Intel dropped a bombshell on Wednesday afternoon, confirming that the company has hired AMD’s former graphics guru, Raja Koduri, heading up a new group to design high-end discrete graphics for “a broad range of computing segments.”
Koduri, who will start in December, will head up the newly-formed Core and Visual Computing Group, Intel said. Koduri left AMD this week, leading to speculation that he would head to Nvidia or Intel, the other two leaders in the PC graphics space. What wasn’t known, though, was whether he would be involved in PC graphics, or something tangential, such as AI.
Intel, though, apparently hasn’t given up on the PC. Intel representatives declined to confirm whether Koduri’s new role as head of the Core and Visual Computing Group will specifically include PC graphics, but his new title certainly implies it.
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