Intel HD Graphics 3000 vs Intel HD Graphics (Braswell) vs Intel HD Graphics 4400

Intel HD Graphics 3000

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The Intel HD Graphics 3000 (or Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD 3000, GMA HD 3000, Intel HD Graphics 200) is an integrated graphics card in the Sandy Bridge codenamed processors. The HD Graphics 3000 has no dedicated memory but shares the Level 3 / LLC Cache with the CPU cores and also part of the main memory. Due to TurboBoost, the GPU can be overclocked depending on the current CPU load and power consumption. The base speed and the turbo boost speed of the HD Graphics 3000 depend on the processor:

  • ULV processors Core ix-2xx7 (base 350MHz, Turbo 900-1000MHz)
  • LV processors Core ix-2xx5 (base 500MHz, Turbo 1000MHz)
  • Mainstream and high-end Dual und Quad-Core Core ix-2xx0 (base 650MHz, Turbo 1100-1300MHz)
  • Desktop K processors (base 850, Turbo 1100-1350MHz)

The HD 3000 offers 12 Execution Units (EUs) like the old Intel GMA HD but due to architectural changes each EU is now faster. The slower HD Graphics 2000 uses only 6 Execution Units. The EUs can be accessed using DirectX 10.1,  OpenGL 3.0 and DirectCompute 4.1. OpenCL is not supported (the media SDK only uses the CPU).

Our performance tests with the high clocked mainstream version of the HD Graphics 3000 in quad-core processors showed a performance level on par with older entry level generations from NVIDIA (e.g. GeForce 310M) and AMD (HD 5450). In comparison with AMD's APU models, the HD 3000 can only compete against the C-and E-series, but not the faster Llano and Trinity models. The quality of the Intel drivers has been improved over the years, so most games are flawlessly playable (if the minimum requirements are fullfilled).

We could measure smooth frame rates in games like Dead Space 3, World of Tanks, Fifa 13, Torchlight 2, Counter-Strike: GO reach, Diablo 3, and many older games, though usually only in minimal detail settings. For accurate performance analysis and gaming benchmarks, read our article "Intel HD Graphics 3000" or scroll down in this article.

Altought 2x Antialiasing (AA) is supported, the chip is as fast as when rendering 4x AA. In the Unigine Valley benchmark a i7-2637M for example reached the same score with 2x AA and 4x AA.

In addition to the GPU, the chip also houses some dedicated units for decoding and encoding HD videos. On the IDF Intel demonstrated the encoding of a 3 minute long 1080p video to an iPhone compatible format in 640x360 in only 14s. Another novelty of the Sandy Bridge GPU is the embedded DisplayPort eDP to connect internal Displays.

Due to the integration in the 32nm built CPU, the power consumption of the GPU should be quite low.

Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)

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The Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)  is an integrated graphics card in the low end SoCs of the Braswell series (e.g. Pentium N3700). It is based on the same architecture as the integrated GPU of the Broadwell graphics cards (e.g. HD Graphics 5300), but offers less shader cores and slower clock speeds.

The performance depends on the processor. The fastest models offer 16 EUs (shader cores) at 400 - 700 MHz. It should be about twice as fast as the old HD Graphics in Bay Trail SoCs. At the time of announcement in Q1 2015 the following models exist:

  • Pentium N3700: 16 EUs @ 400 - 700 MHz, Dual-Channel Memory
  • Celeron N3150: 12 EUs @ 320 - 640 MHz, Dual-Channel Memory
  • Celeron N3050: 12 EUs @ 320 - 600 MHz, Dual-Channel Memory
  • Celeron N3000: 12 EUs @ 320 - 600 MHz, Dual-Channel Memory

In the first CPUs the graphics card was only called Intel HD Graphics. Later (e.g. in the Celeron N3060) Intel renamed it to Intel HD Graphics 400 (Celeron with 12 EUs) and Intel HD Graphics 405 (Pentium with 16 EUs).

Gaming performance ist still only suited for older or less demanding games. Often also the processor is limited gaming performance (e.g. in the dual-core N3000).

The SoC also integrates a video decoding engine that should be able to handle 4K H.265 videos.

Intel HD Graphics 4400

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The Intel HD Graphics 4400 (GT2) is a processor graphics card included in some of the ULV Haswell processors of 2013. The relatively low base clock can be automatically overclocked using Turbo Boost technology. Depending on the processor model, the turbo clock rates may differ, resulting in varying graphics performance between models.

