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Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)

Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)

The Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) is a low-end integrated Bay Trail graphics card found in certain Atom models (Z3770), nettops (J2850) and notebook SoCs (N3510). It supports DirectX 11 and is based on the Ivy Bridge GPU. Clock rates and shader cores, however, are considerably lower.

Compared to Ivy Bridge, which offers either 6 or 16 Execution Units, the HD Graphics (Bay Trail) comes with only 4 EUs. The core clock is significantly lower as well. Depending on the specific model, the maximum Turbo Boost is 896 MHz or less and the memory controller can support DDR3(L), DDR3L-RS or LPDDR3 in single- or dual-channel operation.

The fastest notebook models equipped with this GPU nearly match the performance of the HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) and the AMD Radeon HD 6310. Therefore, older and less demanding Windows games like World of Warcraft or Half-Life 2 can be played fluently in very low settings. Performance is not sufficient for most modern titles.

Compared to competing ARM SoCs, Bay Trail outperforms the Adreno 320 (which can be found in different Qualcomm SoCs like the Snapdragon 600) and offers a performance similar to the Tegra 4 GPU. That is enough power to run even the most demanding Android games smoothly in very high resolutions as of 2013.

The integrated video decoder supports all popular codecs such as MPEG2, H.264, VC1, VP8 and MVC and is suitable for resolutions up to 4K up to 100 Mbit/s. The user can connect up to two displays via HDMI 1.4 (max. 1920 x 1080) or DisplayPort 1.2 (max. 2560 x 1600). Another new feature is the support for Wireless Display and Quick Sync, Intel's fast and power efficient H-264 hardware encoder. Some of these features are not available on all models.

Depending on the model, the power consumption of the entire SoC is somewhere between 2 and 10 W. The most efficient versions are therefore suitable for passively cooled tablets, whereas faster variants are used in larger subnotebooks with active cooling.

ManufacturerIntel
HD Graphics Series
HD Graphics P530 compare 24 @ 350 - 1050 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5600 compare 24 @ 300 - 1050 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 6000 compare 48 @ 300 - 1000 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4600 compare 20 @ 200 - 1350 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5500 compare 24 @ 300 - 950 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5000 compare 40 @ 200 - 1100 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4400 compare 20 @ 200 - 1100 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5300 compare 24 @ 100 - 900 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4000 compare 16 @ 350 - 1350 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Broadwell) compare 12 @ 100 - 850 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4200 compare 20 @ 200 - 850 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Skylake) compare 12 @ 300 - 800 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) compare 16 @ 320 - 700 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Braswell) compare 16 @ 320 - 700 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) compare 12 @ 320 - 640 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Haswell) compare 10 @ 200 - 1000 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) compare 16 @ 200 - 600 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 3000 compare 12 @ 350 - 1350 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2500 compare 6 @ 650 - 1150 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) compare 6 @ 350 - 1100 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2000 compare 6 @ 850/1100 - 1350 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) compare 6 @ 350 - 1100 MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Bay Trail) 4 @ 311 - 896 MHz32/64/128 Bit
CodenameBay Trail
ArchitectureGen. 7 Ivy Bridge
Pipelines4 - unified
Core Speed311 - 896 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width32/64/128 Bit
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology22 nm
Date of Announcement11.09.2013
CPU in HD Graphics (Bay Trail)GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Pentium N35404 x 2160 MHz, 7.5 W313 MHz896 MHz
Intel Pentium J29004 x 2410 MHz, 10 W688 MHz896 MHz
Intel Pentium N35304 x 2160 MHz, 7.5 W313 MHz896 MHz
min. - max.311 - ? MHz400 - 896 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
1.4 pt (2%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 11835     avg: 14513     median: 14748.5 (3%)     max: 17613 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 4751     avg: 7342     median: 7498 (1%)     max: 9234 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 354     avg: 1182     median: 1188 (2%)     max: 1703 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 362     avg: 1230     median: 1228.5 (1%)     max: 1670 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 83     avg: 185     median: 147 (0%)     max: 495 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 90     avg: 149     median: 149 (0%)     max: 200 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 5056     avg: 15391     median: 16047 (2%)     max: 21351 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 143     avg: 223     median: 216 (1%)     max: 280 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 122     avg: 192     median: 186.5 (0%)     max: 237 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings +
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x800 +
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
min: 2.4     avg: 2.8     median: 2.8 (1%)     max: 3.4 fps
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 +
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 6     avg: 9.7     median: 8.8 (1%)     max: 16 fps
Basemark X 1.0 - Basemark X 1.0 Off-Screen
10.1 fps (48%)
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 High Quality
min: 3008     avg: 6663     median: 8456 (19%)     max: 8524 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 25     avg: 28.5     median: 27 (0%)     max: 35 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 26     avg: 29     median: 29 (0%)     max: 34 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 160     avg: 173     median: 174 (0%)     max: 192 points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 2D Graphics Tests
min: 3822     avg: 4036     median: 3866 (12%)     max: 4588 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 3D Graphics Tests
min: 1058     avg: 1251     median: 1228 (4%)     max: 1488 Points
Smartbench 2012 - Smartbench 2012 Gaming Index
min: 2679     avg: 3414     median: 3385 (74%)     max: 4274 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.

Dirt 4

Dirt 4

2017
low 1280x720
6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
12.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1366x768
12.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
10.8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
24.7 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
9.7 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
5.5 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
5.4 fps  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
22 24.2 ~ 23 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
0 (!) 12.5 ~ 6 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Evolve

Evolve

2015
low 1024x768
3.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
1.7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
The Crew

The Crew

2014
low 1280x720
8.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
4.7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4

2014
low 1024x768
5.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
3.8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
4.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
2.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
9.6 11.5 ~ 11 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
4.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F1 2014

F1 2014

2014
low 1024x768
12 14 ~ 13 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
12  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
5.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
3.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
3.7  fps    + Compare