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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Intel demos next generation CPU-GPU chip

Intel showed off its next generation Sandy Bridge chip at this week's Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco.

Sandy Bridge is the result of a major design effort to improve graphics performance. Graphics in Intel chips to date pale in comparison to graphics in chips sold by its smaller rivals, AMD and Nvidia. Sandy Bridge is a hybrid chip that, for the first time, puts the graphics processor on the main processing unit.

Sandy Bridge was designed in an effort to allow Intel to compete with AMD and Nvidia in the gaming market, reports CNET's Brooke Crothers. Read more