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Ultrabook Part 2: Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE 2011 with Windows 8* and Visual Studio* 2012 RC

As I continue to explore different Ultrabook capabilities, in this blog I decided to look into a powerful threading and performance optimization tool for C/C++, .NET, and FORTRAN developers who nee

Authored by Jules Alfani (Intel) Last updated on 06/14/2017 - 16:35
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Intel® vPro Technology Release 8.0: Processor Requirements

Intel is launching  the latest Ivy Bridge processors supporting Intel ® AMT Release 8.0. This marks the 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 Processors.

Authored by Gael H. (Intel) Last updated on 06/14/2017 - 15:59
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Microsoft* DirectCompute on Intel® microarchitecture Code Name Ivy Bridge Processor Graphics

Microsoft* DirectCompute exposes the compute functionality of graphics hardware as a new shader type: the compute shader. DirectCompute allows you to program compute shaders on Intel® microarchitecture code name Ivy Bridge hardware. This paper describes how.
Authored by Last updated on 06/07/2017 - 12:26
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Pre-Compositing Textures for Terrain Rendering

There are many ways to generate and render terrain, but for years one of the most common ways has been to generate a terrain from a heightmap and use a mask texture to blend, or composite, diffuse textures together.
Authored by Quentin Froemke (Intel) Last updated on 06/07/2017 - 12:27
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Optimizing XuanYuan with Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzer on Intel® HD Graphics

Engineers from Intel & Tencent used Intel® GPA to improve the performance of XuanYuan by 1.34x. The performance gains from these optimizations also improved the frame rate on a pre-release Ivy Bridge system by 1.30x from 66 fps to 86 fps.
Authored by Juanbin L. (Intel) Last updated on 06/07/2017 - 12:24
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Microsoft DirectCompute on the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor

This is the second and last part of the Microsoft DirectCompute series. This article covers programming DirectCompute with Microsoft DirectX* 10–class graphics processors, while the previous article focused on Microsoft DirectX 11–class hardware.
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IVB Atmospheric Light Scattering

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Authored by admin Last updated on 06/07/2017 - 12:22
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Software Companies Optimizing for Quick Sync Video on Ivy Bridge

With the release of Intel’s latest generation of processors, codenamed Ivy Bridge, comes Intel® Quick Sync Video 2.0.

Authored by admin Last updated on 06/07/2017 - 10:44
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Introducing Intel Ultrabook™ – Part One

Recently, I’ve been tempted to get a MacBook Air Pro because of its light-weight and stylish look.

Authored by Jules Alfani (Intel) Last updated on 09/27/2017 - 12:27
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