Two days ago Intel made the mistake of playing a video of a DX11 game (F1 2011) instead of running the game itself on an Ivy Bridge Ultrabook. We mentioned the gaffe in our original post on the topic and followed up yesterday with a video that showed the title working on an Ivy Bridge notebook. Unfortunately the Ultrabook from the original demo wasn't available at the time, but we finally got some hands on time with the exact system that Mooly used in the original presentation:

The Ivy Bridge part inside runs at 2.0GHz by default but it supports configurable TDP, which is where the 2.5GHz value that Windows reports comes from. Intel isn't entirely sure how it's going to report configurable TDP values at this point. The part is a 17W ULV CPU.

The game is F1 2011, we confirmed it was once-again running in DX11 mode and at Medium quality defaults at the Ultrabook's native 13x7 resolution. 
Video of the system is running below:
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  • formulav8 - Thursday, January 12, 2012 - link

    How can you be excusing what Intel did. They Purposely was trying to deceive, even You.
  • Khenglish - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - link

    Have you guys heard any news on whether or not mobile IVB is going to be backward compatible with mobile SNB systems? I heard that IVB fits in the same 988 socket, but there are rumors that IVB will not be supported despite this.
  • chuckula - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - link

    This is a cheap cop-out! You didn't do a DNA analysis to confirm that Mooley Eden actually touched those keys! I have it on good authority from the former employees of the AMD marketing department that it is physically UNpossible for Intel to EVER improve its graphics! This is obviously a rigged demo using real-time raytracing and adaptive quantum prediction algorithms to render an H.264 VIDEO of what the game would look like if it could actually run on an Intel system live under user control. What a cheap fake!

    (OK I hope you realize that was tongue-in cheek there. It's really annoying when ARM & AMD fanboys attack this website as being schills for Intel because you actually report facts instead of mindless parroting anti-Intel marketing propaganda)
  • ViRGE - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - link

    I agree. Damn the truth and facts, I demand sensationalism! And never follow it up unless the follow-up is even more sensational!
  • paul878 - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - link

    There goes Independent Journalism!
  • mabsark - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - link

    So, this is the third Ivy Bridge article you've done, yet you've completely ignored Trinity. Ooh look, Ivy Bridge can play a game. That's nice, but AMD just demonstrated mobile Trinity running a game, encoding a video and playing back a video all on seperate screens, and where were you?

    Helping Intel smooth over their backfired PR stunt, that's where! Are these guys paying your wages or something? If not, then where's your Trinity coverage?
  • Obsoleet - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - link

    Unfortunately, the above post is spot-on.
  • jkostans - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - link

    Wow that trinity demo was way more impressive than intel's demo. I'm shocked I had to find out about this in the comments section........
  • AnandThenMan - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - link is a division of Intel, can't really expect unbiased coverage of competing products.
  • Anand Lal Shimpi - Thursday, January 12, 2012 - link

    See above - our AMD meeting is scheduled for Thursday.

    Take care,

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