04/24/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Intel Gets Its Mobile Game On

But then I thought of a third possibility, and one that's more forward-looking and much more interesting: Intel is laying the groundwork for mobile gaming on Moorestown and its successors. What inspired me was a Reuters GDC report on ARM's new Mali mobile GPUs, and how ARM is aggressively going after the hot mobile gaming market. Of course, the current version of GPA supports only the G45 Express and GM45 Express, which are the Core 2 Duo chipsets that many laptop gamers are currently stuck with. There is as yet no mention of the 945GSE that's currently paired with Atom, much less anything smaller and unreleased. 1

Intel announced the release of Intel Graphics Performance Analyzers (GPA), a suite of software tools that enables PC game developers to analyze and optimize game performance on Intel Integrated Graphics. This is part of the Visual Adrenaline program, launched at Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco in August, which provides tools, resources and information for game developers, artists, and animators, according to Intel. But let's be clear about one thing: not a lot of people in gaming circles are going to get too excited about gaming on Intel integrated graphics. 2
  1. Intel Gets Its Mobile Game On (Ars Technica)
  2. Intel's 'GPA' Points to Larrabee (cnet)

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