Intel's discrete desktop graphics cards are just a few months away and we are excited to see what they bring to the table. In this one, we discuss the upcoming GPUs and we also go off on a tangent about HDR, display technologies, video connections, and other (somewhat) related topics. Leo's secret admirer also makes a guest appearance…
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- Will we ever be able to buy a graphics card again?
- OK, maybe that's a bit extreme. But when?
- Jensen Huang says 2022 may be tough as well!
- And AMD is still pricing products high
- Can Intel save the day?
- Even Nvidia and their ‘partners' can't shake the current shortage
- Nvidia is too rich to be messed with!
- Do we even care about any new RTX 3000 series cards right now?
- Would they just be another product that cannot be bought?
- The naming is still confusing, but this is expected for a brand new contender
- We'll get the hang of this new naming… we promise!
- Q1 2022 is the current estimation for launch
- Assuming we don't get further shortages
- Will Intel get greedy with pricing?
- Do we even care if they are competent cards that we can actually buy?
- The Intel marketing videos are still boring, though!
Please don't do a Vega, Intel
- We don't need another flop like that!
- Leo still hasn't forgiven Raja for coaxing him into partnering with proper money for Vega cards!
- OK, OK, the Vega56 wasn't that bad
- But the Vega64 cooling system was akin to the conveniently timed RAF Chinook helicopter that flew overhead during filming
- Yay for inadvertent props!
- Another license for Intel to print even more money?
- Expectations are high as this is a project many years in the works
- TSMC manufacturing
- At least we don't have to worry about any further Intel process node delays
- Intel drivers – confidence inspiring or concerning?
- Intel always likes to remind us how they have more software engineers than AMD has staff
- XeSS upscaling – will it be any good?
- Upscaling seems all the rage at the moment. Do you use it?
- Leo has been playing train simulator…
We still love 1440p as the sweet spot
- What are your thoughts on this?
- Ultrawide 1440p is gaining much traction too, and for good reason in our opinions!
- 4K is still great for video editing and high-res work
- 5K or 8K? Yes please!
- Or how about that Apple 6K display? Even more ‘yes please!‘
Apple… how do they do things!?
- USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, USB displays, daisy-chaining
- It's all a bit difficult to keep up with on the Apple front, especially for users who aren't running Apple day-to-day
- Apple's ability to mix styling with effective, functional cooling is absolutely unparalleled!
- The HDR peak brightness is so high, the monitor needs cooling
- But with such awesome styling, you wouldn't even know the design is also there for cooling needs
- All Type-C connectivity
- Apple is clearly very much set within its Thunderbolt and USB-C ecosystem
Windows 11 display abilities
- We hope HDR improves for Windows 11
- We certainly have not had much luck with HDR on Windows 10!
- Not least because many of the marketing claims for HDR monitors are incredibly confusing
- Leo's three LG monitors are HDR, HDR, and HDR
- But they're all different HDR!
- Windows just messes up HDR content in our experience
Leo blinds the KitGuru video editor
- Shining a torch into the camera for a Mac Pro and Apple Pro Display XDR editor to view is borderline retinal assault
- C'mon Leo, that's a harsh one!
- Yep, it seems like Apple does HDR properly!
- Even without any eyesight-saving safety features!
- Leo sets off everybody's Apple Siri device… and Alexa… and Google!
HDR and 4K and 120Hz and HDMI and DisplayPort on TVs and monitors is a bit confusing too!
- Netflix and Prime Video, for example, on a normal TV look superb in HDR
- So why not HDR content in Windows?
- Luke bought a Sony 65XH9005 TV recently
- Is HDMI 2.1 on TVs implemented properly and with all the goodies?
- DisplayPort, Mini-DisplayPort, USB-C DisplayPort, HDMI 2.1, the list goes on
- It's all very confusing, especially when TVs don't really support DisplayPort but computer monitors do
- Should we welcome a transition to HDMI on PC monitors?
- Or does DisplayPort still do a good job?
Intel have a pretty good track record with supporting the latest display technologies and connections
- Thy will need to have proper DP1.4 and HDMI 2.1 support for their graphics cards
- Anything less would likely be unacceptable for high-end products in today's market
- Remember the good old days of DVI?
- Things have moved on a bit since then!
HDR – we want to hear your views
- Tips and tricks for getting the best out of HDR on Windows would be very much welcomed!
- Do you watch HDR content on your phone regularly?
Leo's secret admirer checks in
- Such excellent feedback for his latest video review
- Which one of you was so kind to him?
- Kind comments simply will not do it for Leo!
- That grammar better be faultless too!
Segue back to Intel graphics
- Intel cannot afford to mess this one up
- They have been presented with a golden opportunity to get an early footing in the dedicated graphics market
- Do you consider yourself loyal to AMD graphics or Nvidia graphics?
- Or do you simply buy from whichever vendor fits your needs when it comes to upgrade time?
- If you couldn't have bought an AMD or Nvidia card, would you have bought Intel?
- Would you buy an Intel graphics card even if AMD and Nvidia options are available?
Which boards partners will make Intel graphics card?
- The Intel motherboard vendors – ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI seem logical
- What about ASRock as they only do AMD currently?
- Will any of the AMD or Nvidia favourites dare risk their current relationships and offer up Intel options?
- Do we still consider board partners to be as important an influential as they were a few generations ago?
- Now that AMD and Nvidia both sell their own graphics cards from their own stores
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KitGuru says: Intel has a fantastic opportunity to make an early statement in the discrete graphics card market. Which board partners do you think they will leverage for their upcoming GPUs?