IDF Shanghai 2008: Quad-Core-Nehalem (video and pictures)
PC Games Hardware got the chance to take pictures and a video of a Nehalem-Desktop-System. A complex particle-demo used the Quad-Core-CPU, codename Bloomfield, to full capacity.
On IDF Intel presents a smoke-demo running on a Nehalem-based Quad-Core-CPU (presumably Bloomfield, Socket LGA1336, with integrated Triple Channel DDR-Memorycontroller and Hyperthreading). The demo uses eight threads and shows real-time calculated particle-physics.
The impact of a meteoroid results in a flaming inferno, displaying up to 60,000 particles, all of which are calculated in real-time. Those eight threads stress the Quad-Core-Nahalem quite well. Overall processor load is at an average 63 percent, with individual threads varying between 55 and 93 percent.
Below this article you can find a clip showing the interesting scene. Additionally there are several exclusive pictures in our gallery.
For further information we recommend these reports:
• IDF Shanghai 2008: Fotos des Nehalem-Die
• Intel Nehalem: Erstes Bild einer Bloomfield-CPU aufgetaucht?
• Intel Nehalem: High-Res-Bilder einer Bloomfield-Platine aufgetaucht