Intel just told us that its first Larrabee graphics card isn't ever coming out "as standalone discrete product," because they're behind where they'd hoped to be in development, meaning you won't be shoving one inside of your PC anytime soon.
No, I didn't stutter: GPGPU—general-purpose computing on graphics processor units—is what's going to bring hot screaming gaming GPUs to the mainstream, with Windows 7 and Snow Leopard. Finally, everbody's face melts! Here's how.
At first, Intel chairman Craig Barrett struck me as a testy old dude.
Intel's Larabee GPU will be out next year, and due to a highly parallelized architecture, it's not only going to be good for video and math processing, but discreet graphics processing, too. The chips should have manufacturing advantages over those from AMD and NVidia, too, with half of the new chips to be made in the…