Quick Reference Guide to 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Graphics (HD Graphics)

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CLIENT GRAPHICS


2nd Generation Intel® Core™ now with Built In Visuals, Available on Select Models of the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family


Built In Visuals- Built for Mainstream Desktop and Mobile PC Users

Built In Visuals provide superb visual performance for sharper images, richer color, and lifelike video and audio. Watch movies and Internet videos in high definition, play popular game titles, and get full support for Microsoft* Windows* 7. There’s no need for an extra add-in graphics card-full graphics and media support is already built-in. Built-in visuals are available on the all-new 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor family.

Processor

2010 Intel® Core™ processor family (Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7)

2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor family (Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7)

FEATURE

BENEFIT

Intel® Quick Sync Video

Saves valuable time for PC users who want to create and edit video, sync it to other devices, and share it - at home and on the internet. Intel® Quick Sync Video uses dedicated media processing to accelerate video encoding.

No

Yes1

Intel InTru™ 3D Technology

Enjoy the ultimate 3D visual experience seamlessly from your PC. Now you can watch your favorite 3D Blu-ray* movies using active shutter glasses all delivered in full 1080p resolution on your Stereo 3D over HDMI* 1.4.

No

Yes1

Intel® Clear Video
HD Technology

Visual quality and color fidelity enhancements for spectacular 1080p HD playback and immersive web browsing.

Yes

Yes1
(New quality enhancements)

Intel® Wireless Display

Intel® Wireless Display lets you enjoy all of your personal and online content on a big screen with a simple wireless connection.

Yes
(Limited to 1080i, unprotected content)

Yes1
(Full 1080p protected content support)

Intel® Insider™

Streaming or purchase of 1080p HD premium movies on the PC through participating internet movie sites.

No

Yes1

Intel® HD Graphics

Intel® HD Graphics is built into the processor and delivers immersive mainstream gaming and 3D experiences.

Yes
(Intel® HD Graphics)

Yes
(Intel® HD Graphics 3000/2000)1

Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel® AVX)

Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel® AVX) gives more computing power to application developers with a new, 256-bit instruction set extension to Intel® SSE.

No

Yes

 


Intel® Quick Sync Video

Intel® Quick Sync Video makes fast work of creating, editing, syncing, and sharing your videos - at home and online. Intel® Quick Sync Video, built right into the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors, delivers breakthrough hardware acceleration that lets you complete in minutes what used to take hours. Create Blu-ray* discs, edit videos, convert video files for your portable media device, and convert videos for upload to your favorite social networking sites - all in a flash.

Processor

2010 Intel® Core™ processor family (Core™ i3/i5/i7)

2nd gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Core™ i3/i5/i7)

FEATURE

BENEFIT

H.264 Encode

Accelerates encoding of H.264 based content for a significantly faster conversion time while also enabling the processor to complete other tasks, improving overall PC responsiveness.

No
(software only)

Yes

MPEG2 Encode

Accelerates encoding of H.MPEG2 based content enabling the processor to complete other tasks and improving overall PC responsiveness.

No
(software only)

Yes

H.264 HW Encode MFT

Accelerates H.264 video encoding of Media Foundation based applications

No
(software only)

Yes



Intel® Clear Video HD Technology

Intel® Clear Video HD Technology delivers seamless video and brings imagery to life with rich, accurate colors you expect to see when you are browsing the web, watching your videos, and enjoying your favorite HD programs. Intel® Clear Video HD Technology in 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors lets you view images as they were meant to be seen.

Processor

2010 Intel® Core™ processor family (Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7)

2nd gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7)

FEATURE

BENEFIT

Blu-ray* Disc Playback

High-density optical disc format designed for the storage of data and high-definition video.

Yes

Yes

Blu-ray* Stereo 3-D Disc Playback1

Playback of Blu-ray* stereo 3-D content on the PC.

Yes
(Passive polarized only)

Yes
(with HDMI* 1.4)

Intel® Clear Video
HD Technology

Delivers enhanced high-definition video playback, sharper images, and precise color control.

Yes

Yes
(New quality enhancements)

DVD Upscaling

Provides high-quality DVD upscaling through Windows* 7.

Yes

Yes

HD Hardware Acceleration

AVC/H.264, MPEG2, VC1 Decode

Enables smoother playback and longer battery life when viewing h.264, MPEG2, or VC1 DVD, Blu-ray*, or streaming content.

Yes

Yes

Dual Video Decode

Enables Blu-ray* picture-in-picture hardware acceleration.

Yes

Yes

HW Decode MFTs

Enables faster Windows* 7 drag and drop transcoding for MPEG2, VC1, and h.264 content.

