Is Intel Corporation Taking Graphics More Seriously Now?
In 2011, #Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) released a processor family known as #SandyBridge. Sandy Bridge was a very well-received product family as it brought solid improvements in performance, power consumption, and — perhaps most importantly — integration. Indeed, with Sandy Bridge, Intel integrated a decent graphics processor right onto the same piece of silicon as the main processor and other components themselves. This allowed computer makers to, at least for systems not aimed at high-performance gaming/graphics applications, forgo including costly stand-alone graphics processors.