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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 @ 350 - 1100 (Boost) MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Pro Graphics 580 (compare) 72 @ 350 - 1050 (Boost) MHzeDRAM + 64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 550 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Iris Graphics 540 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 530 (compare) 24 @ 350 - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 520 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 515 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 610 (compare) 12 @ 300 - 950 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 510 (compare) 12 @ 300 - 950 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 505 (compare) 18 @ 300 - 750 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 500 12 @ 300 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameApollo Lake
ArchitectureIntel Gen. 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 (FL 12_1)
technology14 nm
FeaturesQuickSync
Date of Announcement01.09.2016
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Celeron N34504 x 1100 MHz, 6 W200 MHz700 MHz
Intel Celeron N33502 x 1100 MHz, 6 W200 MHz650 MHz
min. - max.200 - 200 MHz650 - 700 MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 19294     avg: 20817.7     median: 20352 (4%)     max: 22807 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 414     avg: 502.2     median: 492 (2%)     max: 655 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 368     avg: 446.6     median: 433 (1%)     max: 584 points
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
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 detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Team Fortress 2
low 1280x720
21.2  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dirt 4

Dirt 4

2017
low 1280x720
10  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
5.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Rocket League
low 1280x720
18.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
6.2  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dota 2 Reborn
low 1280x720
15.9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Risen 3: Titan Lords
low 1024x768
10  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
6.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
GRID: Autosport
low 1024x768
43.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
19.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
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.
BioShock Infinite
low 1280x720
16.2 18.7 21.2 ~ 19 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
8.8 9.8 13 ~ 11 fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
7.9 8.9 ~ 8 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dead Space 3
Counter-Strike: GO
low 1024x768
14  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
27.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
12.2  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
low 1280x720
11.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
7.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
40.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
14.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
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