In comparison to the HD 4000, the HD 4400 graphics core has been modified extensively. The GPU now supports DirectX 11.1, OpenCL 1.2 and OpenGL 4.0. It also features an improved decoder for 4K videos and the fast Quick Sync encoder. Compared to the faster 4600, the 4400 offers the same amount of shaders, but lower clock speeds (see table of clock speeds of the different CPU models below).

The performance of the HD Graphics 4400 is somewhat below the HD 4600, since the GPU is designed for ULV models. Therefore, the clock rates are relatively low. Furthermore, the reduced TDP limits the Turbo Boost. Compared to the ULV versions of the Ivy Bridge HD 4000, the HD 4400 is about 20 - 30 percent faster. This performance boost is achieved by architectural improvements and an increased number of execution units: The GT2 version integrates 20 EUs, compared to 16 EUs for the old HD 4000. Depending on the clock rate, the HD 4400 matches the performance of a dedicated Radeon HD 7550M.

Due to the 22nm 3D Tri-Gate production process, the power consumption is relatively low. The HD Graphics 4400 can be found on ULV dual-core Haswell models with a TDP of 15 watts.

Intel HD Graphics 3000Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)Intel HD Graphics 4400
ManufacturerIntelIntelIntel
HD Graphics Series
HD Graphics P530 24 @ 350 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5600 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 6000 48 @ 300 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4600 20 @ 200 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5500 24 @ 300 - 950 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5000 40 @ 200 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4400 20 @ 200 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5300 24 @ 100 - 900 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4000 16 @ 350 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Broadwell) 12 @ 100 - 850 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4200 20 @ 200 - 850 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Skylake) 12 @ 300 - 800 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) 16 @ 320 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Braswell) 16 @ 320 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) 12 @ 320 - 640 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Haswell) 10 @ 200 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) 16 @ 200 - 600 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 3000 12 @ 350 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2500 6 @ 650 - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) 6 @ 350 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2000 6 @ 850/1100 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) 6 @ 350 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Bay Trail) 4 @ 311 - 896 (Boost) MHz32/64/128 Bit
HD Graphics P530 24 @ 350 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5600 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 6000 48 @ 300 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4600 20 @ 200 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5500 24 @ 300 - 950 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5000 40 @ 200 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4400 20 @ 200 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5300 24 @ 100 - 900 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4000 16 @ 350 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Broadwell) 12 @ 100 - 850 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4200 20 @ 200 - 850 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Skylake) 12 @ 300 - 800 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) 16 @ 320 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Braswell) 16 @ 320 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) 12 @ 320 - 640 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Haswell) 10 @ 200 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) 16 @ 200 - 600 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 3000 12 @ 350 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2500 6 @ 650 - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) 6 @ 350 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2000 6 @ 850/1100 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) 6 @ 350 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Bay Trail) 4 @ 311 - 896 (Boost) MHz32/64/128 Bit
HD Graphics P530 24 @ 350 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5600 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 6000 48 @ 300 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4600 20 @ 200 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5500 24 @ 300 - 950 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5000 40 @ 200 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4400 20 @ 200 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5300 24 @ 100 - 900 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4000 16 @ 350 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Broadwell) 12 @ 100 - 850 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4200 20 @ 200 - 850 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Skylake) 12 @ 300 - 800 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) 16 @ 320 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Braswell) 16 @ 320 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) 12 @ 320 - 640 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Haswell) 10 @ 200 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) 16 @ 200 - 600 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 3000 12 @ 350 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2500 6 @ 650 - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) 6 @ 350 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2000 6 @ 850/1100 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) 6 @ 350 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Bay Trail) 4 @ 311 - 896 (Boost) MHz32/64/128 Bit
CodenameSandy BridgeBraswellHaswell GT2
ArchitectureSandy BridgeIntel Gen8Haswell
12 - 16 - 20 -
Core350 - 1350 (Boost) MHz320 - 700 (Boost) MHz200 - 1100 (Boost) MHz
Bus64/128 Bit64/128 Bit64/128 Bit
yesyesyes
DirectXDirectX 10.1, 4.1DirectX 11.2, 5.0DirectX 11.1, 5.0
Technology32 nm14 nm22 nm
Introduced01.02.2011 01.04.2015 05.06.2013
FeaturesQuickSync
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-2700K4 x 3500 MHz, 95 W850 MHz1350 MHz
Intel Core i7-2600K4 x 3400 MHz, 95 W850 MHz1350 MHz
Intel Core i7-2960XM4 x 2700 MHz, 55 W650 MHz1300 MHz
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min. - max.350 - 850 MHz900 - 1350 MHz

