Intel HD Graphics 505: specs and benchmarks

Intel HD Graphics 505

Summary

Intel started HD Graphics 505 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 2.26 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of HD Graphics 505's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.13
 
Architecture
Gen. 9 Apollo Lake
 
GPU code name
Apollo Lake
 
Market segment
Laptop
 
Launch date
1 September 2016 (4 years ago)
 
Price now
$659
 
of 11080 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

HD Graphics 505'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 505's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
18
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
300 MHz
 
Boost clock speed
750 MHz
 
Number of transistors
189 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
10 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
11.70
 
Floating-point performance
230.4 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on HD Graphics 505'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

Parameters of memory installed on HD Graphics 505: 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
 
Memory bus width
64/128 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Shared memory
+
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on HD Graphics 505. 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 Connectors
No outputs
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by HD Graphics 505. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Quick Sync
+
 

API support

APIs supported by HD Graphics 505, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
Shader Model
6.4
 
OpenGL
4.6
 
OpenCL
2.1
 
Vulkan
1.1.97
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of HD Graphics 505. 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.

2.26

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.

3414

3DMark Fire Strike Score

383

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.

408

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.

620

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

2351

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.

32481

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good HD Graphics 505 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.

This video card matches 69% minimum and 59% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
69%
Recommended
59%
Minimum
69%
Recommended
59%

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

1080p
 
9
 

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

User rating

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Advices and comments

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