HD Graphics 4000 Vs Nvidia GT 520M

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HD Graphics 4000 Vs Nvidia GT 520M

Postby hubert » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:18 pm

Here is some benchmark result that compares the integrated graphics in the Ivy Bridge ( HD Graphics 4000) Vs the discrete graphics - Nvidia GT 520M. According to the benchmarks, the HD Graphics turn out to be slightly better that the GT 520M discrete graphics. Here is the benchmark result.


The graphics 4000 is about 9% faster than the 3DMark 05. This could be a good reason to go for the Intel. Of course, the Trinity APU from AMD that launches in June will have even better graphics performance. If low cost decent quality gaming is your aim, wait for Trinity.
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Postby subh » Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:17 pm

The performance will depend upon game to game and to some extend the processor with which it is paired. For example in medium resolution, the Anno 2070 does better in HD Graphics 4000 ( has close to 25 fps Vs 17 fps in 520M).

HD Graphics 4000 24.9

Nvidia GT 520M 17.2

We can say that the performance is close to a mid performance GPU.
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Postby ihaveaquestion » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:48 pm

I am fed up with the overuse and over stress of "gaming". If you really care about your kids future, ask them to study Math and Physics and not indulge into the addicting habit of gaming.
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Postby Prc_Engg » Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:02 pm

Non native chips perform always better but if you are looking for the best integration then the on-board chips do job. Nvidia GT 520M is a great option especially if you are looking for stunning graphics. HD graphics is a myth. it is more over a marketing term. Do not get carried away by the onboard chips which are being pushed to market in the name of HD graphics. Go for nVidia 520M, it is good option.
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Postby ihaveaquestion » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:32 pm

Prc_Engg wrote: HD graphics is a myth. it is more over a marketing term.

- At the end of the day it will depend, which provides better fps to gamers and lower power ( for notebooks) and lower cost. Whether it is a myth or marketing term does not matter to customers as long as they get better performance at lower cost.

In this particular case HD Graphics is winning. But there are other discrete graphics in mobile are that are better than the HD Graphics ( e.g. 630M ) - but then, they will also be more expensive.
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