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Intel’s Raja Koduri Shrugs Off Rumors of Arc Demise

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A well-liked TechTuber launched an explosive-if-true vlog over the weekend, claiming merely that “Intel Arc is over,” with a thumbnail exhibiting an Arc graphics card sinking just like the Titanic. Arc to this point hasn’t cracked our record of the greatest graphics playing cards, however we’re solely coping with the bottom tier providing. In the present day, Raja Koduri, EVP and GM of the Accelerated Computing Programs and Graphics (AXG) Group at Intel Company, responded to the concept that Intel would fold its Arc graphics card growth actions with a shrug.

The video in query comes from Moore’s Legislation is Lifeless (MLID), titled “Intel’s Xe Odyssey is Over: Discrete Arc is Successfully Cancelled.” There are ‘sources’ for the hypothesis, and the difficulties Intel has confronted with launching the Arc Alchemist graphics playing cards are well-known, however… let’s simply say MLID would not have the very best monitor file. Let’s not overlook his breakout video claiming RX 5700 XT would launch at $249 whereas delivering RTX 2080 efficiency both, a video that has lengthy since been delisted.

(Picture credit score: MLID YouTube)

The video incorporates a quartet of what are allegedly direct quotes from MLID sources, nevertheless it solely wants a cursory look over the traces to see that there’s a diploma of hedging happening. Phrases and phrases like “successfully” within the video title, ”isn’t a number of optimism,” and “from what I’m seeing.” Nonetheless, supply three and 4 look extra definitive.

MLID ends his video by citing a report by Tom’s {Hardware}, the place Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger says the corporate will exit extra companies whereas it makes an attempt to focus efforts on core competencies. Intel not too long ago started to wind down Optane reminiscence, for instance, nevertheless it has areas a lot additional faraway from core enterprise than discrete graphics. Furthermore, no trace has been given to the general public or traders that Arc graphics playing cards is likely to be on the chopping block.

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