Intel drops support for DirectX 9, but it may be a good thing

Intel has now officially dropped native hardware support for DirectX 9, and this applies to both integrated Xe graphics on Alder Lake CPUs and discrete Arc Alchemist GPUs. This doesn’t mean that Intel won’t offer access to DX9. Instead, DirectX 9 will be supported through DirectX 12 via emulation. Will that be sufficient for gamers? …

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Major Analyst Says Intel Should Already Bail From the GPU Market!

As we continue to eagerly anticipate a Western release for Intel’s Arc desktop graphics cards, it seems pretty clear that, in terms of performance, the absolute top model from the series will, roughly speaking, probably be looking to offer comparative performance to something like the current-gen Nvidia 3070. Not bad for sure, but on the …

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Intel will receive the most subsidies in the US chip bill

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The United States recently passed the chip bill – the “Chip and Science Act”. Analysis of the chip bill points out that American semiconductor manufacturers will be the main beneficiaries. Furthermore, analysts believe that Intel will take the largest share of the subsidies. However, it is still difficult to shake the current wafer foundry competition. …

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Intel Reveal Arc A750 Gaming Benchmarks (Roughly on Par With the Nvidia 3060)

Despite all the hype Intel is continually building for their Arc desktop graphics cards, it continues to remain more than a little unclear as to exactly when they plan to release them. Some guesstimates suggest that it might happen by the end of this month, other comments indicate we should be looking more towards November. …

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Intel Arc resurrects an old AMD and Nvidia feature

Intel seems to be bringing back something that Nvidia and AMD had long given up on: the ability, and the incentive, to use dual graphics cards in a single system. Multi-GPUs were once a big deal, but the latest generation abandoned that idea for a variety of reasons. However, Intel has allegedly confirmed that you’ll …

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Intel Has a New Major CPU Security Flaw (But It Probably Doesn’t Affect You!)

Intel doesn’t have a particularly good history in recent years when it comes to security flaws being discovered within their processor releases. Admittedly, AMD has certainly had a few problems here and there too, but I think it would be both fair and accurate to say that Intel has been the more noteworthy and prolific …

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Intel Hints That Arc Desktop GPUs Might (Again) Be Coming Later than Expected!

Intel was originally expected to release its Arc desktop graphics cards at some point last January/February. Given that it’s now August with nothing still yet to be seen (outside of China), however, it seems abundantly clear that something hasn’t gone entirely according to plan here. With recent sources claiming that the release cycle would begin …

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Intel Arc Pro is real — three new workstation GPUs revealed

Intel has three new graphics cards coming up, but they don’t include the gaming Arc Alchemist that you probably had in mind. The company has just announced the Intel Arc Pro A-series, a new discrete graphics card line made for professionals. Announced during SIGGRAPH 2022, the range includes the Arc Pro A30M for mobile workstations …

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MSI Unveils its Custom Intel Arc A380 Graphics Card

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So far there have officially been two AIB partners who have confirmed custom designs of Intel’s upcoming (well, technically already released in China) Arc A380 graphics card, GUNNIR and ASRock. While we did, of course, expect more AIB partners to be confirmed over the coming weeks, we have to admit that it was a little …

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