Intel delays GPU release date, drops other products

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Intel has postponed the release of its upcoming GPUs, which were supposed to be available this year. The delay was announced on Friday, in what many see as an attempt to conceal bad news. In addition to the delay, Intel has discontinued some of its products.

Intel announced that it will discontinue the Rialto Bridge GPU generation and postpone the Falcon Shores GPU architecture until 2025. It stated that it is doing this to simplify and streamline its data center GPU roadmap, allowing customers and the ecosystem to maximize their investments in currently available Max Series and Flex Series GPUs while ensuring that next-generation products deliver significant leaps in performance and developer productivity.

Falcon Shores, which is now scheduled to launch in 2025, is also said to be timed to meet customer expectations for new product introductions while also allowing time for ecosystem development. Intel also announced the discontinuation of the datacenter-grade Lancaster Sound GPU architecture used in the current “Flex” GPU range, citing only incremental performance gains.

“We will discontinue the development of Lancaster Sound, which was intended to be an incremental improvement over our current generation. This allows us to accelerate development on Melville Sound, which will be a significant architectural leap from the current generation in terms of performance, features and the workloads it will enable,” Intel added. Furthermore, no release date for Melville Sound is given, but the post implies that the changes outlined will result in a two-year release cadence for the Flex range.

The sources for this piece include an article in TheRegister.

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