Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 20:27 UTC
Intel It's the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, so it's time for new stuff to spend your hard-earned cash on. This time around, Intel is making headlines by officially launching its Sandy Bridge line of processors, which, up until now, were totally next-generation.
Permalink for comment 455724
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Comment by vivainio
by tyrione on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 22:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by vivainio"
tyrione
Member since:
2005-11-21

Intel's GMA HD, which replaced the GMA 4500M HD, was integrated in the CPU. The Intel HD Graphics 3000 goes a step further and is now directly on the die. This is the "tock" phase of Intel's "tick-tock" release schedule. In other words, it's an entirely new microarchitecture targeted at PCs. Speaking of which, I'm always stunned to find that people rely on Wikipedia as a primary source for information. I'm even more stunned when a Wikipedia article has more accurate information than an average person on a pretty common topic. For example: "A personal computer (PC) is any general-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and original sales price make it useful for individuals, and which is intended to be operated directly by an end-user with no intervening computer operator." Desktops and laptops are just PCs, and yes, Apple sells a lot of PCs despite it's "Mac vs. PC" ads.


It's a catch up to AMD play.

Reply Parent Score: 2