Originally Posted by BizzareRide
Intel will make it so that you don't need two separate processors for rendering and general purpose with Larrabee.
Not at all. Larrabee will be with reduced instruction set of x86, thus not a good decision of general purpose computing. It will be mostly strong in SIMD instructions.
A good thing is that it can be incorporated in CPU die and you can have CPU+GPU in a single package. But won't be soon, more like 2010.
The reason they choose x86 architecture for Larrabee is because x86 is common instruction set, and already there have been software renderers in games prior to Quake 2, Half-life 1. And Intel already has experience with x86.
Larrabee is GPU, despite it's Pentium 1 nature, It will be GPU, and can't work as CPU.