Intel HD Graphics 500: specs and benchmarks

Intel HD Graphics 500


Intel started HD Graphics 500 sales 1 September 2015. This is Intel Gen. 9 (Apollo Lake) architecture notebook card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. It can use up to 8 GB of DDR3L/LPDDR3/LPDDR4 system memory.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x1 interface. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 10 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 1.66 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of HD Graphics 500's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Intel Gen. 9 (Apollo Lake)
Code name
Apollo Lake GT1
Release date
1 September 2015

Technical specs

HD Graphics 500'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 500's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
250 MHz
Boost Clock
750 MHz
Transistor count
189 million
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
10 Watt
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
144.0 gflops

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.
PCIe 3.0 x1

Memory specs

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 type
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
System Shared
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
System Shared
Shared memory


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.
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of HD Graphics 500. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
3DMark Fire Strike Score
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
Games benchmarked by
Dota 2 (2015)
low / 720p
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
medium / 768p
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
medium / 768p
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
low / 768p
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
low / 720p
medium / 768p
World of Warcraft (2005)
low / 600p

Relative perfomance

Overall HD Graphics 500 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

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