Intel Infoscape flaunts jaw-dropping graphics

When we shot this video of Intel Infoscape at CES 2010, we couldn't believe what we were seeing: a mere laptop driving two 7-foot screens, displaying 576 cubes hooked up to 20,000 info sources, including 20 live video feeds. Seems impossible. Touch one of the cubes, and an infobox displaying that content tumbles forward. Wow.

"Take THAT, NVIDIA," says Intel to its chiphead nemesis. The techno-tour de force is "powered by a single all new 2010 Core i7 processor w/ Intel Hyper-Threading technology and Intel HD graphics," crows Intel. Of course, graphics giant NVIDIA has processors that can do this kind of stuff, too, but it's never been displayed with such drama.

This was a mind-blowing demo of the Core i7 processor, handling boatloads of data and graphics at the same time. The graphics on the giant screens were a tons of fun to move around with their uncanny quickness and smooth motion, and the whole thing felt super responsive, Giving us a peek into the future, it seemed a lot like that computer screen in the movie Minority Report. It was the most spectacular demo we saw at CES 2010.

Via Intel Inside Scoop