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Intel talks up Broadwell H improvements

by on02 June 2015

Better graphics and video apparently

Chipzilla opened Computex in Taipei today talking up its new augmented Broadwell H range.

After unveiling its fifth-generation processor family, codenamed "Broadwell," at CES in Las Vegas earlier this year, Intel announced that it had "augmented" its lineup with five new desktop processors and five mobile processors.

Mostly the improvements are to media and are based around the Iris Pro Graphics 6200, which Intel is calling its "most powerful client processor graphics and media engine."
Iris Pro is Intel's solution for better gaming, faster video editing and lower energy use, without the need for an external graphics card.

At the show Intel brought Iris Pro Graphics to a desktop processor improved the power supply and made it a little more robust.

The flagship desktop processor, the Intel Core i7-5775-C, will have 35 percent better media performance and over 2x better graphics performance than the previous fourth-generation chip with the older HD graphics processor.

Chipzilla says consumers will see "full PC performance in a broad range of desktop form factors, including smaller and thinner Mini PCs and desktop all-in-ones.

Intel is targeting "gamers and creators on the go" with 5 new mobile processors. Once again, the flagship Core i7 will offer up to 95 percent better media performance and up to twice the 3D graphics performance compared its current version.

The processors are expected to be system-ready within 30 to 60 days, and we can expect product releases to come off the back of that launch.

Intel also announced a range of Xeon processors targeted at graphics-intensive video applications. Geared towards data centres and cloud-based processing, Intel is promising Xeon will deliver better performance for video transcoding, 3D graphics and HD video streaming -- delivering up to 4,300 simultaneous HD streams in real-time.

Still not sure if we are better off waiting for Skylake.

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