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Intel details HD5000, Iris, and Iris Pro graphics options on Haswell

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Here's a great little table from the Intel spec sheet (Embargo lifted May 1st) courtesy of techreport:

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Source: http://techreport.com/news/24749/intel-dubs-haswell-igp-iris-promises-2-3x-performance-increase

According to the article, they're also going to be using embedded DRAM on desktop boards to increase the graphics performance of Iris Pro options.

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According to the article, they're also going to be using embedded DRAM on desktop boards to increase the graphics performance of Iris Pro options.

:thumbup:

Let's see how much of that transfer into real-world performance. ;p

Apart from that, AMDs APUs look vastly superior, even in concept to this. Their next-gen processors support GDDR5 as regular RAM, which should vastly improve performance; I guess that's the reason Intel tries to counter the concept with embedded DRAM...which, I think, is not so good, because slotted GDDR5 sound much more interesting... :!:

Second generation of Haswell will need to have to beat that, or maybe Apple will switch over (finally); the better CPU+GPU die is the kinda thing to have for MacBooks, MacMini, etc..

So the future times look really interesting, don't they? :D
 
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