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News Larrabee die size is massive

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 13 Apr 2009.

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  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I think it'll be rife speculation until we actually get one for some benchmarks.

    Anyone know a release date? I'm assuming Q4 this year sometime?
     
  3. Gremlin

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    Even if the hardware is mega potent and all encompasing of the term pure awesome , the drivers will still be intel level **** and the price performance will be ****ing terrible
     
  4. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    massive die, i love it! it'd be another consumer engineering milestone i can own :D (bought GT200 for this similar reason, 500mm+ die)

    will Larrabee support Dx11?
     
  5. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    wait... 700mm squared or 700 square mm?
     
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    Sorry, 700mm²

    Fixed it now - I was on my laptop before which doesnt have a numberpad so I couldnt do alt+0178
     
  7. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Does it not have a NumLock? :p
     
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    Insert in Word and copy it across...
     
  9. uncle_fungus

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    Or an Fn key for that matter? ;)

    Btw, what is a wafter? (Image caption)
     
  10. bowman

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    Wafer*, it's the silicon plate chips are etched on to. Each square on the wafer is an individual Larrabee prototype GPU.
     
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    uncle_fungus P/T Folding@home developer

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    Yes I know that. I was pointing out the (amusing) spelling mistake.
     
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  12. tejas

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    Larrabee= Pentium 4 Prescott of the GPU world!
     
  13. Yemerich

    Yemerich I can has PERSUADETRON?

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    I never understood why they are round...
     
  14. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    is there a list of useful alt+numbers? it'd certainly be very useful.
     
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    They are round because they are cut from silicon rods that are drawn out of molten silicon. I imagine they could cut it square after the rod is extracted but that would not give you an optimum yield.

    http://www.sehmy.com/Product/abtWafers.htm
     
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    so much for nvidias powerpoint presentation.. and the gt300 isn't going to be able to touch this- I bet they are shating bricks right now :D the driver argument is going to be null with this thing.. they can add optimizations over time.. but to tell you the truth this thing probably won't even need any out the gates

    I can just imagine the stock heatsink.. this should be interesting.. at least ati has amd to fall on- they maybe able to dev something similar.. nvidia has alot ot worry about- there marketing machine better kick it up into super bs mode :D maybe the ntune guy can pretend he wrote a driver that doubles performance on every game ;p call it 'my ass got big banged by intel- help!'
     
  17. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    well it is a completely "new" approach to video processing so I would expect it to be large like any new tech and then over time start shrinking it down. Besides this may not be the final release of it.
     
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    What a crock of ****... The reason ATI have done well against Nvidia is something called performance per watt. Larrabee is clearly going to be a hot overpriced, crap yield, expensive to fabricate chip. Nvidia and ATI gpus rape x86 and Intel don't have a chance in hell in the GPU market against these two. Your intel fanboyism is totally blatant and larrabee will be another Pentium 4. And we all remember what a resounding success the Pentium 4 was dont we...
     
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