BACK TO PCSTATS Follow PCSTATS on Facebook PCSTATS RSS Feed PCSTATS Twitter Feed + Motherboards
+ Videocards
+ Memory
+ Beginners Guides
News & Advanced Search  Feedback?
[X]   Directory of
Guides & Reviews
The PCstats Forums

Beginners Guides
Weekly Newsletter
Archived Newsletters

Waterfield Designs Muzetto Leather Notebook Satchel Review

Sandy Bridge is the first GPU tightly integrated with an x86 - Sandy Bridge is the first GPU tightly integrated with an x86
Fri, Aug 12 2011 | 9:03AM | Filed under: CPU / Processors| PermaLink Posted by: STAFF

Sandy Bridge is the first GPU tightly integrated with an x86, using a shared L3 cache to communicate. Graphics performance has doubled, thanks to new shader cores and more powerful fixed functions. Sadly though, there is no OpenCL or DirectX11 support till Ivy Bridge in 2012. The multimedia support is superb and power efficient, with full hardware decoding and accelerated encoding exposed through an API. Much work remains for future generations, such as the 22nm Ivy Bridge, but this is a huge advance for Intel and one that has been recognized by key customers such as Apple. This report is the first deep dive published on Intel's Sandy Bridge graphics architecture. We delve into the GPU, starting with the software model, system architecture and covering the fully programmable shader cores, fixed function hardware and texturing and render output pipelines. Our detailed look is complete with comparisons to the previous generation and competing GPUs from AMD.



Recent News in CPU / Processors
Intel & Microsoft Encourages Consumers To Make Magic Nov 21
AMD Tonga & Fiji Open-Source Performance Boosted By PowerPlay Patches Nov 21
Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 16.8. Nov 18
The Best CPU for the Money Nov 18
Intel Speed Shift technology Nov 17
Intel Core i7-6700K Stock versus 4.8GHz Overclocked Nov 16
Intel Skylake Graphics: Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux Performance Nov 15
CPU / Kryo implementation Nov 14
Benchmarking Intel's Skylake-U Series Core i7 Processor For Laptops Nov 10
Intel Broadwell/Skylake Graphics Performance For Steam Nov 8

News Categories
Audio / Sound Beginners Guides Benchmarks
Biometrics BIOS Business / Industry
Cases Chipset Computer / SFF PCs
Cooling / Heatsinks CPU / Processors Digital Cameras
Drivers Editorial Games
Gossip Hard Drives Hardware
Home Theatre Imaging Memory
Mobile Devices Monitors Motherboards
Mouse Pads MP3 Players Networking
Notebooks Operating System Optical Drives
Overclocking Peripherals Power Supply
Press Release Printers Servers
Site News Software Tips
Tradeshows / Events Video Cards Web News
   Looking for something a little farther back? Try PCstats News Archives: 1999 - present
   11 / 26 / 2015 | 5:37AM
Hardware Sections 

PCSTATS Network Features Information About Us Contact
PCSTATS Newsletter
ShoppingList Assistance
Tech Glossary
Technology WebSite Listings
PermaLink News
Archived News
Submit News (Review RSS Feed)
Site Map
PCstats Wallpaper
About Us
Privacy Policy
Advertise on PCSTATS

How's Our Driving?
© Copyright 1999-2015 All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of Use.