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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...

More ASUS Eee Pad Details, No MKV Support on 10" Model

At the start of Computex ASUS unveiled its two tiered approach to an iPad competitor: the 12" Eee Pad running Windows 7 Home Premium on an Intel CULV Core...

33 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/2/2010

Computex 2010: New ASUS Notebooks

Tagging along with the launch of the Eee Pad and Eee Tablet at Computex 2010, ASUS has also unveiled a range of new notebooks. Amongst the new releases are...

9 by Balraj Sandhu on 6/1/2010

Moorestown Won’t Run Windows, but Oaktrail Will

ARM gained a lot of confidence thanks to its success in smartphones, and as such it’s looking up in the food chain a bit at netbooks. The Cortex A9...

21 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/1/2010

GlobalFoundries Plans to Expand Dresden and NY Fabs in Anticipation of 28/22nm

Only a year has passed since AMD officially spun off its manufacturing division with the help of ATIC. The resulting GlobalFoundries have been busy getting its ducks in a...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2010

OCZ Announces SandForce Based PCIe RevoDrive SSD

PCIe based SSDs have been reserved for enterprise use ever since their introduction. Generally limited by pricing, even OCZ's own forays into the PCIe SSD market have been targeted...

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2010

ASUS Pursues the "Open-Apple" Dream with Eee Pad at Computex 2010

Aside from wanting to be the 3rd largest notebook manufacturer in the next 2 years, ASUS also wants to be the more open alternative to Apple. That means no...

30 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2010

Computex 2010: ASUS Announces eReader/digital note taker Eee Tablet

It's Computex time, and what better way to kick off our coverage than with some ASUS info. The Eee Tablet is ASUS' combination eReader and digital note taker, not...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2010

Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview: Investigated

Yesterday, Microsoft launched the Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview at MIX10. Though the current release of the platform preview is very rough around the edges, it promises to bring...

61 by Brian Klug on 3/17/2010

The CES 2010 Conclusion - SoCs, Motherboards, Cases & More

We played with everything from 3D Blu-ray on the PC to USB 3.0 and 6Gbps SATA on motherboards. We also spoke with a number of SoC makers at...

40 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/9/2010

CES 2010 TV Trends - 3D, Ridiculously Thin and Connected

We spent a day walking around playing with all of the TVs at CES 2010. The trends are clear, and some of them are worth the upgrade.

35 by Manveer Wasson on 1/9/2010

CES 2010: Arrandale Arrives

We've put together pictures and commentary of more of the latest laptops from CES 2010, including more Arrandale laptops than you can shake a stick at.

27 by Jarred Walton on 1/8/2010

Intel Demonstrates Moorestown Smartphones and Tablet Running Moblin, Including LG

Intel just demonstrated the world's first working Moorestown devices.

31 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/7/2010

The Best Thing at CES - Intel's Wireless HD Technology

Starting later this month pressing one button will send your notebook's display wirelessly to your HDTV. It's called Intel Wireless HD Technology and it rocks.

57 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/7/2010

CES Preview - Micron's RealSSD C300 - The First 6Gbps SATA SSD

After much fanfare I finally met with Micron to talk about the world's first 6Gbps SATA SSD.

33 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/7/2010

CES 2010 - USB 3, ITV/Media Streamers and Lots of eReaders

We met up with Seagate, Marvell, Boxee, Popcorn Hour and a bunch more to talk about some of the most visible trends at this year's CES. It's all...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/6/2010

ASUS CES 2010 Press Conference

ASUS wants to become one of the top three portable PC vendors by 2011, and in order to accomplish that goal they have placed a renewed focus on design.

10 by Jarred Walton on 1/5/2010

CES 2010 – Netbooks, Netbooks, Everywhere!

CES week has begun, and we kick off our coverage with a look at some of the latest laptop and netbook announcements. Pine Trail has arrived, but we're still...

19 by Jarred Walton on 1/4/2010

IDF 2009 - Intel Shows off 22nm & 32nm, Sandy Bridge Demoed

It's the first day of IDF and in usual Intel fashion we have new silicon, new transistors and new architectures. It's nothing huge but a fairly traditional keynote...

32 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/22/2009

IDF 2009 - World's First Larrabee Demo, More Clarkdale, Gulftown

Intel finally demonstrated Larrabee, although not in a major way. Intel's first discrete GPU is still going through birthing pains as it inches towards its release in Q2...

46 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/22/2009

Nintendo's Development Secrets, Cloud Gaming & new Killer NIC - GDC '09

Our first day of coverage from the Game Developer's Conference includes a rare insight into how Nintendo develops games, a new service that offloads GPU/CPU computation for games and...

39 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 3/26/2009

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