Intel didn’t announce any graphics cards at GDC 2019, but the company has announced yet another platform in preparation for them as well as its incoming family of 9th Generation mobile processors.
Meet the Intel Graphics Command Center (IGCC), Team Blue’s equivalent of Nvidia’s GeForce Experience and AMD’s Radeon Software. Like other graphics software focused suites, Command Center’s features include automatic game detection and one-click game optimization. To help users understand how specific settings are affecting in-game graphics, the software will show before-and-after images.
Initially the Graphics Command Center will only support integrated Intel graphics inside the brand’s processors – with the exception of Intel’s new KF-series CPUs, of course – because it’s the only type of graphics Intel currently offers. IGCC will also only support Intel processors that are at least 6th Generation Skylake or newer.
However, considering how few users play games with integrated graphics only, we suspect Intel is laying the ground work for future Intel Graphics Cards as well as the company’s highly anticipated Gen11 graphics, which are said to give iGPUs a real shot in the arm.