In a now-deleted tweet by a Twitter user Raihu, it was reported that Intel’s Xe HPG could have 960 EUs instead of the expected 512 EUs for the top-end model. The cores will also be increased from 4096 to 7680 and also will increase the card’s expected TFLOP rating if true.
Intel’s Chief Architect Raja Koduri has posted an image of what appears to be the upcoming Xe HPG GPU from Intel on his Twitter handle. When we focus on the image posted, we note that the benchmark was running a test that could only have been run on the HPG GPU.
According to sources, the test was being conducted in the XDR or raytraced 3D Test. The Intel Xe HPG GPU is the company’s upcoming GPU and will feature many new features, including hardware-based ray tracing. In the tweet, with the image enhanced, of course, you can see that the 3DMark screen shows the XDR test on the extreme right side of the window – implying this is either the Xe HPG (aka DG2) GPU.
The GPU in question is on a test-board that features a high-flow CPU-style cooler and heatsink. Raja is known for dropping critical hints at the time, and if Raja is teasing the GPU then we are likely looking at on-shelve availability in a few months.
It took the DG1 roughly 6 months from going from the final prototype testing to being officially announced and if the same holds, we might see Xe HPG in some form before the year is over.