Intel brings Iris Pro Graphics to Broadwell in LGA Sockets

Subject: Processors | March 19, 2014 - 08:00 PM |
Tagged: LGA, iris pro, Intel, gdc 14, GDC, Broadwell

We have great news for you this evening!  The demise of the LGA processor socket for Intel desktop users has been great exaggerated.  During a press session at GDC we learned that not only will Intel be offering LGA based processors for Broadwell upon its release (which we did not get more details on) but that there will be an unlocked SKU with Iris Pro graphics implemented.  

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Iris Pro, in its current version, is a high performance version of Intel's processor graphics that includes 128MB of embedded DRAM (eDRAM).  When we first heard that Iris Pro was not coming to the desktop market with an LGA1150 SKU we were confused and bitter but it seems that Intel was listening to feedback.  Broadwell will bring with it the first socketed version of Iris Pro graphics!

It's also nice to know that the rumors surrounding Intel's removal of the socket option for DIY builders was incorrect or possibly diverted due to the reaction. The enthusiast lives on!!

UPDATE: Intel has just confirmed that the upcoming socketed Broadwell CPUs will be compatible with 9-series motherboards that will be released later this spring. This should offer a nice upgrade path for users going into 2015.

March 20, 2014 | 09:32 AM - Posted by drbaltazar (not verified)

given this gpu is rated for 1280x720p (say 8 inch)!i hope pc builder aren't gona go higher then that !an a small screened surface pro 2 xbox edition would be nice!saw apple go and I was like ?wtf intel clearly say the iris pro 5200 is aimed at 1280x720p ,why would hardware maker ignore intel?

March 21, 2014 | 06:07 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

hi,

my current haswell iris pro in my macbook retina is definetly NOT designed for 720p.

i can play on 1920x1200p at maximum quality: dota 2, cs:go, diablo 3 ...

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