We all know very well that when the subject is about dedicated GPU, we simply think about Nvidia or AMD, only having the job to choose between the models offered by both. But, late or not, a third player wants to get into the fight, yes, according to the latest reports, the giant chip manufacturer, of course, Intel to launch its first dedicated graphics cards in 2020.
Intel To Launch Its First Dedicated Graphics Cards In 2020
When the subject is about dedicated GPU, we simply think about Nvidia or AMD, only having the job to choose between the models offered by both. But, late or not, a third player wants to get into the fight: Raja Koduri, senior vice president of Intel’s Core and Visual Computing division, confirmed the company’s plans to launch video cards starting in 2020.
This is not unexpected news. We are talking about a name that led to the development of the Radeon line for a long time. The giant chip manufacturer Intel “stole” AMD Koduri in November 2017. At the time, the company made it clear that the newcomer would take care of “dedicated high-end graphics solutions.”
Making mystery would not make sense. Koduri would not have to be hired if Intel decided to remain focused only on integrated GPUs. Despite this, there was a certain air of disbelief about the company’s entry into the dedicated graphics chip niche. This week, however, Intel has come back to the subject to say that its first GPUs will arrive in 2020.
The idea is even to face Nvidia and AMD in the video card segment for gaming, but Intel is also eyeing other applications that benefit from high-performance GPUs such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data centres and simulators.
What is striking is the boldness of the plan, so to speak: experts point out that typically the development cycle of a high-performance graphics architecture is at least three years, indicating that Intel is being very optimistic about the proposal to launch the first solution in 2020.
Because of this, one thought that may arise is that the first batch of releases will be made up of medium-performing GPUs or based on Intel’s integrated chip architecture. However, the company said it intends to have gaming products, artificial intelligence and the applications that require advanced graphics solutions.
If that’s going to be the case, Intel’s challenge will be to launch GPUs capable of addressing Nvidia and AMD technologies right from the start. Real Challenge: Hiring Koduri was a smart move, but it can not depreciate the years of experience that rivals have built up in this complex market.
There is another factor that weighs heavily: the fight between Nvidia and AMD. The latter is determined to increase its market share, so much so that it plans to announce by the end of the year the first Radeon Vega 7-nanometer boards. Nvidia is in such a comfortable situation that even made it clear that it is not in a hurry to launch the GeForce GTX 11 line.