Intel Developer Forum 2010 CEO Keynote Coverage - HotHardware

Intel Developer Forum 2010 CEO Keynote Coverage

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Sandy Bridge Demo Highlights: An HD Video Powerhouse

Mr. Perlmutter continued with a handful of demos that showcased the performance of Sandy Bridge using a number of different systems / form factors.

   

   

In one demo, a 1080P HD video was converted to a portable device format using Core i7 and SB based systems. The Sandy Bridge system finished the encoding process in seconds, while the Core i7-based system had barely hit about the 30% mark. The rep helping Dadi with demo also mentioned that SB is capable of processing up to eight 1080P streams, which can enable some interesting real-time video analytics possibilities. 

   

In another demo, the new AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions) instructions in Sandy Bridge were utilized used to help render a scene much faster than current Core i7 offerings, and in yet another a number of photos were processed using HDR (high dynamic range). Of course, the SB system outpaced the Core i7 in that demo as well. 

   

   

Finally, in yet another demo, a rep form Sixense was brought out to showcase a new position orientation and tracking system the company has been working on. In the demo, a couple of hand-held devices were used to navigate through a 3D environment, manipulate and add elements in the environment, etc.

That about wraps up what we saw during the opening keynotes at IDF 2010, but we’ll have more in the days ahead.

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I am interested in seeing what they have to say about how they will counter Bulldozer. I will not bet against Intel but this is a spot I see them as vulnerable.

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After reading the full review it seems Intel was going head to head with Nvidia in DX 10.1 and holding their own. I cannot wait to see the reviews of the GPU power they have managed to tweak out of SandyBridge. 

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For a moment there I thought I was looking at a Logitech Tablet?

The ten core processors sure are pretty cool! I would love to see what two of those could do on a single board with about 128GB of ram! It would basically be like having a mini production studio in your home. I am sure it will also cost you about 12K like it does now? But you can bet all the studios will be buying these up! Just wish they would pass the profit margin down to the average consumer instead of making us pay the same price as Dreamworks:P
 
You will probably need it if they are going to have software that is going to have to sort out mounds of MoCap data. It does seem like we are getting to that undreamed of state when it comes to unlimited computing power! I just wish they would release the full form of the technology that they got from Roswell now, instead of feeding us a little bit at a time:P I am sure all major CEO's work for FTD :P
 
At this rate, hopefully by this time next year those of us with the actual ideas can get our own movies made and finally put Hollywood to rest! I am still being amazed by what this Intel I7-875K can do. What used to take three weeks now gets rendered within two hours, and instead of 1080p@72dpi...I can render in 1080p@600dpi! Thanks again Hot Hardware :)

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