List of games that run on Intel HD4400 Graphics (Now listed in a Google doc)

Discussion in 'Portable & Small Form Factor' started by stenchlord, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. stenchlord

    stenchlord Member

    Nov 15, 2006
    Sydney, NSW

    Google document with a list of all the games that have been tested.

    EDIT2: Have removed the ability for forum users to edit since people keep screwing up the document. Post any tests in here and I'll add them into the doc when I can.


    I'm currently awaiting delivery of my Sony Vaio Pro 13" and was wondering what games could I expect to be able to play on it considering the Intel HD 4400 graphics and the 1920x1080 resolution.

    A few years back I compiled a list of games that would run on a netbook that was rather handy but haven't been able to find anything similar for the Haswell chipset.

    Anyone know of one that's available online or will I just need to start installing games and testing which run and which don't?

    I think it's pretty safe to assume all of the games that will run fine on a netbook will run fine on an ultrabook so I'll throw the ones from the previous thread in here and add stuff to it.

    The majority of things listed below should be available on Steam (with a few exceptions).
    I'm hoping things listed will also run fine at 1080p but there are bound to be some in the list that won't, I imagine they should all be fine at 720p with some of the settings turned down.

    Note: When changing settings, first things turn down are any Anti-Aliasing/FXAA and Anisotropic Filtering. Then Ambient Occlusion, Shadows, Shaders and View/Draw Distance followed by Game Detail/Textures. Some variant of those settings will likely get the below games running at 720p with a Haswell chipset.

    Remember, I haven't run any of these games on a Haswell chip yet, I'm working off of what other people have claimed and from what is playable on an old Intel i945GME and Atom processor.

    EDIT: Some games pulled from the following threads:

    Listed Alphabetically

    Titles in BOLD & UNDERLINED work in 1080p
    Titles in BOLD have been tested to work in 720p
    Titles in BOLD & ITALISIZED means tweaks to settings were required to run at 720p

