Haswell isn't expected to launch until the beginning of June in desktops and quad-core notebooks, but Intel is beginning to talk performance. Intel used a mobile customer reference board in a desktop chassis featuring Haswell GT3 with embedded DRAM (the fastest Haswell GPU configuration that Intel will ship) and compared it to an ASUS UX15 with on-board NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M. 

Despite the chassis difference, Intel claims it will be able to deliver the same performance from the demo today in an identical UX15 chassis by the time Haswell ships.

The video below shows Dirt 3 running at 1080p on both systems, with identical detail settings (High Quality presets, no AA, vsync off). Intel wouldn't let us report performance numbers, but subjectively the two looked to deliver very similar performance. Note that I confirmed all settings myself and ran both games myself independently of the demo. You can be the judge using the video below:

Intel wouldn't let us confirm clock speeds on Haswell vs. the Core i7 (Ivy Bridge) system, but it claimed that the Haswell part was the immediate successor to its Ivy Bridge comparison point. 

As proof of Haswell's ability to fit in a notebook chassis, it did have another demo using older Haswell silicon running Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 in a notebook chassis. 

Haswell GT3e's performance looked great for processor graphics. I would assume that overall platform power would be reduced since you wouldn't have a discrete GPU inside, however there's also the question of the cost of the solution. I do expect that NVIDIA will continue to drive discrete GPU performance up, but as a solution for some of the thinner/space constrained form factors (think 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, maybe 11-inch Ultrabook/MacBook Air?) Haswell could be a revolutionary step forward.

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  • peterfares - Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - link

    If you have a high end dedicated graphics then obviously that would be used when doing anything graphically intensive and the HD4000 is more than sufficient for desktop usage. It may be worth it to wait for other reasons, though. Reply
  • tech.noob.fella - Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - link

    what i meant to ask was, will a series 7 ultra/chronos running haswell provide better graphics performance than the same ruuning ivy bridge??

    i need to decide wether i should wait for haswell versions or go for recently announced versions...i need good graphics performance laptop

    thanks :)
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  • redtruthseeker - Sunday, March 03, 2013 - link

    This is just a demo, not real world situation where you control and this could be just an optimized game demo. This is a desktop demo and it was compared to a Nvidia's laptop GPU the GT650M.

    From what I can see in the video, GT3 is an desktop IGP and its a great improvement over 40% probavly as Intel claimed. GT3 wont beat AMD's A10 5800k APU's GPU Radeon HD 7660D and that can be concluded easily by watching this video that benchmarks /watch?v=qvVBsB5Bvl4

    Dirt 3 benchmark 1080p38-40+fps High No AA - /watch?v=-pv-EeTn-GM

    As I respect this site, its well known that Anandtech is crawling with die-hard biased Intel fanboys and this is the "eagles nest" for them... I know that people that prefer AMD are always discriminated and insulted by unculture, uncivilized and primitive uneducated fanboy rage by hardcore Intel fanboys.

    Intel was a stomped by AMD and even Cyrix in 1990is and before, Intel is now a power house because AMD decided to buy ATI and they made some bad moves plus Intel decided to use some dirty tricks like bribery and "special discounts" for the shop that delays shipment of AMD's CPU's... The 2 billion dollars fine is just too small for the damage over 10-20 billion dollars that Intel has done to AMD. -_-"
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