Dreamworks swapped Intel for AMD

Intel has upstaged Advanced Micro Devices. DreamWorks Animation has decided to go with Intel processors and drop those from AMD, which had been supplying processors to the movie studio. DreamWorks specifically cited Intel's upcoming Nehalem processor and Larrabee graphics chip as reasons for the switch.Intel and DreamWorks announced Tuesday that they had formed a strategic […]

Intel has upstaged Advanced Micro Devices. DreamWorks Animation has decided to go with Intel processors and drop those from AMD, which had been supplying processors to the movie studio.

DreamWorks specifically cited Intel's upcoming Nehalem processor and Larrabee graphics chip as reasons for the switch.

Intel and DreamWorks announced Tuesday that they had formed a strategic alliance for 3D filmmaking technology. DreamWorks plans to produce all its feature films in stereoscopic 3D--which requires the viewer to wear special glasses for enhanced 3D--beginning next year. Intel will provide DreamWorks with "the latest high-performance processing technologies, including future chips with multiple processing cores," the companies said.

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