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At IDF in San Francisco last week, Intel provided us with lots of insights into Skylake, the microarchitecture behind the 6th generation Core series processors. Skylake marks the introduction of the Gen9 Intel HD Graphics technology. In advance of our full Skylake architecture analysis (coming soon), I wanted to get a head start and explain the media side (including Quick Sync and the image processing pipeline) of Skylake in a separate piece. Media Capabilities and Quick Sync in Intel HD Graphics - A Brief History Quick Sync has evolved through the last five years, starting with limited hardware acceleration and usage of the programmable EU array in Sandy Bridge. The second generation engine in Ivy Bridge moved to a hybrid hardware / software solution with rate...

AMD Demonstrates FreeSync-over-HDMI Concept Hardware at Computex 2015

While AMD wasn’t the first GPU vendor to implement a system for variable refresh, the company has made up for lost time with zeal. Since demonstrating their FreeSync proof-of-concept...

91 by Ian Cutress & Ryan Smith on 6/3/2015

Future-proofing HTPCs for the 4K Era: HDMI, HDCP and HEVC

4K (Ultra High Definition / UHD) has matured far more rapidly compared to the transition from standard definition to HD (720p) / FHD (1080p). This can be attributed to...

98 by Ganesh T S on 4/10/2015

IOGEAR Updates A/V & Digital Home Solutions for 4K

We visited IOGEAR's booth at CES 2015 to take a look at the new products on display. The most striking was the DisplayLink-based products. Similar to Diamond Multimedia, we...

2 by Ganesh T S on 1/14/2015

NVIDIA Kepler Cards Get HDMI 4K@60Hz Support (Kind Of)

An interesting feature has turned up in NVIDIA’s latest drivers: the ability to drive certain displays over HDMI at 4K@60Hz. This is a feat that would typically require HDMI...

54 by Ryan Smith on 6/20/2014

Sony Announces PS Vita PCH-2000, PS Vita TV

Kicking off today is what’s sure to be a busy week. Both Apple and Intel have events scheduled over the next few days, with an Apple product announcement and...

13 by Ryan Smith on 9/9/2013

Google Chromecast Review - An Awesome $35 HDMI Dongle

So I have a confession to make – I didn’t hate the Nexus Q. While I didn’t necessarily love it and use it daily like a small minority of...

105 by Brian Klug on 7/29/2013

IOGear Demonstrates HDMI Switching Solutions at CES 2013

We visited IOGear's booth at CES and saw a variety of devices including HDMI switching solutions, I/O devices and other A/V gear. This post covers the HDMI switching solutions...

3 by Ganesh T S on 1/14/2013

Rosewill Expands, Consuming Everything In Its Wake

Okay, so consume isn't entirely accurate. But what started as NewEgg's house brand has continued to show unusual vitality and growth each year, and here at CES 2013 we...

4 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/9/2013

Capsule Review: GeChic's On-Lap 1302 Laptop Monitor

Just three months ago we took GeChic's 13" USB 2.0-powered monitor, the On-Lap 1301, for a test run. What we found was a compelling concept for a product that...

24 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/15/2012

Pulse-Eight USB CEC Adapter Review

Pulse-Eight is one of the commercial vendors tracing their roots to XBMC. Boxee is another company with XBMC roots, but, unlike Boxee, Pulse-Eight concentrates more on the hardware aspects...

22 by Ganesh T S on 1/24/2012

AOC Aire Pro: 23-inch IPS HD Display for Under $200

We've gotten our hands on plenty of IPS displays, but we've never seen one break that magic $200 barrier. AOC isn't a display manufacturer we've reviewed before, so we'll...

39 by Jason Inofuentes on 11/21/2011

Zotac releases DisplayPort to dual HDMI adapter

Zotac has released two new products: Mini DisplayPort and DisplayPort to dual HDMI adapters. These adapters are first of their kind and simply have one (Mini) DisplayPort input and...

19 by Kristian Vättö on 8/2/2011

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