Intel hired Raja Koduri, after his resignation as head of AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) a few days ago. Raja Koduri now appointed as the Senior Vice President and Chief Architect of Intel’s future discrete GPUs. Looks like, Intel has renewed its dreams to power high-end graphics cards that compete with AMD and NVIDIA. Intel’s last attempt at a discrete GPU was “Larrabee,” which evolved into a super-scalar multi-core processor for HPC applications under the Xeon Phi line.
Raja is one of the most experienced, innovative and respected graphics and system architecture visionaries in the industry and the latest example of top technical talent to join Intel,
We have exciting plans to aggressively expand our computing and graphics capabilities and build on our very strong and broad differentiated IP foundation. With Raja at the helm of our Core and Visual Computing Group, we will add to our portfolio of unmatched capabilities, advance our strategy to lead in computing and graphics, and ultimately be the driving force of the data revolution.
Intel places great faith in Koduri’s ability to either develop a major product line from scratch or to effect tectonic shifts in the industry, such as Apple’s transition to the x86 architecture for its Mac product line. Part of Raja’s job will be to improve Intel’s integrated graphics solutions, though at this time it is unknown if Intel will be eying up the PC gaming market.