Intel HD Graphics 4000 vs NVIDIA GeForce 705M

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

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Gen. 7 Ivy Bridge
GPU code name
Ivy Bridge
Market segment
Launch date
23 March 2011 (10 years ago)
1 June 2013 (7 years ago)
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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
Core clock speed
350 MHz
775 MHz
Boost clock
1350 MHz
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Transistor count
1,200 million
292 million
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
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15 Watt
Texture fill rate
Floating-point performance
33.6 gflops
141.7 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on HD Graphics 4000 and GeForce 705M 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
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PCI Express 2.0
PCIe 1.0 x16
PCIe 2.0 x16


Parameters of memory installed: 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
System Shared
Maximum RAM amount
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1 GB
Standard memory configuration
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Memory bus width
64/128 Bit
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
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1800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
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14.4 GB/s
Shared memory

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones. OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
No outputs
No outputs
eDP 1.2 signal support
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Up to 2560x1600
LVDS signal support
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Up to 1920x1200
VGA аnalog display support
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Up to 2048x1536
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
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Up to 2560x1600
HDCP content protection
7.1 channel HD audio on HDMI
TrueHD and DTS-HD audio bitstreaming


Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Blu-Ray 3D Support
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
Quick Sync
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API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

11.1 (11_0)
12 API
Shader Model

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

HD Graphics 4000 454
GeForce 705M 455 +0.2%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of HD Graphics 4000 and GeForce 705M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
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11 Mh/s

Advantages of Intel HD Graphics 4000

Cheaper ($91 vs $163)

Finer manufacturing process technology (22 vs 40 nm)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 705M

Much newer (1 June 2013 vs 23 March 2011)

More pipelines (48 vs 16)

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)

So, HD Graphics 4000 or 705M?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel HD Graphics 4000 and NVIDIA GeForce 705M. We've got no test results to judge.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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