Intel HD Graphics 5500 vs Intel HD Graphics 5300 vs Intel HD Graphics 4400

Intel HD Graphics 5500

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The Intel HD Graphics 5500 (GT2) is an integrated Broadwell graphics card revealed in Q1 2015. It can be found in several ULV SoCs (15 W TDP) such as the Core i5-5200U or i7-5600U. While Core i5 and Core i7 chips feature 24 EUs, the Core i3 version offers just 23 EUs. Depending on the specific CPU, the maximum GPU frequency varies between 850 and 950 MHz.

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). Inter alia, the shader arrays called "subslice" have been reorganized and now offer 8 Execution Units (EUs) each. Three subslices form a "slice" for a total of 24 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 5500 represents the mid-range version of the Broadwell GPU family and consists of one slice with 24 EUs. Beyond that, there is also a low-end variant (GT1, 12 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

Depending on the specific CPU, the maximum GPU frequency varies between 850 and 950 MHz. Due to the low TDP, however, the average clock in 3D applications will be somewhat lower.

Equipped with fast dual-channel memory, the HD Graphics 5500 outperforms the HD Graphics 4400 (Haswell, 20 EUs) by 20 - 25 percent and also beats the HD Graphics 5000 (Haswell, 40 EUs). However, even a low-end dedicated GeForce 820M ist about 10 - 30 percent faster than the HD 5500. Games as of 2014/2015 will usually run fluently only at (very) low settings.

Power Consumption

Utilizing a new 14 nm process, the Broadwell ULV chips are specified at just 15 W TDP and therefore suited for thin ultrabooks. The TDP is flexible and can be further reduced (7.5 or 10 W), which has a significant impact on performance.

Intel HD Graphics 5300

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The Intel HD Graphics 5300 (GT2) is an integrated Broadwell graphics card revealed in late 2014. It can be found in Core M ULV SoCs such as the Core M-5Y70. While the GPU shines with its extremely low power consumption, raw performance is quite low and barely sufficient for modern games.

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). Inter alia, the shader arrays called "subslice" have been reorganized and now offer 8 Execution Units (EUs) each. Three subslices form a "slice" for a total of 24 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 5300 represents the mid-range version of the Broadwell GPU family and consists of one slice with 24 EUs. Beyond that, there is also a low-end variant (GT1, 12 EUs) as well as higher-end models (GT3/GT3e + eDRAM, 48 EUs).

All Broadwell GPUs support OpenCL 2.0 and DirectX 11.2. 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

Depending on the specific CPU, the maximum GPU frequency varies between 800 and 900 MHz. Due to the very low TDP, however, the average clock in 3D applications will be significantly lower. Therefore, the HD 5300 just barely outperforms the old HD 4000 or HD 4200, but requires much less energy for the same performance.

Only a few games as of 2014/2015 will run fluently at low settings, e.g. Dota 2 or Sims 4.

Power Consumption

Thanks to a new 14 nm process, the entire Core M chip is specified at just 4.5 W TDP and is suited for passively cooled tablets. The TDP is flexible and can be reduced or increased, which has a significant impact on performance.

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 5500Intel HD Graphics 5300Intel 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
CodenameBroadwell GT2Broadwell GT2Haswell GT2
ArchitectureBroadwellBroadwellHaswell
24 - 24 - 20 -
Core300 - 950 (Boost) MHz100 - 900 (Boost) MHz200 - 1100 (Boost) MHz
Bus64/128 Bit64/128 Bit64/128 Bit
yesyesyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 11_1)DirectX 12 (FL 11_1)DirectX 11.1, 5.0
Transistors1300 Million1300 Million
Technology14 nm14 nm22 nm
FeaturesQuick SyncQuickSyncQuickSync
Introduced05.01.2015 05.09.2014 05.06.2013
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-5600U2 x 2600 MHz, 15 W300 MHz950 MHz
Intel Core i7-5500U2 x 2400 MHz, 15 W300 MHz950 MHz
Intel Core i5-5300U2 x 2300 MHz, 15 W300 MHz900 MHz
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3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
289 Points (2%)
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
255 Points (2%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
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37082 Points (7%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
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3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
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3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
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3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
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min: 352     avg: 542.7     median: 525 (2%)     max: 700 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
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min: 369     avg: 592.4     median: 569 (1%)     max: 778 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
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3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
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3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 5500
P Result 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 5300
P Result 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 4400
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 5500
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 5300
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 4400
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
20486 Points (21%)
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
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3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
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3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 5500
Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 5300
Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 4400
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
9.3 fps (3%)
7.6 fps (3%)
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Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
9.8 fps (6%)
min: 7     avg: 8.2     median: 8.6 (5%)     max: 9.1 fps
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
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SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 5500
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 4400
Tcvis 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 5500
Tcvis 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 4400
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 5500
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 4400
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 5500
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Maya 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 5500
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Lightwave 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics 5500
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SPECviewperf 12
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Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 5300
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Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 5300
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + Intel HD Graphics 4400
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
min: 5.2     avg: 6.2     median: 6.5 (82%)     max: 6.5 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
min: 5.2     avg: 5.5     median: 5.2 (66%)     max: 6.5 points
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + Intel HD Graphics 5500
Shading 32Bit + Intel HD Graphics 5300
Shading 32Bit + Intel HD Graphics 4400
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 5500
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 5300
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 4400
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 5500
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 5300
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 4400
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics 5500