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Intel HD Graphics 500

Intel HD Graphics 500

The Intel HD Graphics 500 is an integrated processor graphics unit from the Apollo Lake generation (e. g. Celeron N3450 and Celeron N3350), which was announced mid 2016. The GPU can convince with low consumption figures, but the performance is only in the low-end segment and is rarely sufficient for modern games. Being a partial configuration of the Apollo Lake GPU, the HD Graphics 505 is equipped with just 12 Execution Units (EUs) (HD Graphics 505: 18 EUs) running at up to 650-700 MHz depending on the model. The technical specifications of the GPU are based on Intel's Gen9 architecture, which is also used for the more expensive Skylake series.

Due to its lack of dedicated graphics memory or eDRAM cache, the HD 505 has to access the main memory via processor (2x 64bit DDR3L-/LPDDR3-1866, LPDDR4-2400).

Performance

The HD Graphics 505 should be slightly slower than the older Broadwell GPU HD Graphics (Broadwell), so modern games (as of 2016) will rarely run smoothly even at the lowest settings.

Features

The revised video engine now decodes H.265/HEVC completely in hardware and thereby much more efficiently than before. Up to three displays can be connected via DP/eDP or HDMI (4K probably only at 30 Hz via HDMI 1.4).

Power Consumption

The TDP of the whole Pentium N4200 chip is 6 Watts by default, so the GPU is primarily used for (often passively cooled) netbooks or thin notebooks. The TDP can also be reduced to 4 Watts, but this will obviously affect the performance.

ManufacturerIntel
Gen. 9 Series
Iris Pro Graphics P580 compare 72 @ 0.35 - 1.1 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Pro Graphics 580 compare 72 @ 0.35 - 1.05 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 550 compare 48 @ 0.3 - 1.1 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 540 compare 48 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 530 compare 24 @ 0.35 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 520 compare 24 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 515 compare 24 @ 0.3 - 1 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 610 compare 12 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 610 compare 12 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 510 compare 12 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 605 compare 18 @ 0.3 - 0.75 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 505 compare 18 @ 0.3 - 0.75 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 600 compare 12 @ 0.3 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 500 12 @ 0.3 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
CodenameApollo Lake
ArchitectureGen. 9 Apollo Lake
Pipelines12 - unified
Core Speed300 - 700 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
Memory Type(LP)DDR3(L) / LPDDR4
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12_1
technology14 nm
FeaturesQuickSync
Date of Announcement01.09.2016
CPU in HD Graphics 500GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Celeron N34504 x 1100 MHz, 6 W200 MHz700 MHz
Intel Celeron J33552 x 2000 MHz, 10 W250 MHz700 MHz
Intel Celeron N33502 x 1100 MHz, 6 W200 MHz650 MHz
min. - max.200 - 250 MHz650 - 700 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
2.2 pt (2%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 19294     avg: 24491     median: 24609 (4%)     max: 29579 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 +
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
8.9 Watt (2%)
- 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.

Valorant

Valorant

2020
low 1280x720
9.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1920x1080
23.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
24  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
11.2  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
28.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
20.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
13.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
2  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Strange Brigade

Strange Brigade

2018
low 1280x720
0 (!)  fps    + Compare
F1 2018

F1 2018

2018
low 1280x720
12  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
5.5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

2018
low 1280x720
1  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
World of Tanks enCore

World of Tanks enCore

2018
low 1366x768
34.4 (!)  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
4.6 (!)  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
5.3 5.5 7.6 ~ 6 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
3.9 4.7 ~ 4 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
3.6 4.3 ~ 4 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Prey

Prey

2017
low 1280x720
4.9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
For Honor

For Honor

2017
low 1280x720
8.7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
15.9 22.1 27.6 fps ~ 22 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
15.3 15.3 fps ~ 15 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
5.6 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
5.1 fps  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
29.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
14.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
16.2 18 18.7 21 21.2 22.5 24.3 ~ 20 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
8.8 9.6 9.8 11 13 ~ 10 fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
7.9 8.9 9.7 ~ 9 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
2.7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.