Intel updates fifth-gen Core chips with Iris Pro graphics

Intel has revamped its fifth-generation Core lineup of silicon for desktops and mobile, adding an Iris Pro 6200 graphics chip to the CPUs.

Intel has revamped its fifth-generation Core lineup of silicon for desktops and mobile, adding an Iris Pro 6200 graphics chip to the CPUs.

The ten new parts - five for desktops, the remaining five for mobile - vary in price from $244 to $623. That $623 part is the Core i7-5950HQ, a 2.9GHz quad-core chip destined for high-performance gaming and graphic intensive systems. It offers up to 95 percent better media performance and up to twice the 3D graphics performance compared to the current generation i7-5600U mobile processor. However, with that performance boost comes a thermal overhead, with the TDP rising from 15W to 47W.

On the desktop side of things, the 3.3GHz quad-core i7-5770C takes over from the i7-4790S, offering up to 35 percent better media performance and more than double the graphics performance, for $366.

The Iris Pro 6200 features fast eDRAM memory (up to 128MB), 48 EUs (Execution Units) and runs at between 300 and 1150MHz. It offers performance comparable to the Nvidia GeForce 940M.

There are also five new Xeon chips, again featuring Iris Pro graphics, but this time the Iris Pro 6300. These new parts range from 1.8GHz to 3.5GHz, with pricing ranging from $418 to $557 and TDPs from 35W to 95W.

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