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Valve: New Intel tech allows for 'console-like experience on PC'

Sandy Bridge microprocessor is "a game changer", says CEO Gabe Newell

Valve boss Gabe Newell has thrown his support behind Intel's new Sandy Bridge microprocessor, saying that the developer created Portal 2's PC version with the tech in mind.


Speaking on stage during the second-generation core i7 processor's reveal at CES last night, Newell labelled the integrated CPU and graphics technology "a game changer".

"This allows for a console-like experience on the PC," he said rather vaguely, according to the International Business Times.

The Sandy Bridge processor, which is reportedly the first 32 nanometer-based one of its kind in the industry, features 3-D graphics and media engine capabilities on one chip.

Mooly Eden, general manager of the PC Client Group at Intel, said it "represents the biggest advance in computing performance and capabilities over any other previous generation".

[ SOURCE: International Business Times ]