Speaking to PC World, Gregory Bryant, vice president and general manager of Intel's desktop clients platform, proclaimed that most users no longer need a discrete graphics card. Bryant explained that integrated graphics have improved so much over the last couple of years that most casual and mainstream gamers no longer need a discrete GPU. Of course, he doesn't deny that enthusiast gamers still need a discrete GPU, especially if you want to keep up with new technology like virtual reality.
The top-level graphics processors integrated in Intel's chips, called Iris and Iris Pro, can outperform 80 percent of discrete graphics chips, Bryant said.
"We have improved graphics 30 times what they were five years ago," Bryant said during a speech at a J.P. Morgan forum last week at CES.
The integrated graphics inside Intel's latest Core processors code-named Skylake can handle three 4K monitors simultaneously, showing the improvements Intel has made recently.