Intel Ships Arc GPUs to OEMs, Discloses 50 Design Wins
Intel’s plan to become a big player in the discrete GPU market is finally coming to fruition with the announcement that the company is shipping its Arc GPUs to OEMs with more than 50 design wins.
Those design wins consist of both laptops and desktops from several major OEMs, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Gigabyte, HP Inc., Lenovo, Samsung and MSI, Intel announced at its CES press conference.
The chipmaker plans to take on Nvidia and AMD with “industry-leading advanced features” such as hardware-accelerated ray tracing, an AI-driven upscaling technology called Xe Super Sampling and Intel Deep Link technology, which allows Intel’s CPU and GPU to work in tandem to optimize performance.
Intel said it is already seeing good pickup with its Xe Super Sampling technology, also known as XeSS, among large and small game studios. This includes Kojima Productions, which is doing an exclusive XeSS integration for the upcoming “Death Stranding: Director’s Cut.”
Other studios buying into Intel XeSS include 505 Games, Codemasters, Ubisoft, PUBG Studios, Techland, IO Interactive, EXOR Studios and Fishlabs.