After five years of leading the newly formed Graphics Division and More, Raja Koduri has decided to leave Intel to work on a personal startup. Alongside the foundry lead Randhir Thakur, Koduri was among the latest high-profile departures from the company. A while back Intel dissolved the Accelerated Computing Group (AXL), assigning the development of future Arc dGPUs to the client group and Ponte Vecchio (and successors) to the Data Center Group. Raja Koduri was reassigned as a Chief Architect of the broader Intel architectural team.
Thank you Pat and @intel for many cherished memories and incredible learning over the past 5 years. Will be embarking on a new chapter in my life, doing a software startup as noted below. Will have more to share in coming weeks.
Originally tweeted by Raja Koduri (@RajaXg) on March 21, 2023.
Thank you @RajaXg for your many contributions to Intel tech & architecture-especially w/high-performance graphics that helped bring 3 new product lines to market in ‘22. Wishing you success as you create a new software co. around generative AI for gaming, media & entertainment.
Originally tweeted by Pat Gelsinger (@PGelsinger) on March 21, 2023.
Seeing how far the software side of the Arc family has progressed, it’d be safe to say that we’ll be seeing Battlemage and Celestial in the coming years. The Arc A750 and A770 offer decent midrange gaming performance at aggressive price points most notably in ray-traced workloads. It’ll be interesting to see who takes lead on Arc from here on out.