Intel’s HD graphics have previously been notoriously bad since they began integrating them on motherboards and in notebooks. Over the years they’ve improved and the first real shot at Intel having “good enough” graphics was reached with the HD3000, which allowed for 1080p decoding and could run browser-based games with little trouble.
Beyond that, however, was still a slideshow. HD4000 brought that up even more and even made some games playable at 720p. Now, with Haswell, Intel’s going for better performance with the HD4600. Chinese site ITOCP released a preview of Haswell’s performance and it looks like the latest pre-release drivers have solved some performance issues. Hit the jump for more details.