- Excellent Power to Performance Ratio
- Capable Overclocker
- Iris Pro HD6200 IGP Handles Most General Tasks
- Price Increase Over 4770K & 4790K
- Performance for price ratio could be better
We focused testing on the major performance features of the Broadwell against its predecessor Devil’s Canyon. Rather than use a ton of games to test graphic performance, we’re using Unigine Heaven 4.0 and 3DMark Firestrike. Both come in free demo versions so you are able to compare at home if this is the right upgrade for you.
For processing performance, we’re using CineBench R15, SANDRA, PCMark 8 and Handbrake 1080-720p transcoding.
Unigine Heaven 4.0
The HD6200 seems to be a bit heartier than the HD4600. Granted, it’s going to crush any records but it should do quite well on more RPG type games like Starcraft II or similar. It was interesting that there was very little performance difference between high details, normal tessellation, 8x AA and medium, normal tessellation, 8x AA. It would seem AA should be left to discreet graphics.
3DMark – Firestrike
This is a pretty stout benchmark for integrated graphics. The HD6200 does a better job over the HD4600. Again, the iGPU is better suited for less graphic intensive games and HD video.
The Core i7-5775C doesn’t quite keep up with the Core i7-4790K. The frequency of the 4790K just wins out for raw computing power in this rendering. It’s nice to see memory frequencies make noticeable difference in rendering which is something the 4770K didn’t do as well.
As is always the case, the processors do influence overall system performance. Using very capable motherboards also really helps. The Core i7-4790K does better with discreet graphics. However, when using just the integrated graphics, the HD6200 tips performance in favor of the Core i7-5775C.