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CES: Sandy Bridge takes control at Intel (photos)

At the Intel booth at CES 2011 in Las Vegas, Sandy Bridge is everywhere. The company's second-generation Core processors feature improved energy efficiency and 3D and graphics performance.

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Intel booth at CES

LAS VEGAS--At CES 2011, it seemed that just about every device across the show floor featured the ability to access rich media content. Tablets, smartphones, TVs, and other Internet-connected devices are increasingly being used to deliver movies and games and demanding graphics.
Many companies see Intel as the stepping stone to providing the next generation of hardware, with the release of the long-awaited Sandy Bridge processor.
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Tablets

Inside the Intel booth, hundreds of people are crowded around to take a look at the newest wave of devices running on Intel's Sandy Bridge technology. The second-generation Core processors, built around a new 32nm microarchitecture, feature improvements in energy efficiency and in 3D and graphics performance. That should help manufacturers develop the hardware for playing high-end games at higher resolutions and streaming TV and movie content from the cloud.
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Intel colors

Stations throughout Intel's massive booth at CES showed off some of the ways Intel is being used to boost future computing.
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Laptops and Netbooks

CES 2011 attendees check out Netbooks and laptops inside the Intel booth on Friday in Las Vegas.
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Sandy Bridge graphics performance

To tout the prowess of Sandy Bridge, Intel showed off the 3D rendering power of the new dual-core processor by running a massive graphics demo.
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Demos

With CES in full swing, the Intel booth was packed Friday afternoon with crowds watching demos.
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Sponsors of Tomorrow

Intel's colorful booth certainly looked futuristic, with an aura of sweeping colors fading across the ceiling.
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All about 3D

Like just about everyone else exhibiting at CES, Intel was showing off gear with 3D capabilities.
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Project Oasis

An Intel interactive technology known as Project Oasis, seen earlier this year at Intel's Research Day, uses a depth camera to interpret real-world objects, and create 3D representations of them without the need for special sensors or bar codes.
The idea is to create a "smart" space that doesn't require a lab or a setup of many sensors and can be translated to real-world applications.
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Intel

With 1 millions PCs sold each day around the world, and more powerful devices making their way to the market each year, Sandy Bridge is positioned make Intel a force for the next generation growth of technology.
With Sandy Bridge forecast to be a third of Intel's sales in 2011, CES 2012 will surely have some tasty treats for consumers.

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