Originally Posted by Erwin_Rommel
I think its supposed to be a graphics card, and not a processor, or maybe it does both like AMD's Fusion....
Either way I hope this larrabee thing fails... hard.
Because if it succeeds both Nvidia and AMD are ****ed, and that means intel will pretty much own 100% of the market share in every computer component segment, which will not be good for prices, or for innovation.
We really don't want to see a Microsoft equivalent on the hardware side of PCs...
Let me see if I understand you right. You don't want incredible graphics performance (if that is indeed what happens) over graphics cards that will be already out at the time, without the requirement of a graphics card?
- AMD already makes CPUs, and can learn to do what the Larrabee does.
- NVidia can learn to make CPUs, and integrate graphics onto them.
I'm all for the advancement of technology, so I welcome stuff like this. It will require the graphics card industry to adapt, lower prices, and/or make stuff superior to Larrabee. As long as it is monitored by the gov't. I do agree we wouldn't want all graphics card companies closing up shop because of Intel.
Imagine buying a motherboard, CPU, ram, and no video card....and still having 2x the performance of people running quad-sli setups. Now, I'm not saying this is bound to happen, it certainly might not be the case. But if it is, I think I'd take the 2x performance, and the nice airflow in my case that is accompanies by not having 4 PCI slots worth of space taken up by cards (like I currently do). Imagine this in a laptop. And if they do this with graphics, I can imagine a physics chip (PPU) built in as well very soon. Ultimate gaming chip....