Under Chipsets Intel Sandy Bridge processors will lose the support of PCI bus

Under Chipsets Intel Sandy Bridge processors will lose support bus PCI?

Some unexpected news came from the camp Corporation Intel. In all likelihood, the world chipmeyker going to cancel their sixth series chipsets, designed to interact with Sandy Bridge processors in LGA 1155 performance, supporting interface PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect), the resource HotHardware. That is probably Intel plans to remove from their chipset functionality, on which he joined nearly 20 years ago.

PCI Express x16

The reason for such a decision could be Intel moral backwardness interface PCI, whose speed and bandwidth does not meet modern requirements. It's no secret that many of the new products almost close in performance to the upper limit bandwidth PCI bus, part of 133 MB / s.

Technology NVIDIA Optimus discrete graphics to make laptops more energy efficient

Technology NVIDIA Optimus discrete graphics to make laptops more energy efficient

We know that the graphics component is still the Achilles heel of many mobile computers. Indeed, the integrated graphics in most cases ill-suited for use with Full HD Video and modern & ldquo-heavy & rdquo-video, and discrete GPU is a high energy intensity, which reduces the battery life of laptops.

GPU NVIDIA

Perhaps to remedy the situation to some extent will new technology NVIDIA Optimus, details of which appeared in the corporate blog before the exhibition CES 2010. According to available information, this development specialists NVIDIA laptop will take advantage of the productive discrete graphics cards, while increasing energy efficiency and the graphics component of energy saving batteries.