The Forbes edition with reference to its insiders reports that Intel is developing a discrete graphics accelerators aimed at the gaming market. About the company’s desire to return to the development of discrete graphics cards has been known for a long time, but then it was more about solutions for data centers. However, if you believe the new information, Intel wants to split the development into two directions, one of which will be games. Along with it the company wants to make a direct competition with NVIDIA and AMD. To represent their gaming Intel is going to 2020.
The first independent graphics accelerator Intel introduced almost 20 years ago. It was called the Intel i740. With him, the company tried to become one of the leading players in the market of 3D graphics, but stiff competition from 3dfx, ATI, Matrox and NVIDIA forced her to focus on budget integrated graphics instead of discrete solutions. After Intel i740 company released a few more chips of the new generation, but then totally dropped that.
Last December, Intel lured to work with the former head of Department of development of graphics solutions Radeon Technologies Group Raju Koduri. According to Forbes, this step, along with 102 open job vacancies, in one way or another related to the development of graphics hardware is, though indirectly, but proof that the company is preparing to re-enter the market of discrete graphics solutions.
According to available information, currently, Intel is actively working on a project codenamed Arctic Sound, which initially linked with the development of hardware for data centers. However, according to information provided by the analyst company Motley Fool, planned a “triumphant return”, which will take place around 2020. Koduri is now engaged in a strategic planning model series. Forbes suggests that it will help to stir up the victim from the miners market, which practically monopolized the NVIDIA.
Of course, no confirmation from Intel itself, after the notes Forbes was not followed and are unlikely, at least in the near future. However, the publisher has no doubt that one of the world’s largest manufacturers of semiconductors and enough financial and technical base in order to realize the development of the production of its own graphics cards. But is there enough experience? In the end, NVIDIA and AMD had almost 20 years ‘ head start.