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11th Gen Intel Core (Tiger Lake) : What You Need To Know!

11th Gen Intel Core (Tiger Lake) : What You Need To Know!

Intel just unveiled Tiger Lake – the 11th Gen Intel Core mobile processor family, built on the 10nm SuperFin process technology!

Here is what you need to know about the new 10nm mobile processors that will soon come to a laptop near you!

 

11th Gen Intel Core (Tiger Lake) : A Quick Primer!

11th Gen Intel Core, codenamed Tiger Lake, is the newly-launched mobile processor family, designed for thin and light laptops.

Built on the new Willow Cove microarchitecture, and fabricated on the 10 nm SuperFin process, it offers a bevy of new features :

  • LPDDR4X Support : allows for fast and more power-efficient LPDDR4X memory.
  • New Intel Iris Xe graphics : significantly improved graphics performance, with up to 96 EUs
  • New Intel DL Boost instruction set : enables neural network inferencing on integrated graphics, with native support for INT8
  • Hardware Security : through Intel Control Flow Enforcement Technology (CET) and Intel Total Memory Encryption.
  • AV1 CODEC Support : hardware decoding for power-efficient 4K streaming
  • PCI Express 4.0 Support : allows for higher PCI Express bandwidth
  • Dolby Vision Support : allows for 20% better power consumption
  • Thunderbolt 4 Support : adds support for up to four Thunderbolt 4 ports

 

11th Gen Intel Core (Tiger Lake) : Official Tech Briefing

For those who want an in-depth look at the 11th Gen Intel Core (Tiger Lake) mobile processors, what’s better than the official Intel tech briefing?

 

11th Gen Intel Core (Tiger Lake) : Specifications

Intel is offering their Tiger Lake processors in two package designs, with two variable TDP ranges.

UP3-Class 11th Gen Intel Core Processors (12-28W)

Specifications Core i7
1185G7
Core i7
1165G7
Core i5
1135G7
Core i3
1125G4
Core i3
1115G4
Fab Process 10 nm
Core / Thread 4 / 8 2 / 4
Base Clock (28W) 3.0 GHz 2.8 GHz 2.4 GHz 2.0 GHz 3.0 GHz
Single Core Turbo 4.8 GHz 4.7 GHz 4.2 GHz 3.7 GHz 4.1 GHz
Multi-Core Turbo 4.3 GHz 4.1 GHz 3.8 GHz 3.3 GHz 4.1 GHz
L2 Cache 5 MB 2.5 MB
L3 Cache 12 MB 8 MB 6 MB
Graphics Cores 96 80 48
Graphics Clock 1.35 GHz 1.3 GHz 1.25 GHz
Memory Support DDR4-3200
LPDDR4x-4266

DDR4-3200
LPDDR4x-3733

TDP 12 W to 28 W

UP4-Class 11th Gen Intel Core Processors (7-15W)

Specifications Core i7
1160G7
Core i5
1130G7
Core i3
1120G4
Core i3
1110G4
Fab Process 10 nm
Core / Thread 4 / 8 2 / 4
Base Clock (15W) 1.2 GHz 1.1 GHz 1.1 GHz 1.8 GHz
Single Core Turbo 4.4 GHz 4.0 GHz 3.5 GHz 3.9 GHz
Multi-Core Turbo 3.6 GHz 3.4 GHz 3.0 GHz 3.9 GHz
L2 Cache 5 MB 2.5 MB
L3 Cache 12 MB 8 MB 6 MB
Graphics Cores 96 80 48
Graphics Clock 1.1 GHz
Memory Support LPDDR4x-4266
TDP 7 W to 15 W

 

11th Gen Intel Core (Tiger Lake) : Performance

Intel is targeting their top-of-the-line Tiger Lake processor – the Core i7-1185G7 – against the AMD Ryzen 7 4800U.

We have to point out that this may not be quite a fair comparison since the Ryzen 7 4800U is an 8-core, 16-thread processor with an 8-core Vega GPU and a 15W TDP.

But that’s what Intel is showcasing – a face-off between their Core i7-1185G7 and the AMD Ryzen 7 4800U.

 

Intel Evo : Project Athena Second Edition

Intel is also introducing the Intel Evo platform, as part of the Project Athena Second Edition program.

Based on 11th Gen Core processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics, Intel Evo laptops must meet the Project Athena Second Edition experiences :

  • Consistent responsiveness on battery
  • System wake from sleep in less than 1 second
  • Nine or more hours of real-world battery life on systems with FHD displays
  • Fast charging with up to a four-hour charge in under 30 minutes on systems with FHD displays

To qualify for the Intel Evo platform and branding, laptop designs will have to meet or exceed these minimum specifications :

  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) 802.11ax
  • Thunderbolt 4
  • ≥ 256GB PCIe / NVMe SSD
  • ≥ 8GB Dual Channel Memory
  • Bluetooth 5 with Audio Offload
  • > 2 digital microphones of at least 63dB Signal to Noise ratio and +/- 1dB matching
  • High fidelity audio codec / speaker tuning and Intel Smart Sound Technology
  • Speaker Sound Pressure Level >78dB @ 50 cm and bass frequency <353 Hz
  • User-facing camera ≥ HD/720p @ 30fps
  • Voice Assistant with WoV – Cortana Premium Far Field requirements (≥4 m effective)

 

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VGA Share Memory Size from The Tech ARP BIOS Guide!

VGA Share Memory Size

Common Options for UMA : 1MB, 4MB, 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB

Common Options for DVMT : 1MB, 8MB

 

VGA Share Memory Size : A Quick Review

The VGA Share Memory Size BIOS feature controls the amount of system memory that is allocated to the integrated graphics processor when the system boots up.

