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Intel Xe and their discrete GPU
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    Intel posted first images of their discrete GPU.

    Lot of industry press post various bullshit on how competitive it will be and such.

    In reality here we see 75-120W card with worst possible cooling, obviously made for multi GPU configurations.

    Real intended market for this card will be CAD, 10-14bit color editing and similar applications.

    GPU itself won't be really powerful.

    Whole project is more like a con to distract public from full failure with moving to real 10nm and 7nm.

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  • Contrary to several recent reports, Intel hasn't yet displayed a render of its planned graphics card. Instead, the company recently displayed some conceptual fan art from Cristiano Siqueira at its Odyssey event at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2019.

    It seems like Intel is playing with public not having anything due to issues with 10nm.

    Whole GPU program having huge issues so company wanted to test ground a little.

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  • Some more real renders of GPU

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  • Their presentation on HPC conference, mostly focused on supercomputers

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  • We still have 7nm declarations, but now also:

    The consumer version of the Xe Graphics card for gaming will lead the way in 2020, likely on the 10nm process.

    Yet 10nm is largely failed process, not capable of high frequencies and having very bad defects rate.

    Intel hope can be that GPU require much less frequency and they can just shut off all defective units on chips (can be up to 30-40% now).

    And Intel 7nm now is pure dreams that can never happen even in 2023.

    • Progress Isn't Going Well on Xe GPU
    • Ponte Vecchio HPC GPU May Not Launch Within the Next 2 Years (2022)
    • The efficiency of Xe GPU is really low compared to competitors
    • No AIB Support on Launch, only reference models for discrete graphics cards sold by Intel
    • Drivers need a lot of time to improve

    https://wccftech.com/intel-xe-gpu-discrete-graphics-cards-progress-not-going-well/

  • And instead of mountain we'll get mouse

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    Simple cheap GPU for now, developers only.

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  • The guy in the video above is completely wrong when he states that Intel was lacking the experience of AMD and nVidia with regards to driver development. Intel's iGPUs are the most sold PC GPUs of off, and of course there are drivers, even highly optimized 3D drivers, for them. I would not bet on Intel to get Xe into a top position with regards to the hardware, soon, but with regards to the driver quality, I would be surprised if Intel did not easily provide a better experience than AMD and even nVidia. Under Linux I can say that Intel's GPU drivers have already been remarkably better than their competitors.

  • Performance kind of suck

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