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Computex 2015 | Intel officially announces new quad-core Broadwell CPUs

Intel officially announces new quad-core Broadwell CPUs
Intel officially announces new quad-core Broadwell CPUs
Intel expands its family of CPUs in the high-end range and unveils 15 new Broadwell cores for desktops, servers, and notebooks alike. Shipments are expected to begin in the next 30 to 60 days

Intel's 5th generation of Core CPUs is growing large. Seven quad-core and dual-core CPUs have been announced for mobiles with two more desktop CPUs containing unlocked multipliers and five additional server processors. These processors are mainly high-end models with the top model being the i7-5775C for desktops. This particular processor will run at a base speed of 3.3 GHz with 6 MB L3 cache and a 65 W TDP for a retail price of $366 USD.

Beyond the CPUs themselves are the new integrated Iris Pro GPUs. The Iris Pro 6200 and Pro 6300 will appear in the Core ix and Xeon CPUs, respectively, and Intel promises significant performance gains for each according to their own press release figures.

According to our own analyses, The new Iris Pro GPUs are only a few percentage points away from the mid-range Nvidia GT 750M. If Intel can truly deliver a performance level close to the GT 750M, then this could help the manufacturer gain ground against Nvidia graphics in the Ultrabook market.

Meanwhile, the new Xeon processors and Iris Pro 6300 will only benefit niche applications. A possible target group may be video streaming providers where mass rendering and video conversions are everyday tasks. By switching from dedicated GPUs to integrated Intel solutions, the company can potentially save on electricity bills provided that the Iris Pro 6300 can meet the demands.

Despite the GPU gains, it is likely that the new Intel solutions will be too weak for serious gamers. We will run and publish our own tests on these new CPUs within the next few weeks. More information on the announced CPUs can be found on the table below.

Model Cores / Threads Frequency (GHz) Graphics Price L3 Cache TDP
i7-5950HQ 4/8 2.9 Intel Iris Pro graphics 6200 $623 6MB 47W
i7-5850HQ 4/8 2.7 Intel Iris Pro graphics 6200 $434 6MB 47W
i7-5750HQ 4/8 2.5 Intel Iris Pro graphics 6200 $434 6MB 47W
i7-5700HQ 4/8 2.7 Intel HD graphics 5600 $378 6MB 47W
i5-5350H 2/4 3.0 Intel®Iris Pro graphics 6200 $289 4MB 47W
i7-5775C 4/8 3.3 Intel Iris Pro graphics 6200 $366 6MB 65W
i7-5775R 4/8 3.3 Intel Iris Pro graphics 6200 $348 6MB 65W
i5-5675C 4/4 3.1 Intel® Iris Pro graphics 6200 $276 4MB 65W
i5-5675R 4/4 3.1 Intel Iris Pro graphics 6200 $265 4MB 65W
i5-5575R 4/4 2.8 Intel Iris Pro graphics 6200 $244 4MB 65W
Xeon E3-1285 v4 4/8 3.5 Intel Iris Pro graphics P6300 $557 6MB 95W
Xeon E3-1285L v4 4/8 3.4 Intel Iris Pro graphics P6300 $445 6MB 65W
Xeon E3-1265L v4 4/8 2.3 Intel Iris Pro graphics P6300 $418 6MB 35W
Xeon E3-1278L v4 4/8 2.0 Intel Iris Pro graphics P6300 $546 6MB 47W
Xeon E3-1258L v4 4/8 1.8 Intel Iris Pro graphics P6300 $481 6MB 47W
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Oliver Moebel/ Allen Ngo, 2015-06- 3 (Update: 2015-06- 3)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.