It was an honor to be a part of Intel’s big launch of Sandy Bridge! On the 1st day, Intel started with a big bang as they organized the Amazing Intel Chase. How else can they introduce their 2nd generation Intel Core processors but to let us EXPERIENCE it ourselves!!
I remember sharing with you the Intel Core Processor family a few months back. Right now, they improved it further.
Let me narrate here everything we’ve gone through while racing through time and experiencing the all new 2nd Generation Intel Core Processors.
5 teams composed of channel partners and selected media partners joined the Amazing Intel Chase. The concept was the same as the popular Amazing Race franchise. Whew! Honestly, after the race, I have great respect for Amazing Race contestants. It wasn’t easy, seriously but it was super, duper fun!
I was part of the blue team with Michael & JM as my teammates. We were strategizing so hard since the night before even if we don’t have any idea what to expect. We shared each other strengths & weaknesses. I made it clear that I don’t wanna swim but I’m up for anything. What I like in our team is that we already had some sort of bonding even before the actual race started. I knew then we’d have a great chance of winning because we’d work together.
5 teams, 3 cities in one Amazing Intel Chase, get ready to race & experience the 2nd generation Intel Core Processors. The race has begun!! All 5 teams were running towards the clue box!
- Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Our 1st task was to go to Digital Alley in Greenbelt 3 and watch an Intel Chase Demo video in clear video HD technology. With Intel’s Clear Video HD technology, we’ll be able to experience outstanding HD video playback and sharper image quality. It’ll definitely change the way we view & create content!
We had to answer correctly 5 questions wherein answers can be found in the Intel Chase demo video. We had to watch it twice as we missed the complete birthday of the character. We came out 2nd place in this pitstop.
- Intel HD Graphics
Our 2nd task was to go to Phoenix Internet Cafe in Pasong Tamo. There, we need to choose 1 member from the team who would play 1 difficult level of Starcraft.
Powered by Intel HD Graphics, our teammate was able to experience gaming with enhanced performance & richer detail than previous generation of Intel Core Processors. We came 3rd at this pitstop.
- Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
For our 3rd task, we were asked to go to a Car Trak near the CCP complex. We must race against time by completing 5 laps EACH in less than 15 minutes.
We get a feel of Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 during this fast & the furious type of task. Intel’s Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 boosts power levels to achieve performance gains for high intensity “dynamic” workloads.
Finally, we were 1st and got a special prize for it! We were so pumped up! We had a chance to win the race!
- Intel Wireless Display 2.0 or Intel WiDi 2.0
Our 4th task was to drive to Museo Pambata. There, we had to play a disc and project it on the screen. But you know what really amazed me? It was actually projected WIRELESSLY! I was totally in awe and apparently, it was the Intel Wireless Display 2.0 or Intel WiDi 2.0. It was ubercool!
The image that was projected in the screen was the room that we needed to find inside Museo Pambata. In that room, we needed to find an Intel item. All 3 of us thought that we were looking for an Intel Processor chip. We had a hard time looking for it. We even searched through the trash cans inside the room. It was too funny! We found it after such a long time and ended up at 3rd place. We were almost eliminated, almost!
- Intel Quick Sync Video
We were really in a hurry as we know we were in last place. We read the clue. We had to find a Fort inside the walled city. At 1st we thought it was inside Intramuros then we decided to go straight to Fort Santiago.
This leg of the race was the most tiring of all. I was really out of breath and was begging for water already hahaha! We were tasked to complete all the items in the list. Ride the calesa and find the man in Intel costume then we were asked to go find the statue of Jose Rizal behind bars. Next was to count & walk all 353 steps at the place! One of us need to take video of all of those too! At the end of the steps, we had to tell the marshall the # of steps that we counted. If wrong, we had to repeat all over again. We were lucky that we got it right the 1st time!
We then headed to the gazebo wherein we transferred the video we took to the iPod Touch. Imagine, we were able to do it in less than 1 minute! Wow! Now we know that the 2nd Generation Intel Core Processors are powerful. With Intel Quick Sync Video, we were assured of high level of transfer performance.
We had the shock of our lives at the pitstop when it was announced that we got in first! Wow!! One more leg and we can win it!! We were soooo excited and was rushing like there was no tomorrow to the last pitstop.
The last pitstop! We felt it, this was it! Just one more and we’d let out all our energies so we can win the Intel Amazing Chase! We went back to where it started. There were only 2 teams left, our blue team and the green team. We had to do one last task! In this crucial and deciding task, 1 team member has to answer questions about the race. Since I can’t swim, I volunteered to do this.
The other 2 members have to balance a raft to cross the pool and get all the puzzle pieces. I really admire my teammates for doing this with perfect technique! They were awesome in the pool!
Once we got all the puzzle pieces in, we arranged the puzzle! It showed the 2nd Generation Core Badges! Whee!!
We immediately ran to the final pitstop and we were announced the winners!! Wohoo!!!
Kudos to the organizers for the great launch! We had so much fun and we were able to experience Intel 2nd Generation Core Processors. How cool is that?
Here’s a teaser, do watch it 😉
Official videos are finally out!