Larrabee to come in 45nm
"Larrabee graphic is set to come with 45nm process"
Published: 10th March 2008 | Source: Fudzilla |
Larrabee will differ from other GPUs currently on the market such as the GeForce 8 Series and the Radeon 2/3000 series in that it will use a derivative of the x86 instruction set for its shader cores instead of a custom graphics-oriented instruction set, and is thus expected to be more flexible. In addition to traditional 3D graphics for games, Larrabee is also being designed explicitly for general purpose GPU (GPGPU) or stream processing tasks: for example, to perform ray tracing or physics processing, in real time for games or perhaps offline as a component of a supercomputer.
Larrabee is a GPU, Physics and scientific calculation chip made of many small parallel parts with at least 16 chips (units) and we can guarantee that this will be fast in these operations.
It's still premature to proclaim the instant success of this chip, but it got everyone’s attention.