Computer Vision Hardware

Choose the hardware accelerator that maximizes the performance of your application for any type of processor.

Intel® Processors

These CPUs offer the most universal option for computer vision tasks. With multiple product lines to choose from, you can find a range of price and performance options to meet your application and budget needs.

Intel® Processor Graphics

Many Intel processors contain integrated graphics, including Intel HD Graphics and Intel® UHD Graphics. The GPUs have a range of general-use and fixed-function capabilities (including Intel® Quick Sync Video) that can be used to accelerate media, inference, and general computer vision operations.

Intel® FPGAs

Gain cost savings and revenue growth from integrated circuits that retrieve and classify data in real time. Use these accelerators for AI inferencing as a low-latency solution for safer and interactive experiences that can be applied to autonomous vehicles, robotics, IoT, and data centers.

Intel® Movidius™ Vision Processing Unit (VPU)

This unit enables visual intelligence at a high compute per watt. It supports camera processing, computer vision, and deep learning inferences.

Intel® Vision Accelerator Design


Available in a small form factor (as a PCIe* add-in card), this design enables deep learning inference at low power and low latency. It is well suited for real-time applications with limited space and power budget such as surveillance, retail, medical, and machine vision.


This design clusters multiple Intel® Movidius™ Vision Processing Units (VPU) (1~N) on an add-on card or rack-mount module server to provide deep learning inference acceleration. This family of vision accelerator design products comes in multiple form factors to cater to a wide range of vertical use cases.

Image Processing Units (IPU)

The Intel Atom® processor E3900 contains a dedicated IPU that can be used to run common kernels for print imaging.

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Try out hardware powered by the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit remotely using the award-winning1 Intel® DevCloud for the Edge.

Note Intel DevCloud for the Edge is currently available for enterprise developers only. Use your corporate email to apply.

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1Intel DevCloud for the Edge is the 2020 Vision Product of the Year in the Developer Tool category as awarded by the Edge AI and Vision Alliance.

Discover the Capabilities

Write Once, Deploy Anywhere

Develop and optimize classic computer vision applications built with the OpenCV library and other industry tools.

High-Performance Deep Learning

Accelerate and deploy neural network models across Intel® platforms with a built-in model optimizer for pretrained models and an inference engine runtime for hardware-specific acceleration.

Product and Performance Information


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