According to a popular Chinese hardware account at Weibo, Intel will be launching its first discrete graphics cards based on the Xe-HPG DG2 GPU architecture at CES 2022. Now this card has been a topic for some heated discussions and we know that this will be intel’s first entry into the discrete GPU market after nearly a decade.
Sources state that this is reliable information and that the DG2 GPUs will be making their formal debut in the retail market at CES 2022 which is scheduled for next January. Reports also suggest that we will also get a teaser of the cards around the end of October during the Intel Innovation event.
So let’s stop wasting our time and have a look at the cars which Intel will most probably be released at CES 2022.
Intel Xe-HPG DG2 512 EU Discrete Gaming Graphics Cards
this is the top variant in the DG2 512 EU line up and it will utilize the full die with 4096 cores, 256-bit bus interface, and will sport up to 16 GB GDDR6 memory.
The chip will reportedly measure at around 396mm2 and is bigger than the AMD RDNA 2 and NVIDIA Ampere offerings. And it will also come in the BGA-2660 package which measures 37.5mm x 43mm.
Intel Xe-HPG DG2 384 EU Discrete Gaming Graphics Cards
Next, we have Intel’s Xe-HPG DG2 384 GPU SKU and will reportedly comprise at least three variants. The chip will feature 3072 cores and up to 12 GB GDDR6 memory. We also have a listing that shows the chip sporting 6 GB GDDR6. The card will also have a 192-bit bus interface.
The other two variants include a 256 EU and a 192 EU variant and both will be comprised of 2048 and 1536 cores respectively. Both of these variants will feature a 128-bit bus interface, however, the 256 EU SKU will come with up to 8 GB GDDR6 memory and the 192 EU variant will have just 4 GB GDDR6 memory.
Intel Xe-HPG DG2 128 EU Discrete Gaming Graphics Cards
lastly, we have the Intel Xe-HPG DG2 128 EU coming with 1024 cores, and a 64-bit bus interface, along with 4 GB GDDR6 memory. There is also a cut-down variant that will come with 96 EUs or 768 cores and will sport 4 GB GDDR6 memory featured with a 64-bit bus interface.
Intel Xe-HPG DG2 GPU Specifications
|SKU 1||SKU 2||SKU 3||SKU 4||SKU 5|
|Supported Memory Technology||GDDR6||GDDR6||GDDR6||GDDR6||GDDR6|
|Memory speed||16 Gbps||16 Gbps||16 Gbps||16 Gbps||16 Gbps|
|Interface / bus||256-bit||192-bit||128-bit||64-bit||64-bit|
|Memory Size (Max)||16 GB||12 GB||8 GB||4 GB||4 GB|
|Smart cache size||16 MB||16 MB||8 MB||TBC||TBC|
|Graphics Execution Units (EUs)||512||384||256||196||128|
|Graphics Frequency (High) Mobile||1.1 GHz||600 MHz||450 MHz||TBC||TBC|
|Graphics Frequency (Turbo) Mobile||1.8 GHz||1.8 GHz||1.4 GHz||TBC||TBC|
|TDP Mobile (Chip Only)||100||100||100||TBC||TBC|
|GPU Variant||GPU SKU||Execution Units||Shading Units (Cores)||Memory Capacity||Memory Bus||TGP|
|Xe-HPG 512EU||DG2-512EU||512 EUs||4096||16/8 GB GDDR6||256-bit||~275W|
|Xe-HPG 384EU||DG2-384EU||384 EUs||3072||12/6 GB GDDR6||192-bit||TBC|
|Xe-HPG 256EU||DG2-384EU||256 EUs||2048||8/4 GB GDDR6||128-bit||TBC|
|Xe-HPG 192EU||DG2-384EU||192 EUs||1536||4 GB GDDR6||128-bit||TBC|
|Xe-HPG 128EU||DG2-128EU||128 EUs||1024||4 GB GDDR6||64-bit||TBC|
|Xe-HPG 96EU||DG2-128EU||86 EUs||768||4 GB GDDR6||64-bit||~120W|