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Intel HD Graphics 4600

Intel HD Graphics 4600

The Intel HD Graphics 4600 (GT2) is a processor graphics card included in some of the Haswell processors of 2013. The base clock can be automatically overclocked using Turbo Boost technology.
Depending on the processor model, the base and turbo clock rates may differ greatly resulting in varying graphics performance between CPU models.

In comparison to the HD 4000, the graphics core has been modified extensively. The GPU 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.

According to Intel benchmarks in 3DMark 11, the HD Graphics 4600 will be up to 60 percent faster than the previous HD 4000. In our gaming benchmarks, however, the improvement was only about 30 percent. 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. Thus, the HD 4600 not only matches some dedicated GPUs such as the GeForce GT 620M/630M, but also competes with the fastest integrated AMD GPUs like the Radeon HD 8650G.

Due to the 22nm 3D Tri-Gate production process, power consumption should be relatively low. The HD Graphics 4600 can be found on dual- and quad-core Haswell models in the 37 - 57 Watt TDP range.

ManufacturerIntel
HD Graphics Series
HD Graphics P530 (compare) 24 @ 350 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5600 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 6000 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4600 20 @ 200 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5500 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 950 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5000 (compare) 40 @ 200 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4400 (compare) 20 @ 200 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5300 (compare) 24 @ 100 - 900 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4000 (compare) 16 @ 350 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Broadwell) (compare) 12 @ 100 - 850 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4200 (compare) 20 @ 200 - 850 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Skylake) (compare) 12 @ 300 - 800 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) (compare) 16 @ 320 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Braswell) (compare) 16 @ 320 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) (compare) 12 @ 320 - 640 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Haswell) (compare) 10 @ 200 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) (compare) 16 @ 200 - 600 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 3000 (compare) 12 @ 350 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2500 (compare) 6 @ 650 - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) (compare) 6 @ 350 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2000 (compare) 6 @ 850/1100 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (compare) 6 @ 350 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Bay Trail) (compare) 4 @ 311 - 896 (Boost) MHz32/64/128 Bit
CodenameHaswell GT2
ArchitectureGen. 7.5 Haswell
Pipelines20 - unified
Core Speed200 - 1350 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
technology22 nm
FeaturesQuickSync
Date of Announcement01.06.2013
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-4790K4 x 4000 MHz, 88 W350 MHz1250 MHz
Intel Core i7-47904 x 3600 MHz, 84 W350 MHz1200 MHz
Intel Core i7-4770K4 x 3500 MHz, 84 W400 MHz1200 MHz
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min. - max.200 - 400 MHz900 - 1350 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
4.8 pt (5%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 42224     avg: 42243     median: 42242.5 (8%)     max: 42261 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 20937     avg: 25956     median: 22583 (3%)     max: 34347 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 3322     avg: 5276     median: 5040.5 (8%)     max: 7233 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 3892     avg: 5865     median: 5613 (3%)     max: 7536 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 432     avg: 650     median: 592.5 (2%)     max: 904 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 499     avg: 703     median: 635.5 (2%)     max: 978 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 31725     avg: 47455     median: 48631 (6%)     max: 64426 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 655     avg: 1060     median: 1041 (3%)     max: 1464 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 572     avg: 926     median: 910.5 (2%)     max: 1258 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 18916     avg: 21326     median: 22200 (12%)     max: 22861 Points
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
min: 13.5     avg: 14.4     median: 14.4 (5%)     max: 15.2 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
min: 15.2     avg: 15.5     median: 15.5 (7%)     max: 15.8 fps
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 +
Tcvis 1920x1080 +
SolidWorks 1920x1080 +
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 +
Maya 1920x1080 +
Lightwave 1920x1080 +
Ensight 1920x1080 +
Catia 1920x1080 +
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 +
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 +
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 +
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 +
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 +
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 +
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 +
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
min: 6.5     avg: 6.6     median: 6.5 (82%)     max: 6.7 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
min: 5     avg: 5.5     median: 5.2 (66%)     max: 6.7 points
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 166     avg: 197     median: 185 (4%)     max: 252 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 262     avg: 306     median: 284.5 (3%)     max: 391 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 665     avg: 741     median: 767 (3%)     max: 816 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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 1280x720
8.7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
9.7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
med. 1920x1080
5.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
FIFA 20

FIFA 20

2019
low 1280x720
32.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Anthem

Anthem

2019
low 1280x720
6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
12  fps    + Compare