Intel HD Graphics (Braswell) vs Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) vs Intel HD Graphics 2500

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 (Sandy Bridge)

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The Intel HD Graphics (Family) is a processor graphics card which is integrated in the cheap Celeron and Pentium model of the Sandy Bridge generation. It is similar to the Intel HD Graphics 2000 and not with the processor graphics of the older Arrandale dual-core processors (which bears the same name). 

Depending on the processor, the HD graphics offers a different base and Turbo Boost clock speed. Currently there are three different models:

  • Power Saving e.g. Celeron 847: base 350MHz, Turbo 800MHz
  • Celeron e.g. Celeron B810: base 650MHz, Turbo 950MHz
  • Pentium e.g. Pentium B950: base 650MHz, Turbo 1100MHz

Furthermore, the slow CPU performance of some models may influence the games a lot. For example, although the GPU in the Celeron B710 differs not much from the Pentium B950, the gaming performance was clearly worse and many games were unplayable.

As the Intel HD Graphics 3000 and 2000, the processor graphics card is able to use part of the last level cache of the processor (2MB usually for the entry level CPUs). This could be seen as a small amount of very fast dedicated memory.

Altought 2x Antialiasing (AA) is supported, the chip is as fast as when rendering 4x AA. In the Unigine Valley benchmark a similar HD 3000 i7-2637M for example reached the same score with 2x AA and 4x AA.

The feature set compared to the HD Graphics 3000 is also reduced in these entry level CPUs. E.g. Intel Quick Sync (for de- and encoding of HD videos), In Tru 3D, Clear Video HD are usually deactivated.

