Tuesday, October 12th 2021

Another AMD GPU Designer Joins Intel

Intel is apparently taking its GPU business seriously, at the expense of AMD, as according to an article from CRN, Intel has hired Vineet Goel, former Corporate Vice President GPU architecture, graphics, machine learning and mobile platform at AMD. His new title at Intel is almost as longwinding, as he joined Intel as Vice President and General Manager, GPU architecture and IP engineering.

Goel spent his past five years at AMD and prior to that he was the Director of GPU compute solution and Adreno architecture at Qualcomm, although his first job listed on LinkedIn was as a fellow at AMD. His new position at Intel will have him lead the Xe GPU IP roadmap, or in other words, he'll be the person that decides what kind of tech Intel will be putting in its future GPUs.
Source: CRN
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31 Comments on Another AMD GPU Designer Joins Intel

#1
The Quim Reaper
You know, It really wouldn't surprise me if AMD just sell their GPU division to Intel, one day.

I suspect AMD would far prefer to just concentrate on CPU's.
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#2
Darmok N Jalad
It’s a curious thing when these folks move from one company to another. I’m sure they have some sort of NDA clause in the contract with the company they left, and it typically takes a few years to go from concept to finished product anyway. Then there’s the whole “figure out your new boss” and cultural integration time period that comes at any mega corp. I wonder when these types of moves start to bear fruit?
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#3
TheLostSwede
The Quim ReaperYou know, It really wouldn't surprise me if AMD just sell their GPU division to Intel, one day.

I suspect AMD would far prefer to just concentrate on CPU's.
AMD would most likely not exist today if they hadn't bought ATI.
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#4
Tigger
I'm the only one
Wow intel caught a big fish there
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#5
cyberloner
TheLostSwedeAMD would most likely not exist today if they hadn't bought ATI.
same goes to nvidia buying 3dfx
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#6
john_
Vineet Goel, former Corporate Vice President GPU architecture, graphics, machine learning and mobile platform at AMD. His new title at Intel is almost as longwinding, as he joined Intel as Vice President and General Manager, GPU architecture and IP engineering.
Probably failed in the bold part of his title at AMD, so AMD let him go.
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#7
TheLostSwede
cyberlonersame goes to nvidia buying 3dfx
Different times, but I'm sure they got some good engineers from there at the time.
AMD was in a very different situation when they bough ATI.
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#8
zlobby
Well, to be honest, with probably a trippled salary the guy had little to think about.
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#9
seth1911
Yeah which Cards can i get here till 250€ from AMD hmmm:
RX 550 2GB 130€
RX 550 4GB 240€

On the Other Hand in this Times i can get a:
GT 1030 GDDR5 90€
GTX 1050TI 160€
GTX 1650 230€


AMD have atm nothing to sell in the Low - Mid price range
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#10
Bomby569
Intel needs to do it as they have no experienced people in house. AMD has an established division, i doubt one person makes that much difference.
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#11
john_
seth1911AMD have atm nothing to sell in the Low - Mid price range
There is nothing new in low end market anyway. And probably where will never be in the future. Companies target over $250-$300 market with latest gen of graphics cards. Last chance to buy something good and cheap was when RX 580 8GB was selling for $150 or less. If you are still with the IGP, just try to find a second hand option at a not so ridiculous price. That CPU will bottleneck about everything anyway.
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#12
micropage7
from AMD to intel today, the next day from Nvidia to AMD then someone from intel to AMD
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#13
Mysteoa
This is just Intel deep pockets in working. I wonder how long it will take to start snatching some Nvidia people also or does Jensen have them on a leash?
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#14
Punkenjoy
AMD still need a graphic division. Almost consumer GPU all CPU have iGPU. It's crucial that every CPU manufacturer these days have a Graphic IP. And it's better if it's a competing one.

AMD will not sell their graphic division since it help them to get many contract like Playstation and Xbox.
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#15
Turmania
PunkenjoyAMD still need a graphic division. Almost consumer GPU all CPU have iGPU. It's crucial that every CPU manufacturer these days have a Graphic IP. And it's better if it's a competing one.

