Intel hires chief GPU architect from AMD

Intel announced that it has secured the services of Rohit Verma, formerly AMD’s lead SoC architect for discrete GPUs. Verma will be the lead product architect for Intel’s Accelerated Computing Group. It’s a high-profile acquisition for Intel, as Verma was a senior fellow at AMD.

news(by Tom’s Hardware) as Intel is hard at work putting the finishing touches on its first-generation Arc Alchemist line of graphics cards. Verma doesn’t have any significant investments yet, but with second-, third-, and fourth-generation Arc cards planned, it will take brains to challenge Nvidia and AMD’s dominance of the GPU and high-performance computing markets.

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