Possible specifications of Intel’s upcoming DG2 graphics cards with Xe-HPG architecture have appeared. These GPUs are aimed at gamers in it enthusiasticmarket segment and are expected to be released in 2021.
The specifications come fromTwitter user OneRaichu, which more often shares information about Intel’s upcoming DG2 chips. The leaker shares the new information in an encrypted tweet, which then passes on another Twitter user was deciphered.
According to the leaked specifications, Intel will come with six different DG2 models, which would be available with different memory capacities. The most high-end GPU would have 512 execution units in 4096 shading units. That video card would be available in variants with 8GB or 16GB GDDR6 memory on a 256bit memory bus. OneRaichu also lists models with 3072, 2048, 1536, 1024 and 768 cores.
In addition, more details about a DG2 384EU GPU have appeared. That would be a relatively small chip with a surface of 190mm². VideoCardz published an image of this chip, which is equipped with six memory chips and, according to the website, would compete with the Nvidia GA106 GPU from the GeForce RTX 3060 and the upcoming Navi 22 GPUs, which include AMD on March 3.
Intel already provided some details during its Architecture Day in 2020 are DG2 GPUs. For example, then CEO Bob Swan announced that these upcoming chips will be produced by an external company foundry. According to rumors, the chips would be made on a 6nm process from TSMC. However, this has not yet been officially confirmed. Further details are also not yet known. For example, it is not clear whether the GPUs are intended for desktops, laptops, or both. Intel released one last year separate Xe Max GPU for laptops out and introduced later a Xe GPU for desktops.
Intel is outsourcing the production of its Xe-HPG GPUs to an external foundry
|Alleged Intel Xe-HPG DG2 specifications|
|Model||Shading units||Memory||Memory bus|
|Xe-HPG 512EU||4096||16GB/8GB GDDR6||256-bit|
|Xe-HPG 384EU||3072||12GB/6GB GDDR6||192-bit|
|Xe-HPG 256EU||2048||8/4GB GDDR6||128-bit|
|Xe-HPG 192EU||1536||4GB GDDR6||128-bit|
|Xe-HPG 128EU||1024||4GB GDDR6||64-bit|
|Xe-HPG 96EU||768||4GB GDDR6||64-bit|