Intel is known for its CPUs, however, the company is planning to get into the GPU market as it is already working on a discrete GPU of its own, however, nothing is known about the GPU but we have got our first look at Intel discrete GPU prototype but, there is a catch.
The Intel discrete GPU prototype we are talking about is not the one that Intel has been working on but, it the prototype is for Intel Larrabee which was canceled years ago by the company.
Linus Tech Tips was the one to get their hands on the Intel discrete GPU prototype which they also tested it. However, Linus couldn’t get the Intel discrete GPU prototype to boot up. Check out the video below.
The canceled Intel Larrabee was not only a GPU but was also capable to serve as a CPU with 61 quad-threaded cores. Despite being a powerful GPU, for some reason, Intel saw it fit to cancel the project.
As explained by Linus, Intel didn’t see any value in further investing in Intel Larrabee as at one point it had 4 separate teams working on it.
Speaking of Intel’s GPU, a report has made its way on the internet suggesting that Intel discrete GPU will be unveiled at CES 2019 if the report is to be believed.
According to the report, Intel has completed the first phase of the development of its discrete GPUs and are now preparing for a big reveal and launch of the Intel Discrete GPU.
Another indication that Intel might soon be revealing its discrete GPU sf the launch of “Launch Ready Drivers” from Intel. The driver in question brings support for improved HDR, Vulkan 1.1 along with graphical fixes for a bunch of games.
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