However, its effect depends on whether your motherboard supports the older Unified Memory Architecture (UMA) or the newer Dynamic Video Memory Technology (DVMT).

If you have a motherboard that supports UMA, the memory size you select determines the maximum amount of system memory that is allocated to the graphics processor. Once allocated, it can only be used as graphics memory. It is no longer accessible to the operating system or applications.

Therefore, it is recommended that you select the absolute minimum amount of system memory that the graphics processor requires for your monitor. You can calculate it by multiplying the resolution and colour depth that you are using. Of course, if you intend to play 3D games, you will need to allocate more memory.

If you have a motherboard that supports DVMT, the memory size you select determines the maximum amount of system memory that is pre-allocated to the graphics processor. Once allocated, it can only be used as graphics memory. It is no longer accessible to the operating system or applications.

However, unlike in a UMA system, this memory is only allocated for use during the boot process or with MS-DOS or legacy operating systems. Additional system memory is allocated only after the graphics driver is loaded. It is recommended that you set it to 8MB as this allows for high-resolution splash screens as well as higher resolutions in MS-DOS applications and games.

 

VGA Share Memory Size : The Full Details

Some motherboard chipsets come with an integrated graphics processor. To reduce costs, it usually makes use of UMA (Unified Memory Architecture) or DVMT (Dynamic Video Memory Technology) for its memory requirements.

Both technologies allow the integrated graphics processor to requisition some system memory for use as graphics memory. This reduces cost by obviating the need for dedicated graphics memory. Of course, it has some disadvantages :

  • Allocating system memory to the graphics processor reduces the amount of system memory available for the operating system and programs to use.
  • Sharing system memory with the graphics processor saturates the memory bus and reduces the amount of memory bandwidth for both the processor and the graphics processor.

Therefore, integrated graphics processors are usually unsuitable for high-demand 3D applications and games. They are best used for basic 2D graphics and video functions.

The VGA Share Memory Size BIOS feature controls the amount of system memory that is allocated to the integrated graphics processor when the system boots up.

However, its effect depends on whether your motherboard supports the older Unified Memory Architecture (UMA) or the newer Dynamic Video Memory Technology (DVMT).

If you have a motherboard that supports UMA, the memory size you select determines the maximum amount of system memory that is allocated to the graphics processor. Once allocated, it can only be used as graphics memory. It is no longer accessible to the operating system or applications.

Therefore, it is recommended that you select the absolute minimum amount of system memory that the graphics processor requires for your monitor. You can calculate it by multiplying the resolution and colour depth that you are using.

For example, if you use a resolution of 1600 x 1200 and a colour depth of 32-bits, the amount of graphics memory you require will be 1600 x 1200 x 32-bits = 61,440,000 bits or 7.68 MB.

After doubling that to allow for double buffering, the minimum amount of graphics memory you need would be 15.36 MB. You should set this BIOS feature to 16MB in this example.

Of course, if you intend to play 3D games, you will need to allocate more memory. But please remember that once allocated as graphics memory, it is no longer available to the operating system or applications. You need to balance the performance of your 3D games with that of your operating system and applications.

If you have a motherboard that supports DVMT, the memory size you select determines the maximum amount of system memory that is pre-allocated to the graphics processor. Once allocated, it can only be used as graphics memory. It is no longer accessible to the operating system or applications.

However, unlike in a UMA system, this memory is only allocated for use during the boot process or with MS-DOS or legacy operating systems. Additional system memory is allocated only after the graphics driver is loaded. Therefore, the amount of system memory that can be selected is small – only a choice of 1MB or 8MB.

It is recommended that you set it to 8MB as this allows for high-resolution splash screens as well as higher resolutions in MS-DOS applications and games.

 

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The Workstation Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 10

There are so many workstation graphics card models out there, that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different configurations. That is why we decided to compile this comparison guide.

It is designed to be an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various workstation graphics cards in the market, as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete.

Currently covering 233 workstation graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 24 different specifications for each and every workstation graphics card.

We hope it will prove to be a useful reference to you. We will keep this guide updated regularly, so please check back for the latest updates.

To make it easy to compare the specifications, we split the longer lists into three smaller sections for your convenience. Just click on Split List to access them.

However, if you prefer to compare all the workstation graphics cards for each company in a single table, we also have a single list which can be accessed by clicking on Combined List. Just click on the company and the type of list you prefer.

For desktop and mobile GPUs, please refer to our Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide and Mobile GPU Comparison Guide.

 

The Workstation Graphics Card Comparison Guide Revision History

DateRevisionRevision History
29-10-201910.0Added the AMD FirePro S9300 X2
Added the AMD Radeon Pro Duo (Fiji)
Added the AMD Radeon Pro WX 2100 (Lexa)
Added the AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100
Added the AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100 (Vega)
Added the AMD Radeon Pro SSG (Vega)
Added the AMD Radeon Pro V340 (Vega)

Added the NVIDIA Quadro M2000
Added the NVIDIA Quadro P400
Added the NVIDIA Quadro P600
Added the NVIDIA Quadro P620
Added the NVIDIA Quadro P1000
Added the NVIDIA Quadro P2000
Added the NVIDIA Quadro P2200
Added the NVIDIA Quadro P4000
Added the NVIDIA Quadro GP100
Added the NVIDIA Quadro GV100
Added the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000
Added the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000
Added the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000
Added the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000

Added the Intel Iris Pro Graphics P555
Added the Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580 (1000 MHz)
Added the Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580 (1050 MHz)
Added the Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580 (1150 MHz)
Added the Intel HD Graphics P630

