Intel Shares Details on New 'Iris' Integrated Graphics for Haswell Chips

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    As noted by The Verge, Intel late yesterday released details on its next-generation integrated graphics offerings arriving as part of the company's Haswell processor lineup. The new graphics options consist of three primary levels: an Intel HD Graphics 5000 to be packaged as part of 15-watt chips destined for ultrabooks, an Intel "Iris" Graphics 5100 to be paired with 28-watt mid-range chips targeted at larger ultrabooks, and an Intel "Iris Pro" Graphics 5200 for the highest-power chips.
    AnandTech has more, highlighting how ultrabooks, which would include Apple's MacBook Air, will see a lesser but still significant boost in graphics performance with Intel HD Graphics 5000.
    Apple is expected to embrace Intel's forthcoming Haswell chips in its next-generation notebook lineup, which may be introduced as soon as next month's Worldwide Developers Conference.

    Article Link: Intel Shares Details on New 'Iris' Integrated Graphics for Haswell Chips
  2. macrumors 65816

    Feb 4, 2011
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2010
    It's funny how wattage used to never be a listed spec. My times have changed. ;-)
  4. macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2010
    Geraldton, Western Australia
  5. macrumors regular

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ok now I am very confused. Would it be possible for a knowledgeable someone to make a quick table with new chips, the integrated graphics that come with it, and the expected Apple product these would go into? And maybe wattage? I would appreciate it a ton.

    Specifically, I'm trying to gauge how good the integrated graphics will be in the Haswell 13" rMBP. I'd rather have the 13" form factor and I don't generally have much use for dedicated graphics, but this will be a very expensive, multi-year investment.
  6. macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Not as impressed as I thought I would be. Most people aren't going to buy a MBA or MBP with the top spec CPU. Most people buy the base model. All in all it's still better than 2012 models and probably better than some of the dedicated AMD models from 2011 (6630m mainly).
  7. macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2008
    yes please!
  8. macrumors G3


    Mar 20, 2003
    San Francisco
    Sounds great. I'll probably end up with a haswell MacBook Air. Should be a terrific machine.
  9. macrumors 601

    Nov 25, 2012
    United States
    Blah blah blah, every year Intel produces a new CPU that's suppose to be faster and more efficient, as if the previous one was slow as molasses and every year people here fall for it and get in the mood of "Gotta have it, Gotta have it". And people say that Apple is the one trying to make all sorts of profits. ;)
  10. macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2006
    How dare intel make progress! Its just awful, a pentium 4 was fast enough for everyone.
  11. macrumors 603


    Jul 27, 2009
    Premià de Mar
  12. macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2003
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 5, 2010
    Mac Pro

    Looks like a good starting point for the new Mac Pro, or if the Mac Pro has to use Xeon just call the lower end machine a Mac. Either way I would buy a core i7 tower Mac today if it were available.
  14. macrumors 68020


    Nov 23, 2011
    Well, they do release faster chips each year, no 'suppose' about it. It's the tick-tock cycle; they're not at all secretive about when they're releasing new chips. Even though the performance of their CPU absolutely blitz the likes of AMD, they continue to release better CPUs as and when they can -- and there's nothing wrong with that IMHO.

    Unless you'd prefer they released new chips every 2 years, meaning you're paying 2013 prices for 2011 hardware? Now that's the Apple mentality. ;)
  15. macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    I just want to know which one the MacBook Air is getting. That chart is confusing.
  16. macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2012

    I agree, Intel should stop making their CPU's and GPU's faster.

  17. Lone Deranger, May 2, 2013
    Last edited: May 2, 2013

    macrumors 65816

    Lone Deranger

    Apr 23, 2006
    So we know the total package (CPU+GPU) will be faster. But will it run cooler (and thus quieter) at the same time? My current 2011 15" MBP is so quick to rev it's fans, it's really put me off.

    That's the biggest selling point for me.
  18. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2003
  19. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2012
    I'll get a new macbook pro retina in a few years. software updates are fixing the lag experienced in the current generation. more updates to come :)
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 23, 2007
    The 15-watt chips. Just HD5000 for MBA no 5100 or 5200 with eDRAM.
  21. macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2012
  22. macrumors 65816

    Jun 13, 2003
    What?.. a tower using an integrated graphics chip instead of a dedicated video card?

    Talk about killing off the MacPro..
  23. macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
  24. macrumors 68000

    Jan 6, 2004
    US of A
    Which will have the HD5000 only and will be AT MOST 50% faster than the 4000.

    Plan accordingly.
  25. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2012
    /home @
    I'm sure it will be possible to install dedicated video cards. Preventing this would be gimping the Mac Pro.

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