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Old 03-25-2009, 05:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It is x86, but it will be used as a gpu.
Read this article and still call it a GPU.
Intel details future 'Larrabee' graphics chip | Nanotech - The Circuits Blog - CNET News

As Intel sees it, Larrabee combines the best attributes of a central processing unit (CPU) with a graphics processor. "The thing we need is an architecture that combines the full programmability of the CPU with the kinds of parallelism and other special capabilities of graphics processors. And that architecture is Larrabee," Larry Seiler, a senior principal engineer in Intel's Visual Computing Group, said at a briefing on Larrabee in San Francisco last week.

"It is not a GPU as many have mistakenly described it, but it can do most graphics functions," Jon Peddie of Jon Peddie Research, said in an article he posted Friday about Larrabee.

"It looks like a GPU and acts like a GPU but actually what it's doing is introducing a large number of x86 cores into your PC," said Intel spokesperson Nick Knupffer, alluding to the myriad ways Larrabee could be used beyond just graphics processing. In addition to the PC, high-performance computing and workstations are two potential markets that were also mentioned.
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Yeah nice try Larabee is old news, your starting to irritate me. larabee is Intel's answer to the high end gpu market, by making a multicore x86 cpu. It allows ease of use in coding and developing due to its x86 instruction set, this has the added benefit of great gpu/gpu functions. It is a revolutionary gp, but it is still a gpu. get over yourself. It is defined by its function, not its design, a gpu is a graphics processor and that is Larabee's first job.

Look, Larabee isn't a cpu, you still have to occupy the socket on the NB. If you really want to get technical, larabee is a coprocessor on an ad in card that has graphics functions.

That's also a really old larabee article, I hope you didn't just find it.


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lol, I'm irritating you. How unfortunate.

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