No. of cards: 233
29-05-20179.4Added the AMD Radeon Pro Duo graphics card.
Added the AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 graphics card.
Added the AMD Radeon Pro WX 5100 graphics card.
Added the AMD Radeon Pro WX 4100 graphics card.
No. of cards: 207
15-02-20179.3Added the NVIDIA Quadro P6000 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro P5000 graphics card.
No. of cards: 203
29-03-20169.2Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro M6000 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro M5000 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro M5000 graphics card.
No. of cards: 201
22-12-20159.1Updated the specifications of the Intel HD Graphics P530 (1150 MHz) processor graphics.
Updated the specifications of the Intel HD Graphics P530 (1000 MHz) processor graphics.
Renamed the Intel Iris Pro 6300 as the Intel Iris Pro P6300.
No. of cards: 199
03-12-20159.0Added the AMD FirePro W4300 graphics card.
No. of cards: 199
11-11-20158.9Added the Intel HD Graphics P530 (1150 MHz) processor graphics.
Added the Intel HD Graphics P530 (1000 MHz) processor graphics.
Added the Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6300 (1150 MHz) processor graphics.
Added the Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6300 (1050 MHz) processor graphics.
Added the Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6300 (1000 MHz) processor graphics.
Added the Intel HD Graphics P5700 (1000 MHz) processor graphics.
Corrected the performance specifications of all Intel "Haswell"-based processor graphics.
Corrected the performance specifications of all Intel "Ivy Bridge"-based processor graphics.
Corrected the performance specifications of all Intel "Sandy Bridge"-based processor graphics.
No. of cards: 198
20-07-20158.8Added the AMD FirePro S9170 graphics card.
Improved the colour coding of the table.
No. of cards: 192
06-04-20158.7Added the NVIDIA Quadro M6000 graphics card.
Improved the colour coding of the table.
No. of cards: 191
02-01-20158.6Added the Intel HD Graphics (10 EUs) processor graphics.
Updated the specifications of all Intel HD Graphics P4700 processor graphics models.
Updated the specifications of all Intel HD Graphics P4600 processor graphics models.
Removed the Intel HD Graphics (6 EUs) processor graphics.
No. of cards: 190
18-11-20148.5Added the AMD FireStream 9370 graphics card.
Added the AMD FireStream 9350 graphics card.
Added the AMD FireStream 9270 graphics card.
Added the AMD FireStream 9250 graphics card.
Added the AMD FireStream 9170 graphics card.
Added the AMD FireStream 2U graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro W7100 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro RG220 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FireGL V8650 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FireGL V8600 graphics card.
No. of cards: 190
14-10-20148.4Added the NVIDIA Quadro K5200 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro K4200 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro K2200 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro K620 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro K420 graphics card.
No. of cards: 184
27-08-20148.3Added the AMD FirePro W7100 graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro W5100 graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro W4100 graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro W2100 graphics card.
No. of cards: 179
11-08-20148.2Added the AMD FirePro S9150 graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro S9050 graphics card.
Updated the Memory Type for the AMD FirePro Server (S) family of graphics cards.
Updated the Memory Type for the AMD FirePro Workstation (W) family of graphics cards.
No. of cards: 175
11-07-20148.1Added the AMD FirePro W8100 graphics card.
Added a new OpenCL Support specification for all AMD workstation graphics cards.
No. of cards: 173
25-04-20148.0Added the Intel HD Graphics P4600 (1000 MHz) processor graphics.
Added the Intel HD Graphics 2000 (1250 MHz) processor graphics.
Added a new CPU model to the Intel HD Graphics P4700 (1300 MHz) processor graphics.
Added a new CPU model to the Intel HD Graphics P4700 (1250 MHz) processor graphics.
Added a new CPU model to the Intel HD Graphics P4600 (1250 MHz) processor graphics.
Added two new CPU models to the Intel HD Graphics P4600 (1200 MHz) processor graphics.
Added a new CPU model to the Intel HD Graphics - 6 EUs (1200 MHz) processor graphics.
No. of cards: 172
31-03-20147.9Added the AMD FirePro W9100 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro V7900 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro V5900 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL V5200 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL V3400 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL V3350 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL V3300 graphics card.
No. of cards: 170
03-03-20147.8Added the Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (1000 MHz) processor graphics.
Added the Intel HD Graphics P4700 (1250 MHz) processor graphics.
Removed a CPU model from the Intel HD Graphics P4600 (1250 MHz) processor graphics specifications.
No. of cards: 169
29-11-20137.7Added the Intel HD Graphics - 6 EUs (1200 MHz) processor graphics for the Intel Haswell family of processors.
Added the Intel HD Graphics 2500 (1150 MHz) processor graphics.
Added a new CPU model to the Intel HD Graphics P4600 processor graphics.
Renamed the Intel HD Graphics P4600 (1300 MHz) to the Intel HD Graphics P4700 (1300 MHz).
No. of cards: 167
24-09-20137.6Added the NVIDIA Quadro K5000 for Mac graphics card.
Rearranged the NVIDIA Quadro families of workstation graphics cards.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro 410 graphics card.
Corrected the OpenGL Support specification for all NVIDIA graphics cards.
Corrected the Die Size specification for all NVIDIA G86-based graphics cards.
No. of cards: 165
16-08-20137.5Added the AMD FirePro Sky 900 graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro Sky 700 graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro Sky 500 graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro R5000 remote graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro RG220 remote graphics card.
Rearranged the AMD FirePro family of graphics cards.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro S10000 and S9000 graphics card.
No. of cards: 164
25-07-20137.4Added a new Die Size specification for the NVIDIA family of graphics cards.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro K6000 graphics card.
Updated the OpenGL Support specifications for the NVIDIA Quadro K series of graphics cards.
Updated the Transistor Count specifications of the many NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards.
No. of cards: 159
14-06-20137.3Added the Intel HD Graphics P4600 (1300 MHz) integrated graphics.
Added the Intel HD Graphics P4600 (1250 MHz) integrated graphics.
Added the Intel HD Graphics P4600 (1200 MHz) integrated graphics.
No. of cards: 158
