The Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell) is an integrated graphics chip paired with most of the entry-level Intel CPUs and it’s based on the Gen 8 graphics that offers better performance-per-clock than the previous Intel HG Graphics (Haswell).
For comparison, the Haswell GPUs include 10 EUs (Execution Units) while the new Gen 8 graphics core boasts 12 EUs clocked at 100 – 800 MHz. Some of the supported features are DirectX 11.2, OpenCL 1.3/2.0 and OpenGL 4.3. For video output, the GPU supports DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4a, but the HDMI 2.0 is nowhere to be mentioned. The GPUs performance should be marginally better than the Haswell GPUs and should handle most applications without any problems, but gaming on it will be almost impossible.
Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell) - technical specifications
|Manufacturing Process||14 nm|
|Base frequency||100 MHz|
|Date of release||01 May 2015|
|Power consumption||15 W|
|Maximum frequency||800 MHz|
|Supported technologies||DirectX 11.2 OpenCL 1.3/2.0 OpenGL 4.3 DisplayPort 1.2 HDMI 1.4a 12 EU (Execution Units) Intel® Quick Sync Video Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI) Intel® Clear Video Technology Intel® Wireless Display Intel® Insider™|