At Computex 2015 Intel has announced a few nice additions to the Broadwell line up which bring Iris Pro graphics to the table. The new CPUs are touted as the first LGA CPUs to have Iris Pro in them which might not seem like a big deal, but if leveraged right could have a significant impact on the market. Intel is also pushing out mobile Core i5 CPUs with Iris Pro 6200 with this launch making their more advanced graphics available to a broader range of products.
When I first started covering the computer world the most common resolution was 640x680 with the hard core gamers getting 800x600. The dream of the day, which some called the golden age of gaming, was 1600x1200 with around 30Fps. Now the dream is “photo realistic” resolutions without the need for heavy anti-aliasing and texture filtering. Even in the mobile world this is becoming a bigger issue with retina displays on the Apple side of the world and 3 and 4k screens on the PC side.
Back when I first started writing about the computer industry the term photorealistic was thrown around a lot whenever a new game was about to hit the market. Bear in mind that this was back when 800x600 was considered a pretty good resolution and 1600x1200 was what everyone dreamed of. Still that term was out there despite the simple truth that it was not really obtainable with the hardware and software that existed for the consumer market.
New Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan Z graphics card with 12 GB of memory was supposed to arrive to stores on April 29th, in the meantime, rumurs have emerged and saying that will not happen after all.
The new monitor from Asus comes under a name PB287Q, has a WLED screen with a diagonal of 28 inches and a maximum resolution of 3840x2160 pixels with a density of 157 ppi. Viewing angle is 170 degrees horizontally and 160 degrees vertically, the monitor has an aspect ratio of 16:9, ASCR contrast of 100.000,000:1 and a maximum brightness of 300 cd/m2. The response of the screen is excellent 1 ms (GtG) and can display 1.07 billion colors (10-bit).
The new graphics card beside the additional letters in its name delivers improved performance compared to the original model, and enough memory to perform any professional or hobby task. From Nvidia said that their new graphics card was developed in order to offer everything you need for gaming future that will include a 5K resolution on multi-display systems.
AMD has already developed dual-processor graphics card based on chip codenamed Hawaii, at least accroding to unofficial sources, which also state that the card is codenamed Vesuvius. When it appears on the market, it will most likely be the fastest and most expensive solution for demanding gamers and record breakers.
Nvidia has finally officially unveiled the GeForce GTX 780 Ti, the new company's top of the range and currently the fastest available graphics card based on a single GPU. The graphics processor is GK110, well known from the Titan and the "ordinary" GTX 780.
AMD has finally officially unveiled their latest flagship graphics card R9 290X. Thanks to the official presentation of R9 290X all previously unknown features are finally revealed. AMD's graphics card will have 2816 stream processors, 512 bit memory bus and 4GB of GDDR5 memory.
Graphics processing that only a couple of months ago required a powerhouse desktop, is now being demonstrated on a Logan equipped mobile device. The “Ira” demo below shows this.