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 (Braswell)Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)Intel HD Graphics 2500
ManufacturerIntelIntelIntel
HD Graphics Series
HD Graphics P530 24 @ 0.35 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5600 24 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 6000 48 @ 0.3 - 1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4600 20 @ 0.2 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5500 24 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5000 40 @ 0.2 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4400 20 @ 0.2 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5300 24 @ 0.1 - 0.9 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4000 16 @ 0.35 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Broadwell) 12 @ 0.1 - 0.85 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4200 20 @ 0.2 - 0.85 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Skylake) 12 @ 0.3 - 0.8 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) 16 @ 0.32 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Braswell) 16 @ 0.32 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) 12 @ 0.32 - 0.64 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Haswell) 10 @ 0.2 - 1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) 16 @ 0.2 - 0.6 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 3000 12 @ 0.35 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2500 6 @ 0.65 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) 6 @ 0.35 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2000 6 @ 0.85 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) 6 @ 0.35 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Bay Trail) 4 @ 0.31 - 0.9 GHz32/64/128 Bit
HD Graphics P530 24 @ 0.35 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5600 24 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 6000 48 @ 0.3 - 1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4600 20 @ 0.2 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5500 24 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5000 40 @ 0.2 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4400 20 @ 0.2 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5300 24 @ 0.1 - 0.9 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4000 16 @ 0.35 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Broadwell) 12 @ 0.1 - 0.85 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4200 20 @ 0.2 - 0.85 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Skylake) 12 @ 0.3 - 0.8 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) 16 @ 0.32 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Braswell) 16 @ 0.32 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) 12 @ 0.32 - 0.64 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Haswell) 10 @ 0.2 - 1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) 16 @ 0.2 - 0.6 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 3000 12 @ 0.35 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2500 6 @ 0.65 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) 6 @ 0.35 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2000 6 @ 0.85 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) 6 @ 0.35 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Bay Trail) 4 @ 0.31 - 0.9 GHz32/64/128 Bit
HD Graphics P530 24 @ 0.35 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5600 24 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 6000 48 @ 0.3 - 1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4600 20 @ 0.2 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5500 24 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5000 40 @ 0.2 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4400 20 @ 0.2 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5300 24 @ 0.1 - 0.9 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4000 16 @ 0.35 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Broadwell) 12 @ 0.1 - 0.85 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4200 20 @ 0.2 - 0.85 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Skylake) 12 @ 0.3 - 0.8 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) 16 @ 0.32 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Braswell) 16 @ 0.32 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) 12 @ 0.32 - 0.64 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Haswell) 10 @ 0.2 - 1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) 16 @ 0.2 - 0.6 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 3000 12 @ 0.35 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2500 6 @ 0.65 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) 6 @ 0.35 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2000 6 @ 0.85 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) 6 @ 0.35 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Bay Trail) 4 @ 0.31 - 0.9 GHz32/64/128 Bit
CodenameBraswellSandy BridgeIvy Bridge GT1
ArchitectureGen. 8Gen. 6 Sandy BridgeGen. 7 Ivy Bridge
Pipelines16 - unified6 - unified6 - unified
Core Speed320 - 700 (Boost) MHz350 - 1100 (Boost) MHz650 - 1150 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit64/128 Bit64/128 Bit
Shared Memoryyesyesyes
DirectXDirectX 11.2, Shader 5.0DirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1DirectX 11.0, Shader 5.0
technology14 nm32 nm22 nm
Date of Announcement01.04.2015 01.05.2011 01.04.2012
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.intel.com/technology/graphics...
Notebook Sizelarge
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 (Sandy Bridge)GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Pentium G8602 x 3000 MHz, 65 W650 MHz1100 MHz
Intel Pentium B9802 x 2400 MHz, 35 W650 - 1100 MHz? MHz
Intel Pentium B9702 x 2300 MHz, 35 W650 MHz1150 MHz
min. - max.320 - 650 - 1100 MHz800 - 1150 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 - 1100 MHz800 - 1150 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - HD Graphics (Braswell)
2.2 pt (2%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - HD Graphics 2500
2.2 pt (2%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 1327     avg: 1595     median: 1529 (2%)     max: 2134 Points
min: 1386     avg: 1452     median: 1451.5 (2%)     max: 1517 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: 1389     avg: 1405     median: 1404.5 (1%)     max: 1420 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: 13132     avg: 13747     median: 13746.5 (2%)     max: 14361 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 (Sandy Bridge)
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 (Sandy Bridge)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + Intel HD Graphics 2500
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
min: 9769     avg: 11443     median: 11429.5 (12%)     max: 13145 Points
20814 Points (22%)
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 2701     avg: 6189     median: 6390 (3%)     max: 7772 Points
10138 Points (5%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 2000     avg: 4691     median: 4768 (7%)     max: 5917 Points
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 (Sandy Bridge)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel HD Graphics 2500
3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1366x768 + Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x768 + Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1024x768 + Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
min: 3.2     avg: 4.9     median: 4.9 (1%)     max: 6.6 fps
min: 5.3     avg: 5.7     median: 5.5 (1%)     max: 7 fps
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
specvp11 snx-01 + Intel HD Graphics 2500
specvp11 tcvis-02 + Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
specvp11 tcvis-02 + Intel HD Graphics 2500
specvp11 proe-05 + Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
specvp11 proe-05 + Intel HD Graphics 2500
specvp11 ensight-04 + Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
specvp11 ensight-04 + Intel HD Graphics 2500
specvp11 sw-02 + Intel HD Graphics 2500
specvp11 maya-03 + Intel HD Graphics 2500
specvp11 lightwave-01 + Intel HD Graphics 2500
specvp11 catia-03 + Intel HD Graphics 2500
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
min: 5.4     avg: 5.7     median: 5.7 (72%)     max: 5.8 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
min: 3.8     avg: 4.5     median: 4.5 (57%)     max: 5.1 Points
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
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 (Sandy Bridge)
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 (0%)     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=8

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) → 89% n=8

Average Benchmarks Intel HD Graphics 2500 → 163% n=8

- 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 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 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
11.8  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
6.9  fps
high 1366x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
3.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
2.5  fps
F1 2013

F1 2013

2013
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
24  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
16  fps
Fifa 14

Fifa 14

2013
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
94  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
52  fps
high 1366x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
24 (!)  fps
ultra 1920x1080
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
12  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
3.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
2.1  fps
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
41.2  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
24.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
8.9  fps
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
19.2  fps
151%
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
29  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
12.6  fps
127%
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
16  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 (Sandy Bridge):
100  fps
HD Graphics 2500:
145  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
16.9  fps
HD Graphics 2500:
26  fps
high 1366x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
9.5  fps
HD Graphics 2500:
13.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
2.8  fps
HD Graphics 2500:
4.3  fps
SimCity

