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Intel DG2 Discrete Xe Graphics Block Diagram Surfaces

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Well, yes, their IGP weren't so great (mostly because those were the early days of IGPs). But that's not what we're talking about here, is it?
Im talking about the driver. They need to step up the driver department. Their IGP driver is not up to par compared to nvidia/AMD. A good hardware also need a good software to compliment each other
 

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Im talking about the driver. They need to step up the driver department. Their IGP driver is not up to par compared to nvidia/AMD. A good hardware also need a good software to compliment each other
You lost me. Are you talking about Intel's drivers back then or their drivers today? Because I don't think Nvidia has an IGP these days, whereas Intels' drivers are way better than they used to be. Probably not flawless, but then again, which GPU/IGP driver is?
 
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You lost me. Are you talking about Intel's drivers back then or their drivers today? Because I don't think Nvidia has an IGP these days, whereas Intels' drivers are way better than they used to be. Probably not flawless, but then again, which GPU/IGP driver is?
Both. I don't expect perfect driver but they need more flexibility on settings. Usually their driver is barren with very little settings to control.
 

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Both. I don't expect perfect driver but they need more flexibility on settings. Usually their driver is barren with very little settings to control.
Yeah, well, they weren't serious about 3D now. But now that they are, they'd better offer a control panel similar to the competition.
I wonder if they'll do the legwork to provide game profiles in a timely manner.
 
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Yeah, well, they weren't serious about 3D now. But now that they are, they'd better offer a control panel similar to the competition.
I wonder if they'll do the legwork to provide game profiles in a timely manner.

Intel has never been serious about 3D. They weren't the last time they did a discrete card and I don't expect anything to change because it would require a change in the corporate culture.
 
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I think Intel got something up its sleeve coming right up...
 
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I would be pleasantly surprised if Intel can offer a Xe GPU with RTX 3070 level performance, 256bit is a bit worrying, however.


I don't see why a 256bit memory bus is worrying if they're using GDDR6. Even at 14Gbps it's 448GB/s bandwidth, and if they use 16Gbps then that's an even healthier 512GB/s. Hopefully Intel has learned its lesson from previous graphics failures and this Xe gen will be a decent competitor.
 
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