Intel has long been working on creating its own discrete video card and even lured several key employees from AMD in this field. Finally, Intel decided to draw the attention of the public to its new development.
During the SIGGRAPH 2018 conference, Intel demonstrated a short promotional video, which indicated the company's achievements in the field of creating graphics products. At the very end of the video was shown the outline of a discrete video card. This is a single-slot version with PCI Express x16 interface. There were no details about this product. It is only known that the finished device is planned to be presented in 2020. Apparently, Raj Koduri himself put his hand to the creation of the video. This hints at the text about the inclusion of pixels. Similar words sounded and before the announcement of graphic architectures AMD Polaris and Vega.
– Intel Graphics (@IntelGraphics) August 15, 2018
Judging by previous leaks, Intel is working immediately on two GPUs next generation. They will be used as part of discrete graphics cards and integrated graphics solutions. The graphics architecture will be scalable, which will allow it to be used in desktop and mobile devices from entry level to top-end gaming solutions.
It is expected that Intel's discrete GPUs will be based on the Arctic Sound architecture, which will be Intel's 12th-generation graphics architecture. Later, Jupiter Sound GPUs may appear, which already belong to the 13th generation. At the moment, Intel offers graphics solutions of the 9th generation in the processors Kaby Lake, as well as an intermediate generation of 9.5 in the chips Coffee Lake. Intel's 10th generation graphics should debut as a part of Cannon Lake processors.
In 2020, Intel is expected to bring Ice Lake processors to the market, which will be manufactured according to the standards of 10-nanometer process technology. Probably, the upcoming discrete graphics processors will also be manufactured in the same technological process.
- Radeon Technologies Group head Raji Koduri left AMD in November 2017. Soon he joined Intel, where he became senior vice president and chief architect of the new Intel Core and Visual Computing Group.
- This year, Radeon Technologies Group Marketing Manager Chris Hook joined Intel.
- In addition, , Intel hired Jim Keller, who led the development of the Apple A4 and A5 processors, and also stood behind the creation of AMD Zen microarchitecture.