Intel Cancels Larrabee Graphics Chip

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Spartacus

Those Pentium 4's really suck. I just bought myself an Athlon XP, it's great!

;D

Intel does indeed suck at graphics though. Their CPU's are great. AMD makes good CPU's too. Larrabee didn't look worthwile to enthusiasts. There's not much more to say about it really.

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Quakindude

 This really shouldn't surprise anyone who stays up with computer components.

Prediction: In 3-5 years, ATI will be raking in money along with AMD for implementing a similar product. Intel will suddenly bring it's own product to market while saying, "Back in 2010, it just wasn't a viable design. But we never stopped researching and doing in-house implementations of this. Now that the market has matured enough though, we are ready to introduce *insert new name here*."

There's not enough money to be made from how expensive Intel has figured Larabee to cost them right now. But once someone else takes the plunge and all the risks of market rejection are mitigated, Intel will release their product and it will suck just as Intel graphics always have for even the casual gamer. 

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barchu02

Oh well we dont need another graphics chip on the market! We already have Nvidia and ATI, besides no matter what intel makes it will be grossly over priced.

 

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gendoikari1

Not to mention grossly underpowered.

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Caboose

 And disgustingly sucky

 

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Slugbait

Was just thinking six months ago that we were looking at another BitBoys project...

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gendoikari1

Except BitBoys said that Glaze3D was actually going to be good...

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Havok

 Coming in at number 11 on Maximum PC's Most Overhyped and Undelivered: Top 10 Vaporware Letdowns of 2009 is

11. Larrabee

     It looks like Intel is still dedicated to giving you graphics "just good enough."

2010 forecast: It would be more likely for Microsoft to merge with Apple than Larrabee to see the light of day.

 

 

CLICK.

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nekollx

 Applesoft?

Micropple?

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gendoikari1

Mac OS 11 Home Premium, Business and Ultimate?

iBox?

zunePod? 

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nekollx

 "I'm a PC, I'm also a PC" commercials

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JohnP

    Intel would to have to had put serious muscle into try to compete with the big boys, NVidia, AMD/ATI, and Via. HOWEVER, this does leave an opening for Intel to partner with someone. ATI is out, so it is left to NVidia and Via. Via is small potatoes so that leaves...

Now, would it make sense for Intel to partner up with NVidia even with all of the actimony that has gone before.

1. Nvida get early access to Intel CPU  and chipsets leaving ATI in the dust.

2. NVida gets to add their chipset experience to to Intel.

3. Intel gets a really high class graphics product that could easily be added directly to silicon.

4. NVidia get access to Intel amazing FAB factories.

5. Intel gets to shaft ATI by putting NVidia graphics directly on the mobos with ATI to go play only with AMD chips (which are not selling so hot). So Intel gets to shaft AMD AND ATI at the same time.

6. Intel can get access to a great ION chipset to go with thier ATOM processors and OWN the netbook market.

Oh the possibilities! And Intel can afford to play hardball with the NVidia stockholders so Intel will "make them an offer they cannot refuse".

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TechJunkie

Get a grip. The only one who should get shafted is Insmell. Why? The 1.25 billion it paid to AMD for unjust business practices against AMD/ATI that I'm sure is still going on, that's why! Plus Insmell and Nvidia aren't on good terms at the moment so I really don't see this happenin'.

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Caboose

 Don't forget, that was tried once already and failed. Insmell and nVidia tried to join forces, but it failed terribly, and with how much they hate eachother it seems, I don't see it happening ever!

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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JohnP

 Never say never if there could be a monopoly.

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TechJunkie

If there could be. But currently, it's against the law.

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Cruzg10

After Intels press release, ATI released the new ATI Catalyst drivers containing an upgraded version of "Smug superiority"

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B10H4Z4RD

Am i allowed to swear on these posts? this is rediculus [HOW DO U SPELL REDICULUS] i was actually really exited for this.....why have you failed me Intel...WHY?~!?!?! 

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gendoikari1

You were excited for a 2006-era GPU in 2009-2010?

And by the way, "ridiculous".

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Caboose

 an INTEL 2006-era GPU don't forget. So it's no wonder when it was demo'd it sucked big hairy ballsack!

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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gendoikari1

Their 2009 GPUs are jaw-droppingly bad, but their 2006 ones would make a Voodoo I card look like two 5970s in Crossfire.

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DOOMHAMMA

The longer we keep anti-competitive Intel out of graphics, the better :p

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Blaze589

I figure that this means the PS4 won't be getting the Larabee GPU. This is good news as I really felt it was best if the PS4 had a AMD or Nvidia chip for the best graphics. Larabee would've never been as good out of the gate.

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gendoikari1

Hooray for hype failure!

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Cache

Queue nVidia laughing maniacally in 3...2...1...

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MeTo

Look's like ATI will have the last laugh. Sorry Intel sorry nVidia NOT!

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Jeffredo

They're not dead yet and ATI doesn't have the market sewn up.  Wait til March before you make you proclaimation.

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MeTo

In the CPU/GPU market what count's is what you have now. Every body has something better coming out later or so they say.

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