Silicon Motion SM502

The Silicon Motion SM502 is a graphics adapter for computers with MIPS CPUs (mostly small laptops, netbooks or mids). Currently, the SM502 only supports Linux, Windows CE and Windows Embedded (no support for Windows XP, Vista or 7).

The maximum resolution that is supported by the SM 502 is 1280x1024 (as the GPU is mostly included in small devices with small screens). 

Tests from Laptopmag showed that the SM502 is significantly slower than a GMA 500. It was not able to display HD videos fluently and also had no 3D acceleration.


ManufacturerSilicon Motion
Shared Memoryyes
Date of Announcement01.01.2007
Link to Manufacturer Page


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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2016-01-26)