Intel to Launch Discrete GPU in 2020
Intel has introduced plans to launch a discrete GPU in 2020. The corporate tweeted the information together with a hyperlink to a press launch on its web site relationship again to November 2017 when AMD’s Raja Koduri joined the company. Whereas the tweet labels it as Intel’s “first” discrete GPU, it conveniently forgets Intel’s i740 AGP answer again from 1998. That stated, will probably be attention-grabbing to see what the corporate’s ambitions are within the house contemplating that AMD has structured its road map and timelines round Apple and Sony’s necessities. Throw in the truth that Nvidia has stated that we can’t be seeing new GPUs anytime quickly and Intel’s announcement could merely be the shot within the arm the trade wants.
What form and kind Intel’s GPU efforts take will probably be of curiosity contemplating it acknowledged previously that it will deal with “a broad vary of computing segments” which ought to embody gaming.
Earlier than becoming a member of Intel, Koduri was the top of the Radeon Applied sciences Group at AMD and was liable for the launch of its Vega GPUs. Intel has additionally introduced in AMD advertising and marketing boss Chris Hook to be in command of discrete graphics and visible applied sciences advertising and marketing.
Intel pioneered the mixing of graphics capabilities first into motherboard chipsets after which into CPUs themselves, however it hasn’t been in a position to develop a GPU highly effective sufficient to compete with Nvidia or AMD’s top-end choices within the discrete house. The extremely anticipated Larrabee graphics product wound up being cancelled in 2010 and was an accelerator for parallel processing workloads. This could now seem to be a goal that’s inside attain for the world’s largest CPU maker. Other than AMD, Intel may also be competing with Nvidia, which has had appreciable success over the previous few years each on the PC graphics facet and within the fields of AI, autonomous driving, and visible computing.
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