Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics “Goes Pro” at Comic Con in New York

Yesterday at Comic Con* in New York City two popular professional StarCraft II* gamers went one-on-one in the world’s first professional gaming match played entirely on systems with CPU graphics — using notebooks with the latest quad core 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processors with Intel® Iris™ Pro graphics. Cyberpower’s Zeus Hercules* gaming notebooks provided the firepower with robust specs and configs featuring Intel Iris Pro graphics.

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Intel continues to invest in processor graphics and is dedicating some of its best engineers to pushing these technologies to the limits. From the actual graphics architecture to software ecosystems and graphics drivers, Intel is serious about making your computing experience more visual than ever.

The competition was streamed live on twitch.tv (and archived here) so StarCraft II fans all over the world were able to get into the action.  Another advantage of Intel Iris Pro graphics is that streaming on Twitch.tv with Intel® Quick Sync Video enabled results in up a 60% reduction in CPU utilization, freeing up more resources to play your game.

Cyberpower’s awesome thin-and-light Zeus Hercules gaming notebook packs a powerful 4th Gen Intel Core i7-4750HQ processor and Intel Iris Pro graphics 5200. We’re talking stunning performance at full HD 1080p with up to 6 hours of battery life at a mere four pounds.

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For a limited time (until October 25, 2013) you can get a $50 Visa Gift Card with the Purchase of a Cyberpower Zeus Hercules Gaming Notebook plus free Grid2* and Final Fantasy* XIV PC Games. Enter code: ExtremeMasters at checkout while supplies last.

PC Magazine* covered the event and calls Intel’s latest advancements “a pretty big win for gamers.” According to Laptop Magazine* the Cyberpower rig was impressive, “handling more than 300 actions per minute.”  Laptop went on to say that “the Iris Pro machines easily handled the demanding tasks thrown at them during the tournament without any hiccups. “

We are looking forward to see how Intel Iris graphics will continue to impress the gaming community today and when we advance it in the future…

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2 Responses to Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics “Goes Pro” at Comic Con in New York

  1. Bradley Rubin says:

    Are any Ultrabooks available with Intel Iris Pro graphics? Is the TDP too high for this application? I’d really like one for my graduate research.