24-04-20137.2Added a new Memory Size specification for all NVIDIA graphics cards.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro VX 200 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro 6000 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro 5000 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro 2000 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro 600 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 X2 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 SDI graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3500 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3450 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000G graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 2000 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1700 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1400 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1300 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1000 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 700 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 580 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 470 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 380 LP graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 370 LP graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 370 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 350 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 330 graphics card.
No. of cards: 155
26-03-20137.1Added a new Pixel Fill Rate specification for NVIDIA workstation GPUs.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro K4000 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro K2000D graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro K2000 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro K600 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA NVS 510 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA NVS 450 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA NVS 310 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA NVS 300 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA NVS 295 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro K5000 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro4 series of graphics cards.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA NVS family of business-class graphics cards.
Removed the NVIDIA Quadro NVS graphics card.
No. of cards: 154
29-01-20137.0Added a new Intel section.
Added a new OpenCL Support specification for Intel workstation GPUs.
No. of cards: 145
23-11-20126.9Added a new Memory Size specification for the AMD list of graphics cards.
Added the AMD FirePro S10000 graphics card.
Converted the Texture Fill Rate for the AMD graphics cards from MT/s to GT/s.
Converted the Pixel Fill Rate for the AMD graphics cards from MP/s to GP/s.
No. of cards: 143
04-10-20126.8Added a new Bus Interface specification for all AMD workstation graphics cards.
Added the AMD FirePro W9000 graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro S9000 graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro W8000 graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro W7000 graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro S7000 graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro W5000 graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro W600 graphics card.
No. of cards: 142
23-08-20126.7Added the NVIDIA Quadro K5000 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro 410 graphics card.
Reorganized the NVIDIA tables.
Added a new Bus Interface specification for the NVIDIA graphics cards.
No. of cards: 135
19-04-20126.6Reorganized the ATI / AMD tables.
Added a new Die Size specification for the ATI / AMD range of graphics cards.
Added the AMD FirePro V3900 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro 3D V9800 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro 3D V8800 graphics card.
No. of cards: 133
19-01-20126.5Added a new Pixel Fill Rate specification for all ATI/AMD graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro V4900 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro 3D V8700 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro 3D V7750 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro 3D V5700 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro 3D V4800 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro 3D V3800 graphics card.
No. of cards: 132
16-06-20116.4Added a new DirectX Support specification for all ATI/AMD graphics cards.
Added the AMD FirePro V7900 graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro V5900 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro 3D V7750 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro 3D V5700 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro 3D V3750 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro 3D V3700 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL V7350 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL V7300 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL V7200 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL V7100 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL X3-256 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL X2-256t graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL X2-256 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL X1-256 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL X1-128 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL Z1-128 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL T2-256 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL 8800 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL 8700 graphics card.
No. of cards: 131
11-12-20106.3Added the Release Date and Board TDP specifications for the NVIDIA range of graphics cards.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro 2000 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro 600 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600 SDI graphics card.
No. of cards: 129
11-10-20106.2Added the Release Date and Board TDP specifications for the ATI/AMD range of graphics cards.
Added the AMD FirePro 3D V9800 graphics card.
Removed the AMD FirePro 3D V7770 graphics card.
No. of cards: 126
23-09-20106.1Added the NVIDIA Quadro 6000, 5000 and 4000 graphics cards.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800 and FX 1700 graphics cards.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 580 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 380 LP and FX 380 graphics cards.
Removed the NVIDIA Quadro FX 5900 (Future) graphics card.
No. of cards: 126
07-07-20106.0Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 5900 (Future) graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro CX graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 380 LP graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 470 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 380, 370 LP, 370, 350 and 330 graphics cards.
No. of cards: 124
14-05-20105.9Added the ATI FirePro 3D V8800, V7800, V5800, V4800 and V3800 graphics cards.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL V5600, V5200, V5100 and V5000 graphics cards.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL V3600, V3400, V3350, V3300, V3200 and V3100 graphics cards.
Removed the ATI FirePro 3D V8700 Duo graphics card.
No. of cards: 121
12-10-20095.8Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800, 5600, 5500 SDI and 5500 graphics cards.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800, 4700 X2, 4600, 4500 X2, 4500 SDI and 4500 graphics cards.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800, 3700, 3500, 3450 and 3400 graphics cards.
No. of cards: 117
08-09-20095.7Added the ATI FirePro 3D V8750, V8700 Duo and V8700 graphics cards.
Added the ATI FirePro 3D V7770 and V7750 graphics cards.
Added the ATI FirePro 3D V3750 graphics card.
