From our non-Intel sources, we came to know about Intel’s Visual Computing Group (VCG) discrete graphics plans. There seems to be a few interesting developments down the pipeline that could prove quite a challenge to NVIDIA and AMD in 2 years time. As already stated on their website, the group is focused on developing advanced products based on a many-core architecture targeting high-end client platforms initially. Their first flagship product for games and graphics intensive applications is likely to happen in late 2008-09 timeframe and the GPU is based on multi-core architecture. We heard there could be as many as 16 graphics cores packed into a single die. Click for the full article.

From our non-Intel sources, we came to know about Intel’s Visual Computing Group (VCG) discrete graphics plans. There seems to be a few interesting
developments down the pipeline that could prove quite a challenge to NVIDIA and
AMD in 2 years time. As already stated on their website, the group is focused on
developing advanced products based on a many-core architecture targeting
high-end client platforms initially. Their first flagship product for games and
graphics intensive applications is likely to happen in late 2008-09 timeframe
and the GPU is based on multi-core architecture. We heard there could be as many
as 16 graphics cores packed into a single die.

The process technology we speculate for such product is probably at 32nm
judging from the timeframe. Intel clearly has the advantage of their advanced
process technology since they are always at least one node ahead of their
competitors and they are good in tweaking for better yield. Intel is likely use
back their CPU naming convention on GPU so you could probably guess that the
highest end could be called Extreme Edition and there should be mainstream and
value editions. The performance? How about 16x performance of any fastest
graphics card out there now [referring to G80] as claimed. Anyway it is hard to
speculate who will lead by then as it will be DX10.1/11 era with NVIDIA G9x and
ATi R7xx around.

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