The latest talk that we received from trusted sources is that Intel is considering the possibility of trying to reach out to market a variation of Larrabee’s architecture and design that would be targeted at the next generation of gaming consoles, and specifically at the one already known in design discussions as the 720 numbered unit.
The time frame for release of Larrabee does fit the timeline that a new console might be on the drawing board, but while these whispers have started, we just don’t think that Intel will want to disrupt what they are doing to produce a specialized version of Larrabee targeted at consoles.
While some of the things that Larrabee is said to bring to the table could be a true advantage for the next generation of consoles, we prefer to just go on record saying that we don’t think Intel is even considering a move in this direction at the moment.
Intel Larrabee to get a spot in next-gen consoles?
Posted on Thursday, Aug 07 2008 @ 02:25 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck