Feast of Intel LarrabeeIntel's second-generation discrete 3D graphics Larrabee was first announced at SIGGRAPH in 2008. Larrabee intends to build a stand-alone GPU and GPGPU using the x86 instruction set. It was originally expected that “Larrabee” will be launched in the third quarter of 2008 and officially released in 2009, but in fact there were engineering samples in 2009.
In June 2009, Intel claimed that the prototype of Larrabee was comparable to the NVIDIA Geforce GTX 285. On November 4, 2009, Intel officially announced that Larrabee will not be released as a consumer GPU product. Instead, it will compete with Nvidia Tesla as a development platform for graphics and high-performance computing.On May 31, 2010, Intel completely canceled the Larrabee graphics card project.
Many years later, erek, Binary Nexus and others have conducted in-depth research on Larrabee, especially the Larrabee chart compiled by Binary Nexus seems to have become a complete Larrabee.The research on Larrabee in this article is carried out from the perspective of collectors, which is different from it. Please correct me in time if there are any mistakes. The pictures and materials in this article are mainly from the Internet and collectors’ collections, for which I am deeply grateful.
(From Binary Nexus)
1.1 Chip evaluation board
1.1.1 early series
The Larrabee chip in the picture from ComputerBase.de is dated 0817 weeks, probably a mechanical sample.
The Larrabee chip collected by Genji不是根鸡 is dated 0902 weeks, and the chip is marked "PRODUCT DETAILS". At this time, there is a corresponding early Chip evaluation board package. It's a pity that this early Chip evaluation board is a secret of Intel, or the real thing has been destroyed.
(From Genji不是根鸡 )