by Agam Shah, IDG News
Intel won’t ship its Larrabee graphics processor, but elements of the chip will be used in future server and laptop processors, a company spokesman said on Wednesday.
The company on late Tuesday said it wouldn’t bring its first discrete graphics processor to market, ending speculation about the chip’s fate after the company last year said it would miss its scheduled 2010 commercial release.
Programmable Intel architecture for graphics and computing was a focus of Larrabee, said Bill Kircos, an Intel spokesman. The technology, which was due to be used in the graphics card, will instead be applied to future multicore server chips and laptop processors. Research and development around the Larrabee technology will continue, Kircos said.