Recently, Intel revealed a GPU prototype which features 1.5 Billion Transistors and is based on 14nm process, however, Intel itself has clarified that the Intel GPU Prototype has nothing to do with the actual graphics product from the company and is just a proof of concept.
Since the news of the Intel GPU Prototype started to make its way on the internet, Intel has been rolling out the statement that the GPU prototype is just a proof of concept.
While we intend to compete in graphics products in the future, this research paper is unrelated. Our goal with this research is to explore possible, future circuit techniques that may improve the power and performance of Intel products.
The Intel GPU Prototype features 1.5 billion transistors and the frequency for the prototype GPU range from 50 MHz at 0.51 volts to 400 MHz at 1.2 volts.
While Intel has confirmed that the prototype has nothing to do with the final product and the prototype itself isn’t powerful enough to compete with , Nvidia or AMD, directly.
We speculated that Intel wasn’t 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.
However, with the above statement from Intel, it seems that we might see a powerful GPU from Intel in the future using which the company will go in direct competition with GPU giants, Nvidia and AMD.
In related news, 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.
What is your take on the situation? Will Intel be able to compete with Nvidia and AMD in discrete GPU market? Let us know in the comments