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Introducing Intel Ultrabook™ – Part One

In all my years in college I have used a laptop PC. Recently, I’ve been tempted to get a MacBook Air Pro because of its light-weight and stylish look.

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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.
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Intel processor graphics is updated in distinct generations. This page has the latest Intel Graphics Developer's Guide and links to previous generations of Intel Graphics Developer's Guides.
Authored by admin Last updated on 07/06/2016 - 03:48
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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.

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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 05/06/2016 - 16:41
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