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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 @ 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 510 (compare) 12 @ 300 - 950 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 505 18 @ 300 - 750 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 500 (compare) 12 @ 300 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameApollo Lake
ArchitectureIntel Gen. 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 (FL 12_1)
technology14 nm
FeaturesQuickSync
Date of Announcement01.09.2016
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Pentium N42004 x 1100 MHz, 6 W200 MHz750 MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 87     avg: 100.7     median: 97 (1%)     max: 118 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 76     avg: 88     median: 85 (1%)     max: 103 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 27199     avg: 33492     median: 31823 (7%)     max: 41454 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 18860     avg: 22880.7     median: 20939 (3%)     max: 28843 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 2411     avg: 2910     median: 2819 (6%)     max: 3558 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 2844     avg: 3692.6     median: 3598 (2%)     max: 4738 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 324     avg: 432     median: 432 (2%)     max: 565 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 344     avg: 465.8     median: 482 (1%)     max: 606 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 29561     avg: 35633     median: 36602.5 (5%)     max: 39766 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 500     avg: 722.7     median: 715 (2%)     max: 899 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 473     avg: 660.6     median: 651 (1%)     max: 825 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 +
Tcvis 1920x1080 +
SolidWorks 1920x1080 +
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 +
Maya 1920x1080 +
Lightwave 1920x1080 +
Ensight 1920x1080 +
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 +
- 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.

Dirt 4

Dirt 4

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

Prey

2017
low 1280x720
5.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Ghost Recon Wildlands
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
Resident Evil 7
low 1280x720
14.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Titanfall 2
low 1280x720
2.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Civilization VI
low 1024x768
9.7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Deus Ex Mankind Divided
low 1280x720
5.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
The Division
low 1280x720
5.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
3.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Far Cry Primal
low 1280x720
3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
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.
Just Cause 3
low 1024x768
6.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
4.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.