Added the ATI FireGL V7700 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FirePro 3D V5700 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FirePro 3D V3700 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL V8650 and V8600 graphics cards.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL V7600 graphics card.
Removed the ATI FireGL 2008 graphics card.
No. of cards: 117
08-04-20095.6Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800 and 1800 graphics cards.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 580 and 380 graphics cards.
No. of cards: 115
01-01-20095.5Updated the specifications of the Matrox Marvel, Millennium and Parhelia graphics cards.
Removed the Matrox Parhelia-LX graphics card.
No. of cards: 111
05-12-20085.4Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 & 4800 graphics cards.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4700 X2 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 470 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 370 Low Profile graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1700 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 570 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 370 graphics card.
No. of cards: 112
15-08-20085.3Added the ATI FirePro V5700 & V3700 graphics cards.
Added the ATI FireGL V3350 and 2008 graphics cards.
Corrected the Architecture specifications for the ATI FireGL V5600 & V3600 graphics cards.
No. of cards: 107
14-03-20085.2Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700 graphics card.
Added Core Speed & Fill Rate specifications for the ATI FireGL V7600, V8600 & V8650 graphics cards.
Added Architecture & Transistor Count specifications for the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500 graphics card.
Added Vertex Shaders, ROPs, Textures / Clock & Pixel Shaders specifications for the NVIDIA Quadro FX 370, FX 570 & FX 1700 graphics cards.
Added Core Speed, Fill Rate, Memory Bus Width, Memory Type, Memory Speed & Memory Bandwidth specifications for the NVIDIA Quadro FX 370, FX 570 & FX 1700 graphics cards.
Corrected Manufacturing Process specifications for the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500 graphics card.
Corrected Fill Rate specifications for the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600 & FX 5600 graphics cards.
No. of cards: 103
21-12-20075.1Added the ATI FireGL V3600, V5600, V7600, V8600 & V8650 graphics cards.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro NVS 210 & NVS 290 graphics cards.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 370, FX 570 & FX 1700 graphics cards.
Added the Architecture specifications for the NVIDIA Quadro FX 350, FX 550 & FX 560.
Added the Transistor Count specifications for the NVIDIA Quadro FX 550.
Corrected the Manufacturing Process specifications for the NVIDIA Quadro FX 350 & FX 560.
Corrected the Vertex Shader Version & Pixel Shader Version specifications for the NVIDIA Quadro FX 350 & FX 560.
No. of cards: 102
29-03-20075.0Added 3 full comparison tables.
Added a new index page.
Added the ROPs, Textures / Clock and Pixel Shaders specifications for all cards.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 and 4600 graphics cards.
Corrected the Memory Type of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1000 graphics card.
No. of cards: 92
21-09-20064.1Added the NVIDIA Quadro NVS 50, Quadro NVS 100 & Quadro NVS 440 cards.
Added the Core Speed & Fill Rate specifications for NVIDIA Quadro NVS 400.
Updated and added specifications in Card Details and Card Features section for the NVIDIA Quadra NVS series.
Updated the Core Speed specifications for NVIDIA Quadro NVS 280.
No. of cards: 90
02-06-20064.0Added the ATI FireGL 3300, FireGL 3400, FireGL 5200, FireGL 7200, FireGL 7300 and FireGL 7350 cards.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 350, Quadro FX 550 and Quadro FX 560 cards.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3500, Quadro FX 4500 SDI, Quadro FX 4500 X2, Quadro FX 5500 and Quadro FX 5500 SDI cards.
Added the Core Speed, Geometry Rate and Fill Rate specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3450 and Quadro FX 3500
Corrected the Core Speed and Fill Rate specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 500, Quadro FX 4500
Corrected the Geometry Rate specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 540, Quadro FX 1400, Quadro FX 4500
Corrected the Memory Speed and Memory Bandwidth specifications for the NVIDIA Quadro FX 500, Quadro FX 1100, Quadro FX 1300, Quadro FX 3000, Quadro FX 3000G, Quadro FX 4500
Corrected the OpenGL Support specifications for NVIDIA cards.
No. of cards: 87
03-11-20053.3Added specifications for NVIDIA Quadro NVS 280 & Quadro NVS 285
No. of cards: 73
30-07-20053.2Added the NVIDIA Quadro4 200 NVS, Quadro4 400 NVS, Quadro4 500 XGL and Quadro4 780 XGL.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000G, Quadro FX 3450 and Quadro FX 4500.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro NVS, Quadro NVS 200, Quadro NVS 280, Quadro NVS 285 and Quadro NVS 400.
No. of cards: 73
30-03-20053.1Added the ATI FireGL V5000 card.
Added the Matrox Millenium P650 PCIe card.
Added the Core & Memory Speed, Fill Rate & Memory Bandwidth specifications for FireGL V7100, FireGL V5100, FireGL X3-256
No. of cards : 61
14-03-20053.0Many thanks to Eugene Tenenbaum for these updates!
Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 330, FX 540 and Quadro FX 4400 cards.
Added a new specification of Geometry Rate for NVIDIA cards.
Added OpenGL Support specifications for the remaining NVIDIA cards.
Corrected various mistakes in Vertex Pipelines, Vertex Shader Version, Pixel Pipelines and Pixel Shader Version.
Corrected various mistakes in Core Speed, Fill Rate, Memory Speed and Memory Bandwidth.
21-10-20042.3Added the Architecture specifications for the ATI FireGL X3-256, FireGL V3100, FireGL V3200, FireGL V5100 & FireGL V7100.
Added the Core Speed specifications for the ATI FireGL V3100 & FireGL V3200.
Added the Fill Rate specifications for the ATI FireGL V3100 & FireGL V3200.
Added the Memory Speed specifications for the ATI FireGL V3100 & FireGL V3200.
Added the Memory Bandwidth specifications for the ATI FireGL V3100, FireGL V3200 & FireGL V5100
Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1300, Quadro FX 1400 & Quadro 3400.
Added the OpenGL Support specifications for the ATI FireGL 2, FireGL 3 & FireGL 4.
Added the Vertex Shader Version specifications for the ATI FireGL 2, FireGL 3 & FireGL 4.
Corrected the Manufacturing Process specifications for the ATI FireGL V3100.
17-10-20042.2Added the ATI FireGL X3-256, FireGL V3100, FireGL V3200, FireGL V5100 and FireGL V7100 cards.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4000 card.
Corrected Vertex Pipeline specifications for the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1000, Quadro FX 1100, Quadro FX 2000, Quadro FX 3000, Quadro FX 3000G.
08-06-20042.1Added the NVIDIA Quadro 700XGL card.
Corrected the NVIDIA Quadro4 700XGL, 750XGL, 900XGL and 980XGL cards.
Corrected the ATI FireGL X2-256t card.
23-05-20042.0Revamped the Matrox section.
Updated the names of the Matrox G100 to G550 cards.
Added the Matrox Millenium P650 and P750 cards.
Added the Matrox Parhelia PCI 256MB, HR256 and Precision SGT cards.
10-05-20041.2Added new specifications for the NVIDIA Quadro4 380XGL and 550XGL GPUs.
26-03-20041.1Corrected the ATI FireGL 8800 card.
25-03-20041.0Initial release.

