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Intel : first images of a Xe HPG graphics card (DG2)

Intel : first images of a Xe HPG graphics card (DG2)

After the DG1, Intel should release its first gaming graphics card on the Xe HPG architecture. Here are the “first” information and images of the card.

A serious competitor to the 3070/6800 ?

Little information is available at the moment on the Xe HPG architecture. While Intel continued to tease its card through various tweets or events, a youtuber named Moore’s Law Is Dead, who has already released content from Intel AMD or Nvidia, has just shared a large list of information on the next Intel gaming graphics card and the first images.

Intel Xe HPG informations leak

According to his sources, the Xe HPG architecture would be based on the Gen 12 architecture currently equipping the Tiger Lake and Rocket Lake iGPUs. The card would have 512 EU (or 4096“cores“) up to a frequency of 2200 Mhz. On the memory side, the card would have 16 GB of GDDR6 on a 256-bit bus. The whole would be contained in a TDP of approximately 275W. This generation would use the 6nm engraving from TSMC (see the N7P, an optimized version of the 7nm) and not the 10nm SF or ESF from Intel.

The performance of the largest model, the 512 EU, would be between an RTX 3070 and 3080. The uncertainty remains, however, because of the wide range of performance between each test, on TimeSpy the card would get scores ranging from the performance of an RTX 2080 to the 3090. However, at this point, no one would expect the Intel card to match the RTX 3080.

But all this would be supported by a very good software follow-up, with very good encoding and application capabilities for what they call“prosumers“, a target that Intel is already aiming at with its DG1. In addition, to make up for the lack of power, the brand would develop a “DLSS like” whose internal code name would be XeSS. Finally, the card would support Ray Tracing as already announced in the past officially.

Availability expected in 2022 ?

Unfortunately, the card would have great chances not to be ready before the fourth quarter of 2021. It seems that the PCB design is still subject to change. The AIBs (partners who will produce these cards) would have very little information about the cards and the versions that will be available, like the 256 EU or 128 EU models mentioned by its own sources.

As for the price, no information is really reliable at this moment, but the rumors would tend to confirm that Intel wishes to position itself at the level of its future competitors’ cards.

Finally, here are two images of the card (512 EU version):

Intel Xe HPG leak

Intel Xe HPG image leak 2

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