Intel: The Horse Collar Crowd Bucked Up and Stomped Down

June 28, 2022

Will Intel advertise in PCGamer? Probably not. Not even a former podcaster and the engineering team behind Horse Ridge II second-generation cryogenic control chip can make the allegedly accurate data in “Following Intel’s Graphics Card Misadventures Is Like Watching a Slow Motion Freeway Pile-Up.”

Intel also wants to build super advanced semiconductor plants in Arizona. Water challenged? You bet. With TSMC gunning for two nanometer chips, the Horse Ridge folks need to climb back on the tech pony and catch those stampeding cattle. Oops, I meant customers.

The write up says:

That would be an impressive result if it wasn’t for the fact that the actual game benchmarks shown by the Shenmedoungce on Bilibili(opens in new tab) (via Videocardz(opens in new tab)) didn’t have the Intel GPU behind all three of those rival cards in every test it ran. They’re not strange games either, with League of Legends, GTA V, PUBG, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Forza Horizon 5, and Red Dead Redemption 2 all given a run out on the Arc GPU. I mean, it can run them all, which is grand. But when your new entry-level graphics card can’t compete with an entry-level GeForce GPU released over three years ago, well, we’ve got a bit of an issue.

A bit of an issue? My take is that them thar engineers inside have been bucked up and stomped down, Pilgrim, am I interpreting this PCGamer write up incorrectly? Oh, is that a hoof mark upside yer noggin’?

Stephen E Arnold, June 28, 2022

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