Intel reveals plans for a prototype 14nm discrete GPU

Intel unveiled plans for its first discrete GPU at the IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference last week. The prototype chip would be built on Intel’s 14nm process and feature 1.5 billion transistors and modest clock speeds, which suggests a focus on efficiency over raw power.


According to Notebook Check, the clock speeds range between 50MHz and 400MHz, so it’s definitely nowhere close to competing with cards from AMD or NVIDIA just yet. However, with the launch of AMD’s Raven Ridge APUs and the upcoming Kaby Lake G processors, Intel may be targeting the entry-level gaming market with slightly better performance than the on-chip Vega graphics provide.