Computex 2015: Intel announces 10 new 5th gen processors with higher speeds and Iris Pro graphics

Intel announced its latest 5th generation core graphics processors with improved performance and graphics at Computex today. At the Intel keynote, Kirk Skaugen also announced that 6th generation Intel core processors would making their appearance by the end of the year.


Intel announced its latest 5th generation core graphics processors with improved performance and graphics at Computex today. At the Intel keynote, Kirk Skaugen also announced that 6th generation Intel core processors would making their appearance by the end of the year. He showed off some prototype designs of products which will house the 6th gen processors. "Windows 10 will be utilised to the fullest with the 6th gen core family," he said.

Considering the 5th gen Broadwell processors were announced earlier this year; this latest upgrade, which includes 10 new desktop and mobile parts, (in addition to 5 Xeon processors) brings improved speed and graphics to the table. Apart from this, for the first time we will be seeing Iris Pro level graphics within an LGA form factor for the desktop CPU. This was announced back at the Game Developers Conference. This is unlike the BGA or non-socketed R-series Haswell processors, having the Iris Pro graphics, where the processor came soldered onto the board.

 Computex 2015: Intel announces 10 new 5th gen processors with higher speeds and Iris Pro graphics

The Intel Core i7-5775C is a quad-core hyper-threaded part which is clocked at 3.3GHz and houses Intel Iris Pro 6200 Graphics. It will have a TDP of 65 Watts. According to Intel, it gives a 2x improvement over the Intel HD4600 graphics. This processor is aimed at different kinds of desktop form factors including thinner mini PCs, desktop AIOs and so on.

Intel also announced a 47 Watt mobile 5th generation Intel Core series processors. The Intel Core i7 5950HQ is a 4-core 8-thread processor clocked at 2.8GHz and houses the Intel Iris Pro 6200 integrated graphics. The entire list of desktop and mobile processors, barring the Xeon line up, is given below.

The prices for the desktop processors start from $244 to $366 (approx Rs 15,700 to Rs 23,400) and they will be seen in the market within the next two months.

Disclaimer: This correspondent was invited for Computex by Intel. Travel and accommodation expenses were borne by Intel.


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