Intel to Launch 'Xe HPG' PC Gaming Graphics Cards in 2021, Using Outside Foundry

From PC Mag: In 2021, Intel is going to compete with AMD and Nvidia by releasing the company’s first discrete graphics cards for PC gaming.

The new cards are being classed under the code-name “Xe HPG.” (Xe is the umbrella brand that Intel is using for its forthcoming next-generation graphics efforts.) And interestingly, according to Raja Koduri, an Intel senior vice president and the company’s head for graphics, the chip maker plans on tapping an outside (read: non-Intel) foundry to create its first gaming graphics cards.

So does this mean Intel will be relying on TSMC, the Taiwan-based semiconductor company behind AMD’s and Nvidia’s own graphics cards?

“At this point in time, we won’t be disclosing which foundries, or which process node from the foundry," Koduri said in a small-group Q&A with journalists, part of the company's "Architecture Day" briefings earlier this week. "We’ll disclose those details closer to the launch.”

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