Intel wants your CPU doing the anti-aliasing grunt work

by Rafael Hernandez on July 24, 2011 · 0 comments

Processors are good for plenty of things… like adding and subtracting and handling complex computational tasks that aren’t so easily split up into easier tasks. Interestingly Intel came up with a not-so-expensive anti-aliasing technique that they feel could run on the CPU.

Unfortunately for them the GPU is an immensely powerful piece of hardware that can handle the extra added load from an anti-aliasing process and doesn’t need to be slowed down by requesting the CPU stick its hands into the all-out fury that is a modern graphics chip that’s chomping down on visually intense 3D gaming scene.

The CPU’s time would be better spent handling keyboard input.

Intel Details Option To Move Antialiasing To The CPU @ Hot Hardware

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