Intel is amping up the publicity round its upcoming discrete GPUs and extra highly effective Gen11 built-in GPUs with a sequence of social media teasers and dwell occasions. The corporate has launched into a marketing campaign that it’s calling The Odyssey, which is able to embody on-line communications in addition to floor occasions geared toward creating consciousness amongst players and lovers, and conducting market analysis that can be utilized as services and products are being developed. The most recent snippet of knowledge that Intel has launched is a video exhibiting components of a brand new person interface for a GPU management panel.
The teaser reveals the modern-looking UI of the instrument, with an Intel brand and what seems to be a sidebar for navigation to varied subsections of the instrument. These headers embody Show, Video, System, Help, and Preferences. We additionally get a sneak peak of how a person’s video games might be proven, permitting customers to tweak particular person settings for them. The teaser ends with the textual content “Coming this month”.
Nvidia’s Management Panel and GeForce Expertise, and AMD’s Radeon Settings GPU instruments typically permit customers to tweak efficiency, replace firmware, arrange profiles for particular video games, and management options equivalent to body price limiting, 3D output, and color profiles. We will anticipate extra to be revealed quickly, although Intel is prone to stretch the method out to construct hype.
Our new management panel is coming quickly! We will not wait to listen to what you consider the brand new interface. #JoinTheOdyssey pic.twitter.com/OGzX2BwtpM
— Intel Graphics (@IntelGraphics) March 11, 2019
Stable particulars are prone to be introduced at the primary Intel Odyssey neighborhood occasion which is to be held in San Francisco on March 20 on the annual Gaming Builders Convention. Those that signal as much as be part of the Odyssey programme are being promised early entry to information in addition to beta entry to or software program, interactions with elite players and builders, unique gives, non-public experiences, and giveaways.
That is greater than a journey. It’s an Odyssey to enhance visible computing experiences. However we will not do it alone. We invite our neighborhood to hitch us. https://t.co/aj1vaq79vr #JoinTheOdyssey pic.twitter.com/s0uQcChWJ6
— Intel Graphics (@IntelGraphics) February 20, 2019
Intel has promised to launch a discrete graphics card in 2020, however its high-performance built-in Gen11 GPU ought to start reaching prospects this yr with the corporate’s first 10nm CPUs that can ship in quantity. Intel’s renewed graphics effort has been within the works for some time and gained main consideration when the corporate employed AMD’s former head of graphics, Raja Koduri. Since then, Intel has additionally employed AMD’s senior chip engineer Jim Keller in addition to its PR head Chris Hook, and in addition tech vlogger Chris Pirillo for the graphics crew.
Intel has additionally snapped up the crew of Hyderabad-based AI imaginative and prescient startup Ineda. In an uncommon transfer, Intel just lately launched a flashy video on-line urging trade professionals to use for jobs in its graphics division. The brand new won’t solely goal players, but in addition AI and massive knowledge purposes in knowledge centres.