Intel to enter graphics card market?

By Justin Mann on January 23, 2007, 11:54 AM
Could Intel be looking to compete with nVidia and AMD/ATI? That seems to be quite a possibility, primarily with their new focus on their "Visual Computing Group" and their newest job openings. Given their long history of doing embedded and workstation graphics, they're no stranger to integration, and have all the manufacturing capabilities to compete. The question is whether or not they can catch up on a decade of enhancements in 3D acceleration. What will their focus be? Most likely, I would say they are going for high end workstations and CAD machines, competing with things like the Quadro. After that, home entertainment seems likely, with their focus on the "digital home" and tags like Viiv.

As an integrated graphics provider, they already dominate the market.

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beef_jerky4104 said:
Maybe they'll have something like SLi or Crossfire. Either way I still perfer nVIDIA.
nathanskywalker said:
[quote] The question is whether or not they can catch up on a decade of enhancements in 3D acceleration.[/quote]I think Intel would have a very good chance. This is just my opinion, but they do would have advantages over both ATI and Nvidia that just might give them a running start. A big budget for one. And secondly, if they can reproduce their 65nm tech in GPU form, they would have a major ACE to play.
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