3rd Gen HD Graphics Quick Reference Guide


CLIENT GRAPHICS

ENHANCED BUILT-IN VISUALS on 3rd 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. Enhanced Intel Built-In Visuals are available on 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor family.

Processor 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor family 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor family (Intel® Core™ i7, Intel® Core™ i5, and Intel® Core™ i3)
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 2D videos into 3D at blazing speed and enjoy premium HD video conferencing at high quality

Yes

(Faster3 , new support for stereoscopic 3D videos and smooth HD video conferencing)

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 using passive glasses or active shutter glasses all delivered in full 1080p resolution on your stereo 3-D over HDMI* 1.4.

Yes

(New support for passive glasses)

Yes

(Active shutter glasses only)

Intel® Clear Video HD Technology

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

Yes

(Quality enhancements)

Yes
(Quality enhancements)

Intel® Wireless Display

Intel® Wireless Display lets you enjoy all of your personal content like pictures, video, audio and premium online content like movies, TV, videos from Youtube, Netflix and Hulu, on a big screen with a simple wireless connection.

Yes

(Improved quality, video smoothness and reduced latency. New support for full 1080p stereoscopic content)6

Yes
(Full 1080p protected content support)

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

(New support for Ultraviolet* and view later. More content and storefronts)

Yes

Intel® HD Graphics

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

Yes

(Intel® HD Graphics 2500/4000)

(Support for DirectX 11 games. Faster and smoother experience and more games)

Yes
(Intel® HD Graphics 3000/2000)1

Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions

Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions gives more computing power to application developers with a new 256-bit instruction set extensions to Intel® SSE.

Yes

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 into 3 rd and 2nd 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.

Processor 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor family (Intel® Core™ i7) 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor family (Intel® Core™ i7, Intel® Core™ i5, and Intel® Core™ i3)

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 (Partial)

Yes (Partial)

MVC HW Encode

Saves valuable time when creating and editing stereoscopic 3D videos

Yes (partial)

No


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 3rd and 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors lets you view images as they were meant to be seen.

Processor 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor family 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor family (Intel® Core™ i7, Intel® Core™ i5, and Intel® Core™ i3)

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

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.

Yes

New

Total Color Control

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

Yes

New

Auto Contrast Enhancement

Fixes underexposed or overexposed areas of your videos.

Yes

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 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor family 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor family (Intel® Core™ i7, Intel® Core™ i5, and Intel® Core™ i3)

FEATURE

BENEFIT

New Control Panel

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

Yes (Enhancements)

Yes

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

Independent Digital Displays

Allows a user to connect multiple displays to the PC

3

2

HDMI* with HDCP

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

Version 1.4

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 1.1

(with audio)

Version 1.1
(with audio)

Embedded DisplayPort

Highly scalable and efficient display interface for notebooks.

Yes

Yes (Mobile Only)

LVDS

Low-voltage digital display interface.

Yes

Yes5

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 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 HD graphics, you get a cost-effective solution with the performance for more gaming fun.

Processor 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor family 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor family (Intel® Core™ i7, Intel® Core™ i5, and Intel® Core™ i3)

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

DirectX* 10.1

OpenGL* Support

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

4.0

3.1

OpenCL* Support

Standard programming interface for accessing Compute units in CPU and GPU

1.1

No

Shader Model Support

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

5.0

4.1


For more information, visit
www.intel.com/technology/visualtechnology/index.htm
www.intel.com/technology/quicksynch/index.htm
www.intel.com/technology/graphics/intelhd.htm
www.intel.com/technology/graphics/ctv.htm

1 Built-in Visuals available on select SKUs only
2 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor family products will be launched in first and/or second quarter of 2012
3 Faster on select SKUS
5 For desktops, only supported with the Intel® A57 Express Chipset
6 New features available after launch

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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Previous Graphics Quick Reference Guides

2nd Generation Intel® CoreTM Processor Family Quick Reference Guide.
For Graphics Quick Reference Guides to generations of Intel graphics hardware prior to the 2nd Generation Intel® CoreTM Processor Family, go to: Intel HD Graphics Quick Reference Guide


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