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There is no denying that Intel is laser focused on graphics these days, having assembled a team to develop a discrete GPU architecture from the ground up, and committing to frequent driver updates for its integrated graphics. The latter may not sound as exciting as the former, but if we examine a series of leaked benchmarks for Intel's upcoming Gen11 graphics, we cannot help but be impressed. Intel talked a bit about its Gen11 graphics during its Architecture Day event in December, where the primary focus was on its next-generation 10-nanometer Sunny Cover CPU platform. At the time, it was the first we had heard of Sunny Cove, which will form the basis of both Xeon (server) and Core (consumer)... Read more...
Had Paul Revere been a computer geek living in the modern era, he'd have just flown in from Computex and hopped on his Harley so he could cruise the streets yelling, "Iris Pro Graphics is coming! Iris Pro Graphics is coming!" That's because Intel today fleshed out its fifth generation Core processor lineup with 10 new desktop and mobile Broadwell-H CPUs, each infused with Iris Pro Graphics 6200. The unofficial hope is that these new CPUs will hold users over until Skylake arrives. Intel's also aiming at a segment that is content to roll with integrated graphics, but want something better than what's currently available, at least in Intel's camp (AMD has some compelling integrated graphics options).... Read more...
Intel's attempt to flip the script on integrated graphics began when the chip maker introduced its Iris (HD Graphics 5100) and Iris Pro (HD Graphics 5200) GPUs infused on certain 4th Generation Core (read: Haswell) processors. We've seen some promising results out of these parts, and with a major driver update now available, Intel says you can expect "stunning performance improvements." According to Intel, the driver update gives Iris and Iris Pro a significant boost in gaming performance with Intel's anti-aliasing feature CMAA (Conservative Morphological Anti-Aliasing) while at the same time boosting battery life through newer power conservation techniques like Adaptive Rendering Control. Intel's... Read more...
Intel's Haswell 4th generation Core series processors with Iris Pro Graphics (formerly known by the code name Crystal Well) offered the promise of more robust integrated graphics performance, since we first laid eyes on the Gigabyte-built device we're showcasing here today, back at CES 2014 in Las Vegas earlier this year. The Gigabyte BRIX Pro is a tiny 4.5-inch square "brick" of technology, if you will, and it's powered by an Intel Core i7-4770R quad-core processor with integrated Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200. This CPU actually boasts the fastest, most powerful Intel graphics engine we have tested to date, so this should be an interesting ride to say the least. Let's have a look... Gigabyte... Read more...
Mini PCs are big business these days, whether you consider devices like Valve's Steambox initiative, ASUS' Chromebox, Zotac's ZBox line or Intel's own NUC (Next Unit of Computing) mini PC. In fact, Intel has gone on record, projecting mini PCs like this have shipped over a million units in 2013 and are projected for strong growth this year as well.  So what's the attraction? Obviously there are a number of use cases for this class of device, whether it be as a home theater PC, a strategically placed and aesthetically pleasing family or office PC or even as an arguably (or not) more versatile alternative to console gaming.  Regardless, the form factor itself has taken the market... Read more...
Computer hardware companies have a vested interested in PC gaming, so it's no wonder that so many firms are excited about Valve's Steam Machine platform. No less than 14 OEM and boutique system builders announced Steam Machine configurations of their own at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week, and if that weren't enough, Intel gave each of the 1,200 Valve Developer Day attendees a Gigabyte Brix Pro Steam Machine. Intel's generosity stems in part from its desire to showcase its Iris Pro graphics. Each Brix Pro system sports an Intel Core i7 4770R quad-core processor (3.2GHz to 3.9GHz, 6MB cache) with integrated Iris Pro graphics 5200 (200MHz base frequency, 1.3GHz max dynamic... Read more...
As much as we like building a PC inside a ginormous enclosure decked out with all the amenities, we'll concede that there's a certain allure to small form factor (SFF) systems, especially with today's hardware. Unfortunately, ultra compact rigs are usually gimped by weak graphics, which is what makes Gigabyte's new BRIX Pro line so intriguing. The BRIX Pro is a DIY PC kit featuring Intel's Core i5/i7 processor options with Iris Pro Graphics 5200. Iris Pro takes integrated graphics to a whole other level and is on par with some discrete GPUs, with Iris Pro Graphics 5200 representing the highest end of the bunch. "The Gigabyte BRIX Pro is the perfect showcase for Intel’s exceptional Iris... Read more...