 

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AMD / ATI Workstation Graphics Cards – Details

 

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Intel Workstation Processor Graphics – Details

 

Intel Processor Graphics – Features

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Intel Workstation Processor Graphics – Performance

 

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Matrox Workstation Graphics Cards – Details

 

Matrox Workstation Graphics Cards – Features

 

Matrox Workstation Graphics Cards – Performance

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NVIDIA Workstation Graphics Cards – Details

 

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DVMT Mode from The Tech ARP BIOS Guide

DVMT Mode

Common Options : Fixed, DVMT, Both

 

Quick Review of DVMT Mode

Unified Memory Architecture (UMA) is a concept whereby system memory is shared by both CPU and graphics processor. While this reduces cost, it also reduces the system’s performance by taking up a large portion of memory for the graphics processor.

Intel’s Dynamic Video Memory Technology (DVMT) takes that concept further by allowing the system to dynamically allocate memory resources according to the demands of the system at any point in time. The key idea in DVMT is to improve the efficiency of the memory allocated to either system or graphics processor.

The BIOS feature that controls all this is the DVMT Mode BIOS feature. It allows you to select the DVMT operating mode.

When set to Fixed, the graphics driver will reserve a fixed portion of the system memory as graphics memory. This ensures that the graphics processor has a guaranteed amount of graphics memory but the downside is once allocated, this memory cannot be used by the operating system even when it is not in use.

When set to DVMT, the graphics chip will dynamically allocate system memory as graphics memory, according to system and graphics requirements. The system memory is allocated as graphics memory when graphics-intensive applications are running but when the need for graphics memory drops, the allocated graphics memory can be released to the operating system for other uses.

When set to Both, the graphics driver will allocate a fixed amount of memory as dedicated graphics memory, as well as allow more system memory to be dynamically allocated between the graphics processor and the operating system.

It is recommended that you set this BIOS feature to DVMT for maximum performance. Setting it to DVMT ensures that system memory is dynamically allocated for optimal balance between graphics and system performance.

 

Details of DVMT Mode

Unified Memory Architecture (UMA) is a concept whereby system memory is shared by both CPU and graphics processor. While this reduces cost, it also reduces the system’s performance by taking up a large portion of memory for the graphics processor.

Intel’s Dynamic Video Memory Technology (DVMT) takes that concept further by allowing the system to dynamically allocate memory resources according to the demands of the system at any point in time. The key idea in DVMT is to improve the efficiency of the memory allocated to either system or graphics processor.

To ensure better allocation of system memory, DVMT comes with three different operating modes :

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  • Fixed Memory
  • DVMT Memory
  • Fixed + DVMT Memory

But before we go into the details of each mode, it’s important to note that the system boots up with some system memory pre-allocated for graphics, irrespective of the DVMT operating mode. Depending on the motherboard manufacturer, you may or may not be allowed to select between a choice of 1MB or 8MB of pre-allocated memory.

This pre-allocated memory is dedicated to VGA/SVGA graphics and will be treated by the operating system as dedicated graphics memory. This pre-allocated memory will not be visible or accessible to the operating system. It will be used during the booting process to display the boot and splash screens, or when you run MS-DOS games and applications. It will also be used when Windows XP loads in Safe Mode.

Once an operating system with the appropriate Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver loads up, the graphics processor reclaims the pre-allocated memory for its use. But again, it is only available for use as graphics memory. It will never be made available to the operating system or applications. The Intel GMA driver then loads additional system memory according to the DVMT operating mode.

The Fixed Memory operating mode reserves a fixed amount of system memory as graphics memory. This is in addition to the memory already pre-allocated. Like pre-allocated memory, this fixed amount is no longer available to the operating system. But when the operating system reports the total system memory, it will include this amount, as opposed to pre-allocated memory.

The DVMT Memory operating mode allows the graphics driver to dynamically allocate system memory for use by the graphics processor. When no graphics-intensive operations are occuring, most of the DVMT memory can be reallocated to the operating system for other uses. When more graphics memory is required, the graphics driver will automatically reallocate more system memory for use as graphics memory.

The Fixed + DVMT Memory operating mode is an combination of the Fixed and DVMT operating modes. It allows you to allocate a fixed amount of reserved graphics memory (over the minimum pre-allocated amount), as well as a portion of system memory that can be dynamically allocated to both graphics processor and operating system.

This figure from Intel clearly shows the differences between the three different DVMT operating modes :

The BIOS feature that controls all this is the DVMT Mode BIOS feature. It allows you to select the DVMT operating mode.

