intel Thread (non CPU Tech) - Cont'd

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  1. jclausius

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    It's been a while since I came across any news from intel regarding non-CPU info. Maybe they've been focused on chips with Apple and AMD's latest tech, and haven't had any groundbreaking new news.

    In any case, in continuation of this thread - http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/intel-thread-non-cpu-tech.814518/#post-10695400 ...

    Some new news:

    "Intel leaks Thunderbolt 5"

    - ... suggests the next generation of Thunderbolt will target 80 Gbit/sec, up from the current 40 Gbit/sec for Thunderbolt 4.

    - Intel has since deleted the image, and it is not clear if and when the technology will finally show up in hardware

    https://mspoweruser.com/intel-leaks-thunderbolt-5/


    I don't really have anything TB based, but if this bears out, and the release of DDR5 memory on the horizon, it might be time to start looking to purchase again!
     
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    Don't forget PCIe 5.0. It's funny because I just purchased the MSI GE76 after using my Clevo laptop for the last 6 years, and if I didn't need the tax write off (the laptop is used for business) I most certainly would have waited until 2022/2023 as some of these advancements come to fruition.

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    Hmm!!! Looks like "Fives" will be wild by end of the year or early 2022! Should be some nice advancements coming our way:

    - DDR5
    - PCIe 5
    - Thunderbolt 5

     
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    I bet people haven't even used TB4 to full extent due to chip shortages and inflated pricing and all of a sudden there's news of TB5, DDR5 and PCIe G5.
     
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    "Intel’s Arc GPUs will compete with GeForce and Radeon in early 2022"

    - "Alchemist" will be Intel's first serious dedicated gaming GPU.

    - Intel has been working for years to enter the high-end graphics card market to compete with Nvidia and AMD, and today those efforts get a name: Intel Arc

    - We don't have spec sheets for any of the Alchemist-based Arc cards yet, but the trailer Intel showed confirmed support for modern GPU features like real-time ray tracing and "AI Accelerated Super Sampling" that will compete with Nvidia's DLSS and AMD's FidelityFX upscaling technologies.

    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/202...ompete-with-geforce-and-radeon-in-early-2022/


    Why do I have a feeling these new cards will barely muster a collective "yawn" when released?
     
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    Competition is good though, let's see what they come up with.
     
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    I hope it won't cost an arm and leg for a Alchemist card just like Fullmetal Alchemist and with scalping prices you might even don a knight armor to hide your metal body.
    I think choosing right "Time to Market" is the best hope and stiff competition for steady pricing. If Intel XPU perf is slower than 2022 Radeon and Nvidia GPUs people will not bother buying Intel GPU even with their DLSS alternative or petaFLOP compute performance capability.
     
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    Note, we'll have to wait and see until preview cards get out to the press/benchers. Just because I don't believe these cards will match nVidia and AMD out of the gate doesn't mean it's a loser. As @etern4l just mentioned, competition is a good thing. I think intel will learn some lessons, make some adjustments, and if they are dedicated to this market (or perhaps the AI market??) their subsequent releases might be more up to par with the other vendors' offerings.
     
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    Pretty good writeup here that talks about estimated die size which is used to calculate GFLOPS among other specifications. As previously stated I don't think anyone expects a card that competes with current gen Nvidia/AMD, but you have to start somewhere. Not to mention so many other factors like price point that affect how much market share they may be able to grab.

    https://www.tomshardware.com/uk/fea...ith-its-arc-alchemist-and-xe-hpg-architecture

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