Intel prepares to compete with ATI and NVIDIA in discrete graphics
Thanks to Beyond3D, we can say that Intel currently has no intention of entering the graphics card market.
The company is looking for employees for its Visual Computing Group (VCG). The job offer contains a brief description of what the group will be doing.
Its functions will include, first of all, the development of discrete video cards. In addition, she will also develop the idea of integrating graphics acceleration functions into the central processor.
Analysts expect the release of Vista to shake up the graphics card market, as a significant portion of the chipset-integrated products will not support all of the operating system’s capabilities, in particular the Aero Glass interface and Flip 3D functionality.
Recall that the creation of Intel’s VCG is not the only sign that the company seriously intends to compete with ATI and NVIDIA in the graphics accelerator market. So, the cooperation of the latter with Imagination Technologies should accelerate the appearance of a CPU with an integrated GPU in the performance of Intel.
The last notable Intel product in this segment was the i740, which has been released for almost a decade.