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Design with Intel

®
Iris

Graphics:
Great Performance on Innovative Form Factors
John P. Webb, Client Graphics Marketing, Intel
Clifton Robin, Graphics Architecture Specialist, Intel
Mark Chang, Premium Notebook Marketing, Intel
Kiner Liu, Gigabyte
Arthur Chuang, Gigabyte
GVCS003

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Agenda
• Intel
®
Graphics momentum
• Optimizing platform performance for Intel graphics -
“Best Known Methods”
• Gigabyte
*
Brix
*
Pro Spotlight

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Intel
®
Iris

Graphics
• Leadership mobile graphics, media and display for thin, light thermally constrained devices
• Delivers mainstream gaming, content creation and 4K display on a single-chip
• Largest supplier of WW PC Graphics, 64% MSS
• Outperforms 80% of mobile discrete graphics cards sold
• Major OEMs launch products with Intel Iris & Intel
®
Iris

Pro: Apple
*
, Asus
*
, Gigabyte
*
, Zotac
*
and
others
Mercury Research
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4th Generation Intel
®
Core

Processors
Enhanced Graphics and Media
3 screen collage display
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UltraHD 4K support
2x bandwidth with
DisplayPort
*
1.2
Faster Intel
®
Quick Sync
Video
1

Faster JPEG & MPEG decode
OpenCL 1.2 Support
Up to 2x performance
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Intel
®
Iris

Pro graphics with
Integrated on-package EDRAM
memory
Latest APIs: Microsoft* DX*11.1,
OpenCL

1.2, OpenGL
*
4 and
DX12 (future)
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Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark
*
,
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. For more information go to http://www.intel.com/performance
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Delivering Mainstream Gaming Performance
2010 2011 2012 2013
Mainstream gaming
1280x720
Minimum / Medium Quality
Casual Gaming
Intel
®
Graphics
Intel Graphics
2000/3000
Intel Graphics
2500/4000
Intel Graphics
4X00/5X00
Mainstream gaming
1366x768
Medium Quality
Mainstream gaming
1366x768 / 1600x1200
Medium/High Quality
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Dedicated Graphics Hardware
Dedicated
Graphics
Hardware
eDRAM

Images for illustration purposes only
Intel HD
Graphics
Intel
®
HD
Graphics
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Systems with Intel
®
Iris

& Iris

Pro Graphics
Apple Macbook Pro 13’’
Apple iMac
*
21.5’’
Asus
*
Zenbook
*
Infinity
Vizio
*
15in
http://bcove.me/5i85a2py

Apple
*
Macbook
*
Pro 15’’
Zotac
*
ZBOX EI730
Gigabyte
*
Brix
*
Pro
Vizio 24in AIO
Sony
*
Vaio
*
Tap 21
JD.com – Terran Force
Clevo
*
Niagara
*
Available from 10+
LOEMs
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Best
SteamBox

Intel
®
Iris

Graphics Excitement
DeMusliM
CES’14 Keynote
Iris Graphics
Pro Gaming
Events
Leading Titles
Watch, Game, Create!
Great Excitement Intel
®
Iris

Graphics!
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Top PRC Titles Play Great on Intel Graphics
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Agenda
• Intel
®
Graphics momentum
• Optimizing platform performance for Intel graphics -
“Best Known Methods”
• Gigabyte
*
Brix
*
Pro Spotlight

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Design Innovation with Intel
®
Iris

Graphics
“Discrete GPU performance at
1/4 less power” – Apple
*

launch event
Comp $30 to $50 Discrete
Graphics
Intel
®
Iris

and Iris

Pro
Graphics
Discrete Graphics 3D
Performance
Single Chip
Low System Power


No Extra Memory
Small Board Area
Low Solution Cost (BOM,
inventory, Integration,
stability & validation)
Frees $$s and space for
other platform
differentiation




Like Thunderbolt

Technology,
Touch, SSD
RBOM = Memory, Caps, VRs, etc.
X
X
X
X







X
X

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Best Known Configurations
Maximizing Intel
®
Iris

Graphics Performance
GT3
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Maximizing Intel
®
Iris

Graphics Performance
• Memory
configuration
• Power Delivery
• Thermal design
• Turbo
Parameters

