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At IDF in San Francisco last week, Intel provided us with lots of insights into Skylake, the microarchitecture behind the 6th generation Core series processors. Skylake marks the introduction of the Gen9 Intel HD Graphics technology. In advance of our full Skylake architecture analysis (coming soon), I wanted to get a head start and explain the media side (including Quick Sync and the image processing pipeline) of Skylake in a separate piece. Media Capabilities and Quick Sync in Intel HD Graphics - A Brief History Quick Sync has evolved through the last five years, starting with limited hardware acceleration and usage of the programmable EU array in Sandy Bridge. The second generation engine in Ivy Bridge moved to a hybrid hardware / software solution with rate...

Wilocity and 60GHz WiGig

Meeting with Wilocity today has been very interesting. Wilocity will be the first company to market with WiGig technology - a 60 GHz band wireless system. Designed...

12 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2012

Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Running Windows RT

Last night we saw NVIDIA running Windows 8 RT via ASUS' Tablet 600, and today we got a glimpse of Qualcomm doing the same. Qualcomm's reference tablet features an...

9 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/5/2012

OCZ's Intrepid 3: Enterprise Everest 2

In addition to the Kilminjaro based platforms, OCZ showed off its Intrepid 3 SSD at Computex today. The Intrepid 3 is an enterprise version of the Indilinex Everest 2...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/5/2012

OCZ Demonstrates Native PCIe SSDs: Z-Drive R5 in PCIe, mini-PCIe and 2.5" Form Factors

OCZ showed us its Kilimanjaro based Z-Drive R5 (native PCIe controller jointly developed with Marvell) running a 4KB random write test at Computex today. The drive was pushing as...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/5/2012

fractal design's Node Series HTPC Chassis at Computex 2012

Fractal design just launched two new cases at Computex under the Node family brand. The Node 304 is a mini-ITX chassis with aluminum face priced at $90. Internally there...

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/5/2012

Zalman's SLC NAND Equipped USB 3.0 Flash Drive & Computex Suite Tour

I just ran across this interesting gem at Zalman's suite in the Hyatt at this year's Computex - it's a SLC NAND equipped USB 3.0 Flash drive. Availability and...

3 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2012

Corsair's AX1200i DSP Controlled PSU

Corsair introduced its new AX1200i (1200W) PSU with a integrated DSP that controls voltage regulation, resulting in higher efficiency (80 Plus Platinum rated, up to 92% efficiency) and better...

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2012

Corsair Introduces Link a Media based Neutron SSDs

This one was unexpected, Corsair just introduced a brand new SSD line based on a new controller by Link a Media Devices (LAMD). The Neutron drives will be available...

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2012

Computex 2012: be quiet! Brings German Engineering & Design to the US

I just met with be quiet! a famous German PSU maker where I learned the company will be finally entering the US market later this year. Differentiation in the...

6 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2012

Computex 2012: New Efficient PSUs & LED Controller from NZXT

NZXT is also showing off its new line of 80 Plus Bronze certified PSUs, the HALE82 N (non-modular). The HALE82 supports up to 3.5A for 5V standby, enabling high...

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2012

Computex 2012: NZXT's Cryo V60 & X60 Notebook Coolers

With features like configurable TDP with Ivy Bridge and more users moving to notebook-only usage models, finding new ways to add extra cooling to increasingly small form factor notebooks...

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2012

Hands on With ASUS' Tablet 600 & Windows RT

Earlier today ASUS announced its first Windows RT device, the Tablet 600. Based on NVIDIA's Tegra 3 SoC (T30), the Tablet 600 features a 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 IPS...

17 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2012

Gigabyte - Dual Thunderbolt on Z77

Thunderbolt based motherboards have become a talking point over recent weeks, with our look at a pre-certified MSI solution, followed quickly by ASUS and Intel's certified products. Now...

2 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2012

Gigabyte meets Trinity - A Computex Look At FM2 and A85

One of the meetings today was with Gigabyte, up on the 36F of the Taipei 101. We got a chance to see close up their FM2 prototype design...

10 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2012

Patriot's EP Pro UHS-I SD Card

Earlier today Patriot announced its EP Pro UHS-I SDXC card. The UHS-I spec is really about driving up performance. The EP Pro is rated at up to 90MB/s reads...

6 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2012

Other new ASUS products: Monitors, and a Reverse Screen Laptop

Not content with just showing the Transformer concept to AIOs and Notebooks, ASUS had another couple of new interesting devices of note in our press conference today. The...

7 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2012

New ASUS AIO Transformer. Oh, it’s also a tablet.

With the push towards more powerful AIOs and tablets, ASUS have decided you can have both in one device. At their press conference today ASUS announced the new ASUS Transformer...

9 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2012

ASUS Tablet 810 & 600: Giving us Almost Exactly What We Want in a Windows 8 Tablet

ASUS had another amazing Computex press conference this year. Along with the dual-screen Taichi notebook, the Transformer All-in-One and the Ivy Bridge based Transformer Book, ASUS announced two more...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2012

Intel and Thunderbolt Devices for Windows

As part of Computex, Intel invited the worlds media to discuss Thunderbolt. While nothing much new was said over what Anand has already discussed and public, we did...

9 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2012

Hands on With Acer's Iconia W510 x86 Windows 8 Tablet

Check out the gallery below for tons of shots of Acer's 10.1-inch Iconia W510 x86 Windows 8 tablet with keyboard dock. It's clear that touch and ultra thin form...

6 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2012

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