Their WiFi adapters are actually top notch. The drivers are supported for a long time and are very stable.Curious that Intel would be going in such a direction after they dumped their modem business. Intel knows how to make a decent NIC, regardless, but I haven't used any of their wireless adapters in the past.
This video guy doesn't know what he's talking about. "Next Intel CPU" meaning Icelake.The way I see it, it would help OEMs reduce BoM on x86 machines that regularly ship with wifi - namely, laptops.
Yes, but they also sell non CNVi WiFi. The Wireless AC without CNVi is called Wireless-AC 9260, and the one with, Wireless-AC 9560.So do you think this will Decrease sales of network adapters for WIFI?
Pretty sure it's easy to drive Intel wifi adapters in Linux as well, from what I've read (never used em, so personal experience = 0). Getting wifi to work properly and at top speed in Linux is often quite difficult.Their WiFi adapters are actually top notch. The drivers are supported for a long time and are very stable.
It's still an Intel solution from top to bottom which a). lowers BoM for the OEM and b). cuts out third party business. Honestly I didn't know about CNVi before this post though, so that is educational.CNVi WiFi isn't new however. It debuted back with 300-series chipsets back in in spring of last year. CNVi is also in the Goldmont Plus SoCs used in the Gemini Lake platforms.
Actually, that was @piasabird you're replying to there.Yes, but they also sell non CNVi WiFi. The Wireless AC without CNVi is called Wireless-AC 9260, and the one with, Wireless-AC 9560.
If you are referring to Icelake, the situation hasn't changed. CNVi is still in the chipset. They just moved to WiFi 6, that's it.Yeah it's basically not much different from CNVi except the MAC is on the CPU die instead of the chipset. You will always need an external PHY though.
They'll probably move to on-die in the chipset, because they've yet to integrate the chipset with the CPU.Ah, aren't they moving it on die in the future though, thought I heard that somewhere.