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The world's largest chipmaker announced tools, known as extensions, for software developers that allow Intel's 4th generation Intel Core, aka Haswell, to process demanding special effects.
The first of these extensions, called PixelSync, allows programmers to more realistically render smoke, hair, windows, foliage, fences, and other complex geometry and natural phenomena, according to Intel.

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Source 2 AnandTech

Intel's repsonse to AMD APU's? I'm already looking forward to haswell laptops! biggrin.gif
Edited by Midgethulk - 3/31/13 at 10:47am
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All those features are great, it's a shame the actual hardware doesn't have the power to push it resolutions above 640x480!

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Bump the raw performance a bit more then talk about your shiny magic, intel.
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Not bad, but I'd still prefer AMD APUs...
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All those features are great, it's a shame the actual hardware doesn't have the power to push it resolutions above 640x480!

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Bump the raw performance a bit more then talk about your shiny magic, intel.

Well this is clearly meant for notebooks, there is no way this technology will be used in desktops. tongue.gif
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surprising to see Intel focusing on graphics. I guess I shouldn't go around trashing integrated graphics anymore after Haswell tongue.gif
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Damn tongue.gif

Ya gotta keep up with technology.
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Hm, AMD is already pushing with their FX shampoo for more realistic hair and thread physics... The question is, will the software developers adopt Intel's extensions? Will it be compatible with Nividia or AMD, or will the extensions only run if the game is using Intel's GPU? Will Intel have the processing power so the extensions don't choke?
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Hm, AMD is already pushing with their FX shampoo for more realistic hair and thread physics... The question is, will the software developers adopt Intel's extensions? Will it be compatible with Nividia or AMD, or will the extensions only run if the game is using Intel's GPU? Will Intel have the processing power so the extensions don't choke?

This, I mean also if you use a AMD APU you can combine it with a AMD GPU for more power, Intel cant compete on the desktop front for graphics, Mobile... maybe, i find it unlikely though.
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