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Intel HD Graphics 3000 Vs 2000


Intel HD Graphics 3000 Vs HD Graphics 2000

1. The Intel’s HD Graphics 3000 and the HD 2000 are the integrated graphics in the second generation Sandy Bridge Core i3, Core i5 and core i7 desktop and notebook processors and the Sandy Bridge Pentium as well as Sandy Bridge Celeron Processors.

2. These two integrated graphics are different and substantially improved from the earlier 1st generation core i processors called Intel HD Graphics.

3. The HD Graphics 3000 has 12 Execution Units while the HD Graphics 2000 has 6 Execution unit. This results in substantially faster performance for HD 3000.

4. All the second generation core i NOTEBOOK processors have HD 3000. We have not seen any HD 2000 graphics in any second generation core i notebook processor.

5. The HD Graphics 2000 are found in some of the second generation core i DESKTOP processor.

Table 1 : Intel HD Graphics 3000 Vs 2000

Feature HD Graphics 3000
HD Graphics 2000
Core / Shader Frequency Base 350 MHz to 850 MHz, Turbo upto 1350 MHz Base 350 MHz to 850 MHz, Turbo upto 1350 MHz
No. of Execution Units
12 6
Direct X Support
DirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1 DirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1
Lithography 32 nm 32 nm
Memory Support Shared Memory Shared Memory

 

Table 2 : HD Graphics 3000 Vs HD Graphics 2000 Benchmarking Comparison

The benchmark results have been rounded , wherever applicable , for quick comparison

Benchmarks HD Graphics 3000 HD Graphics 2000
3DMark 03- 1024×768 resolution
8600 8000
3DMark 05- 1024×768 resolution 6400 5800
Windows 7 Experience Index – Gaming Graphics
6.2 5.6
Cinebench R11.5 8.7 5.9

 

Table : HD Graphics 3000 Vs HD Graphics gaming Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks HD Graphics 3000 HD Graphics 2000
F1 2011 ( Low Settings)
49 fps  37 fps
Dirt 3
 57 fps  53 fps
Call of Duty Black Ops


32 fps  26 fps

You may also like to Check out the following topics in forum for an informal discussion.

1. Intel GMA HD Vs HD Graphics 3000 in forum.

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