Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 vs Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M

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) 4500M

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The Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M (GMA 4500M) (sometimes also called GMA X4500 M) is a DirectX 10 capable integrated shared memory graphic card for laptops. The mGPU is integrated in the Intel GM40 and GL40 chipsets and designed for cheap laptops. The graphics card is also called Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family in the Intel drivers.

Compared to the GMA 4500M HD, the 4500M features a slower core clock (400 MHz versus 533MHz) and is thus a bit slower in games.

The chip itself is capable of supporting the CPU to decode HD videos, but because of the slower clock rate, the 4500M has troubles decoding 1080p videos fluently and therefore has no full Blu-Ray logo support.

The gaming performance of the 4500M is not really good. Only less demanding 3D games and very old games may run fluently in low detail settings. Sims 3 and F.E.A.R. for example achieved 30 fps (with stutters) in low deatails and low resolustions (combined with a fast CPU). 2D applications, games and Windows Vista / Windows 7 Aero are supported without any performance problems.

Compared to other modern integrated chipsets like the GeForce 9400M or the Radeon HD 3200, the 4500M is clearly the slowest especially for 3D games. Still the power consumption of the chip is quite competitive, so it may be the right choice for office tasks.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
ManufacturerIntelIntel
GMA Series
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD (compare) 10 @ 640 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD (compare) 10 @ 533 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M 10 @ 400 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 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 (compare) 10 @ 640 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD (compare) 10 @ 533 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M 10 @ 400 MHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 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
CodenameCrestlineGL40
8 - 10 -
Core500 MHz400 MHz
Memorymit Hauptspeicher geteilt (shared), max 384 MBmit Hauptspeicher geteilt (shared) bis 384 MB
noyes
DirectXDirectX 10, 3.0DirectX 10, 4.0
Technology90 nm65 nm
FeaturesTransform 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 EncoderEnhanced Intel Clear Video Technology, HD Video Decoder (VC/VC2/MPEG2), HDMI mit HDCP Support, Display Refresh Rate Switching Technology, Render Standby
Introduced09.05.2007 01.10.2008
Manufacturerhttp://www.intel.com/cd/products/service...http://www.intel.com/products/centrino/c...

3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
min: 2012     avg: 4319.1     median: 4117 (4%)     max: 6839 Points
min: 3335     avg: 4017.7     median: 3882 (4%)     max: 5389 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 751     avg: 1520     median: 1600 (1%)     max: 2916 Points
min: 1136     avg: 1675.8     median: 1650.5 (1%)     max: 2373 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 446     avg: 805.5     median: 848 (2%)     max: 997 Points
min: 470     avg: 987.1     median: 1037 (2%)     max: 1277 Points
3DMark 06 + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
+ Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
3.3 points (42%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
min: 3.2     avg: 3.4     median: 3.4 (43%)     max: 3.6 points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU Games
min: 3.3     avg: 3.4     median: 3.5 (51%)     max: 3.5 Points
3.8 Points (56%)
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
min: 3.1     avg: 3.3     median: 3.5 (51%)     max: 3.5 Points
4.1 Points (60%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Shading 32Bit + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M

Average Benchmarks Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M → 109%

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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
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
-1  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
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Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
low 800x600
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M:
34  fps
med. 1024x768
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M:
11.4  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M:
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Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead

2008
low 640x480
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
6  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
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Trackmania Nations Forever

Trackmania Nations Forever

2008
low 640x480
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
48.6  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
2  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
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Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
high 1024x768
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M:
3.5  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M:
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Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

2005
high 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
1.6  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
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F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
43 44 47 47 48 50 50 51 56 56 70 75 ~ 53 fps
64%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M:
28 40 ~ 34 fps
med. 800x600
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
8 8 8 8 10 10 10 11 11 13 14 14 ~ 10 fps
140%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M:
12 15 ~ 14 fps
high 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 ~ 3 fps
167%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M:
5 5 ~ 5 fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M:
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Quake 4

Quake 4

2005
low 640x480
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
14  fps
med. 800x600
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
12  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
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World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
19  fps
132%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M:
15 29.4 30 ~ 25 fps
med. 1024x768
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M:
6 9.9 21 ~ 12 fps
high 1280x1024
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M:
1 4 ~ 3 fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M:
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Counter-Strike Source

Counter-Strike Source

2004
low 640x480
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
30  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
4  fps
590%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M:
23.6  fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M:
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Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
100%
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
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
8.5 9.9 13.3 ~ 11 fps
high 800x600
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
8.4 9.8 12.2 ~ 10 fps
ultra 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
7 8.2 9.5 ~ 8 fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
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Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

1999
high 1024x768
100%
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
99%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M:
59.9 84.5 ~ 72 fps
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M:
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Average Gaming Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 → 100%

Average Gaming Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M → 199%

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