NVIDIA GeForce 920M vs Intel HD Graphics 505
Comparison of GeForce 920M and HD Graphics 505 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Apollo Lake GT1
13 March 2015
1 September 2015
GeForce 920M and HD Graphics 505's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 920M and HD Graphics 505's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
12.4 GTexel / s
14.4 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce 920M and HD Graphics 505 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
PCI Express 3.0
PCIe 3.0 x8
PCIe 3.0 x1
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 920M and HD Graphics 505: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
DDR3L / LPDDR3 / LPDDR4
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
64 / 128 Bit
Memory clock speed
14.4 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 920M and HD Graphics 505.
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 920M and HD Graphics 505. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision / 3DTV Play
APIs supported by GeForce 920M and HD Graphics 505, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 920M and HD Graphics 505. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
920M 90619 +184.8%
HD Graphics 505 31823
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
920M 7242 +124.3%
HD Graphics 505 3229
3DMark Fire Strike Score
920M 1048 +173.6%
HD Graphics 505 383
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
920M 1162 +184.8%
HD Graphics 505 408
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
920M 1719 +179.1%
HD Graphics 505 616
3DMark Vantage Performance
920M 5587 +185.5%
HD Graphics 505 1957
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce 920M and HD Graphics 505. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 920M
More pipelines (384 vs 18)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
3D Vision / 3DTV Play
Advantages of Intel HD Graphics 505
Somewhat newer (1 September 2015 vs 13 March 2015)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (10 vs 33 watts)
QuickSync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
So, 920M or HD Graphics 505?
Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce 920M and Intel HD Graphics 505. We've got no test results to judge.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce 920M and HD Graphics 505, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.