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Intel shows Ivy Bridge can run F1 2011 (video)

Posted on Wednesday, January 11 2012 @ 15:56:03 CET by

The F1 2011 DirectX 11 demo during Intel's presentation by Mooly Eden was a prerecorded video, but the company alleviated doubts regarding the chip's capability to run DX11 by showing press the demo in real-time. Full details at BSN, the site reports the game ran very smooth.
Intel invited us this morning to come to their booth and take a look at the DX11 demo ourselves and to test it out first hand using the exact same system that Mooley Eden had been using. We unfortunately did not have the luxury to play it with a steering wheel like Mooley did, but it was definitely an interesting experience to be playing it in real time on an Ivy Bridge Ultrabook. We simply played F1 2011 on Medium settings with the display running at medium settings in DX11 mode. We played this game like we normally do, with a mouse and keyboard and had quite a bit of fun, to be honest.

We also got a chance to run the game in benchmark mode which runs the game with higher graphics and allows you to see the overall performance of the game on your system. The Intel representative would not let us run the game through til the end where the score showed itself simply because they aren't quite finished optimizing Ivy Bridge yet and it would be unfair to show an unfinished benchmark. Overall, though, we did enjoy playing F1 2011 on this Ivy Bridge Ultrabook and it ran extremely smoothly without any dropped frames or lag at all.



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