Intel revealed that its next-generation integrated graphics platform will support GPGPU computing. The company said Clarkdale will support GPU-accelerated video encoding via a driver update, a feature that is already available for ATI and NVIDIA GPUs.
According to an Intel's spokesman, its next-generation code-named Clarkdale central processing unit with integrated graphics core will support video encoding using graphics procesising engines via a driver update. Despite lack of initial support of the feature, which will be added using a driver update, there is a confidence in the forthcoming Intel’s integrated desktop platform.
This seems to be the first time when Intel admits the importance of general purpose processing on graphics processing units (GPGPU) in general, particularly about video transcoding.