Intel shows off Nehalem power with 'Smoke' demo

Intel's is showcasing the power of its upcoming processors with a new 'Smoke' demo which rains fiery destruction upon a virtual shack. Slated to debut later this year, the multi-cored Hyperthreading Nehalem processors will be able to easily crunch through real-time particle physics like the one shown in the demo. An Intel representative showed us […]

Intel's is showcasing the power of its upcoming processors with a new 'Smoke' demo which rains fiery destruction upon a virtual shack. Slated to debut later this year, the multi-cored Hyperthreading Nehalem processors will be able to easily crunch through real-time particle physics like the one shown in the demo.

An Intel representative showed us the demo at the company’s Intel Developers Forum in Shanghai today. The scene starts off quiet with a wooden shack, a small forest of trees, and several animals jumping and flying about. But then meteors slam into the building and set everything on fire. Of course the fire then spreads to the surrounding trees and within seconds the entire screen is aflame.

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