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Folsom, CA

Intel names new Graphics Engine, "Iris"

Interesting choice of names »news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-575824···s-chips/

Intel has released details on the next-generation graphics chips that will appear in upcoming laptops, hybrids, and desktops.
Iris graphics will be integrated into the 4th Gen Intel Core, aka, Haswell processors, the chip giant announced Wednesday.
"Iris graphics brings [an] eye-popping visual experience -- no extra graphics card required," Intel said in a statement.
There will be a 2X (two-fold) 3D performance increase over the 3rd Gen Intel Core "Ivy Bridge" chips for both the U- and Mobile H-series processors designed for ultrabooks and higher-performance laptops, respectively, Intel said.
For desktop R series processors, there will be a 3X improvement over Ivy Bridge.
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Tempe, AZ

Erm... »Haswell iGPU

Personally I'm in the "believe it when I see it" camp. Intel has earned the disdain of gamers for their integrated graphics for a reason, after all...

Their market speak might say a lot, but keep in mind even the lauded HD 4000's performance numbers supplied by intel never use any actual demanding games, and the games that are used are heavily cherry picked (e.g. using vanilla wow when you can't even run that legitimately anymore without the myriad of forced updates). Or the fact that even the HD 4000 still can't even start a third of the games on Tom's Hardware's and Anandtech's entry-level gaming tests.

Extra performance would be nice, but no point if it can't even run the games out there someone would want to play.
Because, f*ck Sony