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  • Intel Arc Graphics Get Linux Driver Fix To Support HDMI [email protected]

    Phoronix: Intel Arc Graphics Get Linux Driver Fix To Support HDMI [email protected]

    While from the outside it looks like DG2/Alchemist enablement under Linux is starting to settle down with Linux 5.19 beginning to expose compute support for these new Arc Graphics discrete GPUs, beginning to add in production PCI IDs, and other refinements, the enablement battle isn't yet over...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...K-30-Linux-Fix

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    The successive delays on Intel's discrete GPUs mean one of two things: their driver wasn't nowhere near complete when they decided to launch the first time. Or they greatly overestimated TSMC capabilities in delivering the numbers they wanted. Either way, the window launch is becoming worse and worse, because availability of established Nvidia and AMD offerings are improving, and a new generation of GPUs from them are nearing.

    Either way, the desperate times where consumers would buy anything is ending, meaning Intel's future offerings are becoming less attractive by the month.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
      The successive delays on Intel's discrete GPUs mean one of two things: their driver wasn't nowhere near complete when they decided to launch the first time. Or they greatly overestimated TSMC capabilities in delivering the numbers they wanted. Either way, the window launch is becoming worse and worse, because availability of established Nvidia and AMD offerings are improving, and a new generation of GPUs from them are nearing.
      Either way, the desperate times where consumers would buy anything is ending, meaning Intel's future offerings are becoming less attractive by the month.
      some people will still buy it for example amd 6400XT/6500 has no AV1 decode means many people will buy the lowend 64bit ram interface gpu only to get AV1 decode in old computers...

      some people want h264/h265 encode fully licensed and full quality this people will also buy intel arc because amd has low quality 264/265 encode to avid patent fees...

      of course intels performance per mm² chip die compared to amd is bad a 100mm² amd chip beats an 150mm² intel chip...
      also the performance per 64bit memory interface is bad to so even a gddr6 256bit interface intel chip will lose big.

      but overall on linux i can say this: intel is still better than nvidia... nvidias kernel driver is not yet upsteam and will not be upsteam for years. also right now nvidia has no user-space opensource driver their opensource kernel driver only works with closed source userspace driver. this means for years to come people better buy intel if they are on linux than nvidia.

      this means if they are on linux an want opensource drivers and h264/h265 encode and they only sometimes play games they buy intel for sure.
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      • #4
        Heh. Yeah, HDMI support might be a good thing to have.

        Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
        The successive delays on Intel's discrete GPUs mean one of two things: their driver wasn't nowhere near complete when they decided to launch the first time. Or they greatly overestimated TSMC capabilities in delivering the numbers they wanted. Either way, the window launch is becoming worse and worse, because availability of established Nvidia and AMD offerings are improving, and a new generation of GPUs from them are nearing.

        Either way, the desperate times where consumers would buy anything is ending, meaning Intel's future offerings are becoming less attractive by the month.
        I have been looking at leaks from channels like Moore's Law is Dead for a long time. That and other sources make it seem that the hardware has been sitting around for months, so this isn't TSMC's fault. For that matter, when is the last time we heard that TSMC didn't deliver? The story has also formed that only 4 million ARC GPUs of all types were made, laptop and desktop, versus a discrete GPU market of something like 18 million units last year, so you can join the game of guessing how few of those will actually wind up in desktop cards, and then how few of those won't be sent straight to Dell or HP.

        As far as the delays, the fact that Intel 'launched' with major issues in some laptop in South Korea that no one seems to be able to get a hold of, and stated their intention to release ARC mainly in China next tells me that their driver must be a nightmare. Intel wants to make a splash. They weren't hyping things up just to look stupid on purpose. So it seems to me they have no confidence in their driver in the near term, and that if any 'Alchemist' discrete GPUs do hit the general market, it won't be until Q4.

        At this point, they are so far behind schedule in everything, it wouldn't surprise me if Battlemage was late, had driver issues, bombed in the market, and the whole Intel discrete graphics effort was cancelled for a third time. :/

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        • #5
          I am expecting the mother of all Arc deals for Black Friday right after the release announcement on the Thursday delivery in 2023.

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