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  • #11
    I would prefer changes to make Rage work with wine. It is very bad that you need binary drivers to run it - and the game is pure OpenGL - means basically same speed as a native Linux binary.

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    • #12
      Originally posted by FutureSuture View Post
      My apologies for this ignorant question, but what's the point? Intel isn't known for gaming, at least as far as I know. Nvidia and AMD are. Shouldn't the focus be on those two?
      Whose focus? Kenneth works for Intel.

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      • #13
        Originally posted by mattst88 View Post
        Whose focus?
        He meant Valve, but then yes, it's Intel that did the improvements, after all.

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        • #14
          Originally posted by blackiwid View Post
          and for intel its good to make here progress especialy for valve because 90% of all people have intel-gpus in use, and yes such low-end grafics games are also played on such systems.
          12% of Steam users http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey

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          • #15
            Good on Intel then, but can someone name some games that run well on Intel graphics chips?

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            • #16
              OpenArena 0.8.5

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              • #17
                Originally posted by AJSB View Post
                No matter whatever Intel or AMD might ever say, integrated graphics will ALWAYS suck compared with a even average dedicated GC.

                ....and if you think otherwise, you are clueless about hardware PC design and serious gaming
                Or maybe you're the one that is clueless? Historically IGPs sucked because DDR1/DDR2 did not have enough bandwidth to satisfy both the CPU and the GPU. This is already better with DDR3, the GPU part AMD Trinity APU gets pretty close to the performance of a mid-range dedicated GPU, it's mostly the CPU part that limits your frame rate on any AMD APU. And with DDR4 memory IGPs will actually get a chance to challenge the highend dedicated GPUs.

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                • #18
                  Originally posted by Ansla View Post
                  Or maybe you're the one that is clueless? Historically IGPs sucked because DDR1/DDR2 did not have enough bandwidth to satisfy both the CPU and the GPU. This is already better with DDR3, the GPU part AMD Trinity APU gets pretty close to the performance of a mid-range dedicated GPU, it's mostly the CPU part that limits your frame rate on any AMD APU. And with DDR4 memory IGPs will actually get a chance to challenge the highend dedicated GPUs.
                  But DDR4 is still some years in the future.
                  By then, there maybe is GDDR6.

                  What is high-end today is low-end tomorrow.

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                  • #19
                    You are ignoring the on-cpu memory on some Haswell variants. Possibly in future AMD cpus too, but nothing heard about them on that yet.

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