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Intel Dedicated GPU Discussion Thread
Quote:Intel is making progress in its development of a new discrete GPU architecture, after its failed attempt with "Larrabee" that ended up as an HPC accelerator; and ancient attempts such as the i740. This comes in the wake of the company's high-profile hiring of Raja Koduri, AMD's former Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) head. The company unveiled slides pointing to the direction in which its GPU development is headed, at the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco. That direction is essentially scaling up its existing iGPU architecture, and bolstering it with mechanisms to sustain high clock speeds better.
Intel downplays the original story:
Koduri is reportedly working on an Intel dedicated GPU with versions for data centers and gaming, codenamed Arctic Sound:
Intel dedicated GPU rumored to show up at the next CES:
Linus managed to get his hands on an engineering sample of an old Intel Larrabee Knight's Corner dedicated graphics card, but sadly it doesn't work:

Quote:When Intel hired Raja Koduri away from AMD and announced it was working on discrete GPU solutions, it still wasn’t clear exactly when the company would enter the market. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has told analysts that the company intends to enter the market in 2020 — a slightly faster time frame than Nvidia or AMD may have planned on, and one with potential ramifications for both companies.
Quote:Ryan Shrout, via MarketWatch, broke the news this morning when he reported that Intel CEO Brian Krzanich had told analysts at a private investor event that the discrete GPU would arrive in 2020. Shrout also reported that Navin Shenoy, Intel's executive vice president of the data center group, confirmed that the new discrete GPUs would target both the data center and consumer applications, like gaming and professional development.

Intel tweeted out the announcement confirming the 2020 launch date shortly after that. The company confirmed to us over email that it will offer solutions for both the data center and client markets, meaning graphics cards for desktop PCs, but it would not specify which version will come to market first.
Hopefully it brings the prices of Graphics cards back to Earth.

Only having a Duopoly in any Industry has proven to be bad for consumers with sky high prices.
Elric isn't confident that Intel will succeed:
  • Intel is struggling to reach 10nm
  • He doesn't think that Intel will go for the consumer desktop GPU market

Intel has released its first teaser:
Quote:It seems that now, with their own GPU development underway, Intel has found new love for the GPU-accelerated compute space. The choice of Vulkan is also interesting as the API is available on a wide range of platforms, which could mean that Intel is trying to turn Vulkan into a CUDA killer. Of course there's still a lot of work needed to achieve that goal, since NVIDIA has had almost a decade of head start.

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