Key Forces Shaping the Future of Desktop Computing

Ajay Bhatt, Intel Corporation

This talk will focus on enhancement of Intel Architecture Platforms to better handle 3D, Multimedia and technical forces that will shape the future of desktop computing. Processor performance continues to double every 18 months. The revolution in the rest of the platform is bringing high performance technologies to the volume platforms. The talk will focus on the new technologies such as AGP, next generation DRAM, USB and 1394. This talk will present the results of performance analysis studies and present the effects of different graphics accelerator architecture on desktop performance. What happens when a consumer platform has new awesome capability at a very affordable price point? This talk will address these questions, focusing on what Intel is doing in these areas.