Intel Corp said that it has pushed back the launch of standalone graphics chips for desktops to the Q2 (second quarter), while those for laptops will be rolled out in the Q1 (first quarter) as initially planned.
The announcement comes against the backdrop of an ongoing chip shortage and global supply chain issues, with chipmakers struggling to keep up with unprecedented demand.
The company’s Arc graphics chips, which help video games and other content look more realistic, will compete with rivals Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O) and Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD.O).
Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are introducing notebooks with Intel Arc graphics for sale in the first quarter of 2022, the company said, ahead of its annual investor meeting on Thursday.
“Intel will ship add-in cards for desktops in the second quarter and workstations by the third quarter.”