With Intel Engineering the Future on March 23, there is hypothesis that the new Xe HPG gaming cards could be reported at that point.
The discrete illustrations card market is, to put it plainly, an all out fustercluck at this moment. However, salvation may be coming from a far-fetched source if Intel’s new Xe HPG designs silicon can satisfy everyone’s expectations. Another secret trailer hit Twitter the previous evening after the GDC 2021 Showcase, showing the old Xe LP designs chip being liquefied down and fashioned once again as the Xe HPG.
The HPG moniker represents High Performance Gaming, and identifies with the discrete Intel Xe DG2 cards that we’re hoping to land in our work area PCs at some point this year. With a secret hitting the net, tried GPUs hitting Geekbench, and recently printed Intel CEO, Pat Gelsinger, looking at ‘Designing the Future’ in a webcast one week from now, it’s appearing as though the new illustrations card could land as soon as possible.
Or then again in any event, we will hear much more about them.
There’s not a great deal to the actual mystery, simply a render of a lot greater GPU than its low force (LP) variation, with some estimating that the manner in which the new chip settle out of a bunch of shapes, in five layers, demonstrates that it’s multiple times the specs of the liquefied down Xe LP chip it sits upon.
That appears as though somewhat of a stretch given what we’ve seen as of late, however it turns out over-investigating the mystery is paying off.
Secret messages? Videocardz featured a part of twofold code in the clasp that shows up as the Xe HPG chip resolves, and incidentally, translating it uncovers an IP address which prompts xehpg.com and the Xe HPG Scavenger Hunt, which commences on March 26.
Where you’ll discover the mysterious code that should be entered once the site goes appropriately live next Friday is as yet a secret. Possibly it will be covered up some place in the Intel Unleashed webcast on March 23 as Gelsinger discusses the designing eventual fate of the organization.
Almost certainly, this occasion will incorporate critical insights concerning the Intel illustrations cards, and fingers crossed they’re so great, since we urgently need some different choices at the present time. (What’s more, how about we trust they’re as horrible for GPU mining as they are useful for gaming.)
As far as what we do know, the 512 EU (execution unit) variant of the Intel Xe HPG has sprung up on the Geekbench information base (by means of TUM_APISAK), which is relied upon to be the top rendition of the new discrete illustrations card. There are possibly six distinctive Xe HPG SKUs, with various quantities of EU. Intel’s execution units are generally similar to Nvidia’s CUDA centers and AMD’s RDNA 2 centers, yet they’re not by and large indistinguishable.
Every EU has a couple of math rationale units (ALUs) inside, which can deal with four skimming point or number tasks per clock cycle, making them fairly similar to eight stream processors/CUDA centers/RDNA 2 centers. Along these lines, with 512 EU you get 4,096 expected FP32, which is viably comparable to what Nvidia alludes to as its illustrations ‘centers’.
Geekbench isn’t that compelling a signifier of gaming execution, yet it gives us a greatest clock speed figure which could be fascinating. At 1.8GHz the Xe HPG can possibly convey 14.75 TFLOPS of crude handling power, which would put it somewhere near the Radeon RX 6700 XT and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti as far as straight execution.
The posting likewise shows 12.6GB of illustrations memory, which appears to be a little confounding given that is an odd sum, however indicates that Intel could be stuffing a fair measure of VRAM on the new card.
With no firm exhibition subtleties until we get a full uncover it’s hard to say precisely how it will perform, however on the off chance that Intel’s top Xe HPG can hit a similar gaming outline rates as a Nvidia and AMD GPU in the $400 – $500 territory then that would be a unimaginable beginning for the group’s debut discrete gaming cards.
Fingers crossed they’re evaluated more forcefully than the impending Rocket Lake CPUs.