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Intel’s Raja Koduri hints at June 2020 release for Xe graphics

There’s been a slow and steady trickle of news surrounding Intel’s upcoming Xe graphics cards. First, the company hired former AMD employee Raja Koduri, while Nvidia’s Tom Peterson also jumped ship last April. In May, we learned that Xe graphics would support ray tracing, and now a tweet by Raja Koduri has hinted at a June 2020 launch for the graphics cards.

As reported by Tom’s Hardware, the above tweet from Raja Koduri was posted on Friday, 4th October, with an image of a Tesla Model X. The number plate is what we are interested in, however, with the words ‘THINKXE’ used for the plate. Conspicuously, June 2020 is also highlighted on the plate itself, suggesting we may well get our first proper look at the graphics hardware next year.  That would work well with a possible announcement at Computex 2020, though this is of course speculation until anything is confirmed.

Other details around the Xe graphics are currently sparse – we knew as early as June 2018 that Intel was targeting a 2020 release date for its new cards, but as for how well Xe will stack up against the likes of Nvidia or AMD’s flagships, we still don’t know. As of now, however, it looks like June 2020 is a solid bet for when we can find out more.

KitGuru says: It seems unlikely that Raja Koduri’s tweet was an accident or mere coincidence – what do you think about Intel’s Xe graphics potentially launching in June next year?

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