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Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)

Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)

The Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) is an integrated graphics card in the mobile Ivy Bridge codenamed processors (Celeron and Pentium). It is the successor the the Intel HD Graphics 2000 in the Sandy Bridge CPUs and performs between the old HD 2000 and 3000 GPU

Compared to the faster HD Graphics 4000, the HD Graphics features less Execution Units (6 versus 16) and only one texture sampler. Therefore, the performance is clearly worse and only suited for low demanding gaming. Intel states a 10 to 15% higher performance compared to the old Sandy Bridge based HD Graphics 2000 (see our benchmarks below), which is similar to AMDs low-end GPUs like the integrated Radeon HD 8210. Therefore, only casual games with low requirements are playable.

A speciality of the Ivy Bridge GPUs is that 4x MSAA is supported in hardware now. However, 2x is only supported through software.  The algorithm to support 2x is going through the 4x pipeline with a software algorithm, so performance is similar to 4x MSAA.

The integrated video decoder called Multi Format Codec Engine (MFX) was also improved and should allow even simultaneus 4K video decoding. DXVAChecker lists MPEG2, VC1, WMV9, and H264 as supported codecs. QuickSync for fast transcoding of videos was also optimized for higher performance and better image quality.

Another new feature is the support for up to 3 independent displays (maybe only with a DisplayPort) as AMD offers with theirs Eyefinity support (up to 6 displays).

Due to the 22nm 3D Tri-Gate production process, the power consumption should be relatively low (the development was focused on performance per Watt).

ManufacturerIntel
HD Graphics Series
HD Graphics P530 compare 24 @ 0.35 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5600 compare 24 @ 0.3 - 1.05 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 6000 compare 48 @ 0.3 - 1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4600 compare 20 @ 0.2 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5500 compare 24 @ 0.3 - 0.95 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5000 compare 40 @ 0.2 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4400 compare 20 @ 0.2 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 5300 compare 24 @ 0.1 - 0.9 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4000 compare 16 @ 0.35 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Broadwell) compare 12 @ 0.1 - 0.85 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 4200 compare 20 @ 0.2 - 0.85 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Skylake) compare 12 @ 0.3 - 0.8 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) compare 16 @ 0.32 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Braswell) compare 16 @ 0.32 - 0.7 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) compare 12 @ 0.32 - 0.64 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Haswell) compare 10 @ 0.2 - 1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) compare 16 @ 0.2 - 0.6 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 3000 compare 12 @ 0.35 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2500 compare 6 @ 0.65 - 1.15 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) 6 @ 0.35 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics 2000 compare 6 @ 0.85 - 1.35 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) compare 6 @ 0.35 - 1.1 GHz64/128 Bit
HD Graphics (Bay Trail) compare 4 @ 0.31 - 0.9 GHz32/64/128 Bit
CodenameIvy Bridge GT1
ArchitectureGen. 7 Ivy Bridge
Pipelines6 - unified
Core Speed350 - 1100 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 11.0, Shader 5.0
technology22 nm
Date of Announcement01.10.2012
CPU in HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Pentium 2030M2 x 2500 MHz, 35 W650 MHz1100 MHz
Intel Pentium 2020M2 x 2400 MHz, 35 W650 MHz1100 MHz
Intel Celeron 1020E2 x 2200 MHz, 35 W650 MHz1000 MHz
min. - max.350 - 650 MHz800 - 1100 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
2.1 pt (2%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 1478     avg: 1898     median: 1906.5 (3%)     max: 2207 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 2116     avg: 2283     median: 2286 (1%)     max: 2470 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 208     avg: 254     median: 254.5 (1%)     max: 275 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 248     avg: 286     median: 285.5 (1%)     max: 305 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 22834     avg: 24734     median: 24209.5 (3%)     max: 29149 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 258     avg: 363     median: 370.5 (1%)     max: 413 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 218     avg: 311     median: 315 (1%)     max: 352 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 5909     avg: 7584     median: 7434 (4%)     max: 10124 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 3839     avg: 5085     median: 5186 (8%)     max: 6252 Points
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 +
specvp11 catia-03 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 +
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 190     avg: 266     median: 275 (1%)     max: 290 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.

low 1024x768
34.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
14.3  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
8.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
low 1024x768
18.4 30.5 ~ 24 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
8.2 24.5 ~ 16 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
27.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
12.8  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
12.5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
10.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
8.1  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
4.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
16 16.4 19.1 ~ 17 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
8.6 8.9 9 ~ 9 fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
7.7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
80.8 112 ~ 96 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
19.3 24 ~ 22 fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
10.8 15 ~ 13 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1024x768
8.8 16.1 18.6 20.1 21.5 21.5 22.5 22.7 23.1 23.6 24 ~ 20 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
7.7 9.4 10.5 10.8 11 11 11.1 11.4 11.7 ~ 11 fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
5.1 7.4 7.6 8 ~ 7 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
42  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
17  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
12  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1024x768
13  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
11  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
18 19 ~ 19 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
14 15.2 ~ 15 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 13

Fifa 13

2012
low 1024x768
18.3 52 69.7 90 ~ 58 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
13.2 32.8 42.7 54 ~ 36 fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
8.6 20.9 23 29 ~ 20 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
13  fps    + Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
F1 2012

F1 2012

2012
low 1024x768
20 25 ~ 23 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
18 20 ~ 19 fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
16 16 ~ 16 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
30  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
med. 1366x768
37  fps    + Compare