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
37082 Points (7%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 19943     avg: 25546     median: 24573 (3%)     max: 33095 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 2277     avg: 2642.3     median: 2656 (4%)     max: 2979 Points
min: 1327     avg: 1595.4     median: 1529 (2%)     max: 2134 Points
min: 1733     avg: 3980.4     median: 3940 (6%)     max: 4989 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 2356     avg: 2593     median: 2502 (1%)     max: 3011 Points
min: 1950     avg: 2187.3     median: 2193 (1%)     max: 2457 Points
min: 1946     avg: 5039.9     median: 4953 (3%)     max: 6547 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 204     avg: 235.2     median: 238 (1%)     max: 256 Points
min: 352     avg: 542.7     median: 525 (2%)     max: 700 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 218     avg: 256.5     median: 261 (1%)     max: 299 Points
min: 369     avg: 592.4     median: 569 (1%)     max: 778 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 25494     avg: 29036.2     median: 27124 (4%)     max: 36403 Points
min: 20067     avg: 24120.9     median: 24638 (3%)     max: 26079 Points
min: 12866     avg: 38628.7     median: 38886 (5%)     max: 58126 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 310     avg: 434.8     median: 436 (1%)     max: 518 points
min: 460     avg: 842.8     median: 828 (2%)     max: 1032 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 275     avg: 389.9     median: 395 (1%)     max: 468 points
min: 399     avg: 754.6     median: 735 (1%)     max: 962 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 3000
P Result 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
P Result 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 4400
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 3000
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 4400
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
min: 7796     avg: 12751.9     median: 11654 (12%)     max: 19742 Points
20486 Points (21%)
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 5162     avg: 8576.5     median: 7751 (4%)     max: 12358 Points
min: 9129     avg: 12378     median: 13244 (7%)     max: 16040 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 3498     avg: 6355     median: 5968 (11%)     max: 9344 Points
min: 6313     avg: 8673.9     median: 8802 (17%)     max: 10495 Points
3DMark 06 + Intel HD Graphics 3000
Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 4400
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
min: 6     avg: 7.7     median: 8 (3%)     max: 8 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
min: 7     avg: 8.2     median: 8 (5%)     max: 9 fps
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
min: 4     avg: 7.7     median: 7 (3%)     max: 9 fps
min: 3     avg: 4.9     median: 4 (2%)     max: 6 fps
min: 7     avg: 10.9     median: 10 (4%)     max: 15 fps
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 3000
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 4400
Tcvis 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 3000
Tcvis 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 4400
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 3000
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 4400
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 3000
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 4400
Maya 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 3000
Maya 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 4400
Lightwave 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 3000
Lightwave 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 4400
Ensight 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 3000
Ensight 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 4400
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 4400
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 4400
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 4400
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 4400
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 4400
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 4400
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 4400
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 4400
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
min: 5     avg: 6.1     median: 6 (86%)     max: 6 points
min: 5     avg: 6.2     median: 6 (86%)     max: 6 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
min: 4     avg: 5.1     median: 4 (57%)     max: 6 points
min: 5     avg: 5.5     median: 5 (71%)     max: 6 points
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + Intel HD Graphics 3000
Shading 32Bit + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
Shading 32Bit + Intel HD Graphics 4400
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 3000
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 4400
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 3000
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 4400
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 3000
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 4400
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 4400
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics 4400
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
16.1 fps (3%)
16.2 fps (3%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
25.4 fps (7%)
15.2 fps (4%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 54     avg: 54.5     median: 54 (1%)     max: 55 Samples/s
min: 117     avg: 154.1     median: 150 (3%)     max: 222 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 76     avg: 80.5     median: 80 (1%)     max: 85 Samples/s
min: 143     avg: 227.5     median: 234 (2%)     max: 293 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
306 Points (1%)
min: 384     avg: 541.6     median: 575 (2%)     max: 613 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics 3000 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics (Braswell) → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics 4400 → 160%

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

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