Intel HD Graphics 2500 vs Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)

Intel HD Graphics 2500

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The Intel HD Graphics 2500 (or Ivy Bridge GT1) is an integrated graphics card in the Ivy Bridge codenamed desktop processors. It is the successor the the Intel HD Graphics 2000 in the Sandy Bridge CPUs and performs between the old HD 2000 and 3000 GPU (see benchmarks below). Usually it is used in the cheaper desktop Ivy bridge CPUs. The mobile version is simply called Intel HD Graphics and integrated in the Pentium and Celeron line.

Compared to the faster HD Graphics 4000, the 2500 one features less Execution Units (6 versus 16) and only one texture sampler. Therefore, the performance is clearly worse and only suited for low demanding gaming. Intel states a 10 to 15% higher performance compared to the old Sandy Bridge based HD Graphics 2000. Therefore, only older casual games with low requirements are playable with the HD 2500.

A speciality of the Ivy Bridge GPUs is that 4x MSAA is supported in hardware now. However, 2x is only supported through software.  The algorithm to support 2x is going through the 4x pipeline with a software algorithm, so performance is similar to 4x MSAA.

The integrated video decoder called Multi Format Codec Engine (MFX) was also improved and should allow even simultaneus 4K video decoding. DXVAChecker lists MPEG2, VC1, WMV9, and H264 as supported codecs. QuickSync for fast transcoding of videos was also optimized for higher performance and better image quality.

Another new feature is the support for up to 3 independent displays as AMD offers with theirs Eyefinity support (up to 6 displays).

Due to the 22nm 3D Tri-Gate production process, the power consumption is relatively low (the development was focused on performance per Watt). 

Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)

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The Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell) (GT1) is an integrated Broadwell graphics card revealed in Q1 2015. It can be found in several low-end CPUs such as the Pentium 3805U or Celeron 3755U. The so-called GT1 GPU offers 12 EUs (Execution Units) and therefore somewhat more shader power than the previous HD Graphics (Haswell). The clock range may depend on the specific model it is built into.

Architecture and Features

Broadwell features a GPU based on the Intel Gen8 architecture, which has been optimized in various aspects compared to the previous Gen7.5 (Haswell). In case of the GT1 version, the shader arrays called "subslice" have been reorganized and now offer 6 Execution Units (EUs) each. Two subslices form a "slice" for a total of 12 EUs. Combined with other improvements such as larger L1 caches and an optimized frontend, the integrated GPU has become faster and more efficient than its predecessor.

The HD Graphics (Broadwell) represents the low-end version of the Broadwell GPU family and consists of one slice with 12 EUs. Beyond that, there is also a mid-range variant (GT2, 24 EUs) as well as higher-end models (GT3/GT3e + eDRAM, 48 EUs).

All Broadwell GPUs support OpenCL 2.0 and DirectX 12 (FL 11_1). The video engine can now decode H.265 using both fixed function hardware as well as available GPU shaders. Up to three displays can be connected via DP 1.2/eDP 1.3 (max. 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz) or HDMI 1.4a (max. 3840 x 2160 @ 24 Hz). HDMI 2.0, however, is not supported.

Performance

Even though the HD Graphics (Broadwell) is clocked a bit lower, the performance should be clearly above the HD Graphics (Haswell) and similar to the HD Graphics 4000. Nevertheless, only a few games as of 2014/2015 will run fluently at (very) low settings, e.g. Dota 2 or Sims 4.

Power Consumption

Utilizing a new 14 nm process, the HD Graphics (Broadwell) can be found in ULV models (15 W) as well as regular dual core CPUs (37 W, not yet presented). The TDP is flexible and can be further reduced, which has a significant impact on performance.

Intel HD Graphics 2500Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
ManufacturerIntelIntel
HD Graphics Series
HD Graphics P530 compare 24 @ 0.35 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5600 compare 24 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 6000 compare 48 @ 0.3 - 1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4600 compare 20 @ 0.2 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5500 compare 24 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5000 compare 40 @ 0.2 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4400 compare 20 @ 0.2 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5300 compare 24 @ 0.1 - 0.9 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4000 compare 16 @ 0.35 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Broadwell) 12 @ 0.1 - 0.85 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4200 compare 20 @ 0.2 - 0.85 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Skylake) compare 12 @ 0.3 - 0.8 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) compare 16 @ 0.32 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Braswell) compare 16 @ 0.32 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) compare 12 @ 0.32 - 0.64 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Haswell) compare 10 @ 0.2 - 1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) compare 16 @ 0.2 - 0.6 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 3000 compare 12 @ 0.35 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2500 6 @ 0.65 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) compare 6 @ 0.35 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2000 compare 6 @ 0.85 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) compare 6 @ 0.35 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Bay Trail) compare 4 @ 0.31 - 0.9 GHz32/64/128 Bit
HD Graphics P530 compare 24 @ 0.35 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5600 compare 24 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 6000 compare 48 @ 0.3 - 1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4600 compare 20 @ 0.2 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5500 compare 24 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5000 compare 40 @ 0.2 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4400 compare 20 @ 0.2 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5300 compare 24 @ 0.1 - 0.9 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4000 compare 16 @ 0.35 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Broadwell) 12 @ 0.1 - 0.85 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4200 compare 20 @ 0.2 - 0.85 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Skylake) compare 12 @ 0.3 - 0.8 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) compare 16 @ 0.32 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Braswell) compare 16 @ 0.32 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) compare 12 @ 0.32 - 0.64 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Haswell) compare 10 @ 0.2 - 1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) compare 16 @ 0.2 - 0.6 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 3000 compare 12 @ 0.35 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2500 6 @ 0.65 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) compare 6 @ 0.35 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2000 compare 6 @ 0.85 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) compare 6 @ 0.35 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Bay Trail) compare 4 @ 0.31 - 0.9 GHz32/64/128 Bit
CodenameIvy Bridge GT1Broadwell GT1
ArchitectureGen. 7 Ivy BridgeGen. 8 Broadwell
Cores6 - unified12 - unified
Core650 - 1150 (Boost) MHz100 - 850 (Boost) MHz
Bus64/128 Bit64/128 Bit
Shared Memoryyesyes
DirectXDirectX 11.0, 5.0DirectX 12 (FL 11_1)
Technology22 nm14 nm
Size2/3
Introduced01.04.2012 05.01.2015
FeaturesQuickSync
CPU in HD Graphics 2500GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i5-35504 x 3300 MHz, 77 W650 MHz1150 MHz
Intel Core i5-34704 x 3200 MHz, 77 W650 MHz1100 MHz
Intel Core i3-32202 x 3300 MHz, 55 W650 MHz1050 MHz
min. - max.650 MHz1050 - 1150 MHz
CPU in HD Graphics (Broadwell)GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Pentium 3825U2 x 1900 MHz, 15 W100 MHz850 MHz
Intel Celeron 3765U2 x 1900 MHz, 15 W300 MHz850 MHz
Intel Pentium 3805U2 x 1900 MHz, 15 W100 MHz800 MHz
min. - max.100 - 650 MHz800 - 1150 MHz

