Intel’s Larrabee Graphics Processor Demo

Intel-LarrabeeLeading Computer chip maker Intel, demonstrated its Larrabee graphics processor for the first time Tuesday. Intel will be competing with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Nvidia in the high-end graphics market.

Sean Maloney, chief sales and marketing officer for Intel, demoed Larrabee at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. The graphics processor was used to render a game-like environment built on ray tracing, a computing-intensive technique for generating 3D graphics.

Larrabee will be targeted initially at the gaming market but the bigger market, however, will be beyond the PC, when Larrabee technology is incorporated in system-on-a-chip products for handheld devices, Maloney said.

The demo video below was based on the game Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. Watch:

[via IW]