my only question on this would be compatibility with other gpus. AMD has siad they will be allowing the on chip gpu crossfire with a graphics card. it is very unlikely that intel will have this one chip competing with ati/nvidias offerings so unless they plan to try to aquire nvidia (again) they'd need somethign like the lucid hydra for enthusiasts/gamers to really consider with on-chip gpu to be of use.
that is unless intel wants to start releaseing thier own stand alone graphics card that would communicate and split the load between the onchip gpu and another graphics card made by iintel in which case i say all the better for us as consumers having 3 major graphics card makers out there would be great for the market!
Playing 3D movies has nothing to do with DirectX or OpenGL (what GPUs do best). I thought that video encoding/decoding programs benefit from CPU speed and multi-threading and thus more CPU cores and hyper threading, as this test on AnandTech shows.
[citation][nom]Albyint[/nom]Mobile? 3d on a phone? Lulz...[/citation]
If Nintendo can do it with the 3DS, and without the need of glasses...
Possiblities are out there, what I wanna know is power consumption. What would battery life be on a mobile device running 3D, as well as heat.
Only time will tell I suppose.
i was hoping for sandy bridge to do more than just let ppl watch movies on their computers !!
intel should plan on sticking up some GDDR3'3 or GDDR'5 in their integrated graphics instead of sharing a portion of system memory.
im preety sure that the bottleneck to todays integrated graphics is the speed of system memory. if they put something like 64 MB's of graphics memory then todays integrated graphics x4500 or x3100 should be able to decode blueray in 3D.
I do not think we need a whole new architecture to decode movies !!
i am sure that intels marketing message for sandy bridge is not "decoding 3d blue ray movies" !!
and from what i understand sandy bridge includes some hardware enhancements that were supposed to be a part of larrabee.
shouldnt we be expecting to play crysis atleast at 1024 x 1280 resolution with sandy bridge ?
Sandy Bridge? Well that doesn't sound very sturdy! I think I'll count on Fusion to make the world to go round. I mean, nobody has real Fusion technology besides the guys in red! *Crazy too that N.Korea says they've obtained Fusion.....maybe they're spying on AMD? (Gasps!)*
The IGP.. I doubt it'll be worth anything. A few benchmarks will be released in its favor initially due to a few 'optimizations' in typical Intel fashion. I'll believe it when I have it right infront of me, and Intel is actually doing something with the Drivers.