When it rains, it rains – Intel Arc may have trouble again

rocky road to Intel Arc Alchemist The assortment of separate graphics continues. This time, a new report from Igor Wallossek from Igor lab It suggests that Intel may have had problems with its board partners.

According to Wallossek, at least one of Intel’s partners has decided to halt production of the Intel Arc due to “quality concerns”. in the middle of whispers Intel Arc . likely to be canceledThat doesn’t sound like good news for the lineup, but are things really as bleak as they seem?

In his latest report, Walusick talked about the various challenges the Intel Arc is currently facing, and which you may face so far, as it prepares for its global launch. While Igor’s lab cannot reveal its sources, it mentions several troubling issues and says the squad is “on the edge of a cliff”. Many factors add to this – let’s take them one by one.

Priorities come into focus

According to the report, Intel may have fallen on the wrong side of its Additional Board (AIB) partners. Intel allegedly asked its board partners to focus on manufacturing system integrators and pre-built PCs rather than discrete graphics cards, and Wallossek claims that several representatives confirmed this to him directly. This isn’t exactly news – we’ve already noticed that Intel’s DIY graphics solution lags behind the GPUs (also available rarely) found in laptops and pre-built PCs.

Focusing on this side of the market has its perks, but it also comes with a portion of the drawbacks. It’s hard for a player new to the graphics processing arena to make a name for themselves if graphics cards are found primarily bundled with a host of other components. Let’s not forget that Intel Arc is marketing itself as a gaming graphics card, and many gamers are enjoying the improvement that building your PC can provide.

For manufacturers, Intel’s focus is also not great – for a number of reasons. First, the margin on such computers is often lower. Second, there may not be much interest from customers. Intel could hit the budget segment if it wanted to, and It seems that this is the planHowever, according to Wallossek, many potential distributors and manufacturers in Europe are simply not interested in working with Intel Arc.

It seems that this so-called fear of the unknown does not stem simply from an unwillingness to gamble with a new product. After all, Intel is an absolute giant and not a new company – it is simply embarking on a new adventure. However, Igor’s lab says that Intel has not been able to provide its partners with some important information that might influence them in the right direction.

“The most important argument has always been that Intel, unlike Nvidia and AMD, cannot or does not want to offer any price guarantee and that the terms and foundations of a cost engine framework such as RMA and revenue were significantly worse than those of competitors,” Igor Walusek said in his report.

Intel Arc A750M Limited Edition graphics card on a desk.
Intel Corporation

This lack of interest from both potential customers and retailers is affecting Intel’s board partners, and that’s where things get bleaker. Wallossek says that at least one of Intel’s “large board partners” has completely halted production of Intel cards due to quality concerns. While Wallossek doesn’t go into detail about the alleged quality concerns, there could be any number of things – there are plenty of criteria that support the claim that Intel Arc still needs work On the software side of things.

On top of all of the above, many of Intel’s partners still have plenty of AMD and Nvidia graphics cards sitting around waiting to buy before the next generation launches. With an increase in the width of some of The best graphics cards In the market and even better GPUs are on the way, it’s no wonder AIBs might be reluctant to venture onto Intel Arc.

On the other hand, Intel does not abandon Intel Arc and continues to do so Show upcoming graphics cards In regular videos. The experts involved in creating Intel’s first discrete gaming GPU line are clearly excited about the project, and this will definitely go a long way. Let’s hope the launch implementation catches up with Intel’s enthusiasm for its own product and we’ll see some success for Intel Arc.

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