Forbes: Intel wants to enter the market of gaming graphics cards and NVIDIA and AMD to press
Forbes edition, with reference to their insider reports that Intel is developing discrete graphics cards aimed at the gaming market. The desire to return to the company's 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, the Intel wants to divide the development into two areas, one of which will be playing. Together with him the company wants to create direct competition with NVIDIA and AMD. Submit their gaming solutions Intel is going in 2020.
The first independent graphics accelerator Intel introduced almost 20 years ago. It was called the Intel i740. Together with him the company was trying 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 the budget integrated graphics instead of discrete solutions. After Intel i740 has released a few new generation of chips, but then completely turned this direction.
Last December Intel lured to his team of the former head of the department of development of graphics solutions Radeon Technologies Group Raju Coduri. According to Forbes, this step, along with 102 open job vacancies, one way or another associated with the development of graphic hardware, though, and is an indirect, 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 was originally associated with hardware development for data centers. However, according to information provided by the analyst company Motley Fool, some planned to "triumphant return", which will take place approximately in 2020. Coduri now engaged in strategic planning lineup. Forbes suggests that this will help to stir up the market affected by the miners, who virtually monopolized NVIDIA.
Of course, no evidence from Intel itself after Forbes notes are not followed and is unlikely to be followed, at least in the near future. However, the publisher has no doubt that will be enough, and financial and technical base of one of the world's largest semiconductor manufacturers in order to realize the development of the production of its own graphics accelerators. But there is enough experience? In the end, NVIDIA and AMD's stock has been almost 20 years' head start. "