• Graphic driver
• BIOS RC
• MCU
• Optimization
Tools


Processor Platform Software
Max
Performance
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Best Memory Configuration
• Dual channel
• Multi-Rank Memory
– Multi-rank DIMMs have higher bandwidth which allows them to
have more pages open (due to double the resources available)
– Since GT accesses are more scattered, it is expected to see more
benefit from higher number of open DRAM pages (page
miss/empty cases degrades DRAM bandwidth)
• Same memory module combination
4G 2Rx8 4G 1Rx8
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Power Delivery and Thermal Design
• Robust Power Delivery Design

– AC brick and battery meet processor sustained and peak
power/current requirements

• Good Thermal Design
– Lower processor temperature may
get better performance
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Proper Turbo Parameters
• PL1/Tau/PL2/PL3 should be equal or bigger
than default/recommended values
– Turbo parameters are related to thermal and
power design capabilities
– Optimization of turbo parameters is possible
to get better performance

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GT3 Performance Case Study
Battery Life
Cost
Thickness
Performance
Design Tradeoffs: Do you know the impact?
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GT3 Performance Case Study
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. For more information go to http://www.intel.com/performance
Recommend Settings: 4Gx2 (2R Memory),PL1=28W, DTS=60C, Icc_Max=40A
Motherboard: Intel
®
Customer Reference Board
Processor: 4th Generation Intel
®
Core

processor i7-4558U
TDP=28W
HDD: 128G SSD
Panel: FullHD Embedded DisplayPort
*
Test Application: 3DMark Vantage - Performance Mode
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Powerful Software Tools and SDKs Developers
Help to optimize applications for Intel
®
platforms
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Go Faster: Optimize performance on Intel
®
Core

processors
Optimize it Faster: Intuitive Intel
®
GPA Tools improve efficiency
Increase Power Efficiency: Real time CPU and GPU power
Intel
®
Graphics Performance Analyzer
Intel
®
GPA = Intel
®
Graphics Performance Analyzer
Mainstream
Graphics
10fps
5fps
30+
fps
FPS: Frames per Second
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Intel
®
Graphics Performance Analyzer
Windows
*
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Before:
Intel
®
Core

i5
Intel
®
HD Graphics
4000
8.0 12.0 10.0
Intel Core i7
Intel HD Graphics
4000
10.0 16.0 11.0
Intel Core i5
Intel HD Graphics
4000
43.0 31.0 22.0
Intel Core i7
Intel HD Graphics
4000
51.0 40.0 25.0
After:
Out-Of-The Box
Medium
1366x768
High
1600x900
SID MEIER’s Civilization V: Up to 2x performance
improvements!
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The Intel
®
Media SDK: What is it?
A cross-platform API for media application development
 Free download
 Intel
®
Media SDK API
 Source code samples
 Detailed documentation
 Sample media applications
 Continued updates, betas and support at Intel
®

Visual Computing Source
Intel Media SDK is a Complete Software Development Kit to
Maximize Codec Performance and Reduce Time To Market
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Great Mainstream Gaming Experience
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Great Mainstream Gaming Experience
“What’s remarkable about the new chip though is that we haven’t found a
game yet that it can’t play in some capacity…it demonstrated real
improvement over the previous generations graphics horse power.”
– CNET, April 2012
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BRIX Gaming

Ultra Compact PC Kit
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BRIX Pro: Desktop-Class Performance in Miniature
Home / Office Desktop PC
Home Entertainment
PC Gaming
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Performance Comparison
0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4500 5000
PCMark 8 Home
3DMARK11
3DMARK Fire Strike
BRIX PRO
i7-4770R
(INTEL IRIS)
BRIX PRO
i5-4570R
(INTEL IRIS)
BRIX
Intel Haswell
i7-4500U
Up to 2x perf than HD 4600
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BRIX Pro: Real Gaming Power
Intel® Iris

Pro Graphics 5200
The BRIX Pro boasts the cutting edge graphics capabilities of Intel® Iris

Pro graphics. Based on the new
Crystal Well graphics architecture from Intel, Iris Pro Graphics use an on-package 128MB eDRAM cache
that negates memory pipeline issues, greatly boosting overall performance in 3D applications.

Feature Highlights
• Comparable to discrete GPU performance
• Faster Intel® Quick Sync Video encoding
• Broad Graphics Support
– DirectX
*
11.1
– OpenGL
*
4.0
– OpenCL

1.2
• Enhanced 4K display support

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Experience 4K Ultra HD
Thanks to the latest Intel 4
th
Generation Intel® Core

i7 and i5 processors,
the BRIX Pro now supports a native resolution of 4K and brings unrivalled
visual clarity and stunning realism to owners of 4K HDTV or PC monitors.

