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Computex 2007: Intel to Enter Discrete Graphics Card Market in 2008

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Sources from multiple graphics card vendors have confirmed that Intel has approached them to lay down plans to enter the discrete graphics card market for desktop PCs. The new products from Intel would be positioned as direct competitors to AMD's ATI Radeon and NVIDIA's GeForce series of cards. The processor giant will aim for the mid-range market in the initial stages with pricing targeted around US$300. In order to be competitive, the cards will need to match the features of products from AMD and NVIDIA such as support for DirectX 10 and equivalent memory densities. Whether or not Intel will implement a technology to support multi-card configurations similar to SLI and Crossfire is unknown at this stage but it is a possibility as most of Intel's mid-range and high-end chipsets support multiple PCI Express slots already. Intel is scheduled to deliver a more complete roadmap and specifications in the fourth quarter of this year, with expected launch of the new products around the second quarter of 2008.
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Can't wait to see them. I would love to see them be better, Ive always loved AMD but their slippin and at the time where intel is really being innovative
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I know Intel can make cpu's but I don't think they will be good at graphics cards for a while.
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I think it will be interesting to see what Intel comes up with. Perhaps some sort of effecient "swapping" between the graphics card and a compatible intel processor. Or perhaps and effecient cooling system between the 2. They'd be smarter to couple a graphics with one of their processors then make an SLI/Xfire setup. In my opinion, SLI/Xfire was never worth the performance gain for the money anyway.
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