Intel shows off some amazing concept graphics cards that might be on store shelves by 2035
It’s well-established that Intel would like to make another move into the discrete graphics card market, but while the world is still waiting to see what the blue team comes up with, the company has taken the time to show some more conceptual designs that could be rendering graphics onto displays by 2035.
The Prometheus design seems to be the most popular out of the bunch, and it does have the most “futuristic” feel to it. The shroud is handsomely lit up by LEDs and there is a distinct triangular theme going on. Intel’s Gemini concept graphics card has a more post-apocalyptic vibe to it; its jagged edges and engine-like appearance make it look like it would fit neatly into Mad Max’s desktop PC.
Those who enjoy the steampunk style will love the Oblivion card. Cristiano Siqueira has indulged steampunk fans with the pre-requisite gears and almost wooden appearance so that the graphics card has an anachronistic flavor to it: It could process the graphics for a Victorian steam-driven computer. The Sirius and Andromeda cards are reasonably similar in appearance, utilizing what seem to be almost transparent shrouds, obligatory LEDs, and possibly even ionic cooling, as pointed out by LegitReviews.
There’s no doubt these are some impressive designs, and it’s mostly just a bit of fun for Intel and GPU enthusiasts, although knowing which design is the most popular with the general graphics card purchasing public would likely help the chipmaker decide which design route to take for its upcoming dGPUs.