To be fair, there are quite a few people who have been asking for the iris pro iGPUs on desktop for a while now, so it feels kinda warranted. The whole compute thing, and people who aren't doing any gaming or 3D on their system.So more powerful integrated video chip and that's about it. Rather useless upgrade...that's what happens when there is no competition.
There's no 8 core CPUs simply because we don't need them. I'd rather Intel focus on single core performance than adding a ton of wasted cores. Look at AMDs flagship CPU, yes I'm talking about the best one they offer (FX-9590), it has 8 cores, that's double Intel's mid range i5 4690K, but this CPU isn' even top tier and it rips the FX-9590 to shreds. Imo, good job Intel and keep doing what you're doing, because it works well.Man look at all that die area, and only 1/3rd of it is CPU. What a waste. A cheap $100 cpu + $100 discrete GPU will destroy the $366 chip. A $100 cpu and a $250 gpu will just utterly obliterate it.
There isn't much point to these chips. I guess if highest gpu performance you can get in the smallest package possible is your only concern, then these are the chips you want. But for a desktop that makes NO sense. You have plenty of room in the desktop space for a discrete gpu and cpu.
Where are the 12 core 24 thread desktop chips for $250? Or at least 8 core 16 thread chips.
But, then they would be eating into their server chip prices right? So.....nooooo....cant have that can we. So annoyed at the stagnation of desktop processors. We should easily be at 8 core 16 thread desktop chips for the mid range and should be on 12-16 core 24-32 thread desktop chips for the high end desktop by now.