I wanted to wait for buying this hardware upgrade. However, the motherboard of my computer stopped to work this morning, so the need become more urgent (I'm writing this with my tablet).


  • The motherboard need to be atx compatible. It should feature at least 1 pcie x16 slot and at least a mini pci one.
  • I don't care about core or Xeon. The whole price should be below 700€.
  • The cpu should be at least a quad core one.
  • The motherboard need to support hardware or fake raid 1.
  • The delivery should be possible in France. (many intel cpu models are not sold here)
  • Should not consume more than 250W.


I need to say for those gpu models that the available cpu sockets are bga only (no lga based models availaible yet). Except if I'm wrong.

So it means while I'm looking for a particular gpu model, the cpu+gpu+motherboard is sold as a single device which can't be ordered into separate parts (the same way you don't buy a northbridge chipset without a motherboard).
This why I specify the requirements of both the cpu and the motherboard.

  • @Adam also finding an atx compatible motherboard with a bga socket seems unlikely. – user2284570 Feb 18 '16 at 0:35
  • As far as I know, a ATX compatible Skylake GT3/4/e SKU is not offered by Intel. Is there any reason that your requirements can not be met by a dedicated graphics chip such as the GT 730, or a Broadwell/Haswell socketed SKU? – timuzhti Feb 18 '16 at 9:14
  • @Alpha3031 I which to keep my previous 600W power supply for my new motherboard. I also wan to keep a pcie x16 for something which isn't a gpu. I want to get support for vulkan (not sure vulkan will be supportted on broadwell). The motherboard manufacturer doesn't have to be intel. – user2284570 Feb 18 '16 at 9:39
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    What are you doing that is performing unacceptably with HD 530 and acceptably with the Iris 540 or 550 or Iris Pro 580? And what are you doing that requires a full x16 lane PCIe connect? In short, what will you be doing on the hardware, and what is your budget? That is what I'll need to know to offer alternaltives, because, afaik, the product you are looking for does not exist. – timuzhti Feb 25 '16 at 6:47
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    I'm also voting to close this question as well as your other one because simply you have too many requirements (and you keep changing them). Please state all requirements in your question (for example why you can't use any other graphics solution). – AStopher Feb 27 '16 at 21:23

Update: I found the socketed i5 5675C with Iris Pro 6200 (48 EU GT3e 128 MB L4) at LDLC.com

CPU: Intel Core i5 5675C with Iris Pro 6200 iGP (€289.95 @ LDLC.com) (Processor Specs @ Intel ARK)

A multiplier unlocked quad core Intel CPU, it has 48 Gen 8 EUs, comparable to the Iris 540 and 550, and double the amount of L4 eDRAM. 65W TDP. Compatible with DDR3 RAM only.

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97P-D3 (€89.95@ LDLC.com)

Z97 Express chipset, supports mulitplier overclocking, 2 x PCIe x16 slots, 2 x PCI. 6 X SATA 6 Gb/s with support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10.

Second option @ Sabmegastore

CPU: Intel Core i5 6500 Quad core 3.2 GHz CPU 248.90 €

Is a quad core

Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z170-HD3P 142.90 €

Has 2 x PCIe x16 sots. One only uses x4 lanes though. Also has 2 x PCI and support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10.


Much faster than Iris. 64W TDP, plus the 65 W from the CPU makes 129 W. 50% headroom gives 194W total consumption.

Assembly + 2 year warrenty is 69.00 €, otherwise buy the parts separately.

  • I already tried, Intel® HD Graphics 530, It’s half of I need. You can’t combine the remaining power of the cpu for getting what is missing on the graphic card. – user2284570 Feb 26 '16 at 10:34
  • @user2284570 That's why there's a GT740 included. It's much faster than the Iris 540/550. The motherboard has 2 x16 slots. One can be used for the GPU. – timuzhti Feb 27 '16 at 2:38
  • I won’t even be able to use things like Widi with such configuration (the pcie x16 slot is taken no other card are supported by the controller). – user2284570 Feb 27 '16 at 20:00
  • @Alpha3031 To be fair the OP did mention in their question/comments on it that they have already populated the PCI-E x16 slot on their motherboard with a non-GPU card. However the OP does not seem to understand that there is no motherboard that meets their requirements as CPUs have the GPU integrated rather than on the motherboard. – AStopher Feb 27 '16 at 21:18
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    Also, I believe OP is looking for a embedded/factory soldered CPU, that comes soldered onto the relevant motherboard. To my knowledge, such a product does not exist retail, and can only be purchased by OEMs. Thus, the alternative is suggested, with 2 PCIe x16 slots. – timuzhti Feb 28 '16 at 2:42

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