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Intel Larabee samples in late 2008

Discrete graphics with GDDR5
Mon Mar 05 2007, 21:05
INTEL HAD A cosy get together with DRAM vendors at an undisclosed location in Germany. Well Munich, actually.

Besides trashing memory vendors with insane amounts of German beer and pork, the topic of the meeting was to establish who will provide memory for the graphics chip giant's next-generation discrete graphics part, named Larabee

For information what Larrabee is and what the specs are, check our own Charlie's story here.

The memory makers are lining up GDDR5 in 512 and 1GB capacities. We also managed to get some nitty-gritty details about a PCIe Gen2 card with Larrabee chip on it.

Meanwhile, we hear Intel's discrete graphics part will be sampling in second half of next year, with some of usual suspects (Micron, Qimonda or Samsung) GDDR chips on the PCB. Release date is still somewhere between Yuletide '08 and Q1 2009. µ


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