Intel’s Game Developer Relations Engineer, Pete Brubaker, stated that the company would soon be releasing its Iris Xe-HPG DG2 GPU-powered gaming graphics cards, and from the looks of it’s the announcement will be made pretty soon.
The DG2 GPU is, as we know, a part of the will be powering the discrete Intel graphics card lineup. In his tweet, Pete also posted a job application for Senior Game Dev Relation Engineer at Intel. The new job posting gives us a clear picture that intel is working hard to collaborate with game developers to help optimize their gaming titles and engines for the Xe-HPG lineup of graphics cards.
Intel Xe-HPG DG2 512 EU Discrete Gaming Graphics Cards
This is the top variant of the graphics card, and it will come in just one configuration, that utilizes the full die with 4096 cores, 256-bit bus interface, and up to 16 GB GDDR6 memory (8 GB GDDR6 listed too).
Intel Xe-HPG DG2 384 EU Discrete Gaming Graphics Cards
The Intel Xe-HPG DG2 384 GPU SKU on the other hand has at least three variants. The full fat chip will feature 3072 cores, up to 12 GB GDDR6 memory (6 GB GDDR6 listed too), and a 192-bit bus interface. The other two variants will have a 256 EU and a 192 EU variant which are comprised of 2048 and 1536 cores, respectively. Both the variants will feature a 128-bit bus interface, however, the 256 EU SKU variant will come with up to 8 GB GDDR6 memory while the 192 EU variant will stick with just 4 GB GDDR6 memory.
Intel Xe-HPG DG2 GPU Based Discrete Gaming Graphics Card Specs:
|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|