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Intel giving hints at a possible Intel Xe dedicated GPU release in June 2020

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Raja Koduri from Intel put out a bit of a teaser on Twitter recently for for their upcoming dedicated GPU.

In the Twitter post, which was retweeted by the official Intel Graphics Twitter account was the below image which has the date of June 2020 on the license plate. Not exactly cryptic, it's a pretty clear teaser towards a release date for the Intel Xe or whatever they actually end up calling it once it's out. That's pure speculation of course on my part but it would line up given who sent the tweet and Intel previously saying the Xe series will be out in 2020.

We've yet to really see any solid information on exactly how powerful they will be. What we do know though, is that they should get first-class Linux support as Intel has been working through their drivers on Linux. They talked openly before about their commitment to open source and their focus on Linux gaming too so it's quite exciting.

NVIDIA and AMD could use more GPU competition, as the more we have the more it should hopefully push them to improve both their hardware and prices for future generations.

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Shmerl 7 October 2019 at 11:59 am UTC
This might not be enough to force Nvidia to upstream their driver, but it will for sure decrease the usage of their blob even further.

That's a good thing for Linux ecosystem and progress of Wayland.


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Grabby 7 October 2019 at 12:16 pm UTC
Interesting times ahead ! I hope Intel gives the GPU market the kick it deserves
linuxcity 7 October 2019 at 12:32 pm UTC
i know some may laugh at this but i think intel could seriously give a good kick in the pants to both companies and have a good price.at least that would be the smart thing to do,if you release a card that is out of reach to alot of people you have already buried yourself.
Perkeleen_Vittupää 7 October 2019 at 1:07 pm UTC
To buy AMD earlier or to wait for this one...? One thing is clear: Nvidia no more!
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This will be very interesting. I predict they will be more expensive than their competition.
Shmerl 7 October 2019 at 1:36 pm UTC
Perkeleen_VittupääTo buy AMD earlier or to wait for this one...? One thing is clear: Nvidia no more!

No need to wait if you are upgrading today, so get AMD. Intel still have to prove their cards are actually good, so there is an unknown factor.
sub 7 October 2019 at 2:41 pm UTC
ShmerlThis might not be enough to force Nvidia to upstream their driver, but it will for sure decrease the usage of their blob even further.

That's a good thing for Linux ecosystem and progress of Wayland.

There are rumours that Nvidia had no chance getting a platform win with Google Stadia as they have no competitive open-source driver with NVidia being the stakeholder.
If this isn't pressure, I don't know.
Shmerl 7 October 2019 at 3:01 pm UTC
subThere are rumours that Nvidia had no chance getting a platform win with Google Stadia as they have no competitive open-source driver with NVidia being the stakeholder.
If this isn't pressure, I don't know.

Nvidia's management was too blinded by their blob mentality, and they missed such opportunities in result.


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kaiman 7 October 2019 at 5:13 pm UTC
This could be interesting. Right now I'm leaning towards AMD for both a new CPU and GPU, though I will not upgrade until well into next year or even later. Unless there is a game that absolutely does not run I usually don't see a compelling reason.

Regardless, a third, serious competitor might not be bad for consumers, in the short term. In the long run, I'm not sure. There's only so much demand for discrete GPUs, so nVidia and AMD will eventually make less money. Might lead to new innovations, but could also spell doom and gloom.
Shmerl 7 October 2019 at 5:15 pm UTC
There is enough demand in datacenters though, so I don't think they will oversaturate the market. It's a good thing.


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