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Intel launches new Broadwell CPUs for performance mobile, socketed desktop

By Scorpus
Jun 2, 2015
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  1. Intel has launched a selection of new 5th-generation Core processors based on the company's Broadwell microarchitecture. Five of these new CPUs are designed for performance mobile and IoT devices, while two are socketed desktop CPUs for Intel's LGA 1150 platform, and another 3 are for BGA platforms.

    Intel isn't talking CPU performance specifics for these new Broadwell processors, instead focusing on improvements made to on the GPU side. All ten of these new processors feature Iris Pro 6200 graphics, which Intel claims will deliver up to twice the 3D graphics performance of previous or current generation Intel HD Graphics GPUs.

    Thanks to the new Iris Pro Graphics 6200 with its 48 EUs, compute performance has also increased by up to 20 percent on the desktop side (compared to the HD Graphics 4600), and up to 100 percent on the mobile side (compared to the HD Graphics 5500).

    The highest-end desktop CPU is the Core i7-5775C, which is a quad-core, eight-thread part with a base clock of 3.3 GHz. Intel has kept the same 65W TDP as Haswell-based S-series CPUs despite claiming higher performance, which can be attributed to the greater efficiency of Intel's Broadwell architecture and the 14nm manufacturing process used.

    As clock speeds are lower than Intel's highest-end unlocked Haswell parts, specifically the Core i7-4790K clocked at 4.0 GHz with an 88W TDP, these new Broadwell desktop CPUs aren't intended as direct replacements, as in many cases CPU performance will be lower. But where integrated graphics performance is needed, the i7-5775C will outstrip the i7-4790K.

    Of the five desktop CPUs, two are C-series products, which are part of Intel's unlocked processor family for the LGA 1150 socket. Previously Intel has used a 'K' prefix to designate unlocked parts, but as these new Broadwell CPUs are more focused on GPU improvements, Intel has opted to use 'C' instead.

    Intel's R-series Broadwell chips, of which there are three, use the company's BGA 1364 socket and are therefore soldered onto the PCB.

    On the mobile side, the highest-end part is the Core i7-5950HQ, which is again a quad-core, eight-thread part, but with a base clock of 2.9 GHz and a TDP of 47W, just like Intel's Haswell performance mobile parts.

    While large performance gains have been made on the GPU side in Intel's Broadwell-based performance mobile processors, many laptops that utilize this CPU will end up being paired with dedicated graphics anyway. This is why Intel is also claiming the chips are ideal for "medical, public works and industrial IoT applications" thanks to support for features like vPro and ECC memory.

    The full list of socketed desktop and performance mobile Broadwell CPUs can be found below.

    Intel 5th-Generation Core Processors (Broadwell): Desktop

    Model Cores /
    Threads
    Base
    Frequency
    (GHz)
    Turbo
    Frequency
    (GHz)
    Graphics Graphics Frequency
    Maximum
    (MHz)
    L3
    Cache
    TDP Unit
    Pricing
    i7-5775C 4/8 3.3 3.7 Iris Pro 6200 1150 6MB 65W $366
    i7-5775R 4/8 3.3 3.8 Iris Pro 6200 Unknown 6MB 65W $348
    i5-5675C 4/4 3.1 3.6 Iris Pro 6200 1100 4MB 65W $276
    i5-5675R 4/4 3.1 3.6 Iris Pro 6200 Unknown 4MB 65W $265
    i5-5575R 4/4 2.8 3.3 Iris Pro 6200 Unknown 4MB 65W $244

    Intel 5th-Generation Core Processors (Broadwell): Performance Mobile/IoT

    Model Cores /
    Threads
    Base
    Frequency
    (GHz)
    Turbo
    Frequency
    (GHz)
    Graphics Graphics Frequency
    Maximum
    (MHz)
    L3
    Cache
    TDP Unit
    Pricing
    i7-5950HQ 4/8 2.9 3.8 Iris Pro 6200 Unknown 6MB 47W $623
    i7-5850HQ 4/8 2.7 Unknown Iris Pro 6200 Unknown 6MB 47W $434
    i7-5750HQ 4/8 2.5 Unknown Iris Pro 6200 Unknown 6MB 47W $434
    i7-5700HQ 4/8 2.7 Unknown Iris Pro 6200 Unknown 6MB 47W $378
    i5-5350H 2/4 3.0 Unknown Iris Pro 6200 Unknown 4MB 47W $289

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  2. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,163   +197

    the two pictures link to only R series (socketed/1364, BGA/soldered to motherboard) and mobile/IOT processors. C series (unlocked, socketed/1150) are not shown in the two pictures but are listed in the article.
     
  3. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Guru Posts: 374   +329

    Please, Please, somebody make a nice 14 inch laptop (or 15,or 13, just SOMETHING) with that i5-3530H. It's only slightly more expensive than a i5 5200u, and Id be willing to shell out quite a bit for a decent laptop to replace my L440, but no manufacturer other than apple seems willing to use iris pro, and I dont want a mac.
     
  4. zer0ops

    zer0ops TS Rookie

    Was desperately hoping for Broadwell-E...
     
  5. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,103   +346

    They never release E 6 cores and up models before the mainstream line.
     
  6. noel24

    noel24 TS Maniac Posts: 304   +154

    I smell paper launch. No one so far tried to overclock it? NDA from Intel until they sell their failed attempt at 14nm at premium price? Artificial throttling of 14nm Broadwell before Skylake launch, maybe? No worries, just trolling!
     
  7. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 494   +126

    Well I am happy they finally released quad core broadwell chips for mobile, hopefully since there is no none iris graphics chips some of the PC vendors will release them. More then less likely though they will just keep releasing haswell i7 systems, and since Apple skipped broadwell this gen I doubt many will make it onto market.
     
  8. zer0ops

    zer0ops TS Rookie

    Yeah- no kidding, but still hoping.
     

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