Couple of Intel rumours

Posted on Thursday, Mar 06 2008 @ 00:46 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
FUD Zilla heard a couple of rumours about Intel's future products at CeBIT.

The site writes Intel is copying AMD's Hybrid CrossFire from the Puma platform to create a switchable graphics mode for its Centrino platform. On notebooks with discrete graphics this technology can help to save battery power by switching to the IGP which uses significantly less power than the discrete graphics solution.

Another rumour is that Intel's Nehalem platform will get three sockets; one for desktops, one for servers and one for mobiles. Nehalem is slated for Q4 2008 and the more affordable parts are expected in 2009.

FUD Zilla also heard that at least some Nehalem processors will feature onboard graphics and that Larrabee is indeed a discrete graphics chip that will target NVIDIA's discrete and workstation market.

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