AMD will not sell their graphic division since it help them to get many contract like Playstation and Xbox.
This.
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#16
seth1911
john_There is nothing new in low end market anyway. And probably where will never be in the future. Companies target over $250-$300 market with latest gen of graphics cards. Last chance to buy something good and cheap was when RX 580 8GB was selling for $150 or less. If you are still with the IGP, just try to find a second hand option at a not so ridiculous price. That CPU will bottleneck about everything anyway.
Na i enjoy to play with my IGP mostly Indies (but sometimes Hitman 2 and No Mans Sky) :)


Settings run Smooth for an IGP with 30 FPS:
Hitman 2 on Medium 800p, Textures MAX OUT (7,6GB RAM for IGP)
No Mans Sky on Standard - Medium 800p, Textures High ( 8,1GB RAM for IGP)

There is no reason to buy a Card with a lower amount of 8GB GPU RAM


Just for trolling Minecraft 60 FPS with High Res Texture Mods and the IGP take in 900p 14GB RAM for IGP :nutkick:
PunkenjoyAMD still need a graphic division. Almost consumer GPU all CPU have iGPU. It's crucial that every CPU manufacturer these days have a Graphic IP. And it's better if it's a competing one.

AMD will not sell their graphic division since it help them to get many contract like Playstation and Xbox.
Without ATI, Amd wouldnt exist anymore:)
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#17
Bomby569
micropage7from AMD to intel today, the next day from Nvidia to AMD then someone from intel to AMD
Exactly. It's a small market with few key people so it pays to be one of them.
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#18
Marsil
If that engineer is already an unemployed former AMD employee how come Intel is taking its GPU business seriously at the expense of AMD?
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#19
Chomiq
seth1911Yeah which Cards can i get here till 250€ from AMD hmmm:
RX 550 2GB 130€
RX 550 4GB 240€

On the Other Hand in this Times i can get a:
GT 1030 GDDR5 90€
GTX 1050TI 160€
GTX 1650 230€


AMD have atm nothing to sell in the Low - Mid price range
230€ for 1650 and 160€ for 1050Ti? A year ago, maybe.

350€ minimum for 1650, single 1050 Ti for €270.

Get real.
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#20
TheLostSwede
MarsilIf that engineer is already an unemployed former AMD employee how come Intel is taking its GPU business seriously at the expense of AMD?
Since he was hired while still at AMD by the looks of things, so AMD lost what appears to have been a pretty key employee.
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#21
Darmok N Jalad
Executives come and go. They usually are brought in for key purposes, and when that is done, they often move on for new challenges. AMD losing engineers closer to the actual projects is probably a much bigger deal, but no doubt they account for this turnover as much as they account for securing their IP. An executive leaving the company is always a very real possibility in any highly competitive industry.

Edit: What we don’t know is how much of this poaching is prevented. One can get a job offer and use it as leverage for a raise or a promotion in their existing company. I’ve been around long enough in my job to see key people retained in this way, and sometimes people who appeared to be key not get any such offer and are cut loose with a congratulatory handshake. Granted, you can’t always keep everyone you want, and we won’t really ever know which is true, but do you really think this attempt at poaching doesn’t happen all the time? These companies likely have the best players in the industry, so I imagine there are talks going all the time.
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#22
seth1911
Chomiq230€ for 1650 and 160€ for 1050Ti? A year ago, maybe.

350€ minimum for 1650, single 1050 Ti for €270.

Get real.
ATM, im not live in Poland :nutkick:



Yeah ok 1050TI goes much higher now:
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#23
Turmania
seth1911Na i enjoy to play with my IGP mostly Indies (but sometimes Hitman 2 and No Mans Sky) :)


Settings run Smooth for an IGP with 30 FPS:
Hitman 2 on Medium 800p, Textures MAX OUT (7,6GB RAM for IGP)
No Mans Sky on Standard - Medium 800p, Textures High ( 8,1GB RAM for IGP)

There is no reason to buy a Card with a lower amount of 8GB GPU RAM


Just for trolling Minecraft 60 FPS with High Res Texture Mods and the IGP take in 900p 14GB RAM for IGP :nutkick:


Without ATI, Amd wouldnt exist anymore:)
Well back in those days, there was all this ruckus about AMD overpaid to but ATI. Hence the reason why they had to sell everything shortly after. But in the long run it paid off.
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#24
Khonjel
TurmaniaWell back in those days, there was all this ruckus about AMD overpaid to but ATI. Hence the reason why they had to sell everything shortly after. But in the long run it paid off.
It paid off cause Phenoms didn't make a dent and Bulldozer sucked. Thus Radeon side of the business was doing the heavy lifting of generating revenue.
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#25
seth1911
The CPU Performance was very poor in late Times:
A8 3800 @ 2,6 GHz Scores 476
A10 7870k @ 2,6 GHz Scores 414

But the IGP Performance on GCN is really awfull :laugh: a 6 Year Old R7 IGP fuckes Vega 3 and Intel Xe 32:peace:
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