Sandy Bridge GPU article online

Article: Intel's Sandy Bridge Graphics Architecture
By: Groo (charlie.delete@this.semiaccurate.com), August 10, 2011 10:01 am
Room: Moderated Discussions
David Kanter (dkanter@realworldtech.com) on 8/9/11 wrote:
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>In honor of SIGGRAPH, I've decided to finish my coverage of all 3 major GPU architectures
>in the PC ecosystem with a deep dive into the Sandy Bridge GPU:
>
>Sandy Bridge is the first GPU tightly integrated with an x86 through a shared
>L3 cache. Graphics performance has doubled, thanks to new shader cores and more
>powerful fixed functions. Sadly, there is no OpenCL or DirectX11 support till Ivy
>Bridge. Multimedia is superb, with full hardware decoding and accelerated encoding
>exposed through an API. The new design is a huge advance, but much work remains for future generations.


Like working drivers in a major distro. It has been how many years since the architecture started in the i965, and 5+ years later, Intel still can't make a fully working driver for Windows OR Linux. Talk about a joke. The hardware may be marginal, but if you can't use it, it is just more leakage.

-Charlie
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