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A Look at the Details. HD Graphics 4000 = HD Graphics 4000? Not at all: Behind the name of Intel's fastest integrated graphics unit, there is a hidden collection of feasible specifications, some of which have a considerable influence on the performance. We try to shed light on the dark and explain the influence of clock rate, L3 cache and memory expansion.

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Re: Performance and Scaling Overview of Intel HD Graphics 4000
« Antwort #1 am: Oktober 10, 2012, 19:05:26 »
Interesting.  Some related questions:

- Does a larger cache enable an Ivy Bridge system to use (for office work)...
-- less battery power (because it doesn't have to power memory pins as often, e.g., for screen), or
-- more battery power (because it has to power more cache)?

- Can Ivy Bridge drive the screen completely from cache when the screen is not changing?
-- and does screen resolution (pixel count) make a difference to this answer?

- When a laptop has mismatched memory capacity on its channels (8GB + 4GB seems popular),
does GPU memory come out of
-- the faster dual channel section (bottom 2/3) or
-- the slower single channel section (top 1/3)?
(Note: datasheet seems to say that, to get dual channel bandwidth when the memory chips are different size, the larger memory chip has to be on channel A, and smaller memory chip on channel B.)

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Re: Performance and Scaling Overview of Intel HD Graphics 4000
« Antwort #2 am: Oktober 11, 2012, 15:35:57 »
Interesting.  Some related questions:

- Does a larger cache enable an Ivy Bridge system to use (for office work)...
-- less battery power (because it doesn't have to power memory pins as often, e.g., for screen), or
-- more battery power (because it has to power more cache)?

That's difficult to answer. I suppose, a larger L3 improves battery life, because the performance gain should be higher than the increase in power consumption -> better battery life.

- Can Ivy Bridge drive the screen completely from cache when the screen is not changing?
-- and does screen resolution (pixel count) make a difference to this answer?

That's one of the new features of the upcoming Haswell generation (GT3 GPU with on-package memory only).

- When a laptop has mismatched memory capacity on its channels (8GB + 4GB seems popular),
does GPU memory come out of
-- the faster dual channel section (bottom 2/3) or
-- the slower single channel section (top 1/3)?

GPU-Performance with 4 + 8 GByte is almost identical to 4 + 4 / 8 + 8 GByte. That indicates number 1:  "-- the faster dual channel section (bottom 2/3)".

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Re: Performance and Scaling Overview of Intel HD Graphics 4000
« Antwort #3 am: Oktober 20, 2012, 09:10:32 »
You can't avoid CPU core differences when you are measuring 5-10% differences. The test should be re-done with the cores disabled for better comparison.

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Re: Performance and Scaling Overview of Intel HD Graphics 4000
« Antwort #4 am: Oktober 21, 2012, 19:35:33 »
That's correct for the 3DMark overall scores - all the other tests were measured with a 100% GPU limit and are therefore not affected by the CPU performance.

 

 
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