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Friday, 13 January 2012 12:01

Intel explains why it faked a DirectX 11 demo

Written by Nick Farell

Red faces all around at CES

Redfaced Intel spinners have been explaining why Mooly Eden, general manager of Intel's PC client group, had to fake a DirectX 11 graphics demo on an Ivy Bridge Ultrabook.

The demo aimed to show off Ivy Bridge's DX11 capabilities by taking a lap in the game F1 2011. Eden used the controller wheel  but as the demo started there was a flash of VLC media player controls at the bottom of the screen.

To make matters worse Eden let go of the wheel and said he didn't need to use his hands "because they are driving it from backstage.  Oh dear, oh dear. Intel said that the demo was a late addition to Intel's presentation and the Santa Clara chip maker simply didn't have time to set it up live.

Chipzilla claims it works just as everyone saw in the video, and to prove it, the outfit was inviting CES press to see a real demo. Yeah it did work.

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+3 #1 yourma2000 2012-01-13 15:12
Right, so they just happened to have a video of a DX11 racing game lying around?
0 #2 thematrix606 2012-01-13 15:45
Heaters gonna heat.

OT: They REALLY need a better presenter, fire that guy right now.
+12 #3 saneblane 2012-01-13 16:00
What a foolish excuse, it actually takes more work to fake the video than to just play the game.
+7 #4 pogsnet 2012-01-13 19:13
Anyway Intel GPU still sux even if you put DX 11 on it.
+7 #5 dew111 2012-01-13 19:26
Can they plan any other game without it crashing?
+6 #6 Song 2012-01-13 20:33
Bad presentation, yes. What's more is intel is trying to cheat it's way out. AGAIN. Its one thing having the blue screen when showing the real windows at work. It totally another thing trying to cheat your customers with a video.
+5 #7 Fud_u 2012-01-14 01:21
Why in the hell would they do that? Not too confident in their product or is it not ready for prime time?
+6 #8 takethis 2012-01-14 01:37
VLC guys are laughing right now.
+4 #9 godrilla 2012-01-14 02:49
Because discrete is the only way to go lol!
Anandtech was invited to prove that ivybridge did indead work with F1 dx11 game but the visuals looked way diluted to me even with directx 11 vs fake VLC video!
0 #10 kubikari 2012-01-14 07:51
Intel will invest VLC to be able to stream data like Gaikai.

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