Tuesday July 03, 2018

A Glimpse Under the Hood of Larrabee

Back in the early 2000's, Intel was working on a revolutionary CPU and GPU hybrid called Larrabee. Think of a GPU that can use the x86 instruction set. Unfortunately in 2010, it was announced that Larrabee would never make it to the public. Fast forward to November of last year, when [H]ardForum member, and GPU collector @erek spotted a Larrabee prototype on eBay. Unfortunately @erek was unable to win the auction (read the thread for reasons), but somehow the card from the auction ended up in the hands of Linus Tech Tips who did a somewhat underwhelming video on the card, and tried to get it running unsuccessfully.

Fortunately for us, another [H]ardForum user, @Slaventus86, also has a Larrabee card, and he isn't scared to show under it's skirt.

Awesome stuff, I really hope he manages to get it working so we can see a glimpse of what it can do.

My try to launch Intel's NEVER RELEASED prototype - Intel Larrabee card. This card is also known as Knights Ferry or Aubrey Isle. It has 32 cores, 2 Gigs of RAM, DVI, HDMI, DP outputs

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