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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...

Monoprice at CES: 30-inch IPS with "Guaranteed" 120Hz and a Mechanical RGB Keyboard

Over the past year or two one of the hot subjects with displays among enthusiasts has been overclocking them to drive the panel at higher refresh rates. We've seen...

37 by Jarred Walton on 1/14/2015

Antec CES Suite Tour

The story of Antec of the past few years has been rather curious. Five years back, it seemed like just about everyone was using Antec cases and power supplies&hellip...

5 by Jarred Walton on 1/14/2015

QNAP Releases Haswell-based TVS-x71 and Cortex-A15-based TS-x31+ NAS Lineups

QNAP took the SMB / SOHO NAS market segment by storm with a host of CES announcements. The release of the AMD G-series SoC-based TVS-x63 was undoubtedly QNAP's major...

6 by Ganesh T S on 1/14/2015

be quiet! CES Suite Tour

One of the companies I visited is a company that's perhaps a bit less well known in the US, be quiet! (I joked with the representatives that they should...

5 by Jarred Walton on 1/14/2015

ioSafe Updates Disaster-Resistant Storage Lineup at CES 2015

At CES 2015, we got the chance to sit down and talk with the folks over at ioSafe. Their disaster-resistant storage devices are unique in the market. We reviewed...

2 by Ganesh T S on 1/14/2015

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

G-Technology's Evolution Series Goes Rugged

Photographers and content creators have the need for fast storage at both the editing workstation and in the field. LaCie (Seagate) and G-Technology (HGST) are the two main vendors...

2 by Ganesh T S on 1/14/2015

Zotac Updates ZBOX mini-PC Lineup at CES 2015

Zotac's ZBOX series of mini-PCs has been receiving lots of updates over the last year or so. In addition to the traditional ZBOX (which, in itself, was small enough...

12 by Ganesh T S on 1/14/2015

NZXT Launches DOKO In-Home Streamer

While at CES, I was able to stop by NZXT to check out some of their upcoming products. Imagine my surprise when I found that there were essentially no...

19 by Jarred Walton on 1/13/2015

Corsair Show DDR4-3400, also mentions 16GB UDIMMs?

Aside from the formal press releases from Corsair already announcing the new Carbine 100R, the Hydro H110i GT all-in-one liquid cooler, the HG10 N780 GPU Bracket and their new...

31 by Ian Cutress on 1/13/2015

Oculus Demos Crescent Bay and VR Audio

I’ve been following Oculus Rift since the Kickstarter a couple years back, and while I didn’t help kickstart the project it has always been an intriguing idea. Of course...

21 by Jarred Walton on 1/13/2015

Origin PC Shows Off High-End Notebooks and the “Not-a-Steam-Machine” Omega

CES now over, which means for a lot of the editors we can finally sit down and write about some of the stuff we saw during the week. If...

33 by Jarred Walton on 1/13/2015

D-Link's Networking Solutions at CES 2015

D-Link had one of the most exciting networking suites at CES 2015. The fact that they seem to be having the lead when it comes to adopting Broadcom's latest...

8 by Ganesh T S on 1/13/2015

Diamond Multimedia Updates Networking and DisplayLink Products Portfolio

We made the annual customary visit to Diamond Multimedia's suite at CES. Last year, they had products on display marking their first foray into the networking market. Primarily known...

7 by Ganesh T S on 1/13/2015

Intel Updates the NUC at CES 2015 with Broadwell-U

The big topic going in to CES was the launch of Broadwell-U, Intel’s 14 nanometer 5th generation Core products for laptops, mini-PCs and all-in-ones, with rated TDPs of 15W...

32 by Ian Cutress on 1/12/2015

New at CES 2015: CoolChip Technologies and Cooler Master Join Forces

Even though I follow the air cooling market, I perhaps do not follow it in extreme detail, but a couple of years back we saw a new form of...

14 by Ian Cutress on 1/12/2015

Cooler Master at CES 2015: Reorganization with a Surprise

When I met with Cooler Master at Computex 2014, the company at the time was discussing the fact that they had lost their focus over the past few years...

8 by Ian Cutress on 1/12/2015

Asustor's 5 Series Packs Intel Bay Trail Celerons

Since last CES, a couple of Asustor offerings have been put under our review scanner, and we were naturally excited to meet up with them at CES 2015. Towards...

3 by Ganesh T S on 1/12/2015

Quantenna Maintains 802.11ac Technology Lead as Broadcom and Marvell Launch New Chipsets

Quantenna was the first to bring a 4x4 MU-MIMO 802.11ac chipset to the market (with the Asus RT-AC87U and the Netgear Nighthawk X4 R7500). It has a number of...

7 by Ganesh T S on 1/11/2015

AMD Enters NAS Market with QNAP's 10G-Ready TVS-x63

QNAP's CES suite was quite busy when we visited them last week. Considering the number of product and feature announcements that were made, it wasn't a surprise at all...

20 by Ganesh T S on 1/11/2015

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