Intel’s graphics division, Intel Graphics, published on its official Twitter account a couple of images of the company’s main leaders, who would have gone to supervise an unknown graphics processor that was also shown in an image. Shortly after this, the tweet was removed, but of course, you know, erasing fingerprints on the Internet is practically impossible.
In these images, we can see Raja Koduri, who is behind Intel’s first dedicated graphics silicon (Senior Video President, Chief Architect, and CEO of Architecture, Graphics, and Software at Intel) and also Jim Keller (Senior Vice President of Intel in Technology, Systems Architecture and Client Group and CEO of Silicon Engineering Group), best known for giving life to the Zen microarchitecture of AMD Ryzen and who landed at Intel. Along with them, this image also appeared:
Raja Koduri was in charge of mistakenly revealing the meaning of the image. To do this, it responded to the Intel Graphics tweet indicating, in the form of a keyword in Indian, that we were looking at the ‘ parent GPU, thus referring to the most advanced silicon of the company, which would have an estimated size of 3,700 mm2, which leaves patent that we are dealing with a graphic silicon that would be based on a chiplet design, that is, the same one used by AMD Ryzen.
In December, Raja Koduri already made the mistake of using the same keyword when talking about Xe HP silicon, so he himself has given relevant information to recognize silicon, which according to the company’s roadmap, this architecture is designed for transcoding, workstations and possibly even high-end gaming GPUs by 2021. Intel Xe HP could also bring rivals to the Nvidia Quadro and AMD Radeon Pro for the professional sector.