Intel Arrandale Core i5 and Core i3 Mobile Unveiled

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Video Performance

To test Intel's Graphics Media Accelerator HD video playback capabilities with Arrandale, we played an H.264 encoded, 1080p HD video clip with both Windows Media Player and QuickTime 7.  Though we don't have screen grabs of Blu-ray disc playback performance here, we would  offer that the results were very similar to what you'll see in the movie trailer screen shots below.

1080p H.264 QuickTime Playback

1080p H.264 Windows Media Player Playback

Arrandale doesn't even break a sweat here and CPU utilization ranges from about 3% in Windows Media Player, to about 27% in the QuickTime playerEither way, playback was perfect and image quality was excellent, though QuickTime currently doesn't support Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD IGP as of yet In the future you can expect similar performance from both player platforms.

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