Bright Side of News heard Intel representatives talked to large OEMs about Larrabee. The Chip giant reportedly said Larrabee is slated for the end of the first half of 2010, and that the performance will surprise the competition.
During regular quarterly meetings with large OEMs, Larrabee was recently brought out and Intel's representatives stated that the part will surprise the competition with performance. Among other things, Intel re-iterated that the part is on track for introduction in very late first half of 2010, which would pitch the part in time for 30th anniversary of Computex Taipei 2010 [June 1-5]. After checking with our own sources, we were told that these dates might work for professional parts and accelerator cards but that mainstream application compatibility is still a long way out.
If Larrabee indeed comes to market in time for commercial cycle, AMD FireStream and Tesla C2070 are easy targets; AMD's passive attitude as far as FireStream line-up is considered is exactly the opposite of what Intel allegedly offers, while nVidia's long-delayed Tesla C2050 won't arrive to market before 2Q 2010 and C2070 is delayed until third quarter 2010.