Intel Iris Pro Graphics Makes History at Comic Con in New York

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vrmlbasic

BTW, when did CPU tech demos and Starcraft gaming sessions become an acceptable part of a comic con?

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CaptainFabulous

Having just come back from NYCC I can tell you there is a lot that goes on that's not comic book related. Anything science fiction or fantasy related is fair game, from books to movies, to TV. And there were quite a few gaming companies there. The Intel booth was truly massive.

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JCGPZ9

Lately a lot of non-comic related stuff has been making an appearance at both Comic Cons... maybe there's a Star Craft related comic? To be honest I spaced on this year's comic con in both San Diego and NYC (I live in both cities) but the NY is pretty lackluster in comparison to the main event so no big loss there.

I would rather spend time at PAX and maybe CES and the local tech expos.

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vrmlbasic

So stratifying their Haswell lineup seems foolish and doesn't solve the problem of cheap Intel laptops being damned to a life of graphical mediocrity as they don't come with a GPU that can do any gaming from this decade (and most of the last). With the Iris as a high-end Haswell exclusive the only laptops featuring it will (should) have discreet GPUs, making Iris all but useless.

It should have been on every Haswell, or none of the Haswells IMO. Especially if Intel's boasts about Iris' "super cache" speeding up CPU computing are true.

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Renegade Knight

I'm in agreement. This Intel 4000, 4200, 5000, 5200 world is a PITA. Most of my future computer upgrades come in at the low end of the graphics curve thanks to Intel's decision to offer variable integrated graphics. It wouldn't be quite as bad if I could get the same chip with higher graphics as an option. But Nope.

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jbitzer

Sorry, can't get excited. Larrimar was going to be world changing, remember?

Now they seem happy to shoot for "not crap"

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Obsidian

When can consumers buy these chips? Can we make a Steam Box with them? Will there be Linux drivers? What is the premium for the 5200 graphics? If there is a price premium, would it be just as worth it to get a super-cheap discrete GPU?

Questions, questions, questions; happy to see the ability of these chips keep increasing.

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PCLinuxguy

While the updated graphics are not too bad, they still fall short compared to the competition from AMD's Richland APU graphics. Though the gap is starting to get more narrow. IMO part of the reason this showing did so well was helped alot by the CPU being an i7, as maybe the CPU picked up where the GPU might've slacked or stumbled maybe.

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Airheadq

If you are talking about the HD graphics then yes. The Iris Pro on the other hand is definitely more powerful than the APU setup.

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MiGreen

"However, we have to give props where they're due..." I like that, you should do more of it.