Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell): specs and benchmarks

Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)

Summary

Intel started HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) sales 1 April 2015. This is Intel Gen8 architecture notebook card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 1.53 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)'s architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Intel Gen8
 
Code name
Braswell
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
1 April 2015
 

Technical specs

HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)'s general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)'s performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
16
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
320 MHz
 
Boost Clock
700 MHz
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
of 12

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on HD Graphics 405 (Braswell): 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 bus width
64/128 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
+
 

API support

APIs supported by HD Graphics 405 (Braswell), sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.2
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of HD Graphics 405 (Braswell). Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
1.50
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
23763.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
2113.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
237.50
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
254.50
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
468.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
2081.00
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
n/d
 
 
Games can run, %
At minimum settings
96.77
At recommended settings
88.06
New games support
38
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
low / 720p
13.50
 
medium / 1080p
11.00
 
Civilization VI (2016)
low / 768p
12.20
 
medium / 768p
5.20
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
7.10
 
medium / 768p
4.20
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
low / 720p
14.40
 
medium / 768p
10.50
 
Dota 2 (2015)
low / 720p
28.65
 
medium / 768p
18.25
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
15.30
 
medium / 768p
8.90
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
77.50
 
medium / 768p
19.60
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
16.50
 
medium / 768p
12.50
 
high / 768p
8.30
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
27.80
 
medium / 768p
12.80
 
high / 768p
9.50
 
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
low / 768p
42.60
 
medium / 768p
32.00
 
high / 768p
20.40
 
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
32.00
 
medium / 768p
19.10
 
high / 768p
14.40
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
low / 720p
21.80
 
medium / 768p
10.40
 
high / 768p
6.50
 

Conclusion

Intel HD 405 is an entry-level video card integrated into low-end notebook CPUs like Pentium N3710. While adequate for casual (e.g. watching movies) or office tasks, its performance in games is most of the time insufficient to run modern titles.

You can still play some of the older and less demanding game titles like Diablo 3 or CS:GO, but at low settings. In Dota 2, however, you get around 20-25 FPS which is not enough to play comfortably. Overall this graphics card is not recommended for gaming or professional 3D or CAD tasks.

Here are some useful videos from Sami Ruiz about running games on an HD 405. Note though that the videos are all in Spanish:

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