Intel to make discrete graphics chips

Posted on Thursday, Feb 08 2007 @ 02:14 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Jon Peddie Research believes Intel will soon start making discrete graphics chips.
Peddie thinks that Intel is not the kind of company that is really comfortable with partners but it would like a slice of the lucrative market for graphics cards. The firm is the leading graphics supplier in terms of volume, through the integrated motherboards it produces.

But the GPU is an expensive component and AMD is now getting the portion of that pie. So Intel will want some too.

Peddie thinks Intel will do it and that, as a matter a fact, it is doing it as we speak. The GPU is a tricky business and it remains to be seen how good job Intel will do bringing its GPU. It is a tricky business as you have to get the right specs and the right time at the right price. Intel folks are working their spreadsheets overtime trying to come up with the right model for them to use, Peddie suggested.


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