Intel is pushing forward with a new development in the form of its 3D Image Processor, which would help chipmakers build cheaper 3d-display products.
According to Bloomberg, Intel’s Dolar is a chip that would enable chips to process and analyze images in real time.
A processor like Dolar would be able to do this by analyzing the data collected by the image processor and then processing it in real-time to produce a 3D display.
This could be an important part of Intel’s efforts to create cheaper 3rd-party 3D-display chips.
Bloomberg notes that Dolar’s performance is comparable to that of the AMD Radeon R9 290X, which currently has a price tag of around $300.
The development is just the latest in a long line of innovations Intel has made for its 3d processors.
Intel was first to bring its Dividend Edition processors to market in 2014.
Those processors offered a performance boost of 10-15% over a standard PC CPU.
But this new processor, while still being 10-12% slower than its predecessor, was a much more affordable solution.
Intel’s latest chip, called the Dolar, will likely be even more competitive, and will likely take the place of AMD’s high-end Vega chips.
While it’s still unclear what kind of chip Intel plans to release, Intel did say that it will be ready to launch its next-generation 3D processors in the second half of 2018.
For now, however, Intel is keeping quiet about its upcoming 3D chips.
The company is reportedly working on a new architecture called Hyper-Threading that will bring the capabilities of Intel CPUs to the next-gen market.