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Intel hopes to boost cloud gaming with ray tracing

Agam Shah | March 4, 2011
A new technology from Intel called ray tracing could bring lifelike images and improved 3D effects to games on tablets and other mobile devices.

"The reason [ray tracing] isn't pursued in your normal graphics cards today or that most of your games aren't done through it is that actually doing that computation is very challenging," Owens said.

Intel is trying to address the challenge through an experimental server chip called Knights Ferry, which is based on the company's new MIC (many integrated core) architecture. The chip, which was announced in May at the International Supercomputing Conference, is designed for intensive graphics and high-performance computing.

 

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