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Intel's new discrete GPU will have a focus on Linux gaming

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Not exactly surprising, Intel have stated that for their new discrete GPU that Linux gaming will have a focus for them.

After having a chat with Intel, HotHardware mentioned this:

We should also mention that Ari underscored that Linux gaming will be a focus for Intel as well.

It's not really surprising, given Intel do have a history of supporting Linux and that goes back quite some years. According to the dedicated fellow over at Phoronix, they're also working on a new GPU driver too. This new driver, might perhaps be work towards supporting their new dedicated GPU.

I've been personally debating on getting an AMD GPU for my next upgrade, but considering how long Intel has supported their open source drivers on Linux I'm pretty happy to wait and see how Intel's new GPU turns out first.

Additionally, I do hope Intel's new GPU will see some sort of success. We've been trapped for too long with mainly AMD and NVIDIA on the desktop. They could both do with some more competition. Their new GPU isn't due until some time in 2020, so we do still have a while to wait.

Hat tip to Nod.

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Brisse 6 Dec, 2018
etonbearsDo you have any idea how big the performance gap is for your setup? (assuming you are prepared to use the proprietary driver for testing)

I have no idea. I don't use the laptop for gaming and it's too old to run games anyway. I'm happy as long as it browses the web and plays video, which it does fine with Nouveau. I don't think theres too much performance disparity on old hardware though. The main problem for Nouveau is lack of re-clocking on modern hardware due to Nvidia's refusal to release firmware and documentation to Nouveau developers.
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