I still think we might hear something at CES 2019, and then see a release in 2020 at the earliest - with the gaming GPU from Intel not seeing the light of day until maybe end of 2020, early 2021.
Intel took to its Twitter to tease that its "first discrete GPU coming in 2020" with a picture of Raja Koduri, who left Radeon Technologies Group previous year and joined Intel on their adventures into the GPU world. This GPU is nearly certainly aimed at compute users first and foremost - especially if Intel adopts a bleeding edge-like strategy that AMD and NVIDIA have started to favor - but Intel's dGPU efforts are not entirely focused on professionals. The company's existing efforts have been focused on offering graphics through Intel's CPU chips, but the performance has been limited. The otherwise unnamed high-end GPU will be launching in 2020, a short two to two-and-a-half years from now.More news: Niall has left Love Island in shock move
The announcement from Krzanich came during an analyst event in early June, though whether the specific 2020 chip he was referencing is going to be the first gaming, AI, or data centre GPU we're not sure.
However, rumors of Intel entering the discrete GPU market have been swirling for some time now.More news: Portugal cliff deaths: Victims identified as Perth couple
Discrete GPUs are standalone components from the CPU that enable more powerful graphics than the integrated GPUs Intel now offers.
The company has been tapping AMD Radeon GPU designs for its latest processors, so I wonder where the AMD relationship ends with Radeon and Intel when it starts launching its own discrete GPUs.More news: Free Taco Bell tacos coming Wednesday thanks to the Golden State Warriors
Intel isn't saying anything else about the GPU at this time. You can't ask a triple-A developer, who's already spending hundreds of millions of dollars, to devote another few million to coding specifically for a new set of graphics cards that are likely to have a very small install base. Well, given its track record of hiring ex-AMD staffers we wouldn't be surprised to see the next Intel GPU hire being Mr. Catalyst himself, Terry Makedon.