Intel's Broadwell stationary processors are already here, and we have no idea who they're aiming for

Intel's Broadwell stationary processors are already here, and we have no idea who they are designed for

Intel Unveils Next Generation Generation Processors Fifth for laptops that offer extremely sophisticated graphical cores - but not much beyond that

Like AMD, Intel also exploited the platform of the Computex exhibition (just like in previous years) To announce a new generation of stationary processors - The Broadwell processors, which bring the latest 14 technology to our enclosures and motherboards. Another similarity that can be found between Intel in this case touches on the general feeling that the products launched will be relevant only to a very specific type of consumers, while most of us will find it difficult to understand exactly what the point here.


Rumors from the past few months have already prepared us for the fact That the Broadwell desktop will be a short and significantly different transition generation From the four preceding generations of the Core, With a particularly limited number of models Try to maintain some relevance Until the Skylake generation arrives sometime later in the 2015 yearAnd so it happened - (LGA), with four models in the BGA configuration that will be soldered to a motherboard or within a closed system.

Without further introductions, we will announce that the new models have succeeded in one significant task - the built-in Iris Pro 6200 cores in each, with their fast and dedicated eDRAM memory, are finally able to eclipse On AMD's built-in cores And to correctly pick the title of the most powerful and advanced graphic units in the market at present. However, general processing performance Which are lower than those we received from the stationary Haswell generation (Probably due to a small thermal envelope of 65 watts) plus slightly higher prices, make almost any thought of upgrading irrelevant to performance enthusiasts, who are primarily based on the vast majority of cases on External rather than on the built-in core.


The performance of the Iris Pro 6200 core is impressive…


The upgraded graphics core is a fine achievement in general, but taking into account that it comes as part of processors that cost two or three times the leading A10-7870K sample (About $ 137 at Compared to 276 or 366 dollars at Chipzilla), for an additional 20 percentage performance, the benefit still seems to have been created by the red manufacturer - since those who need a built-in core do so to save on discreet video card spending, so even here processors God- Constitute a narrow niche with questionable relevance.

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... just a shame that only 65 Watt thermal casing prevents processing cores from showing any progress over previous generations


We still do not know whether Intel plans to launch additional Broadwell models down the road, possibly those belonging to the K series, and will offer an enlarged power supply of 88 watts or 95 watts similar to previous generations, but for now the Core i7-5775C And the Core i5-5675C, beyond the mentioned mention as having the best built-in graphics cores in the environment. We hope that the Skylake generation will communicate with it in slightly more meaningful lines for the performers.

Of the five models launched, the most relevant are the welded R processors designed for All-In-One and microcomputer systems - high performance is required, but sometimes an external video card
Of the five models launched, it seems most relevant are the soldered R processors designed for all-in-one systems and microprocessors - where there is a demand for high performance, but sometimes an external video card cannot be compressed

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