While the launch of Intel’s second generation Core processors, codenamed Sandy Bridge, has been the talk of the town at CES, Intel has been quietly laying the groundwork for the next generation’s hype machine. In an interview with the IDG News Service at CES, Mooly Eden, vice president and general manager of the PC Client Group at Intel said the company will integrate DirectX 11-capable GPUs into their next generation of Core processors, codenamed Ivy Bridge. This gives AMD the upper hand in this minor battle because their AMD Fusion APUs already support DirectX 11.

Intel's one step behind this time.

The Sandy Bridge processors were the first from Intel’s stable to integrate both the CPU and the Graphics Processor on one chip.

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