Valve backs new intel microprocessor, says it provides “console-like” experience on PC

Valve may have been getting console-friendly in recent years, but they’re PC nerds at heart, there’s no denying that. The mega-developer proved it this week at CES as CEO Gabe Newell took to the stage to talk about Intel’s new “Sandy Bridge” microprocessor. Newell claimed that the new kit, aimed at improving game visuals now “allows for a console-like experience on the PC.”

The new graphics technology is said to be 40 – 50┬ápercent better than its predecessors. That makes it “a game changer” in Newell’s mind, and there’s really no one more reliable than him when it comes to the PC. Their upcoming game, Portal 2 is being built around the microprocessor on PC, making it the perfect opportunity for console comparison.

We’ll have to wait until the game’s release in April to do that.