CPU Graphics Show Off at IEM New York
The latest stop of the Intel Extreme Masters gaming tour took place at the recent New York Comic Con and saw professional gamers go head to head in games like StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm. The tournament was won by Startale Life, who defeated Naniwa of the The Alliance 4-2. Another story to come out of the weekend was that all games were played on systems using Intel Iris Pro graphics. The CPU based graphics of the Iris Pro 5200 were paired with an i7 4750HQ in a Cyberpower Zeus Hercules laptop. The games were all played at 1080p resolutions and according to Laptop Magazine, "the Iris Pro machines easily handled the demanding tasks thrown at them during the tournament without any hiccups."