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Intel’s first Iris Xe desktop graphics card, the ASUS DG1-4G, only works with two motherboards. The GPU’s limited support has been confirmed by ASUS, which published a specifications sheet on its official site that only shows the ASUS PRIME H410M-A/CSM and Pro B460M-C/CSM under the compatible models section. Intel had previously warned that its first Iris Xe desktop graphics cards would be exclusive to pre-built systems.

“The Iris Xe discrete add-in card will be paired with 9th gen (Coffee Lake-S) and 10th gen (Comet Lake-S) Intel Core desktop processors and Intel(R) B460, H410, B365, and H310C chipset-based motherboards and sold as part of pre-built systems,” Intel wrote in a statement to Legit Reviews in January. “These motherboards require a special BIOS that supports Intel Iris Xe, so the cards won’t be compatible with other systems.”

According to the official specifications sheet, ASUS’ DG1-4G graphics card features 80 Execution Units, 4 GB of LPDDR4 memory, a memory clock of 4,266 MHz, and a PCIe 3.0 interface. Output options include 1x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI port, and 1x DVI-D port, while maximum resolution is listed as 4,096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz. The DG1-4G also measures in at 4.3 inch x 6.8 inch (11 cm x 17.3 cm).

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  1. Oy vey.
    This shouldn’t be the first showing for Intel, but it is.
    The first showing should have been blowout value, at whatever point they compete, with widespread availability.
    This crap should have been buried, horrible decision making.
    Terrible first impression setting the tune for a difficult market and an even harder future because of it.
    Having a blowout first impression (and even with that I would expect the move to be a failure initially in terms of money) would implant in everyones mind, something like oh yeah Intel is great in video, I mean it was low end but it was a great card, let me see the new offerings.. so on.
    They are acting like a 2 bit company that found the one partner to use their product, and you know no one will buy, and that product will definitely die soon.
    Not a good move for a multi billion dollar company with easy unlimited credit, and zero excuses.
    Its more like a multi billion dollar coward.
    Actions clearly reflect, no commitment, no faith.
  2. " sold as part of pre-built systems "

    So just an external IGPU :p

    I wouldnt use this as an example of bad first impressions.
    The "first impression" will come when you can actually buy a card by itself.

  3. " sold as part of pre-built systems "

    So just an external IGPU :p

    I wouldnt use this as an example of bad first impressions.
    The "first impression" will come when you can actually buy a card by itself.

    Alright, the last second chance next.

  4. " sold as part of pre-built systems "

    So just an external IGPU :p

    I wouldnt use this as an example of bad first impressions.
    The "first impression" will come when you can actually buy a card by itself.

    In that case neither Nvidia or amd have made a first impression either. ;)

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