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Intel confirms special accelerators in Sandy Bridge
CNet ^ | Monday, November 29, 2010 | Brooke Crothers

Posted on 12/09/2010 1:47:50 PM PST by SunkenCiv

The Sandy Bridge processor--to be announced January 5--will pack media acceleration circuitry, Stephen L. Smith, vice president and director of PC Client operations and enabling at Intel... Sandy Bridge will support DirectX 10.1 and OpenCL 1.1--the latter used on Apple's Mac operating systems... Certain graphics chips from Advanced Micro Devices and Nvidia already support DirectX 11... Smith also reiterated that Intel is on track to deliver the 22-nanometer Ivy Bridge silicon--the follow-on to Sandy Bridge--by the end of 2011... also repeated that Intel has invested "six to eight billion dollars to equip up to four factories for 22-nanometer production." ...A slide showed Intel getting to 8 nanometer chips by 2017.

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: amd; directx; directx11; intel; ivybridge; opencl; sandybridge
Sandy Bridge will have new media acceleration capabilities beyond the improved graphics function. (Credit: Intel)

Intel confirms special accelerators in Sandy Bridge

1 posted on 12/09/2010 1:47:55 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Swordmaker; ShadowAce

seemed like a good idea for a topic by itself. :’)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2640059/posts?page=7#7


2 posted on 12/09/2010 1:49:08 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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3 posted on 12/09/2010 1:53:15 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv
From Fudzilla....Nov 29:

Intel's Sandy Bridge shows up in notebooks

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However ....some of the notebooks are paired up with Mobility Radeon HD 6550 or HD 6570 graphics that look like a simple replacement for the HD 5500 series.

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I guess those would be the ones needing a better Graphics performance....

Wonder if anyone has some benchmarks on that Sandy Bridge IGP Performance...?

4 posted on 12/09/2010 2:41:50 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: SunkenCiv

I’m going back to my MOS 6510.


5 posted on 12/09/2010 3:01:45 PM PST by Signalman
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To: SunkenCiv

Check out this rumor...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2640317/posts?page=1


6 posted on 12/09/2010 3:26:43 PM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft product "insult" free zone.)
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To: Swordmaker

Thanks sm!


7 posted on 12/09/2010 4:08:11 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks Ernest!


8 posted on 12/09/2010 4:09:28 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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