Intel has committed itself to developing a discrete graphics product. It's been suggested for some time that it might have such a scheme in mind given the success of its integrated graphics products, and the fact that arch-rival AMD now owns ATI. Intel hinted at such a move last month, but this is the first time it has come clean and admitted what it's up to. The chip giant's statement of intent is all there in black and white on its website. Originally spotted by a Beyond3D forum poster, the situations vacant portion of Intel's online presence has a second devoted to the company's Visual Computing Group (VCG), which is "focused on developing discrete graphics products based on a many-core architecture targeting high-end client platforms".
If that's not about creating discrete GPUs for gaming and digital content creation, we'd like to what is. The VCG is separing from the Chipset Graphics Engineering Group (CGEG), which again shows this isn't about making better integrated products, though we're sure VCG's efforts will feed into what the CGEG is doing.