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 @ 0.64 GHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD compare 10 @ 0.53 GHz
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M 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 compare 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 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 compare 4 @ 0.2 GHz
CodenameCrestlineGL40
ArchitectureGen. 4Gen. 4.5
Pipelines8 - unified10 - unified
Core Speed500 MHz400 MHz
Shared Memorynoyes
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 3.0DirectX 10, Shader 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
Date of Announcement09.05.2007 01.10.2008
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.intel.com/cd/products/service...http://www.intel.com/products/centrino/c...

Benchmarks

3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
min: 2012     avg: 4319     median: 4117 (4%)     max: 6839 Points
min: 3335     avg: 4018     median: 3882 (4%)     max: 5389 Points
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 751     avg: 1520     median: 1600 (1%)     max: 2916 Points
min: 1136     avg: 1676     median: 1650.5 (1%)     max: 2373 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 446     avg: 805     median: 848 (1%)     max: 997 Points
min: 470     avg: 987     median: 1037 (2%)     max: 1277 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x800 + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x768 + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x768 + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1024x768 + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
3.3 Points (42%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
min: 3.2     avg: 3.4     median: 3.4 (43%)     max: 3.6 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - Windows Vista Leistungsindex - Grafik (Spiele)
min: 3.3     avg: 3.4     median: 3.5 (51%)     max: 3.5 Points
3.8 Points (56%)
Windows Vista Experience Index - Windows Vista Leistungsindex - Grafik
min: 3.1     avg: 3.3     median: 3.5 (51%)     max: 3.5 Points
4.1 Points (60%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M

Average Benchmarks Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 → 100% n=9

Average Benchmarks Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M → 119% n=9

- 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 11

Fifa 11

2010
low 800x600
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
-1  fps
Sims 3

Sims 3

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

Left 4 Dead

2008
low 640x480
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
6  fps
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
Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

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

Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

2005
high 1024x768
100%
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100:
1.6  fps
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
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
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
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
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
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

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

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

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

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 64%

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