Intel HD Graphics 500: specs and benchmarks

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Intel HD Graphics 500
HD Graphics 500
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x1
  • Core clock speed 300
  • Max video memory 8192 Mb
  • Memory type DDR3L/LPDDR3/LPDDR4
  • Memory clock speed System Shared
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2016
Performance 1.60

Summary

Intel started HD Graphics 500 sales 1 September 2016. This is Gen. 9 Apollo Lake architecture notebook card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x1 interface. Power consumption is at 10 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

1.60%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of HD Graphics 500's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating908
Value for money0.55
ArchitectureGen. 9 Apollo Lake (2016−2017)
GPU code nameApollo Lake
Market segmentLaptop
Release date1 September 2016 (6 years ago)
Current price$414 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

HD Graphics 500's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of HD Graphics 500's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores12of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed300 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed700 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors189 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)10 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate9.000of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance144.0 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on HD Graphics 500's 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.

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x1

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on HD Graphics 500: 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 typeDDR3L/LPDDR3/LPDDR4
Maximum RAM amount8 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width64/128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speedSystem Sharedof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Shared memory+

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on HD Graphics 500. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by HD Graphics 500. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Quick Sync+

API support

APIs supported by HD Graphics 500, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.1
Vulkan1.1.97

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of HD Graphics 500. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

HD Graphics 500 1.60
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

HD Graphics 500 482

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

HD Graphics 500 3007

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

HD Graphics 500 307

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

HD Graphics 500 363

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

HD Graphics 500 24609

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good HD Graphics 500 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD10
1440p1

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Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2−3
Battlefield 5 2−3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2−3
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
Far Cry 5 2−3
Far Cry New Dawn 2−3
Forza Horizon 4 2−3
Hitman 3 2−3
Horizon Zero Dawn 2−3
Red Dead Redemption 2 2−3
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 2−3
Watch Dogs: Legion 2−3
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2−3
Battlefield 5 2−3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2−3
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
Far Cry 5 2−3
Far Cry New Dawn 2−3
Forza Horizon 4 2−3
Hitman 3 2−3
Horizon Zero Dawn 2−3
Metro Exodus 2−3
Red Dead Redemption 2 2−3
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 2−3
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 2−3
Watch Dogs: Legion 2−3
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2−3
Battlefield 5 2−3
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
Far Cry 5 2−3
Far Cry New Dawn 2−3
Forza Horizon 4 2−3
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 2−3
Watch Dogs: Legion 2−3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2−3
Hitman 3 2−3
Horizon Zero Dawn 2−3
Metro Exodus 2−3
Red Dead Redemption 2 2−3
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 2−3
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 2−3
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2−3
Battlefield 5 2−3
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
Far Cry 5 1
Far Cry New Dawn 2−3
Forza Horizon 4 2−3
Watch Dogs: Legion 2−3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2−3
Hitman 3 2−3
Horizon Zero Dawn 2−3
Metro Exodus 2−3
Red Dead Redemption 2 2−3
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 2−3
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 2−3
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2−3
Battlefield 5 2−3
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
Far Cry 5 2−3
Far Cry New Dawn 2−3
Forza Horizon 4 2−3
Watch Dogs: Legion 2−3

Relative perfomance

Overall HD Graphics 500 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


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