When set to Fixed, the graphics driver will reserve a fixed portion of the system memory as graphics memory. This ensures that the graphics processor has a guaranteed amount of graphics memory.

But the downside is, once allocated, this memory cannot be used by the operating system even when it is not in use. Usually, the following configuration scheme is used :

System Memory DVMT Graphics Memory
Pre-Allocated Fixed Total
128 – 255 MB 1 MB 31 MB 32 MB
8 MB 24 MB
256 – 511 MB 1 MB 63 MB 64 MB
8 MB 56 MB
1 MB 127 MB 128 MB
8 MB 120 MB
512 MB and larger 1 MB 63 MB 64 MB
8 MB 56 MB
1 MB 127 MB 128 MB
8 MB 120 MB

When set to DVMT, the graphics chip will dynamically allocate system memory as graphics memory, according to system and graphics requirements. The system memory is allocated as graphics memory when graphics-intensive applications are running.

But when the need for graphics memory drops, the allocated graphics memory can be released to the operating system for other uses. Usually, the following configuration scheme is used :

System Memory DVMT Graphics Memory
Pre-Allocated Fixed Total
128 – 255 MB 1 MB 31 MB 32 MB
8 MB 24 MB
256 – 511 MB 1 MB 63 MB 64 MB
8 MB 56 MB
1 MB 127 MB 128 MB
8 MB 120 MB
1 MB 159 MB 160 MB
8 MB 152 MB
512 MB and larger 1 MB 63 MB 64 MB
8 MB 56 MB
1 MB 127 MB 128 MB
8 MB 120 MB
1 MB 223 MB 224 MB
8 MB 216 MB

When set to Both, the graphics driver will allocate a fixed amount of memory as dedicated graphics memory, as well as allow more system memory to be dynamically allocated between the graphics processor and the operating system. Usually, the following configuration scheme is used :

System Memory DVMT Graphics Memory
Pre-Allocated Fixed Total
128 – 255 MB NA
256 and larger 1 MB 63 MB + 64 MB 128 MB
8 MB 56 MB + 64 MB

It is recommended that you set this BIOS feature to DVMT for maximum performance. Setting it to DVMT ensures that system memory is dynamically allocated for optimal balance between graphics and system performance.

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Renew Your Old PC With The NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030!

While gamers are abuzz over the latest graphics cards, millions of PC users are still plodding along on integrated graphics. They forget that graphics cards are used for more than just games. They also speed up photo and video editing, as well as enable multiple displays. This is a huge market that NVIDIA is targeting with the GeForce GT 1030 graphics card.

 

The NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030

The GeForce GT 1030 is built around NVIDIA’s smallest Pascal GPU – the GP108. Packing 1.8 billion transistors in a chip that is just 70 mm² in size, it boasts 384 stream processors and is capable of displaying out to two 4K displays. It is paired with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory, offering a memory bandwidth of 48 GB/s.

Specifications aside, what exactly does the NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 offer those who are not into computer games, and just want to get work done? NVIDIA compared the performance of their GeForce GT 1030 against the Intel HD Graphics 510, and found that the NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 delivered :

  • 3X better photo editing performance in Adobe Photoshop,
  • 11X better video editing performance in Adobe Premiere Pro, and
  • when you’re in the mood for a little gaming – 6X better gaming performance!

Okay, maybe the Intel HD Graphics 510 is a puny performer generally found in slower Intel Skylake processors. What about the Intel HD Graphics 530 which has twice as many Execution Units?

Even though the Intel HD Graphics 530 is twice as fast as the HD Graphics 510, the NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 was still much faster in every graphics test thrown at it. And the GeForce GT 1030 costs just US$ 69…

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Better Performance For Less Money!

With a price tag of just RM 350, the GeForce GT 1030 fits even the tightest of budget. What if you need to build a gaming PC that costs less than US$499 / ~RM 1999? In this example that NVIDIA shared, opting for a less powerful CPU and adding the GeForce GT 1030 gives you 2.5X better gaming performance… with a 10% discount to boot!

The value proposition is even better for older PCs. The NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 is a great upgrade for PCs that are still using integrated graphics. For a pittance, you can breathe new life into your PC by simply adding the GeForce GT 1030 graphics card.

Not only does this cheap and simple upgrade greatly improve your PC’s performance, it will also allow you to use two monitors simultaneously! That is something no integrated graphics solution is capable of supporting.

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PAVP Mode – The BIOS Optimization Guide

PAVP Mode

Common Options : Paranoid, Lite, Disabled

 

PAVP Mode Quick Review

PAVP (Protected Audio Video Path) controls the hardware-accelerated decoding of encrypted video streams by Intel integrated graphics processors. Intel offers two PAVP modes – Paranoid and Lite.

When set to Paranoid, the video stream is encrypted and its decoding is accelerated by the integrated graphics processor. In addition, 96 MB of system memory will be reserved exclusively for use by PAVP.

When set to Lite, the video stream is encrypted and its decoding is accelerated by the integrated graphics processor. No system memory will be reserved for use by PAVP.

When set to Disabled, the hardware-accelerated decoding of video content protected by HDCP is disabled.

If you wish to play HDCP-protected content, you should select the Lite option. It allows hardware-accelerated decoding of the video stream. The graphics core will grab system memory for use by PAVP only when it is needed and release it after use.

The allocation of PAVP stolen memory may be necessary to allow some applications to stream lossless audio formats like Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HS MA. In such cases, you will need to set the PAVP Mode BIOS option to Paranoid. However, this takes up 96 MB of system memory and also disables the Windows Aero interface.

