Intel Reveals 10 Broadwell CPUs, Most With Iris Pro Graphics; Five New Xeons, Too

It's finally here. After months of speculation, Intel finally announced its new Broadwell processors. The company revealed 10 models in all -- five desktop CPUs and five mobile CPUs, but it also gave a little limelight to five models in the new Xeon E3-1200 v4 family.

One of the big changes in this new processor is the implementation of Iris Pro graphics 6200. In Haswell, the high-end IGP was reserved for computers with soldered, irreplaceable CPUs, like those in the MacBook Pro. This left Haswell desktop processors with graphics that were not as powerful as its mobile counterparts. In this latest offering, mobile and desktop CPUs both get Iris Pro graphics. The only processor that didn't get the upgrade was on the mobile side: the i7-5700HQ, which still has Intel HD graphics 5600.

Desktop CPUs
i5-5575R
i5-5675R
i5-5675C
i7-5775R
i7-5775C
Cores/Threads
4/4
4/4
4/4
4/8
4/8
Base Frequency
2.8 GHz
3.1 GHz
3.1 GHz
3.3 GHz
3.3 GHz
Graphics
Intel Iris Pro graphics 6200
Intel Iris Pro graphics 6200Intel Iris Pro graphics 6200Intel Iris Pro graphics 6200Intel Iris Pro graphics 6200
L3 Cache
4 MB
4 MB
4 MB
6 MB
6 MB
TDP
65 W
65 W65 W65 W65 W
Price
$244
$265
$276
$348
$366
Mobile CPUs
i5-5350H
i7-5700HQ
i7-5750HQ
i7-5850HQ
i7-5950HQ
Cores/Threads
2/4
4/8
4/84/84/8
Base Frequency
3.0 GHz
2.7 GHz
2.5 GHz
2.7 GHz
2.9 GHz
Graphics
Intel Iris Pro graphics 6200
Intel HD graphics 5600
Intel Iris Pro graphics 6200Intel Iris Pro graphics 6200Intel Iris Pro graphics 6200
L3 Cache
4 MB
6 MB
6 MB6 MB6 MB
TDP
47 W
47 W47 W47 W47 W
Price
$289
$378
$434
$434
$623

The big focus for the new Xeon processors is on video and 3D graphics, with Intel stating that these CPUs deliver 1.4 times the performance in video transcoding and 1.8 times the performance in 3D graphics when compared to the previous generation of Xeon processors.

Just like the other new Broadwell chips, these new Xeon processors also sport Iris Pro graphics, specifically Intel Iris Pro graphics P6300.

Xeon CPUs
E3-1258L v4
E3-1278L v4
E3-1265L v4
E3-1285L v4
E3-1285 v4
Cores/Threads
4/8
4/84/84/84/8
Base Frequency
1.8 GHz
2.0 GHz
2.3 GHz
3.4 GHz
3.5 GHz
Graphics
Intel Iris Pro graphics P6300
Intel Iris Pro graphics P6300Intel Iris Pro graphics P6300Intel Iris Pro graphics P6300Intel Iris Pro graphics P6300
L3 Cache
6 MB
6 MB6 MB6 MB6 MB
TDP
47 W
47 W
35 W
65 W
95 W
Price
$481
$546
$418
$445
$557

"System availability" for the Broadwell CPUs should take between 30-60 days. On the Xeon side, no clear release date was announced.

We got our hands on two Broadwell processors; check our review of the i7-5775C and i5-5675C. However, with the new Skylake processors coming out later this year (barring any delays), many may want to wait just a little while longer before upgrading.

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  • red77star
    So more powerful integrated video chip and that's about it. Rather useless upgrade...that's what happens when there is no competition.
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  • InvalidError
    So, the entry-level price moves another $20-40 up with Broadwell, at least for the Iris Pro i5/i7, and the Xeons went up ~$200, putting an end to the Xeon-i7 cheat, at least for now. Also as usual, the mobile variants are as outrageously overpriced as ever.
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  • Durandul
    Quote:
    So more powerful integrated video chip and that's about it. Rather useless upgrade...that's what happens when there is no competition.

    To be fair, there are quite a few people who have been asking for the iris pro iGPUs on desktop for a while now, so it feels kinda warranted. The whole compute thing, and people who aren't doing any gaming or 3D on their system.
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