Featured Articles

Intel takes credit for three-way 4K gaming

Intel takes credit for three-way 4K gaming

All of a sudden Intel is talking about desktop gaming like there is no tomorrow and it is pushing it. The…

More...
Nvidia Shield Tablet 32GB 4G LTE out for pre orders

Nvidia Shield Tablet 32GB 4G LTE out for pre orders

Nvidia has finally revealed the shipping date of its Shield Tablet 32GB in 4G LTE flavour and in case you pre-order…

More...
Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple has finally unveiled its eagerly awaited smartwatch and surprisingly it has dropped the "i" from the brand, calling it simply…

More...
Skylake 14nm announced

Skylake 14nm announced

Kirk B. Skaugen, Senior Vice President General Manager, PC Client Group has showcased Skylake, Intel’s second generation 14nm architecture.

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 11 August 2008 10:41

Larrabee is 2010

Written by Fuad Abazovic

Image

So is RV970 and Geforce 11


While I was chilling out at the seaside, Intel decided to release some limited details about something that we call Larrabee. Intel told the world that it's a discrete GPU and it should come in late 2009 or 2010.

Intel has created a publicity stunt with Larrabee and we agree with Nvidia's CEO, a brave chap called Jensen, when he refers to Larrabee as a Power Point presentation.

The Larrabee hype started in late 2007 and it doesn’t look that you will see this product before the end of 2009, but most likely not until 2010.

Let me try to draw some parallels here. In 2010 Nvidia will launch the Geforce 11 series, at least one, if not two, more GPU generations and the same goes for ATI. ATI should be talking about the RV970 generation of its GPUs.

Even if Intel gets things right on the hardware side, it will still fail with many games with its dodgy drivers, so it will probably take most of 2010 and at least 2011 to get things right with the drivers, especially when it comes to legacy games.

So, we got prematurely excited about a product that won’t materialize until next year. If this is not too optimistic for your taste, just remember Foxconn failing to take over the Nvidia/ATI add-in board business and Foxconn is the big brother of that business, just like Intel. 

Last modified on Tuesday, 12 August 2008 02:42
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments