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General OpenPOWER Hardware => General Hardware Discussion => Topic started by: tle on March 03, 2022, 09:53:44 pm

Title: Could Intel DG2 the missing piece of the puzzle for ppc64le workstation?
Post by: tle on March 03, 2022, 09:53:44 pm
Intel is working hard to get DG2 GPU driver ready for Linux 5.18. From what I know so far Intel has confirmed the driver would also work for 64k pagesize kernel.
If the Intel team can deliver a better Linux driver, I surely would replace my AMD GPU with an DG2.
Title: Re: Could Intel DG2 the missing piece of the puzzle for ppc64le workstation?
Post by: MPC7500 on March 04, 2022, 06:24:09 am
If the GPU appears at some point, of course. On the other side, I don't have problems with my Navi.
Title: Re: Could Intel DG2 the missing piece of the puzzle for ppc64le workstation?
Post by: tle on March 04, 2022, 06:50:21 pm
With so much pain I’ve experienced every single time I update the kernel, I just dread of having an AMD GPU card. If there is a decent 3D accelerated and fully built-in GPU, i would love to see Raptor adopt it
Title: Re: Could Intel DG2 the missing piece of the puzzle for ppc64le workstation?
Post by: tle on August 25, 2022, 05:55:42 am
Time to revive this post. The Intel ARC is finally here! The A380 has been available in China. Phoronix is going to test this card under Linux 6.0rc2 and mesa-git. Let's see if the driver quality of Intel is better than that of AMD
Title: Re: Could Intel DG2 the missing piece of the puzzle for ppc64le workstation?
Post by: tle on August 25, 2022, 06:54:46 pm
Yes the A380 works! https://www.phoronix.com/review/intel-arc-graphics-linux
Title: Re: Could Intel DG2 the missing piece of the puzzle for ppc64le workstation?
Post by: Hasturtium on August 26, 2022, 11:21:08 am
Hey, that’s cool. I don’t think it’d be faster than the Radeon Pro W5500 I’m using now, though Arc supports raytracing. Who wants to jump on the grenade and see if 5.20, Arc, and ppc64le get along?
Title: Re: Could Intel DG2 the missing piece of the puzzle for ppc64le workstation?
Post by: tle on August 27, 2022, 04:38:22 am
I am only interested in its capability of AV1 encoding/decoding + oneAPI
Title: Re: Could Intel DG2 the missing piece of the puzzle for ppc64le workstation?
Post by: MPC7500 on August 28, 2022, 11:08:45 am
Unfortunately, as expected, the performance of the card is laughable like any other Intel GPU. The only interesting thing is the price.
https://www.phoronix.com/review/intel-arc-a380-linux
Title: Re: Could Intel DG2 the missing piece of the puzzle for ppc64le workstation?
Post by: Hasturtium on August 28, 2022, 12:16:05 pm
Unfortunately, as expected, the performance of the card is laughable like any other Intel GPU. The only interesting thing is the price.
https://www.phoronix.com/review/intel-arc-a380-linux

I dunno about laughable, it's just inconsistent. These are still raw drivers, especially on the OpenGL side. It's a little startling to see a Radeon 5500XT walk away from it so often - I don't feel bad about running a W5500 in my Blackbird. Nevertheless AV1 encode/decode, out-of-the-box OpenCL, raytracing support, and the low price point are pretty appealing. Maybe I'll stash one of these in a testbed x86_64 machine I'm thinking of putting together later this year and putting it through its paces in Linux.
Title: Re: Could Intel DG2 the missing piece of the puzzle for ppc64le workstation?
Post by: MPC7500 on August 28, 2022, 05:12:37 pm
Okay for that price maybe not. But it won't get any better. But choice is always good.