Cycles Intel oneAPI device feedback

This is a topic for feedback on Cycles Intel GPU rendering in Blender 3.3.

From the release notes:

  • Requires an Intel® Arc™ GPU. The implementation is primarily focused on this architecture and future Intel GPUs.
  • Only supported on Windows currently, with driver version 101.1660 or newer.
  • Kernels are compiled when rendering for the first time. Currently this can be slow, for example 15 minutes. We are working to bundle compiled kernels with Blender for the final release instead.

Linux support is being worked on for the final release. This will require driver version 22.10.22597 or newer.

Thanks to Nikita, Xavier, Stefan at Intel for contributing this backend, and Sergey and Ray for helping with the integration.