Sunday, 9 August 2009

Intel GMA x4500m

Hi players and laptop users!
Today I am going to share my experiences with an Intel GMA X4500m integrated graphics card. Most users of this graphics say it's a crap and it's not suitable for gaming. I have to disagree. Although it's far weaker than dedicated laptop graphic cards (ATI Mobility Radeon or GeForce M series) it is still capable of some of the newest games. The graphics itself has 384mb RAM and up to 1380mb shared memory (takes memory from computer's RAM and uses it as graphics RAM). The X4500m is not as popular as X3100 which is installed into about 70% of laptops, but is about 200% faster. So, when I found out about this, I have done some research about games on X3100 and X4500m. I can give GTA IV for example. On the X3100 GTA gives 3-5 fps with some modifications whereas X4500m gives 10-15fps with the same modifications (commandline + edited timecyc and visualeffects). I know it is small, but enough for a desperate like me, as unfortunately I have been given a laptop with the s**tty X4500m but it was not meant to be a computer for games so I don't regret anything, and although it's weak, I like it. It's not the worst one.
If you are going to buy a laptop, make sure it has X4500m but NOT X3100 and if you can have a choice whether to buy a laptop with Intel integrated graphics or with a dedicated graphics such as ATI Radeon or GeForce, then don't hesitate and buy a dedicated one, it will be good for normal using and for games.


  1. Hi, I want to buy a laptop and my budget is low. so after searches on internet I found 2 model and both have Intel GMA X4500 Graphic card with almost same specs. CPU: core2Duo 2.2, 2MB Cache and 2GB Ram and 14"1 LED ,...
    I need to work with Autocad(2007 or later) and now I want to know does these specs, specially Intel X4500, good for this job or no? keep in mind that I don't expect Great Performance but just run and work with autocad without hardship.

  2. Hi Armando.
    GMA x4500 is good for CAD and normal work.
    With 2GB RAM it will get like 800mb shared memory whereas Autocad 2009 needs only 128mb graphics memory to run.
    Hope this will help.
    Thank you for the first comment ;)

  3. Hi i want to buy a laptop but i need to work with 3d max, intel x4500m is good for this job or no?. Thanks

  4. Yes, as I said above ;)
    X4500m is more than enough for this kind of work (cad, 3d etc.) ;)

  5. But its not good if you want to play games like GTAIV? 10-15 fps isn't really good enough.

  6. ohh yeah 10fps is a total crap... and the computer overheats, so after approximately 10 mins you get like 5fps so the game is totally unplayable. But when the computer is new, and if you have more than 3gb memory then you get this 10-15 fps.

    so I personally don't recommend it for gaming^^

  7. its not so bar graphics card i can run cod 4 with 15-33fps very playble.Also sims 3 runs very good:)

  8. hi i have a lenovo y330 laptop 2.2ghz 2gb ram and intel gma x4500 i want to know if is good enough for auto 2011?tnx