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