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Intel’s Sandy Bridge Processor Impresses Half-Life Developer at CES 2011

Written on January 06, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Sandy Bridge practically fuses the functionality of a regular processor and a graphics card. With this processor, you can experience console gaming on your PC.

Valve boss Gabe Newell was definitely amazed at the CES 2011 after seeing Intel’s new i7 Core processor or simply called “Sandy Bridge”. He mentions that the chip is “a real game changer for us. This (Sandy Bridge) allows for a console like experience on the PC.”

The Sandy Bridge practically fuses the functionality of a regular processor and a graphics card. This means that once the processor is in your harddrive, you won’t need to worry about your CPUs, GPUs, or any other harddrive as it functions just like how a console does. Does this mean we’ll say goodbye to constant changing of GPUs? This is good news to us, but we wonder how NVIDIA and ATI will react to this.

Either way, it’s a big leap in PC gaming. Or is it?

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