Posts Tagged ‘intel’

Comparing Windows 7 with Windows Vista in Intel Smoke

At the recent TechEd conference, Intel was demonstrating their new Smoke Gaming engine on a Windows7 machine and a Windows Vista machine.  Both machines had identical hardware (Intel i7 chipsets internally, of course) but the Windows7 machine was significantly faster. See what a difference the new Windows 7 kernel makes compared to Windows Vista. The […]

Intel HD graphics

Intel integrated graphics chips have never been known for being excellent performers. Sure, they are good enough to surf the web, but not much beyond that. That makes them good for low cost machines that simply work, which makes them great for family members who need reliabile machines. Bit-Tech has posted an article on the […]


Legal & Financial: AMD goes Up, & NVidia coming down?

A pair of interesting legal turns have lead to a pair of interesting financial turns for the two giants of the computer graphics industry.  First off, AMD published the quarterly report to wrap up 2009, and found themselves a surprise, they’re in the black for the first time in 13 quarters?  How did this miracle […]

Intel’s Computer Vision Accelerator

Video cameras have become integrated into many devices. Intel is looking to take advantage of these video cameras for gesture based interaction. Intel’s Tony Chun describes mobile augmented reality for develping accelerators to be used in smart phones for image recognition and speech recognition. You can hit the link below for a two minute video […]


Intel’s Fluid Simulation for Video Games

Dr. Micheal J. Gourlay has published a 5-part series on the Intel Software Network about Fluid Simulation for Video Games.  From his own description: This article, the fifth in a series, describes the profiling and optimization of a fluid simulation, presented in the third and fourth articles. The first article summarized fluid dynamics; the second […]

Intel’s Double-HD MultiTouch Wall at CES

In Intel’s booth at CES, you can see two giant double-HD screens showing a realtime visualization of web news stories. The entire setup is apparently powered by a single i7 processor, and it’s easy to see how you could shrink an application like this down for use on oh, say, a tablet of some sort. […]

NVIDIA, Intel, the FTC, and new allegations

The FTC has added new allegations to the anticompetitive investigation that’s been underway on price fixing related to the Atom and Ion chipsets, this time focused on the GPU.  The timing is a bit strange, given Intel’s recent retreat from the GPU market and failure of Larrabee, but here’s what the FTC says: Intel has […]

All Intel wants for Christmas….

From a recent “Intel’s Insides”, NVidia’s blog/comic dedicated to poking fun an Intel’s foray into GPU development (now dead, tho the comic strip lives on). Just too good to pass up. Home.

Counterpoint: Intel Will Never Buy Nvidia

Jon Peddie takes his considerable track record and inside knowledge of the computer industry and uses it to build a convincing argument against the earlier rumor (more like Thought Experiment) that Intel could buy NVidia. It’s unlikely, regardless of how big Intel’s checkbook is, that the two companies could ever agree on the price. The […]

Rumor Mill: Intel Could Buy nVIDIA ?

Now this is a completely unfounded rumor, but a fun one to think about: Robert Cringely has posted a thought on his “I, Cringely” blog that Intel might simply buy NVidia: Intel this week cancelled Larrabee, its proposed graphics processing unit (GPU) that was intended to compete with both nVIDIA and ATi (now a part […]

NVIDIA, AMD Stocks Rally as Intel Larrabee Retreats

InsideHPC noticed that yesterday’s stock prices show some pretty significant shift in the industry as the death of Larrabee signaled a big win for AMD and NVidia. So what’s next for the Intel Larrabee division? Intel spokespeople indicated that a future Larrabee product would be used for a software development platform for graphics and high […]

Larrabee News Roundup

For anyone looking for more news on the delay of Intel’s Larrabee Chipset, There’s plenty of it.  I’ve scoured the net and gathered up some of the better articles on its demise. InsideHPC Anandtech ExPreview Tom’s Hardware Reuters Bright Side of News TechTree India TGDaily, from Jon Peddie Tim Sweeny, Alas poor Larrabee, we hardly […]