Intel: Discrete graphics cards still important
Intel confirms the need for external graphics cards also for the future, which offer a much higher performance than integrated solutions.
Intel offers different integrated graphics units but still does not plan to raise their processing power to a level where they would be qualified for demanding 3D applications such as actual games. Integrated solutions simply cannot compete with the very powerful separate graphics cards.
Intel's spokesman Nick Knupffer says: "Graphics are being integrated into the processor in the future Nehalem processor - but I can't see the need for discrete graphics cards going away any times soon for those who demand the best 3D performance.” However, Mr. Knupffer thinks that external graphics solutions are a useful thing for notebooks. External cards could be plugged into a laptop when used at home and battery life is not crucial as it is on the go. For more information please refer to Xbitlabs.
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