Intel Teases a Dual-Fan Cooler Design for Arc Graphics Card in sky with 1,000 Intel drones

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Well, let's see them benchmarks as soon as those cards are available.
    Maybe the introduction of Raja and his expertise could break the image of Intel slow iGPU /GPU.
    Rather interesting times, maybe we will have 3 players in the GPU market finally.
     
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    Moonbogg Master Guru

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    I'm cautiously optimistic.
     
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    Öhr Master Guru

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    This event is probably just a metaphor for sky high gpu prices.
     

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    itpro Maha Guru

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    Intel is gonna make serious money if this works. NVidia and AMD should be crying. Intel is already #1 at total sales. Imagine the addition of dGPUs on these charts!
     
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    IMO, Intel has broken that reputation going all the way back to their original Iris graphics, which was I think released in 2014. People just associate Intel graphics as being crappy because their GPUs were never built with gaming in mind, but they have made genuinely good GPUs for a long while. Xe basically took all of the good attributes of Intel's GPUs (great performance-per-watt, relatively low memory bandwidth, great video transcoding support, multiple 4K monitor support, etc) and then bumped up 3D rasterization performance to levels gamers wanted to see.
    Meanwhile as a Linux user, Intel's driver support has been fantastic for years. Linux hardly ever benefits from application-specific optimizations and the existing Xe drivers for it are pretty polished, so it shouldn't feel like a first-gen product to Linux users. So long as the pricing and availability is good, I'll most likely get one.

    Nvidia has nothing to worry about for a long while. Even if Intel releases something with better performance-per-watt and performance-per-<currency> (even in DXR games), Nvidia will still have not much to worry about.
    AMD could have something to worry about; RNDA2 will most likely be inferior but their next-gen stuff might only be par.
     
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    Undying Ancient Guru

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    Until they actually release their gpu nvidia and amd will already start teasing the next generation gpus.
     
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    I'm hopeful that the introduction of a new player on the gaming GPU market will push the prices down. More competition, more better.
     
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    waltc3 Maha Guru

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    I have to say that I think AMD has progressed beyond anything Raja might have conceived with them. No slight on Raja, but it takes far more than one person to design and manufacture a decent 3D GPU. Intel needs to do far less "teasing" and start introducing competitive products into the marketplace. I wouldn't advise people to hold their breaths waiting on the Intel discrete GPU front. Intel very badly needs to get its CPU house in order, first, imo.
     
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    Mineria Ancient Guru

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    Teasing is the right thing todo while chip production is low and GPU prices are out of order, would be a rather bad strategy to introduce cards to the marketplace while they can't deliver.

    Intel needs to get it's CPU house in order?
     

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    I wouldnt get your hopes up, Raja has a long history of overhyping his work big time. he promised to get Radeon to take out Nvidia for years and years, never delivered
     
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    we need this product to be good, at least on the low and middle segment with a reasonable price, because we desperately need that.
     

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