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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...

Intel's Unified Design: Core & Atom Now Under One Roof

Intel has had a bit of a reorg. The photo above depicts how Intel used to work. Core and Atom architecture development happened via independent design teams. Core was...

8 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2011

Intel Oculus: Preparing Intel for Competition in Smartphones & Tablets

Intel has been quietly working on its plans for smartphones and tablets. This is a significant departure from the waves it was making just a couple of years ago...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2011

Sandy Bridge E: Live at IDF

Intel's upcoming 6-core, quad-channel high end Sandy Bridge E platform is due out in Q4 of this year. Intel has demos of the platform around IDF, many of which...

11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2011

Windows 8 Developer Preview Available for Everyone at 8 PM PST

At BUILD today Microsoft just announced that the same version of Windows 8 Developer Preview we've been using on Samsung tablets for the past day will be available at...

9 by Brian Klug on 9/13/2011

Tons of Thunderbolt Peripherals at IDF

We've been asking for more Thunderbolt devices and it looks like we're seeing the first examples of that today at IDF. Check out the gallery below for a bunch...

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2011

Meet the Ultrabooks: OEM and ODMs Show Off Designs at IDF

IDF is well underway and we've just gone through the Ultrabook section of the convention center. Everyone from Foxconn to Lenovo had Sandy Bridge based Ultrabook designs at the...

22 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2011

Google: All Future Versions of Android Will be Optimized for Intel x86

Paul Otellini just showed off a Medfield based Android phone (running the "latest" version of Android) and immediately announced a development partnership with Google. Andy Rubin from Google just...

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2011

Haswell Design Complete

Intel just announced, unsurprisingly, Haswell's design is complete and already in the testing phase. Update: We just confirmed that although Haswell is complete, the solar powered demo below wasn't...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2011

Haswell Will Enable 10 Days of Connected Standby Battery Life

Intel just announced that Haswell (due out in 2013) was designed to reduce connected standby power by 30% compared to Sandy Bridge. The Haswell platform as a whole will...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2011

Microsoft BUILD: Windows 8, A Pre-Beta Preview

We’re here in Anaheim, California at Microsoft’s BUILD conference. As has become tradition Microsoft has been holding major developer conferences for their new OSes roughly a year ahead of...

236 by Brian Klug & Ryan Smith on 9/13/2011

Computex 2011: ASRock HQ Tour and Booth

Along with ECS, ASRock invited me to tour their HQ as well. ECS and ASRock are two distinctly different companies from the inside, compared to what people may...

17 by Ian Cutress on 6/12/2011

Computex 2011: ECS HQ Tour, Q&A and Booth

As part of our Computex coverage, I was invited to attend a specialized tour of the ECS HQ and have a chance to participate in a group Question and...

24 by Ian Cutress on 6/11/2011

Computex 2011: Biostar, Jetway and Giada Motherboards

Along with the main retailers, the minor ones are also showcasing products. We’ve reviewed Biostar products before at AnandTech, but not Jetway and Giada, both of which are...

10 by Ian Cutress on 6/7/2011

Computex 2011: New All-In-One CPU Water-Cooling

In the modern era, we’ve had systems from CoolIt, Corsair, Antec and others who are trying to bridge the barrier between high-end air-cooling and low-end water-cooling. At Computex...

13 by Ian Cutress on 6/7/2011

Computex 2011: Silent and Single Slot GPUs

In general, we see a trend in the market preference for quieter, smaller, cheaper, and more powerful GPUs. In reality, we might see two or three of these...

26 by Ian Cutress on 6/7/2011

WWDC 2011: iCloud

We've already talked about Lion and iOS 5, Apple's other WWDC topics, and both look like worthwhile extensions of existing products, but Apple squeezed its most interesting announcement in...

46 by Andrew Cunningham on 6/6/2011

WWDC 2011: iOS 5

After giving us a look at OS X 10.7 Lion in its WWDC keynote today, Apple turned to what is seen as the more important of its OS platforms...

24 by Andrew Cunningham on 6/6/2011

WWDC 2011: OS X 10.7 Lion

Apple kicked of its Worldwide Developers conference this year with a keynote meant to showcase three of its biggest software undertakings at the moment: Mac OS X, iOS, and...

50 by Andrew Cunningham on 6/6/2011

Computex 2011: The ROG Releases

This week at Computex, along with the ASUS announcement of the Padfone, the UX series, and the $199 MeeGo netbook, we also have had a glimpse into what the...

17 by Ian Cutress on 6/3/2011

Computex 2011: Danshui Bay Concept Motherboard

ASUS have been coming to Computex to sensationalize and dazzle the press with concepts for years, and this year is no different, regardless of whether something is technically feasible...

53 by Ian Cutress on 6/3/2011

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