There is a simple reason most everyone does not believe Intel was being up front: they have yet to produce an acceptable GPU with working drivers.
Just from history, it's more reasonable that Intel was being deceptive than being true. They have more to prove, so why "hide" something as great as this?
With the number of screw ups in the GPU world they have had, I have no reason to believe that they were being forward.
Was not Sandy Bridge at one point billed to be DX11 part? The new Atoms were suppose to be DX10 parts, but the DX10 part went missing in the part that is now shipping.
Originally Posted by Widjaja
I suppose being deceptive is better than having nothing to show is better in that situation.
Being that this was in front of financial people, they could catch a lot of flack from the government for misleading investors.