This new support also opens new possibilities to digital signage
businesses interested in the small footprint of the BRIX and in need of a
4K display solution for their highly demanding professional applications.
4096 x 2306 @ 24Hz
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Dual Digital Displays
With support for HDMI
*
and DisplayPort
*
, the BRIX Pro can power two displays simultaneously,
making a perfect choice as a high productivity PC in professional and home environments, or in
any number of industrial and commercial multi-display applications.
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A Great Home Entertainment Device
Many home theater receivers requires to have both video and audio
inputs, even if you use HDMI
*
, in order to play multi-channel digital
content.

Thanks to the addition of an optical output port (SPDIF), the BRIX Pro is
now ready to be used as a home theater PC capable of playing lossless high
definition content and support the most popular audio technologies.
Optical digital output (SPDIF)
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Simple Discrete Mounting on Displays and HDTVs
• VESA Mounting bracket included
• Supports 75mm x 75mm and 100mm x 100mm mounting
VESA Mountable
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BRIX Pro
DC-In
Mini
DisplayPort
*
RJ45
Kensington
Lock
2 x USB 3.0
3.5mm
headphoneSPDIF-
Out
HDMI
*
-Out
2 x USB 3.0
Front Rear
2
nd
2.5” SATA III
HDD supported
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BRIX Pro Specifications
MODELS GB-BXi7-4770R GB-BXi5-4570R
Dimension 62 x 114.4 x 111.4mm; 0.79L
Chassis Color Black Black / Red
CPU Intel
®
Core

i7-4770R
4 cores, 8 threads upto 3.9 Hz
Intel Core i5-4570R
4 cores, 4 threads upto 3.2 GHz
Graphics Intel
®
Iris

Pro 5200 (200 / 1300 MHz) Intel Iris Pro 5200 (200 / 1150 MHz)
Memory 2 x SO-DIMM DDR3L 1333/1600 MHz
Max. Capacity 16GB
Network Gigabit LAN (Realtek RTL8111G)
Wi-Fi
*
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11b/ g/ n/ ac 2.4 - 5Ghz bands
Bluetooth
®
: v4.0/ 3.0 +HS, 2402MHz~2483MHz
Storage 1 x 2.5’’ HDD tray support SATA III 6Gb/s hard drive
1 x mSATA slot support SSD up to 256GB
Interface 1 x HDMI
*
-Out; 1 x Mini DisplayPort
*
; 4x USB 3.0; 1 x RJ45
1 x Headphone / SPDIF-Out (Realtek ALC269 HD Audio Codec)
1 x DC-In; 1 x Kensington lock
Power Supply 100-240V, 135W power adapter with cable
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BRIX AND THE ENVIRONMENT
BRIX is the world’s most energy-efficient desktop computer. It’s also highly
recyclable and has a minimized well-protected package for efficient shipping.

Energy efficiency
The power supply for BRIX series requires 65W / 135W and is up to 87% / 88%
efficient comply to ErP Lot 7. Low power consumption reduces energy bills
and lessens the environmental impact of greenhouse gas emissions from
power plants.

Minimal packaging
The BRIX retail packaging and shipping box are mini. Which is better for the
planet and means a smaller carbon footprint. It’s a positive impact on our
environment.

Recyclable materials
GIGABYTE uses highly recyclable aluminum to create BRIX's incredibly
compact enclosure. It's a fraction of the size of a typical desktop tower which
makes it one of the most material-efficient desktop computers available.
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Design with Intel
®
Iris™ Graphics
Great Performance on Innovative Form Factors
Intel
®
Iris

Graphics deliver:
• Great performance at low power
• Smaller, thinner and lighter form factors
• Great user experience and battery life

We reviewed today:
• Capabilities of Intel Iris Graphics for 4K video playback, editing and game
playability
• Examples of systems featuring Intel Iris Graphics
• Intel Iris Graphics are competitive vs. discrete cards
• Key learnings and “Best Known Methods” to use when designing systems
featuring Intel Iris Graphics
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Additional Sources of Information
PDF of this presentation is available from our
Technical Session Catalog:
www.intel.com/idfsessionsSZ. The URL is on top
of Session Agenda Pages in Pocket Guide.

• Demos in the showcase – Watch, Game &
Create with Intel
®
Iris

Graphics
• Follow us on Twitter
*
: @intelGaming
• More web based info: www.intel.com/graphics







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• 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. For more information go to
http://www.intel.com/performance.




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