Why didn't Intel's then-premier AX200 Wifi 6 m.2 card, work with anything besides intel 10th (and now, 11th)-gen CPUs and their associated chipsets?
It wouldn't surprise me in the least if Intel's new dGPUs only function in an all-Intel system.
That's because those are actually AX201
s which are CNVi and only exist on Intel chipsets. You could say the AX201s give Intel and advantage because having some of its functions on a chipset saves real estate and cost but that's a different story.
with everything, including AMD. I use the AX200 on a Broadwell laptop. Works great.
First of all, they already did with DG1 and second of all Intel totally loves doing exactly that with everything they make. Its a bad idea, but it always been a bad idea and they keep doing it anyway. So you really can't dismiss it out of hand.
DG1 doesn't count. DG1 isn't artificial segmentation, it just lacks a video BIOS chip that let's it boot without a specific chipset requirement.
I assume for DG1 they wanted to get a "discrete GPU" out fast so they hacked it quick and dirty.
It doesn't mean they can't artificially segment it to work with on their GPUs but hopefully they are not that stupid. I know that they know as a newcomer you need it to be open source and work with everyone.
They are great with Linux open source for example.