Processor Graphics Systems Provide Significant Business Value
Processor graphics systems—with their superior stability, power and cost efficiency, and support for emerging technologies and use cases—have become an important part of Intel IT’s transformation of the IT ecosystem for the applications and devices of the future. The architectural improvements available with 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors, which yield significant performance improvements over previous generations of processor graphics technology, have accelerated our adoption of processor graphics systems. Whereas two years ago 20 percent of our workforce used discrete graphics, that number has dwindled to about 5 percent.
Processor graphics (graphics processing capability built into the CPU) provide enterprise benefits in four areas:
• Stability. We have found that processor graphics systems incur the “blue screen of death” half as often as discrete graphics systems.
• Power efficiency. Discrete graphics systems weigh more and run hotter than processor graphics systems, which means more fan noise, power consumption, and weight due to the cooling solutions required. In our tests, processor graphics systems draw less power and have a longer battery life than discrete graphics systems.
• Cost effectiveness. Because they do not require a separate, expensive discrete graphics card or graphics processing unit, processor graphics systems cost less to provision and are less complex to support. Processor graphics systems also improve and support efficient driver management by enabling IT to use a single unified driver across all platforms.
• Support for emerging technologies and use cases. Key enterprise technologies such as Keyboard-Video-Mouse Remote Control and Intel® Pro Wireless Display work only with processor graphics. In addition, because of their high performance and lighter, cooler platform, processor graphics systems are a natural fit with our mobile, collaborative workforce and can support emerging interaction methods, such as touch and perceptual computing.
Processor graphics systems also support our efforts to embrace the consumerization of IT, because these systems meet the consumer demands our end users have, such as capabilities for video and limited gaming. The combination of these benefits make processor graphics systems an important part of our IT ecosystem strategy.
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