I see Open GL support listed, does this mean we'll finally get SolidWorks RealView Graphics on consumer type Ultrabooks/Laptops and Tablets like the Surface Pro?
Would be nice, but it is all about the drivers and if SWX would allow it.
Sorry, missed this thread.
Veeeery interesting. The HD5000, and other variations (HD4600, HD5100, and HD5200) will not support SolidWorks.
The P4600 and P5200(?) will.
and the current specs for the Core-i7 4950HQ show it uses the Iris Pro 5200.
So maybe you will be able to get a Core-i7 with SolidWorks capable graphics. I will need to hear more about why/how this works before I would want to say "yes", this will require some more research.
Charles, will the new Haswell chips continue the Core-i product line name? or weill they be named differently?
A gentle 'old topic' kick.
Take a look at these benchmarks. http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Iris-Pro-Graphics-5200.90965.0.html
The Iris pro HD5200 looks to be performing very well for Solidworks and doing a lot better than some of the dedicated cards used in laptops. When you scroll down you can see the Benchmark for Solidworks compared to popular graphic cards. If you have a Haswell i7 laptop with a Geforce graphics card and running solidworks you would almost be better of switching to the built in HD5200.
Can somebody with more knowledge on the subject shed some light on this?
Because this would mean in many cases that you'd be better of with the base model with the standard Iris Pro graphics instead of upgrading your laptop to have a dedicated graphics card!
PS: apperently for gaming or other tasks the dedicated Geforce graphics card is still better, it is just that the performance list gets trown over in the solidworks benchmarks. Just like Charles discoverd that the cheap Firepro V4900 is performing great in comparison with the very expensive cards when it comes to Solidworks.
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