Intel’s Atom Won’t Support DirectX 11

Here’s an article with some love for mobile computing, as we noticed we were lacking these posts recently! It appears that info for Intel’s next-gen Atom platform (Cedar Trail) has started to leak out, and the processors won’t have any support for DirectX 11 graphics. The Cedar Trail D (Desktop) and Cedar Trail M (Mobile) will however be compatible with DirectX 10.1, however bearing a similar architecture to the soon to be released Sandy Bridge chips.

There has been much improvement over the former and more recent Atom processors because the new CPUs will have enough power to take on Full HD decoding and hardware acceleration for MPEG2, VC1, ACV, and H.264. Cedar Trail will also support the Blu-ray 2.0 profile, which includes picture-in-picture and online content.

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