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Montevina will double IGP performance

Montevina will double IGP performance

Montevina's IGP will deliver a two-fold performance increase over the current generation Santa Rosa platform.

Dadi Perlmutter, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s mobility group, showed off Intel’s next-generation Montevina mobile platform this morning and claimed that it will double integrated graphics performance.

Perlmutter showed an Intel reference Montevina product running Universe at War: Earth Assault running with respectable performance and it surprisingly didn’t look that bad.

Of course, Montevina won’t be released until later this year, so it’ll be interesting to see how it handles other games – Intel has been known to deliver respectable performance in a few games, but widespread support has been where it has lacked in the past.

Hopefully with Montevina, Intel will improve driver support, enabling more and more games to be played on Intel integrated graphics processors. After all, the mobile market is growing massively, and it’s set to overtake desktop PC shipments before the end of the decade.

Perlmutter also claimed that you’ll be able to watch Blu-ray movies on Montevina notebooks smoothly on battery power – and what’s more, he said there’ll still be enough battery life left to do other things after you’ve finished watching the film.

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rls669 2nd April 2008, 06:40 Quote
2x pathetic brings it all the way up to contemptible! :D
Tyinsar 2nd April 2008, 06:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by rls669
2x pathetic brings it all the way up to contemptible! :D
:) ;) Well put
leexgx 2nd April 2008, 20:30 Quote
intels IGP sucks so 2x more then an video card that sucks (or 10x as thay stated in some pic somewhare) makes it still very bad

nvidia and ATI should support there laptop video cards as OEM companies do not give up to date drivers for them
pumpman 2nd April 2008, 20:37 Quote
Amd already do this with 780G you don't hear everyone wailing at Intel for being slow to catchup , like they do in the cpu battle
wuyanxu 2nd April 2008, 21:01 Quote
IGP in games: no go
IGP outside games, already good enough.

so why double performance?
r4tch3t 3rd April 2008, 02:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu
IGP in games: no go
IGP outside games, already good enough.

so why double performance?
QFT

Then again, every little bit helps, the majority of machines sold with these now have 2x the gaming capability, now just double it a few more times.
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