    • Age of Empires II
    • Age of Empires III
    • Alice: Madness Returns
    • Alternativa
    • Amnesia: The Dark Descent
    • ARMA
    • ARMA2
    • Audiosurf
    • Audiosurf 2
    • Back to the Future: The Game
    • Baldur's Gate
    • Baldur's Gate II
    • Bard's Tale
    • Bastion
    • Batman Arkham City
    • Beat Hazard
    • Braid
    • Beyond Good and Evil
    • Binary Domain
    • Binding of Isaac
    • Borderlands
    • Bulletstorm
    • Bully
    • Burnout Paradise
    • Call of Cthulu
    • Call of Duty 2
    • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
    • Cart Life
    • Championship Manager 2007
    • Championship Manager 2008
    • Civilization III
    • Civilization IV
    • Civilization V
    • Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath
    • Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
    • Command & Conquer Generals
    • Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2
    • Costume Quest
    • Counter Strike
    • Counter Strike Global Offensive
    • Counter Strike Source
    • Crayon Physics
    • Crysis
    • Dark Messiah Might and Magic
    • Darksiders
    • Deus Ex
    • Deus Ex 2
    • Diablo
    • Diablo II
    • Diablo III
    • Don't Starve
    • Doom II
    • Doom 3
    • DotA 2
    • Dragon Age Origins
    • Driver San Francisco
    • Duke Nukem Forever
    • Dungeon Siege
    • Dungeon Siege II
    • Dust: An Elysian Tail
    • Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
    • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
    • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    • Evoland
    • Fallout
    • Fallout 2
    • Far Cry
    • Far Cry 2
    • Fable: The Lost Chapters
    • F.E.A.R.
    • F.E.A.R. 2
    • Fez
    • Final Doom
    • Final Fantasy VII
    • Final Fantasy VIII
    • Final Fantasy XI
    • FlatOut
    • FlatOut 2
    • FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage
    • Freedom Force
    • Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich
    • FTL: Faster Than Light
    • Game Dev Tycoon
    • Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved
    • Godus
    • Gothic 2
    • GRID
    • Grand Theft Auto III
    • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
    • Guild Wars
    • Guild Wars Factions
    • Half-Life
    • Half-Life 2
    • Half-Life 2: Episode One
    • Half-Life 2: Episode Two
    • Hitman 1
    • Hitman 2
    • Hitman 3
    • Hitman Blood Money
    • Hotline Miami
    • Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
    • Jagged Alliance 2: Back in action
    • Jurassic Park: The Game
    • Kingdoms of Amalur
    • League of Legends
    • Left 4 Dead
    • Left 4 Dead 2
    • Legend of Grimrock
    • Limbo
    • Lord of the Rings: Online
    • Mafia
    • Mass Effect
    • Mass Effect 2
    • Max Payne
    • Max Payne 2
    • Medal of Honor Allied Assault
    • Men of War
    • Mercenary Kings
    • Minecraft
    • Monaco
    • Need for Speed Undercover
    • Nestopia (NES Emulator)
    • Nimble Quest
    • PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX+
    • Papers Please
    • Peggle
    • Peggle Nights
    • Penumbra games
    • Plants vs Zombies
    • Poker Night at the Inventory
    • Poker Night 2
    • Portal
    • Portal 2
    • Project 64 (Nintendo 64 Emulator)
    • Psychonauts
    • Puzzle Quest
    • Puzzle Quest 2
    • Quake
    • Quake II
    • Quake III Arena
    • Quake 4
    • RAGE
    • Ragnarok Online
    • Rayman Origins
    • Renegade Ops
    • Risk of Rain
    • Sam & Max: Season One & Two
    • Second Sight
    • ScummVM
    • Shadowrun Returns
    • Sid Meier's Pirates
    • Sims 3
    • Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity
    • Skullgirls
    • Skulls of the Shogun
    • Spec Ops: The Line
    • Spelunky
    • Stanley Parable
    • Starbound
    • Starcraft
    • Starcraft 2
    • Star Wars Empire at War
    • Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
    • Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
    • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
    • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II
    • Star Wars Republic Commando
    • Step Mania
    • Street Fighter IV
    • Super Meat Boy
    • Team Fortress Classic
    • Team Fortress 2
    • Terraria
    • Thief
    • Thief 2
    • Titan Quest
    • To the Moon
    • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
    • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
    • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent
    • Torchlight
    • Torchlight 2
    • Trine
    • Typing of the Dead: Overkill
    • Ultimate Doom
    • Walking Dead
    • Warcraft
    • Warcraft 2
    • Warcraft III
    • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War
    • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade
    • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Soulstorm
    • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Winter Assault
    • Witcher
    • Wolf Among Us
    • World of Goo
    • World of Warcraft
    • Worms Armaggedon
    • Worms
    • Worms Reloaded
    • XIII
    • Zoo Tycoon Complete Collection
    • Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species
    • ZSnes (SNES Emulator)

    If you've tried something out and it works, let me know.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2014
  2. damo13579

    damo13579 Member

    Oct 21, 2008
    Newstead, Tasmania
  3. OP

    stenchlord Member

    Nov 15, 2006
    Sydney, NSW
    Awesome :D

    No wonder I couldn't find it in search. Was looking up "Ultrabook Intel HD Gaming"

    I might add the games he's listed to this thread. Last time someone posted in that thread was nearly a year ago now.

    EDIT: Added Philll's list of games, really surprised at some of the stuff he was able to get working at 900p with the Intel HD4000.
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2013
  4. sooti

    sooti Member

    Feb 9, 2007
    im calling bs on the intel ivybridge 4000 running all those games perfectly.

    That guy must be used to playing 5fps.
  5. OP

    stenchlord Member

    Nov 15, 2006
    Sydney, NSW
    I'm skeptical but Philll is a longstanding member of OCAU who contributes to the forums quite regularly so I'm willing to take him at his word.

    He does state 1440x900 as the res he was running though so it's definitely more likely than if he'd stated 1080p.

    Once I receive my VAIO Pro I'll start installing some games to see if I can corroborate his findings and let everyone know.
  6. isaaus

    isaaus Member

    Aug 9, 2006
    There is a guy in nbr who did few benchmarks on intel hd 4400 and results were not that bad.

    I imagine quite a few games will play fine. And by fine I mean low resolution and low fps, with everything turned to minimum.
  7. OP

    stenchlord Member

    Nov 15, 2006
    Sydney, NSW
    Got a link to that?

