Quick Reference Guide to 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Graphics (formerly codenamed Haswell)

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ENHANCED BUILT-IN VISUALS on 4th GENERATION INTEL® CORE™ PROCESSOR FAMILY1,2

Intel® Built-In Visuals—Built for Mainstream Desktop and Mobile PC Users

Intel® 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 casual and mainstream game titles, and get full support for Microsoft* Windows* 7 and Windows* 8. There’s no need for an extra add-in graphics card—full graphics and media support is already built-in. Enhanced Intel Built-In Visuals are available on 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor family.

Processor4th generation Intel® Core™ processor family (Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200 / Intel® Iris™ Graphics 5100, Intel® HD Graphics 5000 / 4600 / 4400 / 4200)3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor family (Intel® HD Graphics 4000 / 2500)

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. Users can also create and edit 3-D videos and convert their 2-D videos into 3-D at blazing speed and enjoy premium HD video conferencing at high quality.

Yes
(Faster2)

Yes

Intel® InTru™ 3D

Enjoy the ultimate 3-D visual experience—seamlessly from your PC. Now you can watch your favorite 3-D Blu-ray* movies all delivered in full 1080p resolution on your stereo 3-D monitor.

Yes
(HDMI* 1.4 and DisplayPort* 1.2)

Yes
(HDMI* 1.4)

Intel® Clear Video HD Technology

Provides visual quality and color fidelity enhancements for spectacular 1080p HD playback and immersive Web browsing.

Yes

Yes

Intel® Wireless Display

Intel® Wireless Display lets you beam your apps, personal, and online content such as movies, photos, or music to TV with a simple wireless connection.

Yes
New features include:
• Brand new touch user interface
• Context-aware user experience
• Lower latency for gaming
• Cinematic sync for smoother video
playback
• USB over Wi-Fi*

Yes

Intel® Insider™

Stream or download 1080p HD premium movies on your PC through participating distributor sites across the world. Enables users to purchase content and view later across multiple platforms using UltraViolet* support.

Yes
(More content and storefronts)

Yes

Intel® Iris™ Graphics

Intel® Iris™ graphics and Iris™ Pro graphics are new trademarked names for the two highest levels of graphics in select upcoming 4th gen Intel® Core™ processors. Iris graphics is included in 28 W 4th gen Intel Core processors geared for Ultrabook™. Iris™ Pro graphics is focused on higher performance notebooks and desktop All-in-One PCs (47 W processors and higher) delivering up to 2X3 graphics performance.

Yes

No

Intel® HD Graphics

Intel® HD graphics is built into the processor and delivers immersive mainstream gaming, 3-D experiences, and a smooth and fast next-generation browser experience.

Yes
(Improved performance, support for DirectX* 11.1, OpenCL* 1.2, OpenGL* 4.0)

Yes
((Support for DirectX* 11, OpenCL* 1.1, OpenGL* 4.0) (Support for DirectX* 11.1, OpenCL* 1.2 is available with latest graphics drivers)

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 into 4th and 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors, delivers breakthrough hardware acceleration that lets you complete in minutes what used to take hours. Create DVDs or 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.

Processor4th generation Intel® Core™ processor family (Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200 / Intel® Iris™ Graphics 5100, Intel® HD Graphics 5000 / 4600 / 4400 / 4200)3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor family (Intel® HD Graphics 4000 / 2500)

FEATURE

BENEFIT

AVC/H.264 Encode

Saves valuable time when creating and editing Blu-ray* discs, and other videos in h.264 format.

Yes

Yes

MPEG2 Encode

Saves valuable time when creating and editing DVDs, and other videos in MPEG2 format.

Yes
(Full) (Faster encode)

Yes
(Partial)

MVC HW Encode

Saves valuable time when creating and editing stereoscopic 3-D videos.

Yes
(Full) (Faster encode)

Yes
(Partial)

SVC HW Encode5

Smoother video streaming and conferencing.

Yes

No

JPEG/MJPEG Hardware Encode

Saves time encoding high resolution JPEG images and motion JPEG images (video) from webcam.

Yes
(Faster)

No
(Software only)

Intel® Clear Video HD Technology

Intel® Clear Video HD Technology delivers seamless video and brings imagery to life with rich, accurate colors when you are browsing the Web, watching videos, and enjoying your favorite HD programs. Intel Clear Video HD Technology in 4th and 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors lets you view images as they were meant to be seen.

Processor4th generation Intel® Core™ processor family (Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200 / Intel® Iris™ Graphics 5100, Intel® HD Graphics 5000 / 4600 / 4400 / 4200)3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor family (Intel® HD Graphics 4000 / 2500)

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 Playback

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

Yes
(with HDMI* 1.4)

Yes
(with HDMI* 1.4)

Intel® Clear Video HD Technology

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

Yes

Yes

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.

New

Yes

Total Color Control

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

New

Yes

Auto Contrast Enhancement

Fixes underexposed or overexposed areas of your videos.

New

Yes

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

Intel® Wireless Display

Processor4th generation Intel® Core™ processor family (Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200 / Intel® Iris™ Graphics 5100, Intel® HD Graphics 5000 / 4600 / 4400 / 4200)3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor family (Intel® HD Graphics 4000 / 2500)

FEATURE

BENEFIT

First Touch User Interface for Intel® WiDi

Brand new touch friendly modern user interface so you can push PC to TV by just using touch.

