Intel reveals first Larrabee details

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Intel have divulged some new information on their new Larrabee chip architecture that will use multiple cores to boost processing speeds in applications such as 3D graphics and scientific and engineering simulations. Larrabee will be a standalone chip and will differ greatly from their integrated graphics processors (IGP's). The new chips will be based on the Intel x86 acrchitecture. According to Intel, the first Larrabee product will be aimed squarely at the personal computer market, which means that they will be in direct competition with NVidia and AMD/ATi, who both dominate the discrete GPU market.

Intel have described in a statement that Larrabee will be the industry's first many core x86 Intel architecture. There are already dual and quad core processors, soon to be eight core with Nehalem, but Larabee will potentially have dozens and maybe even hundreds of cores. Intel have said they will be looking at core counts of between 8-48 upon release. The individual cores are taken from the Pentium, with 64-bit instructions and multi-threading added. Each core will have 256 kilobytes of level-2 cache allowing the size of the cache to scale with the total number of cores.

Larabee does not require a special API, and it will be compatible wih DirectX, so existing games will be able to run on the new chips. All this sounds very promising, and we hope Intel pull this one off. This new chip may give NVidia/ATi some much needed competition.

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31-07-2008, 07:56:37

I little, didn't like the idea of having to pay for installation, and then I would have to get a box that will record, as I can now not live without my SD freeview recorder.

31-07-2008, 08:38:05

Added in the LG 32LG3000 - £349.95 as I can get it from Richer Sounds in Sheffield.

31-07-2008, 08:43:13

go to richer sounds and ask to see the tv, sd can sometimes be a bit strained on a HD lcd.

31-07-2008, 09:09:39

I will do next week when the LG is in stock.

31-07-2008, 18:03:48

Go for one of the big boys. I've got a Samsung 87DBX and it's fantastic. I've also got a 37" Tosh which does the trick. LG aint slouches either. If you can see em in action then all the better :)

31-07-2008, 19:47:18

I'd get the Regza in that list at that price... Quality TV! My mate bought it for a little more than that but it's knocking on the door of the much more expensive models and a lot cheaper price.

Seriously good TV.

01-08-2008, 00:40:33

Samsung, LG or Sharp TBH

LG has 2 year manu warranty, the rest have 1.

Samsung screens also do swivel on their stands.

01-08-2008, 05:38:46

Ye I will go into Richer Sounds next week to look at the LG 32LG3000 a Samsung LE32S86 and a JVC LT32DY8ZJ. If I do buy from there I would take out the 5 year warranty @ 10% of the cost of the TV.

01-08-2008, 05:44:15

Only thing I`d point out about the Samsung I have is the sound isn`t `tremendous`. Of course this could be down to the individual unit, or I may have dustied the cones or something.

Really test them when ur in there. HD source, SD source, Sound (with bass, as that tends to be the speaker breaker). - and as far as the picture is concerned, don`t judge it by standing 1 foot aways from it - they all can look crap 1 foot away, be sure ur at sitting distance, 6/7/8 feet. I`ve only seen 1 lcd tv that looked tremendous no matter where u stood, and that was an LG.

£350+10% tho, it`s not particularly expensive for a 32" LCD from a good manufacturer.

01-08-2008, 06:01:00

Ye ill try and look @ them all together, cheers for the tips. The sound I am not worried about, because atm all my sound goes through my 5.1, so non comes from the TV.

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