Both Nvidia and AMD have already dabbled in automatically optimizing the settings of PC games to match the hardware they're running on. GeForce Experience provides this service for Nvidia hardware, while a Gaming Evolved variant of Raptr does a similar thing for AMD-powered systems.
Intel is also jumping in on the bandwagon, today announcing their very own partnership with Raptr at the Game Developers Conference. Like with AMD's variant of Raptr, the special Intel build crowd-sources data to find the best game settings for your system, targeting performance or quality depending on your preferences.
The Intel variant of Raptr (pictured above thanks to PC Perspective) also includes gameplay recording enhanced by Intel's Quick Sync technology, which encodes the video using hardware acceleration. For gamers that aren't up to date with drivers, Raptr will notify you to download and install new builds when they become available.
Intel has made an announcement at MWC 2015 of a collaboration with Ericsson, Samsung and others as part of a broad effort to get its new System-on-Chips (SoCs) into more phones.
Intel has a new range of SoCs, including the Intel Atom x3 for low-cost smartphones and tablets, and the Atom x5 and x7 series for premium devices. These SoCs incorporate Intel’s XMM 7360 LTE Advanced Solution, with support for LTE Cat 10 and speeds of up to 450 Mbps.
Intel introduced the Intel Atom x3 processor series (formerly “SoFIA”), Intel’s first integrated communications platform for entry and value tablets, phablets and smartphones. Combining 64-bit multi-core Intel Atom processors together with 3G or 4G LTE connectivity, the integrated communications SoC combines the applications processor, image sensor processor, graphics, audio, connectivity and power management components in a single system chipset. This integration allows device manufacturers to deliver full-featured tablets, phablets and smartphones at affordable price points for the rapidly growing entry and value market segments.
Intel is bringing the benefits of integrated Intel architecture and wireless communications to customers, including the China technology ecosystem, with greater velocity. Twenty companies, including ASUS and Jolla, have committed to delivering Intel Atom x3 designs.
Rounding out its mobile portfolio that scales from the entry to performance segments, Intel also introduced its first 14nm Intel® Atom™ SoC, the Intel Atom x5 and x7 processor series (formally code-named “Cherry Trail”) for next-generation tablets and small-screen 2 in 1s. Offering 64-bit support for Windows and Android, Intel Gen 8 graphics, and an option to pair with next-generation LTE Advanced connectivity, the Intel Atom x5 and x7 processor series will power a range of mainstream to premium devices.
Customers, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba, have already committed to deliver devices...
Texas Ranks 49th In Public Education Spending Despite Huge Economy
The state ranks 50th in percentage of high school graduates among its populace, first in amount of carbon emissions, first in hazardous waste produced, last in voter turnout, first in percentage of people without health insurance, and second in percentage of uninsured kids.
Texas ranks the lowest in the nation for women with health insurance, and is the second lowest in the nation for percent of pregnant women receiving prenatal care in the first trimester. Texas also ranks the fourth highest in the nation for percentage of women living in poverty.
Texas leads the nation in workplace fatalities.
Nursing homes in Texas can't seem to get it right, complained a Florida advocacy group. Texas was ranked last for the second year in a row according to Families for Better Care, receiving an walloping "F" across six out of eight categories of measurement.
Texas isn't fine.
(Bloomberg) -- Texas’s Williamson County hired hundreds of workers and ran up debt as it became home to two of the 10 fastest-growing U.S. cities. Now, state tax cuts threaten to crimp the revenue it needs to pay for the expansion.
“It scares the fool out of me,” said Dan Gattis, a judge who helps oversee the budget for the county, an area north of Austin where farms gave way to congested roads as the population almost doubled since 2000. “It takes so much money to run county government. We’ve got to have some way to pay the bills.”
Energized by an expanded majority in the Texas legislature, Republicans want to slash billions from homeowners’ taxes. That may squeeze funding for local governments that have borrowed $205 billion for roads, schools and infrastructure as Texas added more residents than any other state.
When someone of the monumental, incredible stupidity of James Inhofe can rise to a position of power in the US Senate, it promises that we are completely void of the ability to not poop where we live.
Last night Jon Stewart slammed Senator James Inhofe over a snowball stunt he pulled on the Senate floor last week. Inhofe, who is Chairman of the Senate’s Environment and Public Works committee, brought a snowball onto the Senate floor to make the case that climate change is not real.
“In case we have forgotten,” the Senator stated, “because we keep hearing that 2014 has been the warmest year on record — I ask the chair, you know what this is? It’s a snowball. And that’s just from outside here. So it’s very, very cold out.”
Stewart was of course baffled by this stunt — and the climate change denialism that it stems from. “Unless he’s personally witnessing something, it just can’t be real,” the comedian exclaimed. Watch the clip below:
[Inhofe might be king of all the pinheads on the planet. Who dresses and feeds this guy? Clothes from the Dark Ages would be more appropriate. As always Jon Stewart does a good job of demonstrating that "you really can't fix stupid."]
Warmest Winter in History: 13 Cities Have Already Clinched Records
Winter's not even over, but more than a dozen cities have already clinched their warmest winter on record.
But for tinfoil hat set, it's just another liberal conspiracy.
"Not really sure what the point of that article was?"
[Uh, oh - more you don't understand?]