Neoseeker : News : Intel caught faking Ivy Bridge DX11 perfomance
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MrGrimm Jan 11, 12
They obviously did it so that he could show off and drive one handed while talking and not looking.
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Shadow of Death Jan 11, 12
quote MrGrimm
They obviously did it so that he could show off and drive one handed while talking and not looking.
I was actually thinking that, though at the end he mentions something along the lines of the actual driver being backstage.

Without that, I would have thought it was just him not wanting to look ridiculous because he crashed all the time.
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MrGrimm Jan 11, 12
I wonder if it's possible to Stream real time while playing a game using VLC. That would explain why VLC keeps popping up on screen.

VLC certainly can do a lot of things.
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ssjgoten Jan 11, 12
quote MrGrimm
They obviously did it so that he could show off and drive one handed while talking and not looking.
Or maybe that they're afraid of technical issues occuring.
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Supernova1332 Jan 11, 12
A reply sent to Charlie Demerjian of SA
quote Intel
“We used a video in the DX11 Ivy Bridge-based Ultrabook demo simply for expediency at today’s Intel press event at CES. We were extremely limited for time and didn’t want to lose any time by getting in and out of the game. And Mooly told the audience this at the end of the demo… a couple of people have posted video of the demo on YouTube and you can hear Mooly say that the demo was driven by the folks behind the stage because he was limited for time and then went on to explain the DX11 support in Ivy Bridge.
We first demonstrated the Dx11 feature of Ivy Bridge at IDF last September. It runs extremely well. The demo can easily be reproduced live for anyone who wants to see it. We’d be happy to show it to you and let you play DX11 games the next time you are in Santa Clara.”
1. It's no less expedient to hit the play button on VLC than to hit the start button on the gaming wheel. UNLESS the game happens to run like shit on Ivybridge, in which case they would be lying about the performance.
2. The game was indeed NOT, driven from backstage. VLC can be used to stream live gaming footage but if he is pressing the play button and the rectangle showing how far along it is in a video is moving then it is not streaming. With streaming content to VLC the bar does not move from the very left-most position as it has no timer for how long it is going to play.
3. Can easily be reproduced live.... If that were the case then why wasn't it? Which takes us back to #1, indicating that there are, or at least was, a major problem for this demo at the time.

Is there a video that actually shows that there is only the ivybridge gpu running? The second video really just isn't helping... Not that I don't believe it as anand nearly never lies knowingly, just that it isn't really showing anything concrete. I cant get anandtech to load or I would look for the SS of the info.

My best guess is drivers still aren't up to snuff, and considering intel's horrible history with drivers it's not a stretch of the imagination. Hopefully they'll get them ready to go by launch. It could also be that the laptop itself was faulty and they didnt have time to replace it.

Edit: Nevermind Anand finally loaded up.
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ashantiqua Jan 11, 12
Ooohhh yeah, dx11... I remember that thing.
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corythered Jan 12, 12
Bah, he actually leaves the controls completely. First both hands, then one, and finaly none. So much ado about nothing. Him walking away completely shows he wasn't playing it. Was a little joke. Glad I watched it and saw that saying they were faking it was much more of a lie (and a mean spirited one as well) then his clearly goofy joke was.
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Xenctuary Jan 17, 12
He does walk away from the controls in the video, so I don't think it was supposed to be a secret or anything.
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