SimCity

2013
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
9.7  fps
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
66%
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
14.6  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
66%
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
7.9  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
113%
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
32.2  fps
157%
HD Graphics 2500:
43 46.2 ~ 45 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
13  fps
102%
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
13.3  fps
145%
HD Graphics 2500:
18.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
9.9  fps
95%
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
9.4  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 (Sandy Bridge):
13 14.2 ~ 14 fps
HD Graphics 2500:
18  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
9.5  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
6.5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
15  fps
87%
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
6.9 19.2 ~ 13 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
12  fps
126%
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
15.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
11.3  fps
118%
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
13.3  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
44.4  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
11.8  fps
high 1366x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
9.1  fps
Fifa 13

Fifa 13

2012
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
14.8 43.8 55 65.9 66.2 68.3 76.2 80.6 84 96 ~ 65 fps
HD Graphics 2500:
29.7 99 101 ~ 77 fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
33.1 35 36.2 39.6 41.2 43.9 44.5 51 52 ~ 42 fps
HD Graphics 2500:
23.6 51 52 60 ~ 47 fps
high 1366x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
17.2 17.2 17.5 19.1 19.4 22.9 24 ~ 20 fps
HD Graphics 2500:
17.2 28 31.2 32 ~ 27 fps
ultra 1920x1080
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
12 12.3 ~ 12 fps
HD Graphics 2500:
14.5  fps
F1 2012

F1 2012

2012
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
24  fps
HD Graphics 2500:
37 40 ~ 39 fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
15  fps
HD Graphics 2500:
21 26 ~ 24 fps
high 1366x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
12  fps
HD Graphics 2500:
21 22 ~ 22 fps
ultra 1920x1080
HD Graphics 2500:
12 12 ~ 12 fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
23  fps
HD Graphics 2500:
37  fps
high 1366x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
6  fps
HD Graphics 2500:
8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
2  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
12.2  fps
492%
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
60  fps
656%
HD Graphics 2500:
77 82 ~ 80 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
11.5  fps
263%
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
30.3  fps
330%
HD Graphics 2500:
36 39 ~ 38 fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
10.4  fps
181%
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
18.8  fps
183%
HD Graphics 2500:
18 20.6 ~ 19 fps
ultra 1920x1080
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
9.7  fps
HD Graphics 2500:
11.7  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics 2500:
21.7  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics 2500:
15.5  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
11  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
27  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
13.4  fps
high 1366x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
8.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
25.5  fps
90%
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
23 23.1 ~ 23 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
16.7  fps
78%
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
10.9 15 ~ 13 fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
13.2  fps
68%
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
6.8 12 ~ 9 fps
ultra 1920x1080
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
4.9 11 ~ 8 fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
8.8 11 ~ 10 fps
low 1280x720
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
15 16.3 16.7 22 ~ 18 fps
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
28 30 ~ 29 fps
72%
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
18 18.9 19.8 21 21.7 22 22 22 ~ 21 fps
80%
HD Graphics 2500:
23.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
12.7 13.1 ~ 13 fps
69%
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
8 8 8 9 9.4 9.5 10 ~ 9 fps
75%
HD Graphics 2500:
9.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
8.1  fps
99%
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
8  fps
65%
HD Graphics 2500:
5.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
4  fps
low 1280x720
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
16.5  fps
79%
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
5.8 13.7 15.2 15.4 ~ 13 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
8.2  fps
85%
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
4.7 7.7 7.8 ~ 7 fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
5  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
22 44 45 ~ 37 fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
13 23 24 ~ 20 fps
high 1366x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
11  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
7 9.1 9.6 ~ 9 fps
HD Graphics 2500:
16.8  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics 2500:
11  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
24  fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
18  fps
Fifa 12

Fifa 12

2011
low 800x600
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
27 (!) 56 68.7 76.4 94 ~ 64 fps
med. 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
16 38.3 43.4 50 51 ~ 40 fps
high 1360x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
11.1 21.4 30 30 ~ 23 fps
ultra 1920x1080
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
18 18 ~ 18 fps
F1 2011

