Intel showcases new PC gaming, virtual reality experiences

Los Angeles: Global chipmaker Intel on Monday demonstrated new games and technology and revealed new plans to improve the PC gaming and virtual reality (VR) experiences at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) here.

The company also announced timing for the new Intel Core X-series processor family which is claimed to be Intel’s most powerful, scalable and accessible high-end desktop processor family.

At the top of the stack is the new Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition processor, the first consumer desktop processor with 18 cores and 36 threads of power to handle heavy gaming, VR and content creation.

“Intel’s heritage in gaming has been built around technical innovation that brings to life amazing experiences and it’s also an area where we want to keeping pushing the limits of what’s possible with our technology,” Gregory Bryant, Senior Vice President at Intel Corp, said in a statement.

At the expo, Intel and e-sports company ESL announced they are expanding their 15-year partnership to further advance the worldwide growth and development of e-sports.

In addition, Intel announced several partnerships and investments to accelerate pro-competitive VR gaming (VR e-sports) and to help accelerate the global growth of e-sports, including partnerships with Oculus and Ready At Dawn Studios.

“From giving the world its first look at our upcoming Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition processor to accelerating e-sports and the future of VR e-sports, we’re excited to be part of one of the strongest PC gaming showcases at E3 in recent years,” said Bryant.