Intel Ivy Bridge HD Graphics 4000 GPU: OpenGL 4 Tessellation Tested

Intel Ivy Bridge HD Graphics 4000 GPU: OpenGL 4 Tessellation Tested


The version 2729 of Intel HD Graphics driver has been released with OpenGL 4 support. It’s rather a big surprise even if it was somewhat foreseeable. So let’s see how the HD Graphics 4000 GPU (Ivy Bridge processor) handles the OpenGL 4 tessellation in the following tests: TessMark 0.3.0 and Unigine Heaven 2.1.

- Testbed for discrete graphics cards: Asus Z77
- Testbed for Ivy Bridge CPU/GPU: Gigabyte Z77


1 – TessMark: OpenGL 4 Tessellation Benchmark

Intel HD Graphics 4000, TessMark, OpenGL 4

TessMark works like a charm with the version 2719 of Intel HD Graphics driver. This is really a good start for next versions of the OpenGL 4 driver.

Settings: 1920×1080 fullscreen, map set 1, no postfx, no AA.

Tessellation level: moderate (X8)

- EVGA GeForce GTX 680, R301.24 (Win 7 64-bit)
- 65742 points, 1097 FPS
- MSI Radeon HD 7970, Cat 12.4 (Win 7 64-bit)
- 61961 points, 1032 FPS
- ATI Radeon HD 5770, Cat 12.4 (Win 7 64-bit)
- 23436 points, 391 FPS
- Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7 (2.2GHz), HD 4000, driver v8.15.10.2729 (Win 7 64-bit)
- 6337 points, 106 FPS,

Intel HD Graphics 4000, TessMark, OpenGL 4



Tessellation level: normal (X16)

- EVGA GeForce GTX 680, R301.24 (Win 7 64-bit)
- 46521 points, 776 FPS
- MSI Radeon HD 7970, Cat 12.4 (Win 7 64-bit)
- 38583 points, 643 FPS
- ATI Radeon HD 5770, Cat 12.4 (Win 7 64-bit)
- 10974 points, 183 FPS
- Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7 (2.2GHz), HD 4000, driver v8.15.10.2729 (Win 7 64-bit)
- 3300 points, 55 FPS,

Tessellation level: extreme (X32)

- EVGA GeForce GTX 680, R301.24 (Win 7 64-bit)
- 24641 points, 411 FPS
- MSI Radeon HD 7970, Cat 12.4 (Win 7 64-bit)
- 14802 points, 247 FPS
- ATI Radeon HD 5770, Cat 12.4 (Win 7 64-bit)
- 2885 points, 48 FPS
- Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7 (2.2GHz), HD 4000, driver v8.15.10.2729 (Win 7 64-bit)
- 1565 points, 26 FPS,

Tessellation level: extreme (X64)

- EVGA GeForce GTX 680, R301.24 (Win 7 64-bit)
- 10446 points, 174 FPS
- MSI Radeon HD 7970, Cat 12.4 (Win 7 64-bit)
- 4373 points, 73 FPS
- Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7 (2.2GHz), HD 4000, driver v8.15.10.2729 (Win 7 64-bit)
- 767 points, 13 FPS,
- ATI Radeon HD 5770, Cat 12.4 (Win 7 64-bit)
- 611 points, 11 FPS

Incredible! Ivy Bridge HD 4000 GPU is faster than the Radeon HD 5770 for high level of tessellation. This is a very nice result!





2 – Unigine Heaven: OpenGL 4 Benchmark

Unigine Heaven




Unigine Heaven is a Direct3D 11 and OpenGL 4 benchmark. So let’s test the OpenGL 4 version.

Settings: 1920×1080 fullscreen, tessellation: normal, shaders: high, AA: 4X MSAA, 16X anisotropic filtering.

- EVGA GeForce GTX 680, R301.24 (Win 7 64-bit)
- 1661 points, 65.9 FPS
- MSI Radeon HD 7970, Cat 12.4 (Win 7 64-bit)
- 1199 points, 47.6 FPS
- ATI Radeon HD 5770, Cat 12.4 (Win 7 64-bit)
- 351 points, 13.9 FPS
- Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7 (2.2GHz), HD 4000, driver v8.15.10.2729 (Win 7 64-bit)
- 108 points, 4.3 FPS,

Unigine Heaven, OpenGL 4, Intel Ivy Bridge HD Graphics 4000




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