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Old 12th September, 2008, 07:12 PM
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Analyst: Intel's Larrabee chip needs reality check

Written by Daniel
Friday, 12 September 2008

Not so fast. That's the gist of a report that says Intel's future graphics chip will face a grueling battle to gain ground against entrenched and very capable competitors.

September 12, 2008 4:00 AM PDT
Posted by Brooke Crothers

When Larrabee was disclosed in August, it sent shockwaves through the chip industry. After all, this was Intel, the world's largest chipmaker, announcing its intention to assail one of the last major PC chip markets it has yet to dominate: standalone "discrete" graphics processors--or GPUs. Larrabee is due to ship in the 2009-2010 time frame.

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