Intel Pushes Its IGPs For Gaming, Pigs Learn To Aviate

by Rafael Hernandez on April 6, 2009 · 0 comments

Integrated Graphics Processors are a great stop-gap measure, perhaps even a competent multimedia handling GPU, but it is by no means a gaming platform. Intel wants to change that and is launching a set of tools and asking developers to target their IGPs.

It is a bit laughable until you realize that they ship a massive number of chipsets for portable systems that include their graphics cores so they have at least a passing interest in gaming on their underpowered graphics chips. CNET has a few more details:

“Here’s your answer: Mercury Research showed that in 2008, for the first time, integrated graphics chipsets outsold discrete (graphics chips), and in 2013, we expect to see integrated graphics chipsets outsell discrete by three to one,” Davies said.

Here’s hoping they get some of their Larrabee magic into their chipsets.

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