Intel HD Graphics (Braswell) vs Intel HD Graphics 2500

Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)

► remove Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)

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 2500

► remove Intel HD Graphics 2500

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 (Braswell)Intel HD Graphics 2500
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) compare 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) 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) compare 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) 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
CodenameBraswellIvy Bridge GT1
ArchitectureGen. 8Gen. 7 Ivy Bridge
Cores16 - unified6 - unified
Core320 - 700 (Boost) MHz650 - 1150 (Boost) MHz
Bus64/128 Bit64/128 Bit
Shared Memoryyesyes
DirectXDirectX 11.2, 5.0DirectX 11.0, 5.0
Technology14 nm22 nm
Introduced01.04.2015 01.04.2012
Size2/3
CPU in HD Graphics (Braswell)GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Pentium N37004 x 1600 MHz, 6 W400 MHz700 MHz
Intel Celeron N31604 x 1600 MHz, 6 W320 MHz640 MHz
Intel Celeron N31504 x 1600 MHz, 6 W320 MHz640 MHz
min. - max.320 - 400 MHz600 - 700 MHz
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.320 - 650 MHz600 - 1150 MHz

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
2.2 pt (2%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 1327     avg: 1595     median: 1529 (2%)     max: 2134 Points
min: 1906     avg: 2659     median: 2817 (4%)     max: 3095 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 1950     avg: 2187     median: 2193 (1%)     max: 2457 Points
min: 2301     avg: 2584     median: 2604.5 (1%)     max: 2825 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 204     avg: 235     median: 238 (1%)     max: 256 Points
min: 257     avg: 293     median: 294.5 (1%)     max: 327 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 218     avg: 257     median: 261 (1%)     max: 299 Points
min: 289     avg: 320     median: 318 (1%)     max: 353 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 20067     avg: 24121     median: 24638 (3%)     max: 26079 Points
min: 21978     avg: 23693     median: 24058 (3%)     max: 24676 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 310     avg: 435     median: 436 (1%)     max: 518 Points
min: 374     avg: 419     median: 430 (1%)     max: 449 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 275     avg: 390     median: 395 (1%)     max: 468 Points
min: 321     avg: 349     median: 350.5 (1%)     max: 374 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + Intel HD Graphics 2500
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + Intel HD Graphics 2500
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 (Braswell)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 2500
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
min: 3.2     avg: 4.9     median: 4.9 (1%)     max: 6.6 fps
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 (Braswell)
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel HD Graphics 2500
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics 2500
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
16.1 fps (2%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
25.4 fps (7%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 54     avg: 54.5     median: 54.5 (1%)     max: 55 Samples/s
min: 30     avg: 31     median: 31 (0%)     max: 32 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 76     avg: 80.5     median: 80.5 (1%)     max: 85 Samples/s
min: 47     avg: 50     median: 50 (0%)     max: 53 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
306 (1%)
min: 282     avg: 287     median: 286 (1%)     max: 294

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics (Braswell) → 100% n=15

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics 2500 → 130% n=15

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

low 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
16.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
11.9  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
13.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
9.5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
27.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
7.1  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
13.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
8.7  fps
Evolve

Evolve

2015
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
5.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
3.9  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
8.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
6.1  fps
Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4

2014
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
6.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
4.3  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
3.2  fps
F1 2014

F1 2014

2014
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
13 13 ~ 13 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
12 12.5 ~ 12 fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
13.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
8.8  fps
Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
64  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
18.7  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
7.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
5.6  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
23  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
12.5  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
3.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
2.1  fps
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
19.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
12.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
12.5  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics 2500:
11.1  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics 2500:
9.8  fps
high 1366x768
HD Graphics 2500:
9.6  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
16.2 17.4 17.5 17.7 22.1 ~ 18 fps
98%
HD Graphics 2500:
17.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
8.3 9.1 9.8 10 11.4 ~ 10 fps
80%
HD Graphics 2500:
8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
6.9 7 7.4 8.4 9.6 ~ 8 fps
87%
HD Graphics 2500:
7  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics 2500:
145  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics 2500:
26  fps
high 1366x768
HD Graphics 2500:
13.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
HD Graphics 2500:
4.3  fps
SimCity

SimCity

2013
low 1024x768
HD Graphics 2500:
14.8  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics 2500:
8  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
19.4 22.5 23 23.4 23.7 ~ 22 fps
91%
HD Graphics 2500:
20.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
11 12.1 12.2 12.6 12.9 ~ 12 fps
91%
HD Graphics 2500:
10.9  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
8 8.2 8.2 8.7 9.1 ~ 8 fps
89%
HD Graphics 2500:
7.1  fps
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
9.3  fps
148%
HD Graphics 2500:
13.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
5.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
2.1  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
28.6  fps
157%
HD Graphics 2500:
43 46.2 ~ 45 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
13  fps
145%
HD Graphics 2500:
18.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
9.9  fps
136%
HD Graphics 2500:
13.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
HD Graphics 2500:
7.3  fps
Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3

2012
low 1024x768
HD Graphics 2500:
18 20.5 ~ 19 fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics 2500:
11.9  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics 2500:
13.8  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics 2500:
18.4 20.1 ~ 19 fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics 2500:
10.7 11.6 ~ 11 fps
high 1366x768
HD Graphics 2500:
3.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
HD Graphics 2500:
1.9  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics 2500:
18  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
15  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
12  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
11.3  fps
Fifa 13

Fifa 13

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

F1 2012

2012
low 1024x768
HD Graphics 2500:
37 40 ~ 39 fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics 2500:
21 26 ~ 24 fps
high 1366x768
HD Graphics 2500:
21 22 ~ 22 fps
ultra 1920x1080
HD Graphics 2500:
12 12 ~ 12 fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics 2500:
37  fps
high 1366x768
HD Graphics 2500:
8  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
12.2  fps
656%
HD Graphics 2500:
77 82 ~ 80 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
11.5  fps
330%
HD Graphics 2500:
36 39 ~ 38 fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
10.4  fps
183%
HD Graphics 2500:
18 20.6 ~ 19 fps
ultra 1920x1080
HD Graphics 2500:
11.7  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics 2500:
21.7  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics 2500:
15.5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
25.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
16.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
13.2  fps
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
28 30 ~ 29 fps
80%
HD Graphics 2500:
23.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
12.7 13.1 ~ 13 fps
75%
HD Graphics 2500:
9.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
8.1  fps
65%
HD Graphics 2500:
5.2  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
16.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
8.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
5  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics 2500:
16.8  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics 2500:
11  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
28  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
13.9  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
6.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
4.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
2.1  fps
Trackmania Nations Forever

Trackmania Nations Forever

2008
low 640x480
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
79.3 97.6 97.6 106 106 ~ 97 fps
high 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
18.9 21.4 22.9 25.5 25.8 ~ 23 fps
Supreme Commander - FA Bench

Supreme Commander - FA Bench

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

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

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

World of Warcraft

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

Average Gaming Intel HD Graphics (Braswell) → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming Intel HD Graphics 2500 → 157%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 244%

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