| ||Thread Tools|
|1st March 2011, 07:37||#1|
Join Date: May 2002
Lucid's Virtu Enables Simultaneous Integrated/Discrete GPU on Sandy Bridge Platforms
Although we came away impressed by Intel's Sandy Bridge CPU and GPU, it was the platform that really let us down. SATA controller errata aside, Intel's 6-series chipset lineup had a huge problem. At launch the P67 was the only chipset that supported CPU overclocking, however P67 doesn't support SNB's on-die GPU. Enter the H67 chipset, which does support processor graphics but it doesn't support overclocking. It gets worse.
One of the biggest features Sandy Bridge has to offer is the support for hardware assisted video transcoding (Quick Sync). In our review we found Intel's Quick Sync to be the absolute best way to transcode video for use on portable devices. There's just one issue: Quick Sync only works when the on-die GPU is active.
If you pair Sandy Bridge with a discrete GPU on the desktop, you lose the ability to use one of the CPU's biggest features.
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Intel Sandy Bridge High C/P Combo - Core i5-2500K with GIGABYTE P67A-UD3R OC Guide||windwithme||Hardware Overclocking and Case Modding||6||21st March 2011 12:36|
|Ivy Bridge to have 20 percent performance advantage over Sandy Bridge||jmke||WebNews||0||3rd February 2011 14:11|
|[M] Intel Sandy Bridge CPU In-Depth Look At Overclocking, Memory Timings and More||jmke||WebNews||0||2nd February 2011 11:46|
|Lucid Enables Quick Sync with Discrete Graphics on Sandy Bridge||Shogun||WebNews||0||9th January 2011 06:40|
|Lucid Enables Quick Sync with Discrete Graphics on Sandy Bridge||jmke||WebNews||0||7th January 2011 13:12|
|G.Skill Launches Its New Memory Series Designed Specifically for Intel Sandy Bridge||jmke||WebNews||0||4th January 2011 13:05|
|Intel's Sandy Bridge Onboard GPU Tested||jmke||WebNews||0||20th December 2010 15:40|
|Intel plans aggressive Sandy Bridge transition||jmke||WebNews||0||8th November 2010 11:15|
|Intel Demos Sandy Bridge, Shows off Video Transcode Engine||jmke||WebNews||0||13th September 2010 21:21|
|Intel's Core 2011 Mobile Roadmap Revealed: Sandy Bridge Part II||jmke||WebNews||0||30th August 2010 22:07|