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Old 03-10-2008, 11:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Larrabee and Ray-Tracing

I found this article about Intels new Larrabee chip:

http://www.tomshardware.com/2008/02/...ions_larrabee/

It sounds like Intel has put some serious money into this thing, but more important it seems like Intel is trying to take over the 'graphics' market owned by nVidia and ATI!!

Could this be true?

The game developers seem to think this chip will be great for 'Ray-Tracing' which is used in Quake 4.

What exactly is Ray-Tracing, and does anyone really think Larabee will make for on-board graphics that will be better then nVidia or ATI PCI-E cards?

I also read something in another forum, where the Larrabee chip will be used on graphics cards, and would be faster then anything nVidia or ATI will put out.

Is this real??
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Old 03-10-2008, 11:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Larrabee and Ray-Tracing

it's real
Live Search: intel larrabee
but I'm on dialup and need to get to sleep...so i'll read what you posted and what live search returned tomorrow

but nvidia owns the graphics market...then intel...and then ati hehe
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Actually....intel has the highest market share of graphics chips. Nvidia has the highest market share of "discrete video" (read video card).

X-bit labs - Nvidia Continues to Gain Graphics Market Share, AMD Keeps on Downfall Ė JPR.
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I read the Larrabee will be 4x faster then anything nVidia has.

I guess the questions is... will it be just high-end graphics cards, or every level?
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