Ivy Bridge driver update brings 10% performance boost, OpenCL 1.2

By Matthew ยท 11 replies
Apr 1, 2013
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  1. Folks who rely on the HD 4000 integrated graphics engine inside some Intel processors can reportedly look forward to a performance boost in the near future. Speaking at a media event during GDC 2013, the company touched on its effort...

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  2. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    I'm glad that Intel is getting a bit more serious about their drivers. They have a lot of room to improve but this is far better than Intel of old.
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Graphics drivers yes. But other drivers no. The past 2 or 3 drivers for my Wifi adapter have been garbage.
  4. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

    It would be awesome if it were 10% CPU performance increase, but seems like it just for the graphics.
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    That wont really be economical for Intel with Haswell coming up haha. It would basically kill the point of Haswell (7-10% increase over IB).
  6. t3chmachine

    t3chmachine TS Rookie

    I guess my CPU too old..Nice to see them improving others
  7. highlander84

    highlander84 TS Booster Posts: 108   +30

    Maybe it will fix the problem where my entire laptop shutters and lags for brief moments several times a day...the HP support guys have no idea whats wrong...
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Why do they bother with integrated graphics on their performance chips at all. Surely people who utilize these chips (myself included) use a discrete GPU. All this does is unnecessarily drive the cost of the chip up. IGP makes a lot of sense on office type PC's & HTPC's but it's of no use for anybody building a high performance gaming rig unless you fancy LucidLogix software and even that's of dubious value as far as I'm concerned.
  9. Vicenarian

    Vicenarian TS Booster Posts: 104   +10

    But the IGP can be used to accelerate video encoding and stuff...I think?
  10. spencer

    spencer TS Addict Posts: 202   +22

    you might be able to find a solution in the forums
  11. Opus

    Opus TS Enthusiast Posts: 49

    Well as far as I know HD 3000 graphics do support OpenCL 1.1 FULL_PROFILE

    I have already tested these drivers and my notebook rating improved from 5.4 to 5.6 so for with driver version, that is intended for developers and IT professionals.
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    My Ivy Bridge G-4000 (i3-3225) already pulls a 6.5 on both Aero & Gaming WEI scores, running Win 7 Home Premium (64 bit).

    In the same system, my 600GB Velociraptor pulls a 5.9.....Go figure...:confused:

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