Que sera, sera. Whatever will be, will be. The future is not ours to see.
For the rest your question is about as clear as mud to me. What do you mean with "once software support for native CPU rendering happens"?
The Sandy Bridge works quite well with nVidia cards as demonstrated here: Benchmark Results
Adobe already has support in place for MPE hardware acceleration using nVidia graphic cards, so I guess I am wondering if software developers like Adobe would look to take advantage of CPU's like Sandy Bridge with it's video transcoding ability to further accelerate rendering and encoding tasks. I understand software like CyberLink’s MediaEspresso and Arcsoft MediaConverter 7 do so already and the results blow away any existing CPU/GPU combo.
I understand software like CyberLink’s MediaEspresso and Arcsoft MediaConverter 7 do so already and the results blow away any existing CPU/GPU combo.
Not so with PR. For the rest, listen to Doris Day.
There is support for Sandybridge encoding in Grass Valley EDIUS and that can make a 1 hour Blu-ray file in 20 minutes. Would be great to see that in Premiere Pro. On the same processor Premiere does manage 1 hour in 1 hour ten minutes which is still pretty good but that is just using the CPU not the extra power of Intel Quicksync. Unfortunately I have no information on whether they will or not. I tried the free Intel Premiere plug-in and that worked but I had problems running a nVidia card and the Intel graphics at the same time.
For editing I think the Sandybridge beats most other processors anyway (apart from some of the faster Xeons) and is worth buying even if Adobe don't support quicksync.
No employee who wants to stay employed is going to talk about future features
No Beta tester who doesn't want to be sued for breaching the NDA is going to talk about future features
There is a link for you to tell Adobe what you want in the future (or what doesn't work now)
Bug Report and Feature Request https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform