4th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor

4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor (code name Haswell)

More performance. Longer battery life. One great processor.

Developer Guides

Quick Reference Guide to 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Graphics
Intel® Built-In Visuals provide superb visual performance for sharper images, richer color, and lifelike video and audio. This provides a quick comparision of Intel graphics.

4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Graphics Developers Guide
This guide describes how to maximize performance on new Intel® graphics technologies, with a focus on the new microarchitecture formerly code named Haswell. The document introduces the new architecture and details optimization practices.

Featured Content

Introduction to the 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor
A glimpse into the 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor with an overview of key highlights such as the Intel® Iris™ graphics, performance enhancements, lower power, face recognition capabilities and more.

Intel® Media SDK Tutorial
The Intel® Media Software Development Kit (Intel® Media SDK) is a software development library that exposes the media acceleration capabilities of Intel® architecture-based platforms, including the 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors, for video decoding, video encoding, and video pre/post processing (VPP). Intel Media SDK helps developers rapidly write software that accesses hardware acceleration for video codecs with automatic fallback on software if hardware acceleration is not available.

Technical Articles

Codemasters* GRID* 2 on 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Codemasters collaborated with Intel to make the most of performance options available in 4th Generation Intel® Core™ processors. GRID 2 uses two advanced features that are only made possible using the new Intel® Iris™ Graphics extension for pixel synchronization.

Adaptive Volumetric Shadow Maps
Adaptive Volumetric Shadow Maps use a new technique that allows a developer to generate real-time adaptively sampled shadow representations for transmittance through volumetric media.

Accelerate Performance Using OpenCL* with Intel® HD Graphics
The Intel® SDK for OpenCL Applications 2013 with certified OpenCL* 1.2 provides support for 3rd and 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® Iris Graphics and Intel® HD Graphics family. This article documents lessons learned while accelerating video processing with OpenCL* on the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors.

Haswell Content Library

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