Yes

Yes

Video Sharpness / Detail

Skin Tone Enhancement

Enhances skin tones to look more real and natural.

No

New

Total Color Control

Enables adjustment of saturation levels per base color for brighter, richer colors

No

New

Auto Contrast Enhancement

Fixes under exposed or overexposed areas of your videos

No

New

De-interlacing

Reduces static and motion artifacts, improving the clarity and stability of the video picture.

Advanced

Advanced

Sharpness Detail

Sharpens the image to provide finer detail and improved image quality.

Yes

Yes

Noise Reduction

Filters out unwanted noise to provide finer detail and cleaner images.

Yes

Yes

Film Mode Detection

Detects film cadence and recovers original film content to improve image quality.

Yes

Yes

Video Scaling / Panel Scalar

Provides high-quality scaling to view content clearly in non-native resolution.

Yes
(8x8 polyphase)

Yes
(8x8 polyphase)

Vibrant Color

Deep Color and
x.v.Color

Together, Deep Color and x.v.Color enable future HDTVs to display more natural, accurate, and vivid colors.

Yes

Yes

ProcAmp / Color Control

Enhances fine detail of video playback and allows for user control over brightness, contrast, and saturation.

Yes

Yes




Display and Audio Features Comparison

Connect to a wide range of digital displays and resolutions, including the latest digital interfaces such as HDMI* and DisplayPort*. In addition, 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors support high-definition resolutions, including 720p, 1080i, and 1080p.

 

Processor

2010 Intel® Core™ processor family (Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7)

2nd gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7)

FEATURE

BENEFIT

New Control Panel

New look and feel, easier to use, with custom resolution settings.

Yes

Yes

TV Setup Utility

Provides step-by-step configuration wizard for seamless TV setup and configuration.

Intel® TV Wizard

Intel® TV Wizard

Maximum Display Resolution

Higher pixel resolutions allow the PC to show more image detail.

DisplayPort* 2560 x 1600, HDMI*, VGA

DisplayPort* 2560 x 1600, HDMI*, VGA

Display Support

HDMI* with HDCP

Provides a user-friendly, single-cable connector that enables
transmission of superior, uncompressed digital video and audio.

Version 1.3a
(Deep Color, premium audio, auto lip-sync)

Version 1.4
(3D, Deep Color, premium audio, auto lip-sync)

DisplayPort* with HDCP

Highly scalable and efficient display interface for the PC.

Version 1.1
(with audio)

Version 1.1
(with audio)

Embedded DisplayPort*

Highly scalable and efficient display interface for notebooks.

Yes

Yes

LVDS

Low-voltage digital display interface.

Yes

Yes

DVI with HDCP

Digital video interface that maximizes the visual quality of digital displays such as LCD displays and digital projectors.

Yes

Yes

VGA

Standard analog display interfaces, such as VGA, provide basic visual quality when connected to CRTs, LCDs, or HDTVs.

Yes

Yes

Audio Support

Dolby* TrueHD, DTS* Premium Suite*

Supported on a significant number of Blu-ray* titles for the
highest quality audio.

Yes

Yes



Intel® HD Graphics

3-D Features Comparison

Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® HD Graphics deliver a responsive, attractive 3-D visual experience for casual and mainstream PC games. When you buy a PC equipped with Intel graphics, you get a cost-effective solution with the performance for more gaming fun.

 

Processor

2010 Intel® Core™ processor family (Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7)

2nd gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7)

FEATURE

BENEFIT

Unified Shader Architecture

Delivering new levels of 3D technologies to enable more realistic game play and provide greater resolution and color-depth settings to the system’s video and graphics subsystem.

3rd Generation

4th Generation

Execution Units (EUs)

12 EUs

6/12 EUs

Core Frequency

Up to 900 MHz

Up to 1350 MHz

Video Memory

Up to 1.70 GB

Up to 1.70 GB

DirectX* Support

Standardized programming interface used in games as an interface to the system’s graphics through Microsoft* Windows*.

10

10.1

OpenGL* Support

Standardized programming interface used by 2-D and 3-D graphics applications.

2.1

3.0

Shader Model Support

Enables complex animations and visual effects in games with realistic shading, lighting, and textures.

4.0

4.1

 

For more information, visit the Intel Web site at:
www.intel.com/technology/visualtechnology/index.htm
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/quick-sync-video/quick-sync-video-general.html
http://www.intel.com/technology/graphics/intelhd.htm
http://www.intel.com/technology/graphics/ctv.htm

1 Feature not available on Intel® Pentium® and Intel® Celeron® processors.

2 Mobile only, not supported on desktop products

3 Mobile only, not supported on desktop products except for the Intel® A57 Express Chipset


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