Intel HD Graphics (Braswell) vs Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)

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 (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 (Braswell)Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
ManufacturerIntelIntel
HD Graphics Series
HD Graphics P530 compare 24 @ 350 - 1050 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5600 compare 24 @ 300 - 1050 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 6000 compare 48 @ 300 - 1000 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4600 compare 20 @ 200 - 1350 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5500 compare 24 @ 300 - 950 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5000 compare 40 @ 200 - 1100 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4400 compare 20 @ 200 - 1100 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5300 compare 24 @ 100 - 900 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4000 compare 16 @ 350 - 1350 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Broadwell) 12 @ 100 - 850 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4200 compare 20 @ 200 - 850 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Skylake) compare 12 @ 300 - 800 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) compare 16 @ 320 - 700 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Braswell) 16 @ 320 - 700 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) compare 12 @ 320 - 640 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Haswell) compare 10 @ 200 - 1000 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) compare 16 @ 200 - 600 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 3000 compare 12 @ 350 - 1350 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2500 compare 6 @ 650 - 1150 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) compare 6 @ 350 - 1100 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2000 compare 6 @ 850/1100 - 1350 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) compare 6 @ 350 - 1100 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Bay Trail) compare 4 @ 311 - 896 MHz32/64/128 Bit
HD Graphics P530 compare 24 @ 350 - 1050 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5600 compare 24 @ 300 - 1050 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 6000 compare 48 @ 300 - 1000 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4600 compare 20 @ 200 - 1350 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5500 compare 24 @ 300 - 950 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5000 compare 40 @ 200 - 1100 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4400 compare 20 @ 200 - 1100 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5300 compare 24 @ 100 - 900 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4000 compare 16 @ 350 - 1350 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Broadwell) 12 @ 100 - 850 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4200 compare 20 @ 200 - 850 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Skylake) compare 12 @ 300 - 800 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) compare 16 @ 320 - 700 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Braswell) 16 @ 320 - 700 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) compare 12 @ 320 - 640 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Haswell) compare 10 @ 200 - 1000 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) compare 16 @ 200 - 600 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 3000 compare 12 @ 350 - 1350 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2500 compare 6 @ 650 - 1150 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) compare 6 @ 350 - 1100 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2000 compare 6 @ 850/1100 - 1350 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) compare 6 @ 350 - 1100 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Bay Trail) compare 4 @ 311 - 896 MHz32/64/128 Bit
CodenameBraswellBroadwell GT1
ArchitectureGen. 8Gen. 8 Broadwell
Pipelines16 - unified12 - unified
Core Speed320 - 700 (Boost) MHz100 - 850 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit64/128 Bit
Shared Memoryyesyes
DirectXDirectX 11.2, Shader 5.0DirectX 12 (FL 11_1)
technology14 nm14 nm
Date of Announcement01.04.2015 05.01.2015
FeaturesQuickSync
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 (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 - 400 MHz600 - 850 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
2.3 pt (3%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 1327     avg: 1595     median: 1529 (2%)     max: 2134 Points
3398 Points (5%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 1950     avg: 2187     median: 2193 (1%)     max: 2457 Points
4015 Points (2%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 204     avg: 235     median: 238 (1%)     max: 256 Points
428 Points (1%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 218     avg: 257     median: 261 (1%)     max: 299 Points
463 Points (1%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 20067     avg: 24121     median: 24638 (3%)     max: 26079 Points
45539 Points (6%)
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 310     avg: 435     median: 436 (1%)     max: 518 points
729 points (2%)
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 275     avg: 390     median: 395 (1%)     max: 468 points
641 points (1%)
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
P Result 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
min: 3.2     avg: 4.9     median: 4.9 (1%)     max: 6.6 fps
10.9 fps (2%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
Shading 32Bit + Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
OpenGL 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
Ref. Match 64Bit + Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
16.1 fps (3%)
21.5 fps (3%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
25.4 fps (7%)
26.6 fps (7%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 54     avg: 54.5     median: 54.5 (1%)     max: 55 Samples/s
86 Samples/s (1%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 76     avg: 80.5     median: 80.5 (1%)     max: 85 Samples/s
182 Samples/s (1%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
306 Points (1%)
374 Points (1%)

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics (Braswell) → 100% n=22

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell) → 174% n=22

- 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.

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
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
16.8  fps
173%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
29  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
11.9  fps
175%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
20.8  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
184%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
50  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
7.1  fps
190%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
13.5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
13.2  fps
181%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
23.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
8.7  fps
189%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
16.4  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
170%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
13.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
6.1  fps
154%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
9.4  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
262%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
34  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
12 12.5 ~ 12 fps
200%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
24  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
178%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
113.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
18.7  fps
141%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
26.3  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
250%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
57.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
12.5  fps
181%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
22.6  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 (Broadwell):
13.7  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
10.7  fps
high 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
7  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
16.2 17.4 17.5 17.7 22.1 ~ 18 fps
141%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
25.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
8.3 9.1 9.8 10 11.4 ~ 10 fps
141%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
14.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
6.9 7 7.4 8.4 9.6 ~ 8 fps
146%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
11.7  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
19.4 22.5 23 23.4 23.7 ~ 22 fps
158%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
34.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
11 12.1 12.2 12.6 12.9 ~ 12 fps
148%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
17.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
8 8.2 8.2 8.7 9.1 ~ 8 fps
146%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
11.7  fps
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
9.3  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
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
13  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
9.9  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
15.6  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
11.4  fps
high 1366x768
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
5.3  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
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
12.2  fps
358%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
43.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
11.5  fps
274%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
31.5  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
10.4  fps
230%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
23.9  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
25.5  fps
151%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
38.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
16.7  fps
149%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
24.9  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
13.2  fps
149%
HD Graphics (Broadwell):
19.7  fps
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
28 30 ~ 29 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
12.7 13.1 ~ 13 fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
8.1  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
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

Average Gaming Intel HD Graphics (Braswell) → 100%

Average Gaming Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell) → 185%

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