Intel Larabee to be a high-end GPU?

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 18 2007 @ 20:22 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Some more details about Larabee, Intel's upcoming discrete GPU, were unveiled at the IDF in San Francisco.

Otellini announced the chip will use a multi-core with shared cache approach.
>i>The other thing that it mentioned that it will come in 2008 but the company is still not ready to demonstrate this new graphic thing. This will be a terraflops processor / graphic card which implies that it might be just as fast as the fastest ATI and Nvidia that are scheduled for early 2008.

Ottelini also said that the same programming models will work with this new graphic thing.
It's still not really sure where the Larabee will be positioned on the graphics market but according to FUD Zilla there's a small chance that it might be a high-end part. Intel's CEO refused to talk about the performance of the Larabee but said it's designed to run high-end graphics applications and will definitely be faster than a IGP.
Intel also didnt want to talk about any performance numbers but Ottelini clearly indicated that the point of having the Larabee is to be faster than IGP.

The only performance estimate that Ottelini mentioned is that Larabee will clearly be faster than the IGP.


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