Intel made headlines in late 2017 after they hired AMD’s Raja Koduri to be their new lead GPU architect. This was followed with information that Intel was planning on developing a line of discrete GPUs. Japanese site PC.Watch has received some more details on just what Intel has been working on.
Intel hasn’t been competitive in the GPU market for more than two decades and the closest thing to a discrete GPU they have currently is the Xeon Phi compute card. We’re not sure how much progress Intel has made with its discrete GPUs, but these details show that they have definitely been working hard at it. That being said, Intel has made it clear that this is just a prototype and will not be a future product.