Investor casts doubt on Larrabee

Collins Stewart's Ashok Kumar warns Intel's graphics solution faces uphill struggle
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A leading investment banker has urged caution over Intel's entry into the graphics market with its Larrabee platform, saying that recent comments that it can outperform Nvidia's strongest GPUs are either extremely daring, or foolish.

In an investment note, Collins Stewart's Ashok Kumar wrote "Nvidia has had over ten years to optimise the 3D graphics pipeline, the necessary drivers, the platform connections needed to supply the memory bandwidth required, and to work with the software and apps developers."

Kumar warned that: "If Larrabee ends up knocking out Nvidia, it will be a shocking upset," adding that it will have a lot of work to do to catch up with the "high efficiency of Nvidia's existing designs".

Source: CNET


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