Intel's highest-end HD Graphics part might actually outperform the Nvidia GT640 GPU.
The folks over at VR-Zone have managed to get ahold of one of Intel's slides regarding the HD Graphics lineup. Based on what it shows, the performance that we can expect from some of the IGP might actually be good. According to the slide, the best Intel HD Graphics part, the HD 5200 (GT3e), might actually slightly outperform the GT640.
What we already know is that the HD 5200 GPU, otherwise known as the GT3e part, would reside in a number of mobile Haswell CPUs as well as three of the desktop Haswell CPUs. The Desktop CPUs that will carry this GT3e part will be named with an "*R", as can be seen in the list below. Not only this, but the "*R" named CPUs will likely have a BGA (Ball Grid Array) socket instead of the LGA (Land Grid Array) socket.
|Model||Core / Threads||Base / Turbo||L3 Cache||GPU||Memory||TDP||MSRP|
|Core i7-4770R||4 / 8||3.2 / 3.9 GHz||6 MB||HD 5200||1300 MHz||65 W||?|
|Core i5-4670R||4 / 4||3.0 / 3.7 GHz||4 MB||HD 5200||1300 MHz||65 W||?|
|Core i5-4570R||4 / 4||2.7 / 3.2 GHz||4 MB||HD 5200||1150 MHz||65 W||?|
The mobile parts that will make use of the GT3 (not necessarily the better GT3e) are listed below. All of these chips are likely to be used only in Ultrabooks.
Core i3-4158U (5100, GT3)
Core i5-4250U (5000, GT3)
Core i5-4258U (5100, GT3)
- Core i5-4288U (5100, GT3)
- Core i7-4550U (5000, GT3)
- Core i7-4558U (5100, GT3)
So far, this is all we know. While we're waiting for Computex, be sure to have a look at our rumor roundup of all the rumors and facts that we know regarding the Haswell CPUs.