Intel HD Graphics 500: specs and benchmarks

Intel HD Graphics 500

Summary

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. Power consumption is at 10 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 1.69 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
 
Architecture
Intel Gen. 9 (Apollo Lake)
 
Code name
Apollo Lake GT1
 
Type
Laptop
 
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.
Pipelines
96
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
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
9.000
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
144.0 gflops
 
of 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.
Interface
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
DDR3L/LPDDR3/LPDDR4
 
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
System Shared
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
System Shared
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Shared memory
+
 

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.
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
1.67
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
21579.50
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
3007.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
301.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
361.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
482.00
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good HD Graphics 500 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
Dota 2 (2015)
low / 720p
15.90
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
71.60
 
medium / 768p
13.70
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
21.50
 
medium / 768p
9.30
 
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
low / 768p
14.00
 
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
12.70
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
low / 720p
11.20
 
medium / 768p
7.60
 
World of Warcraft (2005)
low / 600p
46.00
 

Relative perfomance

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