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Intel will take on AMD, Nvidia head to head

THE CHIP called Larrabee will have so many notches on its gun that there will likely be a gunfight at the not-so-OK corral between Intel, AMD and Nvidia next year.

Today, Stephen Smith, VP of Intel’s Digital Enterprise division, told me that Larrabee, which the firm will demo later this year, will allow the firm to build discrete graphics cards. Products will follow, and that probably means 2009.

So that will mean that it will have graphics products to compete against Nvidia and ATI.

Making 2009 an interesting year in the already highly competitive graphics market.
Larrabee will be vector based, and use shared cache across multiple cores.

Smith also disclosed some details about Nehalem’s successors. It will be followed by a 32 nanometre chip called Westmere, and Sandy Bridges in 2010. Tock. Tick. ♣


Intel Larrabee stories go missing in cyberspace

WE’VE EAGERLY been waiting to see stories from the Intel Nehalem and Larrabee press briefing today but Google has been titillating us with tales that go nowhere.

A search on the Googlemat for Nehalem a few minutes back reveals one from Rogister Hardware filed three hours ago, but with a link that goes to a 404. A similar phenomenon happened with an IT Week story, filed 24 minutes ago.

We wonder if there’s been an embargo SNAFU, perhaps? ♥