Inside Intel Larrabee - Transparency Example with Fog

By Scott Ferguson  |  Posted 2008-08-06 Print this article Print

The use of multiple layers allows artists to correctly render detail even in the background. Without multiple layers, the fog is not accurately applied to the small dragon seen through the wing. With multiple layers, the fog affects the small dragon correctly, even when seen through the wing.

Intel's Larrabee processor is Intel's first multicore processor and first stand-alone graphics card. Larrabee is also a swipe at graphics chip makers Nvidia and Advanced Micro Devices, whose powerful graphics chips are starting to look like a threat to Silicon Valley's king of silicon chips. Intel Larrabee will have numerous x86 processor cores (Intel won't reveal how many processor cores) and support for OpenGL and DirectX, allowing it to run existing games and software requiring high-end graphics.

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