"Today Intel announced that Raja is now Intel Chief Architect and Senior VP of the newly formed Core and Visual Computing Group. This is a huge sea change for Intel. Since introducing the somewhat competitive and feature-rich i740 “Starfighter” graphics part in the late 90s, Intel relegated graphics to the chipset level and eventually integrated into the CPU. Intel has seemingly done “just enough” to keep their integrated graphics performance at a reasonable level while staying relevant with the latest DirectX capabilities. Intel previously attempted to get into the higher level of graphics technology with their Larabee initiative, but it turned out to be too cumbersome an implementation to compete with AMD and NVIDIA."
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