Two months ago, Intel tweeted about releasing its first discrete GPU in 2020. This came quite some time after the company hired Raja Koduri, formerly AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group head. Last week, there was another tweet from another account, with pretty much the same message, except that it’s in video form.
That said, there’s no indication on what kind of graphics card this will be. Will it be one for gaming? Or will it be something for workstations instead? Whatever it is, we’ll have to wait for at least 16 months to find out.
— Intel Graphics (@IntelGraphics) August 15, 2018
Intel will also remind you that it’s the first to bring you graphics processors that are not only DirectX 12 compatible, but also compatible with 4K Netflix, even if they’re in the form of integrated graphics processors.
That said, these credentials will not really mean much when it’s putting itself against Nvidia and AMD, both already established in the world of discrete GPUs and the former already deep in the realms of machine learning.
Nevertheless, we still eager to see what Raja and his team at Intel will unveil in 2020. Who knows…maybe things will change in that year.