F1 2011

2011
low 800x600
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
20 21 ~ 21 fps
med. 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
12  fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
28  fps
71%
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
7.2 19 20.1 24.3 26 26 ~ 20 fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
13.9  fps
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
48.7  fps
med. 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
21  fps
high 1360x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
13.2  fps
Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

2011
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
39.5 43.2 ~ 41 fps
Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
low 800x600
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
68.5  fps
med. 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
39.9  fps
high 1360x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
20  fps
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
14.7  fps
med. 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
9.4  fps
high 1360x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
7.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
4.3  fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
27 38 41 60.1 64.2 65.5 76 ~ 53 fps
med. 1360x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
3.7 8 10 11.6 12 12.4 12.4 ~ 10 fps
high 1360x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
7 8 8.3 8.6 8.7 10 ~ 8 fps
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
11.5 26 ~ 19 fps
med. 1366x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
6.5 9.6 ~ 8 fps
low 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
6.7  fps
388%
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
26  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
4.2  fps
381%
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
16  fps
high 1366x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
2.1  fps
Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
27 27 35 ~ 30 fps
med. 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
11.2 11.6 13 ~ 12 fps
Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5

2009
low 800x600
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
20.1 43.8 44.2 ~ 36 fps
high 1360x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
10.3 15.3 15.3 ~ 14 fps
ultra 1920x1080
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
5 7 7 ~ 6 fps
Colin McRae: DIRT 2

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
low 800x600
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
13.8 24.5 ~ 19 fps
med. 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
15.5  fps
high 1360x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
12.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
10.7  fps
F.E.A.R. 2

F.E.A.R. 2

2009
low 800x600
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
72  fps
med. 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
21  fps
Racedriver: GRID

Racedriver: GRID

2008
low 800x600
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
23.3  fps
Trackmania Nations Forever

Trackmania Nations Forever

2008
low 640x480
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
79.3 97.6 97.6 106 106 ~ 97 fps
108%
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
75.6 135 ~ 105 fps
high 1024x768
100%
HD Graphics (Braswell):
18.9 21.4 22.9 25.5 25.8 ~ 23 fps
126%
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
22 36.2 ~ 29 fps
ultra 1920x1080
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
7.5 (!) 12.2 (!) ~ 10 fps
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

2007
low 800x600
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
46.7  fps
med. 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
22.5  fps
Supreme Commander - FA Bench

Supreme Commander - FA Bench

2007
low 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
15.9 22 ~ 19 fps
HD Graphics 2500:
46  fps
med. 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
15  fps
HD Graphics 2500:
22.2  fps
high 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
12.5  fps
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 (Sandy Bridge):
23.7 33.7 ~ 29 fps
HD Graphics 2500:
48.8 52.8 ~ 51 fps
med. 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
12.1 14.3 ~ 13 fps
HD Graphics 2500:
20.2 21.6 ~ 21 fps
high 1024x768
HD Graphics 2500:
12  fps
ultra 1920x1080
HD Graphics 2500:
3  fps
World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
low 800x600
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
35 58 83 ~ 59 fps
med. 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
10 17 25 ~ 17 fps
high 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
6 9 9 ~ 8 fps
ultra 1920x1080
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
3  fps
Call of Juarez Benchmark

Call of Juarez Benchmark

2006
high 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
6.2  fps
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

2005
high 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
43.2 95 ~ 69 fps
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
54 120 123 ~ 99 fps
HD Graphics 2500:
104  fps
med. 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
27 31 31 ~ 30 fps
HD Graphics 2500:
29  fps
high 1280x1024
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
9 9 ~ 9 fps
Counter-Strike Source

Counter-Strike Source

2004
high 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
41 86 ~ 64 fps
Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
32 44.3 ~ 38 fps
med. 640x480
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
32 43.9 ~ 38 fps
high 800x600
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
30.5 42.9 ~ 37 fps
ultra 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
27.9 40.6 ~ 34 fps
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

1999
high 1024x768
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge):
214  fps

Average Gaming Intel HD Graphics (Braswell) → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) → 142%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 289%

Average Gaming Intel HD Graphics 2500 → 157%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 244%

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