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Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)

Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)

The Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)  is an integrated graphics card in the low end SoCs of the Braswell series (e.g. Pentium N3700). It is based on the same architecture as the integrated GPU of the Broadwell graphics cards (e.g. HD Graphics 5300), but offers less shader cores and slower clock speeds.

The performance depends on the processor. The fastest models offer 16 EUs (shader cores) at 400 - 700 MHz. It should be about twice as fast as the old HD Graphics in Bay Trail SoCs. At the time of announcement in Q1 2015 the following models exist:

  • Pentium N3700: 16 EUs @ 400 - 700 MHz, Dual-Channel Memory
  • Celeron N3150: 12 EUs @ 320 - 640 MHz, Dual-Channel Memory
  • Celeron N3050: 12 EUs @ 320 - 600 MHz, Dual-Channel Memory
  • Celeron N3000: 12 EUs @ 320 - 600 MHz, Dual-Channel Memory

In the first CPUs the graphics card was only called Intel HD Graphics. Later (e.g. in the Celeron N3060) Intel renamed it to Intel HD Graphics 400 (Celeron with 12 EUs) and Intel HD Graphics 405 (Pentium with 16 EUs).

Gaming performance ist still only suited for older or less demanding games. Often also the processor is limited gaming performance (e.g. in the dual-core N3000).

The SoC also integrates a video decoding engine that should be able to handle 4K H.265 videos.

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) 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) compare 4 @ 311 - 896 MHz32/64/128 Bit
CodenameBraswell
ArchitectureGen. 8
Pipelines16 - unified
Core Speed320 - 700 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 11.2, Shader 5.0
technology14 nm
Date of Announcement01.04.2015
CPU in HD Graphics (Braswell)GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Pentium N37004 x 1600 MHz, 6 W400 MHz700 MHz
Intel Celeron N31604 x 1600 MHz, 6 W320 MHz640 MHz
Intel Celeron N31504 x 1600 MHz, 6 W320 MHz640 MHz
min. - max.320 - 400 MHz600 - 700 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
2.3 pt (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 1327     avg: 1595     median: 1529 (2%)     max: 2134 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 1950     avg: 2187     median: 2193 (1%)     max: 2457 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 204     avg: 235     median: 238 (1%)     max: 256 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 218     avg: 257     median: 261 (1%)     max: 299 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 20067     avg: 24121     median: 24638 (3%)     max: 26079 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 310     avg: 435     median: 436 (1%)     max: 518 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 275     avg: 390     median: 395 (1%)     max: 468 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
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 1024x768
6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
3.2  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F1 2014

F1 2014

2014
low 1024x768
13 13 ~ 13 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
12 12.5 ~ 12 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
low 1024x768
64  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
18.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
3.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
2.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
19.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
12.6  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
12.5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
16.2 17.4 17.5 17.7 22.1 ~ 18 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
8.3 9.1 9.8 10 11.4 ~ 10 fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
6.9 7 7.4 8.4 9.6 ~ 8 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
19.4 22.5 23 23.4 23.7 ~ 22 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
11 12.1 12.2 12.6 12.9 ~ 12 fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
8 8.2 8.2 8.7 9.1 ~ 8 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
9.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
5.7  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
2.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
28.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
13  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
9.9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
15  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
12  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
11.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
12.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
11.5  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
10.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
25.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
16.7  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
13.2  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
28 30 ~ 29 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
12.7 13.1 ~ 13 fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
8.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
16.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
8.2  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
6.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
4.2  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
2.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Trackmania Nations Forever

Trackmania Nations Forever

2008
low 640x480
79.3 97.6 97.6 106 106 ~ 97 fps    + Compare
high 1024x768
18.9 21.4 22.9 25.5 25.8 ~ 23 fps    + Compare