Core i5-661 CPU Review

The Embedded Graphics Controller

The integrated graphics controller found on the new Core i5 and Core i3 CPUs is a DirectX 10 part running at 733 MHz (models ending in “0”) or 900 MHz (models ending in “1”) with 12 processing engines (“shader units”). A complete comparison between the integrated graphics controller found on these new CPUs and the graphics controller embedded on the Intel G45 chipset can be seen on Figures 3 and 4.

Intel GMA FeaturesFigure 3: 2D features.

Intel GMA FeaturesFigure 4: 3D features.

Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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