You won't love the UHD 770 gaming performance, but at least most games are playable at low settings. Unlike UHD 730 which is just a slideshow.
Come on. For a mere 50% difference one is a slideshow and the other is playable?
I know everyone wants to jump on the hyperbole bandwagon, but let's not? They are both very very slow.
Now I agree iGPUs are very useful. Not to the point of paying $100 for a higher class one, though I admit I bought a 2600K(returned the 2600) for the same reason. So making everything better the higher you go up the price range does pay off somewhat for these companies.
But logically these are display and troubleshooting devices.
They could have put a more compelling IGP on it, they just decided not to.
Uhh, that's because a high end iGPU on a desktop chip makes lot less sense. Hence why it's on the mobile ones. Do you think the Iris Xe G7 will make games suddenly playable?
The thinking is much more binary when it comes to this. Either people are into doing registry and fiddling with drivers playing games at 720p low resolutions or you want a decent one running medium-high and 1080p. The middle ground is really small.
Most of the gaming scene is socially connected. Gaming with a system that you need to make significant compromises or runs stuttery is a pain. A friend says "there's this cool new game!" And you say, "let me see if I can run it at all or at above 15 fps". Yea.
1% gain on a GPU is a lot, lot less value than 1% gain on the CPU side. 2x performance at this level is... not much. You want 3-5x faster.
Lot of people here complain that it even has an iGPU and that it should be stripped off!