So how did Intel’s Arc graphics card have such a problem?Charlie Demerjian, founder of the SemiAccurate website, who has been quiet for a long time, recently wrote a very violent article,Point out the real culprit of various delays and bugs of Arc graphics card.
According to him, Inetel originally planned to release the Arc graphics card at the end of last year, but was forced to delay due to the problems of COVID-19. After waiting until the spring of this year, another bad thing happened and Intel had to stop its business in Russia.
This stop does not matter, it directly makes Intel’s Arc graphics card business encounter difficulties.Because Intel has about 1,200 employees in Russia and is one of Intel’s largest offices in Europe.
Many of these Russian employees are involved in software and driver work, not only in development tools such as oneAPI and OpenVINO,Also responsible for shader compilation, one of the key components of the driver.
Since Intel withdrew from the Russian market, although it gave support to employees to relocate, it also seriously affected the work of local employees, making it difficult for Intel’s driver team to cooperate, which also led to the current driver disaster of Arc graphics card.
Considering the reporting style of the SemiAccurate website, it is good for everyone to listen to the story. Intel officials have not responded so far. Whether it is really because the departure of 1,200 Russian employees caused the Arc graphics driver to fail to keep up, it is still inconclusive.