Intel's Haswell Iris Graphics vs. Broadwell Iris Pro
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 21 July 2015 at 12:05 AM EDT. 2 Comments
This past weekend I posted an open-source Linux graphics driver comparison with an A10-7870K Godavari vs. i7-4790K Haswell vs. i7-5775C Broadwell. Beyond the already-published discrete AMD/NVIDIA GPU results to see how Intel's socketed Broadwell with Iris Pro 6200 Graphics stack up, there were also requests from readers for seeing some Haswell Iris results.

Unfortunately the Haswell Iris Graphics results are harder to come by for the comparison for the lack of a socketed Haswell CPU boasting the top-end Iris Pro Graphics, with those parts were BGA versions for ultrabooks and all-in-one PCs. However, for at least putting out some numbers, I did run some tests from an ASUS Zebook that has a Core i7 Haswell CPU with Iris Graphics 5100.

The Zenbook was equipped with a Core i7 4558U that has Iris Graphics 5100. The hardware aside from that is roughly close to the Intel/AMD systems tested this weekend for the integrated graphics comparison. However, one other difference is that the Zenbook was running Ubuntu 15.04 with its updated graphics stack, which was slightly different from the Fedora 22 configuration tested. At the end of the day though these are just some quick and dirty numbers to get a rough idea for the Iris Graphics 5100 vs. Iris Pro Graphics 6200, and is just this one-page article as opposed to being a featured piece.

If you're interested in seeing the results from this weekend's comparison with the Haswell Iris graphics added in, you can find the new data via this result file. To see how your own Linux system compares to these Core i7 5775C numbers versus the competition, install the Phoronix Test Suite and simply run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1507202-BE-INTELIRIS42.
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