I'm unsatisfied about Intels current support of OpenCL for 'older' hardware:
- I had to use the AMD drivers for my Intel Core2Duo P7450. Even it supports SSE4.1, which is said to be the requirement for the 3.0-2013-beta-SDK...
- The Core i5 2nd generation CPU (Sandy Bridge) with it's integrated GPU (Intel HD Graphics 3000) isn't that old. But unfortunately it's GPU isn't supported either. No, we don't need to talk about my other notebook having "just" a Core i3 2nd generation in it...
As I would like to develop OpenCL software, I need some reasonable hardware. But it's definitively not the time for me to replace my relatively new notebook. Thus, I -needless to say - wonder if my decision was a good one to buy Intel and not NVidia/AMD products... So the final question for me is: Should I give Intel some more time... or should I buy some hardware with AMD/NVidia GPU?
This is just some feedback about what I personally - and maybe others too - do feel like now.
It would be beneficial, if Intel could give a -clear- statement about current plans. Maybe support for those devices is already in development, but not finished yet... Or maybe, it's already on the to-do list and expected for let's say June 2013 or maybe end of this year?