    I received my Vaio Pro. I'll set it up and get everything sorted for my normal uses and then will look to install Steam and test out some games.
  8. isaaus

    isaaus Member

    Aug 9, 2006
    Saw it ages ago, will search for it when I get home.
  9. OP

    stenchlord Member

    Nov 15, 2006
    Sydney, NSW
    Played some Counter Strike Global Offensive and even on 1920x1080 with medium settings it ran fine.
    I'd say any Source engine game should have no issues running on Intel HD4400.
    So the Half Life/Portal/Left4Dead/Team Fortress/DotA games will have no problems at all even on 1080p.
    Exception being Titanfall of course but that's not out yet.
  10. mtma

    mtma Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    One trouble that I have encountered on past Intel HD graphics is that whilst Intel gives the GPU the same designation across a given processor range, the actual performance of the GPU between processors vary significantly.

    As for the list, you will probably be able to play World of Tanks at reduced detail/900p, as this is possible on a mid range Sandy Bridge processor.

    I am pretty sure Natural Selection 2 was also a goer as well but cannot confirm.
  11. OP

    stenchlord Member

    Nov 15, 2006
    Sydney, NSW
    Typing of the Dead: Overkill runs no issues at 1080p
    Am testing out Street Fighter IV next, just gotta deal with stupid Games for Windows Live...

    As for the varying performance between the same integrated graphics, I'd assume people have OC'd theirs.

    Mine is running stock clocks.
  12. mtma

    mtma Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    The stock clocks actually vary between different processor models.
  13. OP

    stenchlord Member

    Nov 15, 2006
    Sydney, NSW
    Street Fighter IV took a little tweaking with the settings to get it running smooth.

    Antialiasing & Texture Filter: OFF
    Model Quality: HIGH
    Background Quality: LOW (It's playable on HIGH but only against the CPU not for VS)
    Soft Shadow: LOW
    Self Shadow: LOW
    Motion Blur: LOW
    Particles: LOW

    Runs at a smooth 60fps.

    Bastion (1080p) and Costume Quest (720p) played fine.
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2013
  14. booksacool1

    booksacool1 Member

    Feb 24, 2005
    Tried Diablo 3 on HD 3000. Absolutely unplayable.
  15. OP

    stenchlord Member

    Nov 15, 2006
    Sydney, NSW
    My friend ran Diablo 3 on his Ivybridge Macbook Air. Was all low settings and running 720p but it ran and was mostly playable.

    Played fine single player but if he joined my game it would cripple his system.

    I'd say Haswell shouldn't have problems at 720p on medium. I'll get around to testing it soon though.
  16. wwwww

    wwwww Member

    Aug 22, 2005
    Should've got an old Vaio Z if you wanted to play games. It's just as light and portable on the go, you got your full HD screen, when you plug in AC power your processor becomes more than twice as fast as your Ultrabook's and you get discrete graphics.

    Also it comes in purple.
  17. booksacool1

    booksacool1 Member

    Feb 24, 2005
    Sounds about right. The Ivy Bridge HD 4000 was 30-40% faster than the HD 3000 in Sandy Bridge. The Haswell HD 4600 is 40-50% faster again, opening up a lot of games.

    As mentioned above, the onboard graphics clock various with CPU model. The laptop we were using to try D3 was a Core i3/HD 3000 1Ghz as opposed to the Core i5/HD 3000 1.3GHz.
  18. Talaii

    Talaii Member

    Jan 18, 2004
    It varies more with the TDP (thermal/power limit) than the listed turbo speed - the 15W/17W chips just don't have the headroom to keep the GPU running at max turbo for long, unless you're doing something really simple. You end up with situations like the HD 4600 - which is faster than the GT3 15W chips (HD 5000). On paper, 40 Shader cores at 1GHz (listed maximum clock for the i5-4250U's GPU) is faster than 20 at 1.15GHz - but thermal limits mean you rarely see those clock speeds on the lower-TDP chips. See here for a comparison of the 17W HD 4000 (i5 3427U) vs the 45W variant (i7-3720qm). Note how the higher-wattage chip basically sits in the max turbo state; whereas the ULV chip varies a lot.
  19. OP

    stenchlord Member

    Nov 15, 2006
    Sydney, NSW

    Super interesting, thanks for that.

    So essentially all the Ultrabook processors will be rather limited in comparison to their Desktop counterparts.
  20. cheddo7

    cheddo7 Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Doesn't stop us from testing though huh? Thats the fun bit :)

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