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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 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5600 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 1050 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 6000 (compare) 48 @ 300 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4600 (compare) 20 @ 200 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5500 (compare) 24 @ 300 - 950 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5000 (compare) 40 @ 200 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4400 (compare) 20 @ 200 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5300 (compare) 24 @ 100 - 900 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4000 (compare) 16 @ 350 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Broadwell) (compare) 12 @ 100 - 850 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4200 (compare) 20 @ 200 - 850 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Skylake) (compare) 12 @ 300 - 800 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) (compare) 16 @ 320 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Braswell) (compare) 16 @ 320 - 700 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) (compare) 12 @ 320 - 640 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Haswell) (compare) 10 @ 200 - 1000 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) (compare) 16 @ 200 - 600 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 3000 (compare) 12 @ 350 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2500 (compare) 6 @ 650 - 1150 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) (compare) 6 @ 350 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2000 (compare) 6 @ 850/1100 - 1350 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (compare) 6 @ 350 - 1100 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Bay Trail) 4 @ 311 - 896 (Boost) MHz32/64/128 Bit
CodenameBay Trail
ArchitectureIvy 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
CPUGPU 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
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min. - max.311 - ? MHz400 - 896 MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 11835     avg: 14513     median: 14748.5 (3%)     max: 17613 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 4751     avg: 7342.4     median: 7498 (1%)     max: 9234 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 354     avg: 1181.7     median: 1188 (2%)     max: 1703 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 362     avg: 1230.2     median: 1228.5 (1%)     max: 1670 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 83     avg: 185     median: 147 (1%)     max: 495 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 90     avg: 149.1     median: 149 (0%)     max: 200 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 0     avg: 15193.8     median: 15934 (2%)     max: 21351 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 143     avg: 222.6     median: 216 (1%)     max: 280 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 122     avg: 192.1     median: 185 (0%)     max: 237 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 2666     avg: 3194.6     median: 3331 (7%)     max: 3445 Points
3DMark 06 +
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
min: 2.4     avg: 2.8     median: 2.8 (1%)     max: 3.4 fps
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 +
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 0     avg: 8.8     median: 8.7 (2%)     max: 16 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 6.8     avg: 12.2     median: 8.6 (2%)     max: 22.1 fps
Basemark X 1.0 - Off-Screen
10.1 fps (48%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 25     avg: 28.5     median: 27 (1%)     max: 35 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 26     avg: 29     median: 29 (0%)     max: 34 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 160     avg: 172.8     median: 174 (1%)     max: 192 Points
Smartbench 2012 - Gaming Index
min: 2679     avg: 3413.6     median: 3385 (74%)     max: 4274 points
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* 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.

low 1280x720
26.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
23.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dirt 4

Dirt 4

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