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Intel HD Graphics 505

Intel HD Graphics 505

The Intel HD Graphics 505 is an integrated processor graphics unit from the Apollo Lake generation (e. g. Pentium N4200), 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 the maximum configuration of the Apollo Lake GPU, the HD Graphics 505 is equipped with 18 Execution Units (EUs) running at up to 750 MHz. 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 Core-M GPU HD Graphics 5300, 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 18 @ 0.3 - 0.75 GHz64/128 Bit
UHD Graphics 600 compare 12 @ 0.3 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 500 compare 12 @ 0.3 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
CodenameApollo Lake
ArchitectureGen. 9 Apollo Lake
Pipelines18 - unified
Core Speed300 - 750 (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 505GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Pentium N42004 x 1100 MHz, 6 W200 MHz750 MHz
Intel Atom x7-E39504 x 1600 MHz, 12 W500 MHz650 MHz
min. - max.200 - 500 MHz650 - 750 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
3.2 pt (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 87     avg: 116     median: 107.5 (1%)     max: 161 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 76     avg: 102     median: 94 (0%)     max: 142 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 2844     avg: 3609     median: 3413.5 (2%)     max: 4738 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 324     avg: 417     median: 383 (1%)     max: 565 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 344     avg: 449     median: 408 (1%)     max: 606 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 476     avg: 692     median: 679 (2%)     max: 899 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 424     avg: 632     median: 620 (1%)     max: 825 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 +
specvp11 tcvis-02 +
specvp11 sw-02 +
specvp11 proe-05 +
specvp11 maya-03 +
specvp11 lightwave-01 +
specvp11 ensight-04 +
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 +
- 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
4.8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
1  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.
Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

2018
low 1280x720
3  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.
low 1280x720
2.8  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
2  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
ELEX

ELEX

2017
low 1280x720
4.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F1 2017

F1 2017

2017
low 1280x720
21.4 26.6 ~ 24 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
15.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Additional Benchmarks
Performance 1920x1080
22
Prey

Prey

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

For Honor

2017
low 1280x720
12.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 4xAF TAA 1366x768
7.7
low 1280x720
2.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
5.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
7.1  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.
low 1024x768
5.6 6.1 6.2 8.8 ~ 7 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
4 4 4.1 4.5 ~ 4 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
32  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
22  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.