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=== Block Diagram ===
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==== Entire SoC Overview ====
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==== Gen9 LP ====
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==== Individual Core ====
See {{intel|Skylake#Individual_Core|l=arch}}.
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Gen9 LP µarch
General Info
Arch TypeGPU
IntroductionAugust 5, 2015
Process14 nm

Gen9 LP (Generation 9 Low Power) is the microarchitecture for Intel's graphics processing unit utilized by Skylake-based microprocessors. Gen9 LP is the successor to Gen8 LP used by Broadwell. The Gen9 microarchitecture is designed separately by Intel and then integrated onto the same Skylake SoC die.


Gen9 LP presents a large departure from the Gen8 LP and previous architectures.

Key changes from Gen8 LP

  • Architecture is drastically different
    • Gen9 LP is composed of 3 truely independent major components: Display block, Unslice, and the Slice.
  • Unslice
    • Now sits on its own power/clock domain
      • Capable of running at higher speeds if the situation allows (irrespective of slice clock)
      • Can allow for pure fixed media alone
    • Fixed-function geometry
    • Higher throughput
    • Tessellator AutoStrip

Block Diagram

Entire SoC Overview

skylake soc block diagram.svg

Gen9 LP

gen9 lp gt2 block diagram.svg

Individual Core

See Skylake#Individual_Core.


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The Unslice is one of Gen9's major components and is responsible for the fixed-function geometry capabilities, fixed-function media capabilities, and it provides the interface to the memory fabric. One of the big changes in Gen9 is that the Unslice now sits on its own power/clock domain. This change allows the Unslice to operate at its own speed provided higher on-demand performance when desired. This change has a number of other benefits such as being able to turn off the slices (one or more) when they're not used in cases where pure fixed-function media is used. Additionally, the Unslice is now capable of running at a higher clock while the slice can run at a slower clock when the scenario demands it (such as in cases where higher fixed-function geometry or memory demands occur).


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codenameGen9 LP +
designerIntel +
first launchedAugust 5, 2015 +
full page nameintel/microarchitectures/gen9 +
instance ofmicroarchitecture +
manufacturerIntel +
microarchitecture typeGPU +
nameGen9 LP +
process14 nm (0.014 μm, 1.4e-5 mm) +