Folks, it looks like a new player is about the enter the discrete GPU market in the near future. Intel has announced its own discrete GPU prototype at made at the IEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Fransisco recently.
According to the details announced by Intel, it seems that the company’s prototype discrete GPU is based off of the 14nm process technology. In addition, the discrete GPU apparently features two primary chips as well. The first chips is equipped with the actual GPU and a system agent; while the second chip contains a field programmable gate array (FPGA).
Besides that, the prototype chip from Intel also contains 1.542 billion transistors. It’s worth noting that no performance numbers were released by Intel during its announcement; the discrete GPU prototype shown was, as described by sources, merely a proof of concept.
There are, of course, several other details mentioned by Intel, but they’re simply far too complex for general consumers to comprehend. That said, what one can at least derive from all this is the fact that Intel is indeed planning to enter the discrete GPU market once again – hopefully this time with better success compared to its previous attempt. It seems that the appointment of Raja Koduri (formerly from Radeon) is starting to be fruitful for Intel.
(Source: PC Watch)