It was the best of times (for AMD and Nvidia), it was the worst of times (for Intel's graphics division). Intel's much promoted Larrabee graphics card was shelved last week. The Washington Post reported
|Intel decided to scrap plans for the graphics card because Larrabee's silicon and software development are behind where it had hoped they would be at this point in the project, spokesman Nick Knupffer said.
The company was planning to launch the graphics card in the 2009-2010 timeframe, he said.
Intel now plans its first Larrabee product to be used as a software development platform for both graphic and high performance computing, Knupffer said.
Knupffer added that Intel will reveal more of its graphics plans next year.