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Intel to hold conference about its upcoming GPU "Arctic Sound"

Xeon Phi, based on the Larrabee project, was the most recent attempt by Intel to get into the discrete GPU market; while it made it to market, it made little impact. (Source: PCWorld)
Xeon Phi, based on the Larrabee project, was the most recent attempt by Intel to get into the discrete GPU market; while it made it to market, it made little impact. (Source: PCWorld)
DigiTimes reports that Intel will be holding a conference for discrete GPUs in December, specifically about Arctic Sound. Raja Koduri will be presenting in the conference but went on the record to explicitly state that it is an "architecture day, not a DGPU day."

DigiTimes has reported that Intel is set to hold a conference about its upcoming discrete GPU "Arctic Sound," which is to be available in 2020. Key executives such as Raja Koduri, former head of Radeon Technologies Group (or RTG), will be attending to give some information about Arctic Sound. Intel stirred up some excitement in August about its new GPUs, and it seems it's finally time that we're going to get some more concrete information on just what Koduri and his team have been up to. As former head of RTG, Koduri shows much promise for Intel's graphics division.

But, on Twitter Koduri corrected reports stating this would be a conference on "discrete GPUs." When tagged in a tweet expressing excitement for the conference, Koduri responded, "Thanks...but this isn’t in my calendar!" He later clarified that he meant the conference would be an "architecture day" and explicitly stated it would not have anything to do with discrete GPUs. His statements probably mean that we won't be getting a look at an actual GPU, just information about the architecture and what it's about. By Koduri's own words, we probably can't expect Intel to show off a complete card like AMD did at its Next Horizon event. Nonetheless, while the conference might be very technical, it should be interesting anyways.

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Matthew Connatser, 2018-11-29 (Update: 2018-11-30)