By the way, some users with lower end CPUs like Ryzen 4xxx APUs report noticeably lower performance in games like Cyberpunk, despite it being said to be well optmized.
In Xe2, they are changing the Xe core config from dual subslice, 8x 256-bit per subslice to single 8x512-bit.
Since there's a Thread Control unit and Register file per Xe core, I am going to speculate the change is going to reduce register pressure and improve performance of the Thread Control unit's ability to hand off workload to the EUs.
The problem in games like Cyberpunk and lower end CPUs likely have to do with high driver overhead. The Xe2 changes might help further in that regard but it shows that even DX12 drivers have lots of room to improve. Not so much for 13600K+ users mind you but low end systems.
Acer Bitfrost card discounted to $349.99
Lots of people like the look of the Intel reference cards, but the double sided tape thing is so stupid.
Can't believe that rather than reducing the amount of screws needed they decided to get rid of most of them, like it's somehow of a benefit. Could have made it magnetic or something. It isn't Premium, it's "Premium".
I know most of the reference models have way too many screws while third party models get away with having less than 10. They could have done the same thing.