz
Shared Memoryyesno
DirectXDirectX 10.1, 4.1DirectX 10, 3.0
Technology130 nm90 nm
Features
OpenGL 2.0, PowerVR SGX Kern, Screen Tiling, Internal True Color Processing, Zero overhead AA, 32 Bit floating-point operations.
Transform and Lighting Hardware Support, 32 Bit Floating Point Precision, 16xAF, Occlusion Query, Hardware Clipping, DX10, DirectX9, OpenGl 2.0, Hardware MPEG2 und WMV9 acceleration, 300 MHz RAMDAC, 2 25-112 MHz LVDS Transmitter, 2 DVO Encoder, TV Encoder
Introduced01.11.2008 09.05.2007
Manufacturerhttp://download.intel.com/design/chipset...http://www.intel.com/cd/products/service...

3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
min: 679     avg: 997     median: 1016 (1%)     max: 1335 Points
min: 2012     avg: 4319     median: 4117 (4%)     max: 6839 Points
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 142     avg: 665     median: 395 (0%)     max: 4113 Points
min: 751     avg: 1520     median: 1600 (1%)     max: 2916 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 120     avg: 133     median: 129 (0%)     max: 150 Points
min: 446     avg: 805     median: 848 (1%)     max: 997 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
3DMark 06 - Standard 1024x768 + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
3DMark 06 - Standard 1024x768 + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x800 + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x768 + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
min: 2.3     avg: 2.4     median: 2.4 (30%)     max: 2.4 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
min: 2.9     avg: 4.2     median: 4.5 (57%)     max: 4.5 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - Windows Vista Leistungsindex - Grafik (Spiele)
min: 2.4     avg: 2.7     median: 2.7 (40%)     max: 3 Points
min: 3.3     avg: 3.4     median: 3.5 (51%)     max: 3.5 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - Windows Vista Leistungsindex - Grafik
min: 4.5     avg: 5.2     median: 5.2 (76%)     max: 5.9 Points
min: 3.1     avg: 3.3     median: 3.5 (51%)     max: 3.5 Points
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100

Average Benchmarks Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500 → 100% n=9

Average Benchmarks Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 → 647% n=9

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

Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
low 800x600
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
-1  fps
Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead

2008
low 640x480
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
6  fps
Trackmania Nations Forever

Trackmania Nations Forever

2008
low 640x480
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
48.6  fps
high 1024x768
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
2  fps
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

2005
high 1024x768
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
1.6  fps
F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500:
16  fps
331%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
43 44 47 47 48 50 50 51 56 56 70 75 ~ 53 fps
med. 800x600
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500:
2  fps
500%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
8 8 8 8 10 10 10 11 11 13 14 14 ~ 10 fps
high 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500:
1  fps
300%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 ~ 3 fps
Quake 4

Quake 4

2005
low 640x480
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
14  fps
med. 800x600
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
12  fps
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
19  fps
Counter-Strike Source

Counter-Strike Source

2004
low 640x480
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
30  fps
high 1024x768
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
4  fps
Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
5.2 8 8 8.4 8.7 9.6 9.7 12.6 12.6 13.4 15 ~ 10 fps
med. 640x480
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
8.5 9.9 13.3 ~ 11 fps
high 800x600
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
8.4 9.8 12.2 ~ 10 fps
ultra 1024x768
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
7 8.2 9.5 ~ 8 fps
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

1999
high 1024x768
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
43.6 52 53.9 58 62.6 65.3 67.1 68.5 70 73 77.7 81 82.1 82.6 83.4 101.7 120.9 ~ 73 fps

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

Average Gaming Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 → 377%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 331%

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