You should only use the Disabled setting if you intend to use an external graphics card to accelerate the decoding of the video stream, or if you wish to test the ability of the CPU to handle decryption of the video stream.

 

PAVP Mode Details

PAVP (Protected Audio Video Path) is a feature available on some Intel chipsets with integrated graphics. It ensures a secure content protection path for high-definition video sources like Blu-ray discs. It also controls the hardware-accelerated decoding of encrypted video streams by the integrated graphics processor.

Intel offers two PAVP modes – Paranoid and Lite. Here is a table that summarizes the difference between the two modes :

Feature

PAVP Paranoid

PAVP Lite

Compressed video buffer is encrypted

Yes

Yes

Hardware acceleration of 128-bit AES decryption

Yes

Yes

Protected memory (96 MB reserved during boot)

Yes

No

In other words, the two modes only differ in whether 96 MB of system memory should be reserved for use by PAVP.

When set to Paranoid, the video stream is encrypted and its decoding is accelerated by the integrated graphics processor. In addition, 96 MB of system memory will be reserved exclusively for use by PAVP. This reserved memory (also known as the PAVP Stolen Memory) will not be visible to the operating system or applications.

When set to Lite, the video stream is encrypted and its decoding is accelerated by the integrated graphics processor. No system memory will be reserved for use by PAVP.

When set to Disabled, the hardware-accelerated decoding of video content protected by HDCP is disabled.

If you wish to play HDCP-protected content, you should select the Lite option. It allows hardware-accelerated decoding of the video stream. The graphics core will grab system memory for use by PAVP only when it is needed and release it after use.

The allocation of PAVP stolen memory may be necessary to allow some applications to stream lossless audio formats like Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HS MA. In such cases, you will need to set the PAVP Mode BIOS option to Paranoid. However, this takes up 96 MB of system memory and also disables the Windows Aero interface.

You should only use the Disabled setting if you intend to use an external graphics card to accelerate the decoding of the video stream, or if you wish to test the ability of the CPU to handle decryption of the video stream.

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The HP Spectre x360 (2017) 2-in-1 Laptop First Look

HP invited us to literally “take a spin” with their newly-refreshed 13.3″ HP Spectre x360 (Amazon | Lazada) 2-in-1 laptop. The racing outfit Grassroots Automotive (GRA) took us for a couple of laps around a racetrack while we literally tried to use the HP Spectre x360. No joke. It left some participants queasy, but not the Spectre x360… which was probably the point of the whole exercise.

But let’s leave the race for a moment and focus on our subject matter – the newly-refreshed HP Spectre x360 (Amazon | Lazada). Don’t worry – we will get back to the race in a minute. 😀

 

The HP Spectre x360 Hands-On Preview

Before the ride, we had the opportunity to try out the HP Spectre x360 (Amazon | Lazada), which has been refreshed with the new 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processors (codenamed Kaby Lake). We had enough time to do a short hands-on preview video of the experience. Check it out!

While the new 15.6″ Spectre x360 sports an NVIDIA GeForce 940MX mobile GPU, the 13.3″ Spectre x360 models (Amazon | Lazada) do not. They are powered by the Intel HD Graphics 620 processor graphics. However, they boast the same front-facing Bang & Olufsen speakers. Its other features include:

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  • The new dual fan design optimizes thermals to ensure the device runs cool during demanding activities
  • 7th Generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors
  • Options with up to a 256GB PCIe SSD for fast performance and plenty of space to store high resolution videos and photos
  • HP TrueVision FHD Webcam with 12% wider field of view, great for web chats
  • A FHD IR camera supports Windows Hello Facial Log-In for secure, easy log in without typing a password.
  • HP Fast Charge to recharge the batteries to 90 percent capacity in just 90 minutes

 

The HP Spectre x360 Specifications

SpecificationsHP Spectre x360 13-w006TUHP Spectre x360 13-w007TU
Part NumberZ4H97PA#UUFZ4H98PA#UUF
Display Size13.3" full HD display13.3" full HD display
Display Resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
ProcessorIntel Core i5-7200U
- 2.5 GHz, boost up to 3.1 GHz
- 3 MB L2 cache, 2 cores
Intel Core i7-7500U
- 2.7 GHz, boost up to 3.5 GHz
- 4 MB L2 cache, 2 cores
Memory8 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM (1866 MHz)8 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM (1866 MHz)
Storage256 GB PCIe M.2 SSD256 GB PCIe M.2 SSD
Graphics ProcessorIntel HD Graphics 620Intel HD Graphics 620
Optical DriveNoneNone
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 (64-bit)Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
Ports2 x USB 3.1 Type C Gen 2 / Thunderbolt 3
1 x USB 3.1 Type A Gen 1
1 x headphone / microphone combo port
2 x USB 3.1 Type C Gen 2 / Thunderbolt 3
1 x USB 3.1 Type A Gen 1
1 x headphone / microphone combo port
Thickness13.79 mm13.79 mm
Weight1.295 kg1.295 kg
Battery3-cell3-cell
Power Adaptor65 W65 W
ConnectivityIntel 802.11b/g/n/ac (1x1) WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2 comboIntel 802.11b/g/n/ac (1x1) WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2 combo
Warranty2 Years local on-site warranty, inclusive of 1 Year limited international warranty (part / labour / carry-in only)2 Years local on-site warranty, inclusive of 1 Year limited international warranty (part / labour / carry-in only)
Launch Price (+6% GST)RM 5,199 / ~USD 1,159RM 5,999 / ~USD 1,333

 

The HP Spectre x360 Racing Challenge

Now that we are done checking out the new HP Spectre x360 (Amazon | Lazada), let’s go for a spin with Grassroots Automotive (GRA)! 😀

 

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