Here's something else to look forward to when Intel's new Ivy Bridge processors ship next year: Their integrated GPU will be able to handle 4K display resolution.
Not only can it support up to 4096 x 4096 pixels, but it also can run multiple monitors simultaneously showing 4k videos. This is just one of the GPU's improvement over Sandy Bridge's integrated graphics -- Intel also promises significantly faster performance and DirectX 11 support.
While 4K support sounds really cool, you'll be hard pressed to find a plethora of compatible content. Yes, YouTube supports the format, and more pro video cameras are starting to shoot in the 4K format, but that still doesn't add up to much currently. Furthermore, there aren't any 4K displays to show all those pixels, though Intel's clout could spur the industry to produce more 4K content and new monitors that can handle it. One question we may be waiting a long time to receive an answer for: Could the Ivy Bridge GPU run games at that high a resolution at playable frame rates?
[Source and image: VR-Zone]