Hexus had a chat with Jon Peddie from Jon Peddie Research and heard the second half of the year will be great for the graphics market. There are several reasons for this, Peddie believes consumer demand will be up, OEMs will need to restock for the back-to-school and holiday season, and both ATI and NVIDIA are expected to introduce exciting new 40nm designs.
Here's a snip about what Peddie thinks about Intel's Larrabee:
HC: What are your expectations for Intel's Larrabee this year?
JP: Absolutely nothing. But next, OMG - watch out. This year will be a continuation of well placed and timed leaks with more tidbits of data, we may see a real spec sheet by Q4, and if we do it will be with first production units. But real production, and products you and I can buy won't show up till Q1'10 at the earliest as far as my crystal ball can tell.
Then when Larrabee (I like to call it Larry's Bee cause one of the prime developers is a guy named Lawrence) shows up it will give ATI and Nvidia a real run for the money - regardless of what you hear those two say about it.