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
2.1 pt (2%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 1906     avg: 2659     median: 2817 (4%)     max: 3095 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 2301     avg: 2584     median: 2604.5 (1%)     max: 2825 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 257     avg: 293     median: 294.5 (1%)     max: 327 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 289     avg: 320     median: 318 (1%)     max: 353 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 21978     avg: 23693     median: 24058 (3%)     max: 24676 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 374     avg: 419     median: 430 (1%)     max: 449 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 321     avg: 349     median: 350.5 (1%)     max: 374 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + Intel HD Graphics 2500
3DM Vant. Perf. total + Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + Intel HD Graphics 2500
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
20814 Points (22%)
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
10138 Points (5%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 6341     avg: 6627     median: 6627 (10%)     max: 6913 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 2500
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
10.9 fps (2%)
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + Intel HD Graphics 2500
specvp11 tcvis-02 + Intel HD Graphics 2500
specvp11 sw-02 + Intel HD Graphics 2500
specvp11 proe-05 + Intel HD Graphics 2500
specvp11 maya-03 + Intel HD Graphics 2500
specvp11 lightwave-01 + Intel HD Graphics 2500
specvp11 ensight-04 + Intel HD Graphics 2500
specvp11 catia-03 + Intel HD Graphics 2500
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel HD Graphics 2500
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics 2500
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
21.5 fps (2%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
26.6 fps (7%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 30     avg: 31     median: 31 (0%)     max: 32 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 47     avg: 50     median: 50 (0%)     max: 53 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 282     avg: 287     median: 286 (1%)     max: 294

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics 2500 → 100% n=15

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell) → 167% n=15

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

low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
15.3  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
8.5  fps
FIFA 16

FIFA 16

2015
low 1280x720
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
38.1  fps
high 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
20.6  fps
low 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
29  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
20.8  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
50  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
13.5  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
23.9  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
16.4  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
13.9  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
9.4  fps
F1 2014

F1 2014

2014
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
34  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
24  fps
Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
113.6  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
26.3  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
57.6  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
22.6  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
11.1  fps
124%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
13.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
9.8  fps
109%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
10.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
9.6  fps
73%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
7  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
17.7  fps
143%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
25.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
8  fps
176%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
14.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
7  fps
168%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
11.7  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
145  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
26  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
13.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
4.3  fps
SimCity

SimCity

2013
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
14.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
8  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
20.1  fps
173%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
34.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
10.9  fps
162%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
17.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
7.1  fps
165%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
11.7  fps
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
13.8  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
43 46.2 ~ 45 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
18.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
13.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
7.3  fps
Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3

2012
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
18 20.5 ~ 19 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
11.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
13.8  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
18.4 20.1 ~ 19 fps
82%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
15.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
10.7 11.6 ~ 11 fps
104%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
11.4  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
3.8  fps
139%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
5.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
1.9  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
18  fps
Fifa 13

Fifa 13

2012
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
29.7 99 101 ~ 77 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
23.6 51 52 60 ~ 47 fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
17.2 28 31.2 32 ~ 27 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
14.5  fps
F1 2012

F1 2012

2012
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
37 40 ~ 39 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
21 26 ~ 24 fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
21 22 ~ 22 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
12 12 ~ 12 fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
37  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
8  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
77 82 ~ 80 fps
55%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
43.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
36 39 ~ 38 fps
83%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
31.5  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
18 20.6 ~ 19 fps
126%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
23.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
11.7  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
21.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
15.5  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
38.4  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
24.9  fps
high 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
19.7  fps
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
23.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
9.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
5.2  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
16.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
11  fps
Supreme Commander - FA Bench

Supreme Commander - FA Bench

2007
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
46  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
22.2  fps
high 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
18.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
7.6  fps
Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
48.8 52.8 ~ 51 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
20.2 21.6 ~ 21 fps
high 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
12  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
3  fps
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
104  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics 2500:
29  fps

Average Gaming Intel HD Graphics 2500 → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell) → 125%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 103%

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