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Intel plans to enter graphics field with multi-core 32nm GPU

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As you probably know, Intel is working on their own graphics card. Most people scoff at this idea, considering that Intel was rumored to buy NVIDIA so that they could have graphics cards. However, in a few years (late 2008/2009), Intel is planning on becoming a serious threat to the market dominance owned by NVIDIA and ATI. Intel is claiming that by late 2008 they will have at least sampled a card with multiple cores (up to sixteen) on one die. They also claim they will be able to do this on a 32nm architecture. This 16 core, 32nm GPU is estimated to run sixteen times faster than the 8800GTX.

Source: VR-Zone
 
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Okay...Nvidia and ATI/AMD are f***ed in the graphics segnement if intel actually makes this.
32nm = extremely low usage of power and heat output. Why do they have to release it like around a few years time? I can imagine they would make something like a Core 2 CX6300 or something (random lettering lol).

EDIT: How about if they make their motherboards BE the GPU. Like GMA, but much better lol, heatpipe cooling and taking the top two slots, using a blower fan to cool the IGP.
 
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either Nvidia starts to develop a computer cpu or soon their shares may start to fall but you never know maybe this is a play by intel to get an low offer to buy Nvidia.
 

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i knew this would happen...btw 16 core gpu would be something ! Intel was planing this all these years, but only gave out integrated gpu's :S
 
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Well if this is true, DAAMIT and NVIDIA wont have much grace with the G90 or R700.

Theyre owned if that happens cuz itll mean the mid and low end range of Intel will still rock the other two. Sick :rolleyes:
 
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16 times faster than an 8800 gtx. holy sh*t :respect:
 

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But the price will be crazy ass!!! imo
 

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I won't believe it until I see it.
 
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But I doubt we'll need anything THAT powerful. It'll mean lower prices for Red and Green! XD
But maybe alot is gonna happen in 2 years....

Will Intel replace sapphire as the blue video card then? Maybe yellow? O00oo What color!? Better be distinguishable from the rest. :D
 
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i know, maybe black (from c2extreme),White(from rest of processors).
a black+white gpu, may look gd but surely not cool.
 
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black and white aren't colours # 11
 
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Nah, I'd get hungry every time I'd look in my computer :)
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Intel is so ahead of the game being the biggest semiconductor fabricators in the world. I mean as it is when AMD's 65nm CPU's come out, Intel will have 45nm CPU's. Nvidia and ATI have trouble keeping up to the smallest fabrication process being fabless... That's why G80 is 80nm and R600 is possibly 65nm... but 32nm by late 2008... I think either Nvidia or ATI will still be 65nm and slowly moving to 45nm...


In other words... the smaller you can fabricate it, the more powerful it will be, and since Intel will always be ahead of the curve, they will always have the most powerful unit.
 

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16 cores. holy shit. 16 pipes. woah. welcome to 2004.
 

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That makes NO sense.

You're saying that only in 2009 will Intel be able to have a core as powerfull as the 8800 GTX? Thats just stupid.
The Intel card will have 16 cores, but they will each be much much faster than the 8800 GTX.
The 8800 GTX is built on the 90nm process and has 128 SPs. In 2009, nVidia will probably have a GPU based also on the 32nm process and have over 400 SPs.
 
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Intel is so ahead of the game being the biggest semiconductor fabricators in the world. I mean as it is when AMD's 65nm CPU's come out, Intel will have 45nm CPU's. Nvidia and ATI have trouble keeping up to the smallest fabrication process being fabless... That's why G80 is 80nm and R600 is possibly 65nm... but 32nm by late 2008... I think either Nvidia or ATI will still be 65nm and slowly moving to 45nm...


In other words... the smaller you can fabricate it, the more powerful it will be, and since Intel will always be ahead of the curve, they will always have the most powerful unit.
Um if that was the case the 8800 wouldnt run as hot as it is on such a powerful cooler.

Nvidia VS ATI is equivalent to the two sides in BF2142; everyone else merged or got eaten up.

ATI & Nvidia both have a reason why they don't have 45nm technology yet; they can't afford the fabrication plants.
 

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I'd also like to toss in the reminder that, oh wait, ATI now has fabs, since AMD has fabs.
 

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Now I recall there being talk awhile back (Inquirer maybe?) about the R700 being multi-GPU core setup in the area of 16 cores. There has also been speculation about AMD moving ATi graphics FAB to there own facilities, which would give it access to th latest AMD process at that time, and SOI.

However, until we actually see anything talk is cheap.


*On a 2nd note, imagine the GPU powered Physics and realism that could be achieved with that much power. :D
 
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I too doubt that it will be 16x the power of the 8800 but you never know now at days. But still that's a bold statement
 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radeon_R700

Those rumors better be true cuz Intel will reign if not.
But in just 2 years the 8800 and X2k will become crap!?


Now that makes me wonder. 8800/R600 > PS3/360
I think PS3 and the 360 should've been delayed to have DX10 hardware. If pc's are gonna be THAT much better than consoles, I think we'll have next gen consoles in no time. But then again, the gaming industry has no obligation to keep up with all these hardware upgrades. I think the graphics now are pretty damn satisfying already.
 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radeon_R700

Those rumors better be true cuz Intel will reign if not.
But in just 2 years the 8800 and X2k will become crap!?


Now that makes me wonder. 8800/R600 > PS3/360
I think PS3 and the 360 should've been delayed to have DX10 hardware. If pc's are gonna be THAT much better than consoles, I think we'll have next gen consoles in no time. But then again, the gaming industry has no obligation to keep up with all these hardware upgrades. I think the graphics now are pretty damn satisfying already.
The PS3 architecture does not have support for DirectX in any fashion. 360 games do have support for DirectX so its easier to port from PC to 360 and vice-versa.

On a note to this topic:
I would assume that Intel could possibly have 16 core gpu/cpu by 2009 but im sure they need alot of testing. Yes Intel has testing with onboard graphics but as of yet they still havent made a physical add on video card. Something smart to do would be to actually test a video card first before putting 16 cores on it... Im not saying that 16 cores is bad but we have never seen any video card type from Intel and they are just going to jump in with 16 cores opposed to nVidia or ATI's multicores which they have been developing for a while.
 

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I knew being an Intel fan through the hard times would do something or another....

16x more powerful then the 8800GTX, thats pretty niffty.
 

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In all honesty, I think Intel is going to get their asses kicked. Intel are CPU makers, ATI and Nvidia have years of experience and a good fan base built up, plus if those rumors are going around, then you KNOW that both ATI and Nvidia are cooking up things to compete.