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Intel Haswell integrated graphics goes head-to-head with NVIDIA's GeForce GT 650M, can keep its pace comfortably

Intel's Haswell integrated graphics is actually shaping up to be an impressive piece of tech

By: Anthony Garreffa from Jan 13, 2013 @ 6:38 CST

Intel's Haswell chip is sure to surprise most this year, but how does its new integrated graphics power fare up at the moment? With all of the CES hoopla now close to finishing, we're beginning to see some things we didn't quite expect.

A video posted by The Tech Report shows off two systems - with one system featuring a Haswell-based Intel chip with integrated graphics, while the second system included an Ivy Bridge-based Core i7 CPU and a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M GPU. Dirt 3 was used at 1920x1080 with all details set to high.

As you can see form the above video, the Haswell chip performs like a champion. We don't know exact frame rates, but it definitely looks like its reaching the 30fps mark which is amazing for an integrated, and power-efficient solution. Of course, we might receive something different in the final retail version of Haswell, where it won't perform as well as a perfectly-tuned demo by the company themselves, but if we get this - get prepared for a huge lift of minimum specifications in PCs in the near future.


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