by Anton Shilov
04/16/2013 | 11:50 PM
A web-site has published a picture of the most powerful version of Intel Core i7 “Haswell” microprocessor for client PCs with four x86 cores, high-performance graphics engine as well as embedded DRAM cache.
Intel will offer three types of graphics cores integrated into its Core i-series “Haswell” processors: HD Graphics 5200 (40 execution units with on-package cache memory), HD Graphics 5100/5000 (40 execution units at different clock-speeds) and HD Graphics 4200/4400/4600 (20 execution units at different clock-speeds).
Different graphics cores will be installed into different classes of microprocessors. For example, HD Graphics 5100 will be found inside chips carrying Core i7, Core i5 and Core i3 brands. By contrast, the highest-performing HD Graphics 5200 will only be found in select quad-core Core i7 offerings, such as Core i7-4950HQ Core i7-4850HQ, designed for highest-performing laptops, or Core i7-4770R for embedded applications, which will be available only in the second half of Q3 2013.
Intel Core i7 "Haswell" processor with Intel HD 5200 graphics and eDRAM cache. Image by VR-Zone web-site.
The quad-core Core i7 “Haswell” chip with HD Graphics 5200 and eDRAM cache looks rather huge compared to a typical Haswell chip, which will make it rather expensive and rare. Moreover, since it will be available only for mobile and embedded applications, it will never really shine on desktop systems, where Intel’s arch-rival AMD will continue to offer the best possible integrated graphics solutions.
Intel integrated graphics core inside Haswell microprocessors, code-named Denlow, will not only offer considerably higher performance compared to its predecessor, but will also support new application programming interfaces (APIs), such as DirectX 11.1, OpenGL 3.2+ and OpenCL.
Intel did not comment on the news-story.