Intel is going to start selling discrete GPUs in 2020

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Video: Intel promises PC owners smartphone-like battery life. "Intel has never tried to build a traditional discrete graphics solution", Patrick Moorhead, an analyst at Moor Insights, told PCMag.

The last time we heard about Intel's dedicated GPU is that it would be unveiled at CES 2019, but according to new information from Intel itself, their dedicated GPU won't be arriving until 2020.

Intel also followed up with a tweet featuring Raja's attractive, beaming face and a reassertion that its first discrete GPU was coming in 2020.

Intel took to its Twitter to tease that its "first discrete GPU coming in 2020" with a picture of Raja Koduri, who left Radeon Technologies Group a year ago and joined Intel on their adventures into the GPU world.

He now heads up Intel's Core and Visual Computing Group, which was formed with his appointment.

Intel CEO, Brian Krzanich, has made the bold prediction to analysts that it will have discrete graphics chips available in 2020. Shenoy acknowledged that the company will be introducing GPU products for both the data center and the client markets.

After Intel hired AMD's top Radeon architect, Raja Koduri, previous year the chip maker flagged plans to deliver its own high-end discrete graphics cards. Intel may still just about hold sway in the CPU market, but they're now a long way behind in the graphics game.

KitGuru Says: We still know very little about Intel's first discrete GPU architecture and what it will be capable of.

"Though few doubt the capability of Intel for chip design, building a new GPU architecture from the ground up is not a small task". Subsequent Intel efforts such as the i752, i754, and Capitola were equally unsuccessful. I reported on that in July 2017, where NVIDIA would eventually shift away from making monolithic GPUs and instead use multiple GPU modules, which is far easier on development and would pave the way for a world of truly next-gen cards.

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