2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 8, 2013 9:39 AM by kevin_intel

    HD 4000 running below GPU base frequency


      I am new to Ivy Bridge but I thought that the base frequency listed in the specs of each processor was what GPU should "idle" at. I have an i5-3210m which has a base frequency of 650 MHz but according to GPU-Z it idles at 350 MHz. When I open a game it will bump up to 1100MHz as it should. The only reason I care is that when I purchased my notebook I had a choice between the i5-3210m and the i5-3337u. I chose the i5-3210m because of the higher base frequency of the GPU. They both go up to 1100MHz. So what is the deference in the GPU's on both of these chips if one has a base of 350 MHz vs 650 MHz and is there something wrong with mine?