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Intel orders shedloads of GPUs from TSMC

by on04 April 2023

Believes it has a future

While many people don’t hold out much hope for Intel’s involvement in the GPU market, apparently Chipzilla has ordered a stack of chips from TSMC.

Intel is new to the discrete GPU market and only has a limited number of cards like the Arc A770, Arc A750, and Arc A380. It was expected that Intel would follow Arc Alchemist with Battlemage, and then Celestial GPUs. However, with Intel’s figures not looking that great and talk from its CEO Pat [kicking] Gelsinger about getting back to basics, many thought the GPU project would be quietly put to sleep.

However, Taiwan’s Commercial Times claims Intel has come to an understanding with TSMC. It expects that there will be a growing demand for consumer graphics, including those for gamers and those for professional uses, so it’s already readying its next-gen chips.

Intel Battlemage is reported to be based on the Xe2 architecture and fabricated on TSMC’s 4nm process. It will be the first to arrive — insider sources now pin the expected release date of the GPUs to be sometime in the second half of 2024. Intel Celestial will follow in the second half of 2026, based on a 3nm process and featuring Xe3 architecture.


Last modified on 04 April 2023
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