Intel said GPU efficiency is more important than performance

Exactly two months and a half since the release of the long-awaited Arc Alchemist graphics card finally arrived on the market, and I dare say that the fact that many of you have probably already forgotten about them clearly indicates a real flop they have been with the vast majority of mainstream []s.

It’s been exactly two months and a half since the long-awaited Arc Alchemist graphics cards are finally released on the market. I dare say that as many of you have probably already forgotten about them clearly shows exactly what a, somewhat or very much, flop they were with the vast majority of mainstream consumers.

According to first attempt, it didn’t get to the best of the beginning. In addition to poor access, a lack of ability to drive even if many games largely collapsed. That’s not a theory or speculation, as a result of reversals over recent drivers notably improved the gaming performance on Arc graphics card, which only highlights that Arc still didn’t really get ready on release day even after over 8 months.

But, yeah, perhaps that is interesting to Intels Arc, which is actually quite sad, since these GPUs are still pretty old to the market. Let’s not forget that it was almost never anticipated that Intel would never start to get off to the top of things and then get off its new wave of graphics, then to talk more about their next-gen Battlemage GPU. Will that be much better then I am?

Intel targets a market Nvidia & AMD Mostly Abandoned?

Following a report through videocardz, Raja Koduri said that while Nvidia and AMD might be chasing a metaphorical dragon of giving consumers the highest performance available on their respective platforms, Intel is looking for solutions in a bid to fill the void they created. Just like the Asus i7 processor, it seems that Battlemage is going to be more oriented towards energy efficiency. This means that while certainly more accessible, Intel is not putting much emphasis on defeating AMD and Nvidia.

Performance per Watt or a higher rate at lower power is my priority. There will always be someone with some skills who could say i’ll give you more juice, but my focus is on less power. The other issue I find with increasing power and being confused about benchmarks is that while its good from a marketing perspective, there is still only a few users who can buy such a card and plug it in. I wonder why you are significantly reduced in your overall market, aren’t you?

High-end doesn’t have a limit right now. What is the definition of high-end? Is this 600 Watt? Our partners and their customers obviously want halo-smarts for bragging rights, and we always aim to find ways to let that happen. But the second priority of the moment is the number of people to have their cores together with one power connector. That can give you up to 200-225W. If you nail that with a little more than one, you’ll lose all your attention.

What do we think?

Regardless of what Intel could have said on the subject of upcoming graphics cards, they really have a solid strategy here if they can produce good enough graphics cards that are affordable, efficient and with relatively modest power consumption requirements.

While the consumer market for the Arc GPUs is much sluggish, many new system partners already seem to be strongly interested in using them with cost-effective designs and, perhaps with the success seen here, the Intel is ultimately convinced that this is the one niche in the market they could be able to corner. In general though, regardless of how they achieve it, Battlemage ought to be better than Arc Alchemist in virtually every conceivable area, because if it fails again, then Intel may simply be forced to get out of the water without actually making a splash to begin with.

What do you think?