Recently, Gaming laptops and high-performance GPUs are getting a lot of attention among gamers and tech enthusiasts. Especially when it comes to gaming both Nvidia and AMD had made their mark providing the best on-demand GPUs. But with recent leaks, Intel also seems to be getting into the game with its new high-class GPU. Intel Xe DG2 GPU seems to feature some impressive specs.
According to this latest leaked data of Intel’s Xe DG2 GPU, it looks like both Nvidia’s GeForce and AMD’s Radeon are about to face some serious competition. Recently YouTube channel “Moore’s Law is Dead” has leaked most of the information about Intel’s upcoming GPU. Information such as GPU’s engineering board, along with some specifications of Intel’s upcoming Xe DG2 GPU.
Based on reports, Intel is all set to release these new X2 DG2 GPUs later this year, but it has not announced anything officially yet. Even if Intel manages to avail of this new GPU with these impressive leaked specs, still it’s questionable how effective that will be after Nvidia’s Ampere launch. However, Intel did not come up with any gaming discrete GPUs in decades. So intel trying to implement these new specs into its upcoming GPU will be a plus point for the company. Let’s take a better look at these new Intel Xe DG2 GPUs.
Here are the details Intel Xe DG2 GPU
Intel has specially designed this Xe DG2 GPU for high-end gamers. Based on Moore’s Law is Dead’s information, Intel’s Gen 12-based Xe HPG DG2 discrete graphic card can support ray-tracing. Which makes it compete against Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2000 and 3000 series. Along with AMD’s current Radeon RX 6000 series graphics.
Moore’s Law is Dead youtube channel also assumes that Intel may provide good driver support for its GPUs. Also, expected that the company can either push back the upcoming launch to ensure full driver support or adopt AMD’s strategy. To launch the card first ineffectively with some missing software features but later they will be filled with software updates. As of now this new Intel’s GPU card is still in the early stages so we may expect these GPUs to arrive in late 2021.
In addition to this, These card’s also expected to support Intel’s take on DLSS. It is something that AMD lacks with the launch of Radeon RX 6000. This means Intel’s new upcoming gaming GPUs may provide some high-speed performance with graphics upscaling. Apart from this, Nvidia has these features and it called this technique as Dynamic Learning Super Sampling, whereas Intel’s version is named XeSS or Xe Super Sampling.
Intel’s new Xe DG2 discrete graphics will be a part of its graphics lineup. So there are some assumptions that Intel can build out a new gaming-specific GPUs lineup from entry-level to premium. Similar to what other competitors are doing. These premium graphics will be manufactured by TSMC based on a 6nm node. And it will be available in both desktop and laptop designs.
Some interesting specs of Intel Xe DG2 GPU
Based on leaks the top of the line model of Intel’s Xe DG2 GPU may ship with 512 execution units or EU and 4096 cores. It will come with a 256-bit bus and up to 16GB GDDR6 RAM, and we may also expect an 8GB GDDR6 variant could also be possible.
The GPU cards are expected to feature a clock speed of 202GHz, but it is not clear whether it will be base speed or boost speed. The TDP listed at approximately 275W, up from the initial expectation ranges from 225-250W from earlier leaks. According to Wccftech intel may potentially boost that to 300W even, also it may pursue performance and faster clock speeds.
Based on the leak, Intel’s Xe DG2 GPU may come with a performance that is similar to rival Nvidia’s flagship GeForce RTX 3080 and AMD’s Radeon RX 6800 XT. Along with this, the early engineering benchmarks features 3DMark TimeSpy utility show that the performance of this card varies a bit. It seems that the result was between Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080 and the ultra-premium GeForce RTX 3090.
In addition to the premium model with 512 EUs, Intel may also launch configurations with 384 EUs and 3072 shading units, 256 EUs, and 2048 shading units. The lower-end models come with 4GB of GDDR6 RAM. As of now, the engineering sample seems very primitive with a green PCB and plastic shroud.
Intel’s Xe DG2 GPU cards may feature a dual-slot design and cooling, done via dual fans along with an aluminum fin heatsink. Intel could even use a polarizing design with its new upcoming Xe DG2 GPU as the final design. Which may use white color for the card according to the youtube channel Moore’s Law is Dead.
Coming to the release of Intel’s Xe DG2 GPU, many things seem in line with Intel’s intentions of delivering Intel Xe-HPG and DG2 graphics cards in 2021. Most likely in the second half of this year. In addition to this, Multiple tweets from Intel graphics lead Raja Koduri informs that the high-performance GPU lineup is very soon. Including gaming, and everything from hardware to the driver stack is expected to gear up over the course of this year.
Also, it seems like Intel has already distributed these Xe DG2 GPU cards for testing. But there is no clear information on what particular development stage they are in. Supporting these claims, the company claimed officially in its Twitter account, that Xe DG2 and HPG GPU will soon launch this year.
Hopefully, we have covered everything that you need to know about these new upcoming Intel’s Xe DG2 GPU cards. Based on Moore’s Law is Dead youtube channel leaked specifications and features, these new GPU cards come with some impressive specs. Intel’s new upcoming Xe DG2 graphic cards and HPG graphic cards may challenge major tech companies in GPU designing like Nvidia and AMD’s GPU. All the information is based on leaks and reports, as of now, there is an official launch date.