Intel's return to the discrete graphics segment could not be easy by definition, so we should not be surprised by rumors about the company's willingness to curtail all related initiatives amid the emerging difficulties.Representatives from the company, responsible for the development of graphics, insist that the profile activities do not stop and already covers products for two generations ahead.Image source: FutureThe staff of the resource PC Gamer was able to get comments from Tom Petersen (Tom Petersen), who after the transfer from NVIDIA to Intel is responsible for issues related to the development of graphics solutions.According to him, Intel is \"not going anywhere\" in the discrete graphics segment, and the company's developments in this area form the basis not only for integrated graphics solutions, but also specific products for data centers.Petersen acknowledges that Intel's activity in this area creates a lot of uncertainty and rumor, but he feels it is important to stress that Intel is not giving up on its plans for discrete graphics; in fact, most discrete graphics engineers at Intel are already involved in developing the next generation of Battlemage to replace the current Alchemist.As far as driver development is concerned, the balance of forces is in the opposite principle: the main resources are concentrated on Alchemist, while the perspective Battlemage is paid less attention to.Part of Intel engineers are even involved in defining \"common technology pillars\" for even more distant generation of discrete graphics, known as Celestial.The only thing known about it so far is that it will be released after 2024.Intel's lack of competitive offers for the upper price range within the Alchemist family, according to Petersen, should not embarrass consumers.The company has returned to the discrete segment of the market through a niche of mass-market solutions, but will offer more powerful graphics processors in the future.
Intel announced work on Rialto Bridge, a 160 Xe-core computing gas pedal that will replace the Ponte Vecchio
Intel today unveiled a host of new products for high-performance computing and also lifted the veil on some future developments.In particular, it was announced that computing gas pedals called Rialto Bridge are in the pipeline to replace Intel Ponte Vecchio gas pedals as early as next year.Essentially, Rialto Bridge will be an improved version of Ponte Vecchio - the novelty will offer more Intel Xe graphics cores, more processing power, higher input-output bandwidth, be able to do more gigatransactions per second (GT/s) and offer other improvements.The next-generation gas pedals will also consist of multiple crystals, and some of them will inherit directly from their predecessors.So far, Intel has said that Rialto Bridge will get up to 160 Intel Xe cores, 25% more than the current Ponte Vecchio (128 cores).At the same time, it is not specified what kind of cores will be the same as in the current Intel GPU or new cores.Also, it is not reported what new items will have memory, but most likely a new HBM3.Also, it was said that the new items will be available in the form factor OAM v2.Current Ponte Vecchio gas pedals also use OAM form factor.The new version of the packaging will provide even more power to the chips.The slide also mentions that the new product will be made as part of the IDM 2.0 strategy.
Intel DG2 discrete graphics can challenge AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards for $600
It's been known since last year that Intel will resort to third-party contract manufacturers to accelerate the launch of discrete Xe-HPG gaming-grade graphics solutions. Now, knowledgeable sources say that TSMC will start producing DG2 chips with 7nm technology for Intel this year.
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Reuters has been informed through two independent channels that the production of DG2 GPUs will be outsourced to TSMC using an advanced version of 7nm technology. Earlier rumours on the subject often referred in this context to TSMC's so-called 6nm process, which introduces an extra layer of processing using ultra-hard ultraviolet lithography (EUV), but retains all of the developer's toolset suitable for creating 7nm products. According to Reuters, DG2-based graphics solutions will be aimed at the gaming PC market and could be unveiled either late this year or early next year, with Intel's new products competing with gaming graphics cards based on AMD and NVIDIA chips at $400 to $600. The bid, it must be said, is serious, even taking into account the upward trend in gaming graphics card prices in recent years. The last time Intel offered consumer class graphics cards on the retail market was at the end of the last century. To all appearances, in the server segment, the development of Intel GPUs will take a separate path. The company expects to master in-house production of 10nm Arctic Sound (Xe-HP) graphics processors, which will be able to combine four crystals on a single substrate to increase aggregate performance.
AMD to unveil Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards tonight
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