During the Intel Developer Forum 2016 (IDF), Intel showcased the iGPU performance of Kaby Lake, the Intel Core 7th Generation processors. They used a Dell XPS laptop with integrated graphics. Without revealing details, with Blizzard, Intel shows Overwatch running at 4k resolution. So we are witnessing Iris Pro which is now able to compete directly with AMD integrated graphics on their APUs. The new iGPU will also be compatible with the DirectX 12 API.
Intel shows the iGPU of Kaby Lake running Overwatch at 4K
Unfortunately, at the moment we don’t have much detail regarding iGPU. We remind you that Kaby Lake offers CPUs with a TDP of up to 95W and offer native support for several existing technologies such as USB 3.1, HDCP 2.2 and Thunderbolt 3. The aim is to launch “optimized CPU” so new CPUs will be based on the technology introduced in Broadwell and Skylake. The Intel Kaby Lake will be launched with the new Surface tablets in early 2017. Initially, Cannon Lake, a successor to Kaby Lake, was scheduled to launch this year. But Intel changed its mind and went on with Kaby Lake, pushing the 10nm-based Cannon Lake for 2017.