Intel Provides Sneak Peek at Its Graphics Card (for Developers)

From PC Mag: We still don't know much about Intel's discrete "DG1" graphics cards, even as they're set to go on sale later this year. But at CES, the company showed off a special GPU model it's been handing out to developers so they can optimize their software and games for the upcoming technology.

The test model is a PCIe graphics card that runs on one fan, and can be slotted into a desktop PC. The company's goal is to sample the model throughout the year to independent software vendors (ISVs) across the world, including game developers and application makers.

"It's based on DG1 and already sampling to the ISVs," Ari Rauch, the company's general manager for its graphics division, said during a press briefing on Wednesday. "By the way, it's not a product. It's a software development vehicle."

The card runs on Intel's dedicated GPU architecture, called Xe, for which the company has big plans. The Xe architecture promises to power PC gaming, design software on work stations, AI-powered applications, and supercomputers in the same way Nvidia's dedicated graphics cards can do.

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