News Intel Officially Kills Cannon Lake Graphics Support

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Intel has tons of products that exist but almost nobody has heard about, CNL just happens to be one of the better-known ones for being such a well-publicized failure as the poster child for Intel's 10nm woes.
I was questioning the premise of this "news" article, not what Intel was doing. There never was a product sold with a working CNL gpu, so how could Intel kill support for it? Removing driver support for an older but popular GPU could be useful news, removing driver support for a product that never existed? Not so newsworthy.
 

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I was questioning the premise of this "news" article, not what Intel was doing. There never was a product sold with a working CNL gpu, so how could Intel kill support for it? Removing driver support for an older but popular GPU could be useful news, removing driver support for a product that never existed? Not so newsworthy.
Support being Intel is going to spend resources developing and maintaining the code. Since Gen10 never was released, there's no point in keeping what's effectively dead code.
 

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Support being Intel is going to spend resources developing and maintaining the code. Since Gen10 never was released, there's no point in keeping what's effectively dead code.
Yup, now Intel can reassign the dozens of engineers that have been continuously working on perfecting the drivers for the CNL iGPU up until just now, even though they've known for years there was never going to be an actual product. With the additional manpower at their disposal, maybe Alder Lake's release will get moved up.
 

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Intel released a NUC with that same CPU in it too, but it didn't seem to be widely available. It also had AMD graphics in it.
 

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Yup, now Intel can reassign the dozens of engineers that have been continuously working on perfecting the drivers for the CNL iGPU up until just now, even though they've known for years there was never going to be an actual product. With the additional manpower at their disposal, maybe Alder Lake's release will get moved up.
That's a problem for the bean counters.
 

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