Intel has revealed its upcoming 11th-gen IGPU Architecture which will be featured in Intel Ice Lake CPUs. Intel has confirmed that its 11th-gen IGPU Architecture is based on the 10nm FinFET process.
Intel further confirmed that its 11th-gen display architecture will support all major APIs including the DirectX, Vulkan, OpenGL and more. The company noted that its 11th-gen IGPU Architecture has been designed from scratch and features significant performance leap.
Furthermore, Intel is using its Slice architectural design for its 11th-gen IGPUs. Not only that, Intel is calling it an evolution over previous display architectures.
While Intel is claiming its 11th-gen IGPU Architecture to be an evolution over previous IGPU architecture but, these are just claims until Ice Lake CPUs hit the market.
It’ll be interesting to see how well this display architecture will perform and if Intel’s claims are true or just marketing buzz.
Aside from the IGPUs, which Intel has been featuring in its CPUs for years, the company is also working on its very own discrete GPU with former AMD Radeon Tech Group leader, Raja Kadori.
However, it’s been a while since Intel has revealed anything regarding its Discrete GPU. Intel teased the GPU back in August 2018 with a short teaser video and confirmed a 2020 release date for the GPU. Furthermore, it’ll be a “fully compliant DX12 graphics processor”.
There is still a lot of ambiguity surrounding Intel’s Discrete GPU considering we don’t even know if the GPU is targeted towards gamers or designers and artists.
Not only that, Intel’s been pushing GPUs for tasks that usually don’t even require them. Last year, Intel enabled GPU based threat detection. In partnership with Microsoft and Cisco, Intel has enabled anti-virus programs to use your IGPU to scan for viruses.
The point is to take the load off the CPU as anti-virus programs can cause the system to slow down due to their accessive CPU usage. However, considering that IGPU is integerated into the CPU intself, I wonder how different it is in terms of performance.