Integrated graphics options have always been rather limited when it comes to performance. While the lack of the necessary hardware for discrete graphics makes for a smaller footprint, there usually isn’t enough horsepower to get any real graphics figures out of on-board solutions. The Fourth Generation of Intel’s Core processors now feature Intel Iris, which delivers an unprecedented Visual experience in a profile that is small enough for modern ultra books. Against third generation Intel HD graphics options, the Fourth Generation processors with Iris graphics give twice the 3D performance for the high-performing U-series processors. This not only enables smaller machines to run graphicsintensive games, but also much improves faster and more advanced video and photo editing compared to the previous generation. Want gaming on the go without the bulk of a mobile gaming rig? Iris is the answer.
First published in Gadgets Magazine, June 2013