Intel Iris: Haswell graphics get a name, 2x-3x performance of HD 4000

By Julio Franco
May 2, 2013
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  1. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,004   +710

    For the life of me, I can't figure out why "being a PC gamer", bestows upon the individual such a sense of vastly inflated self esteem...:confused:

    "I play video games, that's my contribution to society, and y'all better be damned grateful to me for it"....

    We lesser beings are happy if an IGP will pump 1080p to two monitors. Then, instead of listening to, (and in the process getting sucked into), the endless, and endlessly dull tirades about how, "my video card can beat your video card", I could watch a movie, and take this up during the slow parts.

    Well, AMD wins hands down against either Nvidia or Intel in the "coin a powerful name contest".

    Which is what my daddy told me was a surefire path to dominance, "if you can't beat their, product, out name their product". Although, I'm still not buying a discreet video "solution" until, "H-Bomb Crater Maker" is rolled out.
  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,228   +329

    Well, you live up to your name nicely, sir! ;)
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,004   +710

    I like to contribute, in any way I can, for the greater good of all.....;)
  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,228   +329

    And the greater good appreciates it! :) :) :)
  5. TheBigFatClown

    TheBigFatClown TechSpot Booster Posts: 336   +114

    Well, Iris is about the gayest name one could come up with for a powerful graphics chipset. Somebody needs to be fired.
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,004   +710

    No, that would be "Mango".....or maybe, "Liberace"......(*)

    Note: I'm not saying that somebody shouldn't be fired, or "Iris" isn't plenty gay. It's just that if they put their mind to it, they could have found a gayer name. "Elton John", "Tommy Tunes", "Freddie Mercury", "Rock Hudson", also spring to mind, and the list goes on...

    Although, "Nathan Lane", might appeal to home theater buyers who fancy themselves as sophisticates....;)

    (Given Intel's heretofore penchant for naming chipsets after places, "Nathan Lane" would possibly be the best choice, given that it is ambiguously gay, To wit, "Nathan Lane", do they mean the actor, or is that a street name)?:confused:
  7. TheBigFatClown

    TheBigFatClown TechSpot Booster Posts: 336   +114

    Look out peeps here comes Iris. "Oooohhhhh scary!!!!". I bought a SandyBridge CPU and an IvyBridge CPU. But I may have to pass up the Haswell and Broadwell chips because of the codenames alone.
    I can't let it be known that I have an Iris chip in my possession.
    Now, a viper chip? Or a cobra chip? That might be okay. Not an Iris.
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,004   +710

    "Sandy Bridge", "Ivy Bridge", if you check your GPS, you'll see they both empty onto "Nathan Lane"....!:oops:
  9. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,700   +586

    Tell that to SGI. Without IRIS the world wouldn't have an open source API
    Buys hardware solely based upon the products name....sign of a real enthusiast.
    VitalyT likes this.
  10. mrcavooter

    mrcavooter TechSpot Member Posts: 65   +7

    Watch out Republicans, this chip has a sexual preference. Is anyone thinking of the children?
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,004   +710

    Judging by recent headlines, I'm pretty sure everybody's thinking that the children better get used to different sexual preferences, the sooner the better....
  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,072   +1,181

    I was thinking along the lines of ridiculous criticism. Almost as bad as someone who doesn't use Apple or Google products. Wait, I'm talking about myself again. Ahh well, I still can't see myself ever changing my mind about those two companies. At least I can see my criticism as potentially ridiculous.
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,004   +710

    What's in a name, you ask? You just wait until I get my hands on the upcoming, "Nuclear Holocaust"(*) AMD GPU, my computer will smite your computer so mightily, you and all your relatives will feel it, both living and deceased.

    (*) I'm going to win the also perhaps upcoming, "name that video chipset contest", that AMD will sponsor after their top execs read this post.
     
  14. TheBigFatClown

    TheBigFatClown TechSpot Booster Posts: 336   +114

    On second thought, I think you guys are right. What's the big deal about a name? I say forget Iris. I said Intel should name the next gen IGP "Gertrude". Oh, now that one gets me excited. I can't wait.
  15. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,700   +586

    I can understand shunning a particular hardware vendor to a degree - business practice, warranty/RMA issues, performance-per-$, implementation etc., but when you have already bought two Intel products in succession ( " I bought a SandyBridge CPU and an IvyBridge CPU") without denigrating either, only to write off any future purchase based upon what the PR division decide to name the parts....well...
    Not enough hyperbole. I'd suggest something ending with " [implausible jargon] Edition ", that imbues a false sense of pride and achievement for the hapless fool discerning consumer. It's a pity that Hercules Terminator BEAST Supercharged S3 Savage 3D has already been scooped up
    Presupposing that the theoretical contest planning survives AMD's "Trial by Committee", I look forward to the announcement and your subsequent win (I hope they frame the IOU for you) sometime around 2025. Stay healthy.
  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,004   +710

    Yeah guest, you go for it. Ask "Kickstarter" to front you the money to build your own fab...

    Just be patient, monkeys are going to fly out of a flying pig's butt any day now, and the day after that, your check is in the mail....;)
  17. VitalyT

    VitalyT TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,228   +329

    On the latest news, DEA captures a developer who used kickstarter's money to expand his meth lab. The conspirator used BreakingBad as his nickname, while promising a break-through for BlackBerry users. DEA is investigating, whether BlackBerry users are all on drugs or part of a cartel.

    P.S. I like them apples :)
  18. Good God this is pathetic on Intels part .. merely a 3x increase in performance over a single generation,
    Folks .. this is probably the biggest performance jump you will ever see .. now or in the future. Normally it takes a complete change of technology or architecture to get this kind of increase. That said , intel will package it with the most expensive CPU rather than the low and mid where it would really make a difference. This is all for the Wintablet market and to fight off Arm+ecosystem.
    Sorta makes Nvidia back into play, wobbly.
    SailFish <> FailSale, no, no. Tizen ? FireFox OS, if Dual boot, yes!
  19. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,004   +710

    That's a flawed assumption, at the very least, it flies in the face of history thus far.

    Intel released the "Core i3-3225". This is a mainstream dual core with hyper threading. The package includes Intel's best, (thus far) HD-4000 graphics. Granted it wasn't among the first of the Ivy Bridge CPUs released. But, perhaps that's for the better, as it might indicate that Intel is responding to consumer feedback.

    So, the i3-3225 is HD-4000, 22nm, 55 watts TDP! Here, have a look: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116774

    Keep in mind I bought this CPU, with a Gigabyte Z77_UD3H (ATX) @ just over $220.00 in a Microcenter "steal a bundle" promo! :)


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