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Intel poaches AMD Raja to counter Nvidia machine-learning lead

Intel has snatched rival AMD’s former SVP and Chief Architect of its Radeon GPU division, and tasked him with heading up the new Core and Visual Computing Group, a new division that Intel hopes will provide discrete GPU cards and integrated graphics to counter Nvidia’s incursion. It looks like Intel is about to try and out-muscle Nvidia’s video cards with its own GPUs. Koduri, the public face of the Radeon group, bowed out a few months ago, saying he planned to recover from the Ryzen and Vega projects and take some family time. However, it seems that Koduri was planning a new type of family, and was poached for the new job by Intel. AMD won’t be amused, but it’s…

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