Intel Discrete GPU Prototype Revealed, Based On 14nm Process And Features 1.5 Billion Transistors

By   /   Feb 20, 2018
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Last year Raja Kadouri left AMD and joined Intel as the new Intel chief GPU architect to work on Intel Discrete GPU and now Intel has revealed a prototype for its upcoming discrete GPUs.

Intel Discrete GPU prototype was revealed at IEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference 2018 in San Francisco, the prototype is based on 14nm process. Furthermore, the prototype chip has 1.5 billion transistors, the frequency range from 50 MHz at 0.51 volts to 400 MHz at 1.2 volts.

Given it is just a prototype, it will be a while before we get to actually see the launch of Intel Discrete GPU and this is just a proof of concept to showcase what Intel is aiming for in terms of performance.

Also, Intel is more focused on efficiency for its Discrete GPUs just like it has done for its CPUs. You can check out the full details about Intel Discrete GPU Prototype here.

Also, given that the prototype itself isn’t powerful enough, it seems that Intel is not looking to compete with GPU giants Nvidia and AMD and wants to provide better visual performance compared to its own Integrated GPUs for its Core processors.

Speaking on Intel integrated GPUs, Intel has rolled out a new version of Integrated Graphics Control panel to boost game performance. The game optimization feature is still in beta and currently has a limited number of games including Battlefield 4, Battlefield 1, Destiny 2, Dota and more.

Furthermore, Intel Core i9-8950HK mobile processor has been leaked online suggesting that the mobile processor will be unlocked and users will be able to overclock it.

The processor has 6 cores with 12 threads and the processor itself will be unlocked meaning users will be able to overclock the i9. Furthermore, the specs reveal that Core i9-8950HK will have a base clock of 2.9 GHz and 3.9 GHz with the turbo.

What do you think of Intel jumping into the discrete GPU market? Let us know in the comments.

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