Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) Latest Driver For Its Integrated GPUs Adds Support For The Low-Overhead Vulkan API

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) [Trend Analysis] pretends to be active mover, stock moved up around 0.36% to traded at $35.93. After months in beta, Intel’s latest driver for its integrated GPUs (version adds support for the low-overhead Vulkan API for recent GPUs running in Windows 10. The driver supports HD and Iris 500- and 600-series GPUs, the ones that ship with 6th- and 7th-generation Skylake and Kaby Lake processors.

Vulkan, currently just a day away from its first birthday, is the open source version of Microsoft’s DirectX 12 or Apple’s Metal, a low-overhead counterpart to OpenGL. It hasn’t yet picked up much support in actual games, but adoption is slowly growing as driver and operating system support improves. Modern AMD and Nvidia GPUs have had Vulkan driver support for nearly a year now, and Google reported that Android would use Vulkan as its main low-overhead graphics API (support was added in version 7.0, which most Android users will probably eventually use at some point in the next couple of years).

Intel’s support of the API in Windows is just a piece of the puzzle, but given that Intel ships more PC GPUs than anyone else, it’s still a noteworthy piece. Unfortunately, it looks like owners of 4th- and 5th-generation Haswell and Broadwell CPUs and GPUs won’t be getting Vulkan support in Windows, despite the fact that the GPUs seem to be able to use the API.

The liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 1.70 as current ratio, on the other side the debt to equity ratio was 0.38, and long-term debt to equity ratio remained 0.38. The Company has gross margin of 60.90% and profit margin was positive 17.40% in trailing twelve months. (Read Latest [Free Analytic] Facts on NASDAQ:INTC and Be Updated)

To accommodate long-term intention, the firm has diverse dividend or yield record, INTC has Dividend Yield of 2.89% and experts calculate Return on Investment of 11.20%. The firm has Profit Margin of positive 17.40%.

Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ:MENT) [Trend Analysis], stock eased up around 0.05% in early session as its gaining volume of 1.48 Million.

The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of 0%, which maintained for the month at 0.03%. Similarly, the positive performance for the quarter recorded as 20.52% and for the year was 110.52%, while the YTD performance remained at 0.08%. MENT has Average True Range for 14 days of 0.04.

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