Intel Creates New Desktop Graphics Cards After 20 Years

The Robert N. Boyce Building in Santa Clara, California, is the world headquarters for Intel Corporation. This photos is from Oct. 26, 2017. (Credit: Walden Kirsch/Intel Corporation)

The world sure needs more video cards, preferably cheaper ones. The Intel740 graphics card was released more than two decades ago, meaning the latest GPU made by the famous company headquartered in Santa Clara.

Intel is back in the business of video cards, as an article from Gizmodo reveals. Intel teamed up with Asus and several other graphics card partners with the purpose of releasing the Iris Xe desktop GPUs.

Codename: DG1

DG1 is the codename for the new video cards that are part of the Iris Xe graphics family of Intel, one that powers the 11th-gen Tiger Lake processors. If we look at the specifications list, we can immediately understand that Intel prepares some powerful stuff. There are 4GB of video memory, three display outputs, artificial intelligence capabilities and Display HDR support, and more.

Intel says about its Iris X graphics:

It’s a whole new viewing experience in up to 8K, with 4x4K HDR, which lets consumers connect up to four HDR displays at once. They also get Dolby Vision HDR + Dolby Atmos 3D Sound, along with the latest GPU technology for super-smooth video streaming.

The same source has great news for gamers, as they will get to play fast and hard by using the Iris Xe graphics and featuring up to 1080p and 60FPS. But the good news is not over yet, as Intel also declared:

Creators can design and build complex files in stunning detail, and export 4K files quickly and easily with Intel’s new low-power AI Matrix Engine. Plus, they’ll notice impressive encoding performance.

In a world where video cards are usually incredibly expensive, new creations in the area are sure needed. OpticFlux will keep you informed of Intel’s next moves.

Tonia Nissen
Based out of Detroit, Tonia Nissen has been writing for Optic Flux since 2017 and is presently our Managing Editor. An experienced freelance health writer, Tonia obtained an English BA from the University of Detroit, then spent over 7 years working in various markets as a television reporter, producer and news videographer. Tonia is particularly interested in scientific innovation, climate technology, and the marine environment.