Intel Larrabee - a prototype

ShuttleLuv

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I think they forgot this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel740

To be fair they should have forgotten it
Meh back then so many choices - i740 had better visual quality than say a single Verite or Voodoo just didn't have enough power, always a bit behind fps wise. I do remember when they released the hacked OpenGL ICD driver after a few revisions it made some improvements in GLquake.
 

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Larrabee was the most sought-after vaporware GPU from 2006-2009... how could I not want to obtain such a rare engineering sample of what would eventually become the Xeon Phi...!
For historic purposes and preservation of such rare hardware and equipment is what matters to me, almost like the Brotherhood of Steel with the way they preserve technology, only less mean about it. :)

It's weird to think that in a few years, it will be over 15 years old and will be considered "retro" as well; that makes me feel old.
Once it has arrived, I will definitely share all of my findings on it and post pictures, I promise!
 

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Larrabee was the most sought-after vaporware GPU from 2006-2009... how could I not want to obtain such a rare engineering sample of what would eventually become the Xeon Phi...!
For historic purposes and preservation of such rare hardware and equipment is what matters to me, almost like the Brotherhood of Steel with the way they preserve technology, only less mean about it. :)

It's weird to think that in a few years, it will be over 15 years old and will be considered "retro" as well; that makes me feel old.
Once it has arrived, I will definitely share all of my findings on it and post pictures, I promise!

Nothing defeats teh b1tb0yz 0y at vaporware....well....maybe Duke Forever or Half Life 3...
 
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Larrabee was the most sought-after vaporware GPU from 2006-2009... how could I not want to obtain such a rare engineering sample of what would eventually become the Xeon Phi...!
For historic purposes and preservation of such rare hardware and equipment is what matters to me, almost like the Brotherhood of Steel with the way they preserve technology, only less mean about it. :)

It's weird to think that in a few years, it will be over 15 years old and will be considered "retro" as well; that makes me feel old.
Once it has arrived, I will definitely share all of my findings on it and post pictures, I promise!
You really won it? yes or no
 

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Nothing defeats teh b1tb0yz 0y!
I do feel bad about it, though.
erek was nice enough to share the link to it with everyone, and then I swept the rug out from underneath him. :/
I didn't do it to be mean, though, I did it for the preservation of badass technology from the late 2000s! :)
 

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You really won it? yes or no
I really did, but like I said, I will share the results at a minimum!
Thank you for sharing the link to it, I actually do appreciate it and your kindness to share it with everyone here. :)
 

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I really did, but like I said, I will share the results at a minimum!
Thank you for sharing the link to it, I actually do appreciate it and your kindness to share it with everyone here. :)
How much are you willing to sell it for?
 

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:(

how much was your maximum bid?
Around $320, but I wouldn't have pushed it higher than that... going to have to work to pay of this 'surprise' purchase, but for the historical value and preservation alone, I think it was worth it.
I really hope you are able to find one for your self, I doubt these things will ever go down in price, especially with the way trends in "retro" (basically legacy) equipment sells for these days.

Considering this thing will be considered truly retro in a few years, I don't want to think about what they might cost, but who knows, maybe a big batch of them will be found and they will go for $40 or less... we can only hope!
 

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i probably could of saved $100 if i wouldn't have advertised it on hardforums :(
I know, and I do feel bad about it, I really do!
But again, it was very nice of you to post it, and your actions are definitely much appreciated, especially for the new knowledge that might be gained from this sample, and for the historic preservation aspect which is very important. :)

When I do post information about it here, I'm definitely going to give you full credit for finding it and sharing it - credit where credit is due! :cool:
 

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I know, and I do feel bad about it, I really do!
But again, it was very nice of you to post it, and your actions are definitely much appreciated, especially for the new knowledge that might be gained from this sample, and for the historic preservation aspect which is very important. :)

When I do post information about it here, I'm definitely going to give you full credit for finding it and sharing it - credit where credit is due! :cool:

How much to part with it though? Does money talk? Everything has it's price?
 

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I wonder if the standard Window VGA drivers will work with it? If it works it should at least boot up the bios - maybe on an older motherboard to see if functional.
 
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Red Falcon

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Well, don't feel too bad, no one here, including me, is going to get this card from the seller.
Here is a message the seller just sent me a bit ago:

I have received a worrying communication from an entity claiming to represent Intel. Unfortunately, I will be unable to ship this to you due to some legal concerns that were raised. I have issued you a full refund. I'm truly sorry about this.
 

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Not a huge loss or anything, just a little disappointing, but hopefully the seller will at least showcase the unit sometime in the future if possible.
Not a whole lot is known about the physical units, what few of them there are.
 

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Not a huge loss or anything, just a little disappointing, but hopefully the seller will at least showcase the unit sometime in the future if possible.
Not a whole lot is known about the physical units, what few of them there are.
heh, dang
 

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Well, don't feel too bad, no one here, including me, is going to get this card from the seller.
Here is a message the seller just sent me a bit ago:

I have received a worrying communication from an entity claiming to represent Intel. Unfortunately, I will be unable to ship this to you due to some legal concerns that were raised. I have issued you a full refund. I'm truly sorry about this.
I was wondering about that and am not all that surprised
 

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Well, don't feel too bad, no one here, including me, is going to get this card from the seller.
Here is a message the seller just sent me a bit ago:

I have received a worrying communication from an entity claiming to represent Intel. Unfortunately, I will be unable to ship this to you due to some legal concerns that were raised. I have issued you a full refund. I'm truly sorry about this.
So Intel doesn't bother with the bajillion ES/QS CPU's on eBay that are everywhere. I've ever seen unreleased CPU's like the ill-fated predecessor to Arrandale (name escapes me).

Now some random Larabee auction comes up with a 7 day window, and they jump into action mode? Sounds peculiar, to be honest.
 

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It is a little weird, but the guy hasn't gotten back to me on it yet, so hopefully it was fake and he will eventually relist it.
 

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Dammnnn Intel going after the seller on that old Larrybee.....probably some tech they'll be using in the future.
 
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I wouldn't doubt it if Intel employees visit the forums, and flagged the ebay listing. Another reason not to publicly post about listings you're bidding on.
 
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Or this guy was expecting this card to sell at $1000+ and he just cancelled on you. Time will tell if it shows back up.
 
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