NVIDIA GeForce 920M vs Intel HD Graphics 505

NVIDIA GeForce 920M
Intel HD Graphics 505

General info

Comparison of GeForce 920M and HD Graphics 505 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Kepler 2.0
 
Generation 9.0
Code name
GK208B
 
Apollo Lake GT1.5
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
13 March 2015
 
1 September 2015

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
384
 
18
Core clock speed
954 MHz
 
250 MHz
Boost Clock
n/d
 
800 MHz
Transistor count
915 million
 
189 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
33 Watt
 
10 Watt
Texture fill rate
12.4 GTexel / s
 
14.4 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
297.6 gflops
 
230.4 gflops

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.
Bus support
PCI Express 3.0
 
n/d
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
PCIe 3.0 x1

Memory

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.
Memory type
DDR3
 
DDR3L / LPDDR3 / LPDDR4
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
64 / 128 Bit
Memory clock speed
1800 MHz
 
n/d
Memory bandwidth
14.4 GB / s
 
n/d
Shared memory
-
 
+

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 920M and HD Graphics 505.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

Technologies

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
+
 
-
GPU Boost
+
 
n/d
Optimus
+
 
-
GameWorks
+
 
-
3D Vision / 3DTV Play
+
 
-
CUDA
+
 
-
Quick Sync
n/d
 
+
Verde Drivers
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 920M and HD Graphics 505, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (11_0)
 
12.0 (12_1)
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 920M and HD Graphics 505. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

920M 3.59 +97.3%
HD Graphics 505 1.82

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

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce 920M and HD Graphics 505. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
40 Mh/s
 
n/d

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce 920M and HD Graphics 505 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 920M

97.3% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
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)
Verde Drivers
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)
3D Vision
3DTV Play
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
GameWorks
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?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce 920M.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce 920M and HD Graphics 505, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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