Implementing a new version of graphics chips


On: Jan 2021

The world’s leading chipmaker, Intel corporation is planning to utilize Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co(TSMC) in order to generate a 2nd generation of discrete graphics chips for personal computers. Therefore, it believes that will help the company to fight against the gain of Nvidia Corporation. As per the source, the chip is called as DG2 which will be implemented on a new chipmaking procedure at TSMC that has not been properly named but is an improved version of its 7-nanometer process.

Intel is the world’s significant leader in chip-making technology, which has lost its manufacturing factor in recent years. And now, it is debating whether to deploy its flagship central processor unit chips, that scheduled for launch in 2023. Previous month, the activist investor Third point LLC sent a letter to the board of Intel asking it to determine whether to accumulate its chip design as well as different manufacturing operations under single roof.

Intel has also outsourced chips alongside its flagship CPUs. It is a key client of TSMC, which is the globe’s top contract chip manufacturer. The chief of self-driving subsidiary of Intel’s Mobileye stated that its upcoming autonomous car processor will be continue to be implemented by TSMC based on its seven-nanometer process.

With the help of graphics chips, the well-known chipmaker is looking to tap into the innovative PC gaming industry. Its DG2 chip is anticipated to be issued late 2021 or in early months of next year. The source further explained that the chip manufacturer competes with AMD and Nvidia gaming chips that rate between $400 and $600 respectively.

The DG2’s chip manufacturing technology is anticipated to be more progressive than the 8-nanometer process of the Samsung Electronics that have been utilized in Nvidia’s current round of graphics chips that issued in the fall. In 2020, the officials of the Intel said that it would deploy the DG2 chip but did not disclose that which chipmaker had achieved the business or which chipmaking method it would utilize.