Yes

No

Context-Aware User Experience for Intel WiDi

The new context aware Intel WiDi automatically detects what the user is doing and adjusts its settings, delivering the best possible experience. (For example, it auto-connects a laptop to a TV, auto-minimizes the application, cinematic sync auto-adjusts your display frame rate to the movie to give you smoother video playback, and low-power panel refresh saves your laptop battery while beaming content.)

Yes

No

Premium Protected Content over Intel WiDi

Bring your movie theater experience home and wirelessly send protected premium content in full HD and 5.1 surround such as your Blu-ray* DVDs, UltraViolet* movies, full-resolution S3D content from PC to TV.

Yes
(HDCP 2.1)

Limited
(HDCP 2.0 only)

Low Delay Mode for Intel WiDi

Real time interaction between your PC and TV screens with no lag time allowing for usages such as PC gaming on TV without any wires.

Yes
(<66ms for games)

Limited
(<150ms for games)

WiFi Display User Input Back Channel (UIBC) over Intel WiDi

Wirelessly connect your PC’s peripherals such as a keyboard, mouse, gamepad or a webcam directly to your TV without any wires.

Yes
(USB 2 supports more devices such as a webcam or a TV remote)

Limited
(HID devices only such as
keyboard / mouse)

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, 4th and 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors support high-definition resolutions, including 720p, 1080i, and 1080p.

Processor4th generation Intel® Core™ processor family (Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200 / Intel® Iris™ Graphics 5100, Intel® HD Graphics 5000 / 4600 / 4400 / 4200)3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor family (Intel® HD Graphics 4000 / 2500)

FEATURE

BENEFIT

Maximum Display Resolution

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

DisplayPort* 1.2 / eDP*
H-Processors: 3840 x 2160@60Hz
(Ultra-HD)
U-Processors: 3200 x 2000
@60 Hz, 3840x2160@30Hz
Y-Processors: 2560 x 1600
@ 60 Hz
HDMI* 4096 x 2304, 3840x2160 @ 24Hz / 24bpp
DVI 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz

DisplayPort* 1.1 2560 x 1600, HDMI*, VGA

Display Support

Independent Digital Displays

Allows a user to connect multiple displays to the PC.

3

3 (with restrictions on display types)

HDMI* with HDCP

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

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

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

DisplayPort* with HDCP

Highly scalable and efficient display interface for the PC.

Version 1.2 (with audio)

Version 1.1 (with audio)

Embedded DisplayPort

Highly scalable and efficient display interface for notebooks.

Yes (eDP version 1.2 on Desktop and eDP version 1.3 on Mobile)

Yes

LVDS

Low-voltage digital display interface.

Yes5

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

3-D Features Comparison

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

Processor4th generation Intel® Core™ processor family (Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200 / Intel® Iris™ Graphics 5100, Intel® HD Graphics 5000 / 4600 / 4400 / 4200)3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor family (Intel® HD Graphics 4000 / 2500)

FEATURE

BENEFIT

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*.

DirectX* 11.1

DirectX* 11

OpenGL* Support

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

4.0

4.0

OpenCL* Support

Standard programming interface for accessing Compute units in CPU and GPU.

1.2

1.1 (1.2 available with latest graphics drivers)

For more information, visit www.intel.com/graphics, www.intel.com/go/biv

1 Built-in Visuals available on select SKUs only.
2 Faster on select SKUs.
3 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4558U processor (28W, 2.40 GHz (Turbo up to 2.90 GHz), 2C/4T, Intel® Iris™ graphics 5100 1.10 GHz, Graphics driver: 15.31.3063) compared to 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i3-3687U processor (17W, 1.90 GHz, 2C/4T, Intel® HD graphics 4000 1.10 GHz, Graphics driver: 15.28.2875, 15.31.3063)
4 Feature available on U-processor series only.

Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products.

All products and dates specified are preliminary based on current expectations and are subject to change without notice. Availability in different channels may vary.

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I have recently bought an asus notebook with intel hd graphics 4000. last week, my colors become warm/orange when the notebook starts up. the colors go back to normal when i start color calibrate without changing any settings. every time my notebook starts up again or come out of sleep mode, the colors become warm/orange again. this problem goes away if i disable the intel hd graphics. please help. thanks

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Your Intel HD Graphics technology is not being implimented on All-in-One internal displays in a manor that provides standard HDCP support that works with MediaCenter. I would very much like to see or get a direct comment to this problem especially with Win8 with metro touch being a major motivation to purchase multi-touch enabled All-in-One PC's.

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I have a dell inspiron 15r with a i-7 2670QM 2.20 GHz (Not with boost on) and it has a 16mb cache I Intel graphics 3000 I am having artifacting(Shadow grid flicker) on some games, Even ones that say they can run with Intel graphics Can You help me with this? The game I play runs very smooth on a low-res and high FX (In game settings) the artifacting goes down a bit when I use higher resolutions so I want to know what to change in my options/Settings/software.

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sorry to bother you with this, but i have this very weird problem on my newest laptop: eDP1 display is a disaster, colours all wrong, but the HDMI1 is ok.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2204287

nomodeset solves the problem for eDP1 (killing the intel driver, fallback to VESA) but I can't get the second display on.

The problem is there for each ubuntu release, but does not exist in win 7 or win 8

dell 17 3737 with i3-4010U and hd4400