An incorrect translation of an interview with the head of the company's graphic processing division created waves on the Internet - and led to an official response which clarifies the situation.
Raja Koduri is a prominent personality in the world of hardware development that is certainly hard to ignore, and now it seems more true than ever when he made an (alleged) statement about a price tag of only 200 dollars For the first gaming cards Of the company Intel.
Russian YouTube channel On behalf of Pro Hi-Tech, he published (and has since deleted) a translation of an interview with Kodori Who has been leading Intel's video card development efforts The designations after years in them Was responsible for the field in AMD competitor - and there a bomb was dropped with a statement that Intel plans to use built-in fast HBM memories on a silicone substrate next to the processing box itself, and offer gaming products for the home market at a price starting at just $ 200.
The buzz on the net as a result of this statement came immediately and spread like wildfire, and Intel, which usually does not respond to characters, decided to put things in order and cool the excitement - with the explanation that it was simply a mistranslation of the things Kodori wanted to say.
The senior representative did approve the company's plans to use the HBM memories (it is not known whether the second or third generation is new), but also stated that he is aware that not all consumers will be interested in spending $ 500 or $ 600 on a graphics card for their system. Which is probably the starting point that Intel is looking at, in a way that sounds much more logical given the fact that the use of advanced and very expensive graphics memories.
Kodori did state that the intentions of Intel Is to provide competition at all levels and categories, from dedicated video cards for the budget market that starts at a price level of $ 200 or even $ 100 to the world of truth servers for high-end information centers - but estimated that Intel You can only offer such a full and wide range within two or three years.
In other words, you seem to expect graphic cards With a revolutionary cost-benefit ratio in a price tag of just $ 200 as early as next year it's a bit unrealistic - but it can not be ruled out as an option down the road.