Intel's Mooly Eden just ran through a couple of demos running on Ivy Bridge based Ultrabooks. The first demo was a real time Havok render of a troll. The second was supposed to be a DX11 racing demo, however the demo itself appeared to be a video of gameplay looping rather than a live demo (video player controls briefly popped up during the demo, tisk tisk).

There's not much we can tell about Ivy Bridge graphics based on these two demos (especially not the demo that was just a video), but Intel is apparently weeks away from final silicon of Ivy Bridge. We'll see the first OEM notebooks go into production in late March/early April.

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  • dealcorn - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - link

    I knew the beret was going to be a problem. People always see the beret and fail to recognize that Mooly is a guy who wears many hats. There is a case that the guy is overstretched as he was not adequately scripted/briefed so the demo did not do what was intended. On the other hand, he is immensely talented and the chips Intel produces are pretty well received in the marketplace. Some of that credit is due to Mooly. As long as the chips work well, an occasional blown demo is OK. There will be time for independent verification of performance claims so it is not like the wool is being pulled over anyone's eyes.
  • larsmojo - Friday, January 13, 2012 - link

    video playback..
  • Hulk - Friday, January 13, 2012 - link

    Intel "faked" a computer demo so I'm DONE, FINISHED, buying any Intel CPU's. Because let's face it, they have a LOOONG track record of faking demos, missing release deadlines, missing performance targets, etc...

    (little sarcasm there let's get real guys)
  • Jedi2155 - Friday, January 13, 2012 - link

    I think the commenter's here are a little over the top regarding the craziness of a video demo...

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