Intel DG1 GPU incompatible with the AMD Ryzen platform and high-end Intel mobos

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  1. SlickR

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    Its probably a garbage card that performs extremely poorly, so this isn't really an issue. If they actually do this as a business model for all their GPU's though no one is going to buy these cards, quite literally.
     
  2. schmidtbag

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    I think Intel is better off delaying than releasing something mediocre with so many restrictions. This isn't helping their image.

    It makes sense why Intel would release this first though - if their first GPU was the best they had to offer, it would be an assured disappointment, because there wouldn't be enough bug fixes and driver optimizations. First impressions matter. A lot of such things can't really happen until they get enough bug reports in.

    So yeah, this product is practically dead-before-arrival, and I'm pretty sure they're not stupid enough to realize this.
     
  3. Celcius

    Celcius Master Guru

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    I believe this is *precisely* what is happening here.

    This was very obviously not a case of, "Hey, boss! You know that video card we've been working on? Guess what? It only works with certain chipsets. Good thing all of them are ours! Let's go eat." This is clearly by design.

    I believe these are intended as the graphic cards for upcoming Dell, Lenovo, HP, Acer, etc. "gaming" pre-builts, which will presumably free these OEMs of the turmoil of the graphic card market, as they'll be for their exclusive use. At least, that is what I'm guessing is the plan. Namely, a fixed bill-of-materials along with a "locked-in" reliable source for the GPU, the PCB+components, and graphics memory.

    However, another shoe, or two, has to drop; which fab is manufacturing the chip on a long-term, production basis, and who is manufacturing the balance of the card?
     
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  4. cucaulay malkin

    cucaulay malkin Ancient Guru

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    hard to explain this
    are they moving the igpu to a dedicated card ?
    what is the real point of a 640 shader gpu with lpddr4 ?
    and why ? an apu would be better


    that would be a very good explenation
    but this can't play pc games
    that gpu could be enough for a handheld,maybe
     

  5. Astyanax

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    absolutely standard oem practice.

    you'd be surprised how many oems lock their hardware down to working with only their oem configuration.
     
  6. bipman

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    It's a joke.But not the funny one.
     
  7. kapu

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    Can't wait for rdna2 apu to wipe the floor with that wannabe igpu/dgpu monstrosity.

    What a waste of pcb, silicon and radiators ( and some plastic too).
     
  8. BLEH!

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    Why are they even bothering, seriously?
     
  9. Freitlein

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    rumor: That was a main part of the patent trade agreement between AMD and Intel. Some knowledge of CPU technology for some knowledge of GPU technology but please be very gentle with it.
    Or Intel is simply incapable of doing its core business, which is very unlikely. ;)
     
  10. theoneofgod

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    But Nvidia works on AMD systems so no.
     

  11. Fox2232

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    It is not that bad. While images are taken from side which does not show PCIe-power, I have feeling that it will be powered from PCIe slot.
    That means their 4096 shader version may fit to 300W without compromising clock. (Well, it is not clocked that high anyway.)
     

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