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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  • zappb - Monday, January 9, 2012 - link

    God bless you intel...
  • MonkeyPaw - Monday, January 9, 2012 - link

    Hey, it probably took them awhile to find something they could record that wasn't artifacting. :p
  • formulav8 - Monday, January 9, 2012 - link

    Correct you are :) Thats outright pathetic if true.

    Just think of where Intel would be right now if they weren't mooching off NVidia.
  • Thorburn - Monday, January 9, 2012 - link

    Hardly uncommon. During the setup for GITEX a few years back a representative from Sapphire spent two days trying to get CrossFire working on a demo system on their booth opposite ours. Performance was dire and they couldn't get it stable.

    On the day of the show it was suddenly running perfectly. Nudge the display cabinet and the mouse would move, popping up the WMP control bar.

    There are a number of reasons you'd do it however, we use pre-recorded demos at work for presentations as getting in and out of a game simply takes too long for a live demo, although they presumably had many machines at their disposal.
  • Dovahkiin - Friday, January 13, 2012 - link

    Or maybe he just wanted to avoid having to go "Oops I crashed."
  • umbrel - Monday, January 9, 2012 - link

    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.

    ...No wait
  • JGabriel - Saturday, January 14, 2012 - link

    Win! Lol'd.
  • frozentundra123456 - Monday, January 9, 2012 - link

    Almost as lame as Bulldozer press demos. Maybe they hired the same marketing team.

    Seriously though, if the IGP in ivy could reach close to current Llano capabilities, that would be very exciting, since the CPU is much better.
  • rgallant - Monday, January 9, 2012 - link

    a troll under a bridge -that's new.
  • Ryan Smith - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - link

    Evaluating Ivy Bridge's GPU just got a lot more interesting.

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