Is this the Intel Xe-HPG DG2 GPU?
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Is this the Intel Xe-HPG DG2 GPU?

Kevin Hofer
Zurich, on 09.04.2021
Translation: Eva Francis
Youtuber «Moore's Law is Dead» has shown potential images of Intel's upcoming Xe-HPG-DG2 graphics card. In terms of performance, the card is said to compare with the not-yet-released RTX 3070 Ti.

The flagship DG2 card is said to have over 512 execution units and the gaming clock is rumoured to be 2.2 GHz. The card is based on Tiger Lake's Gen-12 Xe architecture. It boasts a memory of 16 GB GDDR6 with a 256-bit bus. The sample that «Moore's Law is Dead» took a closer look at has a TDP of 275 W with 8+6-pin power connections. Thus, at 225 to 250 watts, the TDP is higher than originally planned. As it seems, the card is to be manufactured in TSMC's N6 node.

According to the Youtuber, Intel is still deciding between three cooler designs. The finished reference card could possibly have a white case. Intel also appears to be working on DLSS/FidelityFX Super Resolution competitors codenamed XeSS. Thus, the card is supposed to support hardware-accelerated ray tracing and upscaling technology. It’s unlikely that the card is launched before the fourth quarter of 2021, with broad availability expected in 2022. Cards with fewer execution units, 128 and 256 EUs, are said to follow shortly thereafter.

Here's the full video by «Moore's Law is Dead»:

As always, such rumours should be treated with caution. What do you think, is there something to these leaks? Let me know in the comments.

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Kevin Hofer
Kevin Hofer
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