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Do you mean Xeon Phi or the i740 series? The former was never for gaming and the latter, while okay, had little chance against the offerings at that time from 3dfx, ATi, and Nvidia (not helped by its poor memory interface and texturing system).Wasn't their last attempt to actually offer the top gaming card ?
Well that's the USP I'm referring to - the likes of Dell might take up Intel's mone...err, new graphics card if it had great multiple monitor support, this could go some way to help matters. But their own iGPUs aren't shabby in this area and OEMs who are already bought into AMD/Nvidia deals aren't going to switch. Unless Intel throws lots of cas..sorry, fantastic hardware and software support at them.If someone buys a Dell desktop and goes for a discrete GPU like a 1050 or perhaps 1650, would they care if it came with an Intel card instead, as long as it offered better multi monitor support vs. Intel's iGPU and allowed for the same low end gaming?
If it's non-gaming, then surely an iGPU is sufficient? Xe will obviously make its way into their CPUs, but if we're talking purely about discrete add-in cards or modules here, there's currently nothing to sway laptop makers from such a move. Apart from dolla...ahem, shiny new architecture.Same for non gaming laptops. Why not replace all those low end nVidia GPU with their own ? Not sexy, but we're talking about millions of units here and the removal of non-Intel stickers.