It’s no secret by now that Intel is set to launch its very first GPU to the market this year and it will be the base Intel Xe DG1 GPU. ASUS will be one of the very few OEMs to actually manufacture these new Intel graphics cards, which will be called the ASUS DG1 graphics card.
@TUM_APISAK has spotted the GPU on Basemark and we know it is a low-end product that isn’t even meant to be circulated within the mass consumer market but, it’s designed for a specific and niche segment.
As we see in the benchmark, the ASUS DG1 GPU sports 4GB VRAM and interestingly, the score that the graphics card gets is comparable to an older RX 550. In Vulkan, the upcoming DG1 GPU scores 17829 points whereas the RX 550 scores 17619 points, so it is pretty to safe to say Intel’s GPU performance will be entry-level.
According to sources, the discrete GPU will only support two motherboards and the Xe-LP DG1 GPU will have 80 EUs or 640 cores compared to the full 96 EUs or 768 cores that the chip has to offer. The card also comes with 4 GB of LPDDR4 memory clocked in at 4266 MHz pin speeds. It also features a PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 interface.
Coming to the design of the card, it comes in a single-low form factor. The card also features a blue PCB with no backplate and the front heatsink is simply a solid aluminum block that is slapped over the LPDDR4 memory and the Intel Xe-LP DG1 GPU.
ASUS has also configured the card with a single HDMI, Displayport, and a DVI-D output. As mentioned above, the Intel Xe-DG1 graphics card is only compatible with two motherboards from ASUS, the PRIME H410M/CSM & the Pro B460M-C/CSM. Both the boards have entry-level designs and we can see that ASUS is targetting a specific set of users with these cards.- Advertisement –