The newest generation of Intel chips was demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Some of the technology fanboi websites got early samples of chips and motherboards that use the new chips and chipsets. Aside from having the memory controller on the CPU, another benefit is the integrated graphics chip can be re-purposed to accelerate video transcoding. Intel calls it QuickSync, and I call it effing magic.
ATI Avivo is not ready for prime time. But you should read the Anandtech review all the same to see why. Maybe it can be revved and turned into something comparable to nVidia’s own GPU acceleration efforts.