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Intel Launches Its First Desktop Graphics Cards in 20 Years

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It’s no gaming GPU, but it’s part of the impressive Iris Xe graphics family.
It’s been more than 20 years since Intel released its last desktop graphics card, the Intel740, but as of yesterday the company is officially back in the discrete GPU game. Intel teamed up with Asus and a few other graphics cards partners to release its Iris Xe desktop GPUs for system builders who want to include the new card in their prebuilt PCs. The cards look a lot different from the prototype Intel showed off at CES 2020, especially the ones being provided from manufacturers other than Asus. These new cards, originally codenamed DG1, are part of Intel’s Iris Xe graphics family, which power the 11th-gen Tiger Lake processors. The company has planned for a while time to release multiple desktop solutions, but Intel is still working on its Xe-HPG architecture, which will power the company’s future gaming GPUs and ideally rival Nvidia and AMD.

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