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Intel's Sandy Bridge Integrated Graphics chip ?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by _LEGendARY_, Jan 19, 2011.

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    Hi guys,

    I have some questions about this integrated graphics chip ..

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    Looking at the Core i7 & Core i5 "quads" Sandy Bridge Processors, do their IGP's have any processing rule on a P67 platform ? I mean acceleration for encoding/transcoding/decoding ?

    or its about paying more for something you will never use :banghead: ?


    Is there a similar technology to nVIDIA Optimus that could be used with Intel Sandy Bridge ? so u can switch btw discrete GFX & IGP for power saving ?
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    Thanx man, but I just want to know if the IGP would work parallel to the CPU on a P67 ?

    if not, that will be a total waste of money and resources :shadedshu
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    I don't think it would on a P67 chipset but will on an H67 one IIRC. It's somewhat similar to the P55's where the IGP will only function on an H type chipset mobo.
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    You should wait for mobos based on the Z68 chipset to come out later this year, I read that chipset will allow you to use QuickSync when using a discrete card. As of now, AFAIK, neither the P67, nor the H67 let you access the integrated GPU functions when you have a discrete card on any desktop systems; on notebooks though, with Optimus enabled, you may be able to use QuickSync if the discrete card is not in use, and the IGP is being used (i.e. no 3D tasks)

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