The largest CPU maker, of course, Intel debuts smoky, dramatic teaser for the upcoming discrete graphics card ahead of Nvidia’s GeForce RTX launch which is expected to take place on Monday, August 20, a day ahead of Gamescom 2018. We all know Intel has never been able to cut through the hard competition from AMD and Nvidia when it comes to a discrete graphics card, but that will change in 2020 since the company already appointed former AMD chief GPU architect, Raja Koduri as its chief architect and senior vice president of Intel Core and Visual Computing Group.
The First Intel Discrete GPU Cards Based on Arctic Sound GPU Architecture
A few days ago, Raja Koduri (chief architect and senior vice president of Intel Core and Visual Computing Group) released an official tweet about Intel discrete GPU set to release in 2020. Following the announcement, Intel releases a teaser video in a new account named “Intel Graphics” which states clearly the discrete GPU is really coming in 2020, codenamed “Arctic Sound.”
— Intel Graphics (@IntelGraphics) August 15, 2018
The video teases support of 4K gaming experience coupled with a tagline “We will set out graphics free.”
On the other hand, Nvidia’s new dedicated graphics card – RTX 2080 teaser video is already out and is set to release out on August 20th. Moreover, it packs the turning architecture earlier shown by Nvidia.
While Nvidia and AMD are coming out with new graphics cards one after the other, it seems like Intel is preparing for a breakthrough in discrete GPU market.