With Intel Engineering the Future on March 23, there is theory that the new Xe HPG gaming cards could be reported at that point.
The discrete illustrations card market is, so, an absolute fustercluck at this moment. In any case, salvation may be coming from a far-fetched source if Intel’s new Xe HPG illustrations silicon can satisfy everyone’s expectations. Another mystery trailer hit Twitter the previous evening after the GDC 2021 Showcase, showing the old Xe LP illustrations chip being softened down and produced 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 stamped 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 significantly more about them.
There’s not a ton to the actual secret, simply a render of a lot greater GPU than its low force (LP) variation, with some guessing that the manner in which the new chip settle out of a bunch of blocks, in five layers, demonstrates that it’s multiple times the specs of the dissolved down Xe LP chip it sits upon.
That appears as though somewhat of a stretch given what we’ve seen as of late, yet it turns out over-dissecting the secret is paying off.
Secret messages? Videocardz featured a part of double code in the clasp that shows up as the Xe HPG chip resolves, and incidentally, unraveling 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 fate of the organization.
Almost certainly, this occasion will incorporate huge insights regarding the Intel illustrations cards, and fingers crossed they’re so great, since we frantically need some different alternatives at the present time. (Furthermore, 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) rendition of the Intel Xe HPG has sprung up on the Geekbench data set (through TUM_APISAK), which is required to be the top adaptation of the new discrete illustrations card. There are possibly six diverse Xe HPG SKUs, with various quantities of EU. Intel’s execution units are generally practically equivalent 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 number juggling rationale units (ALUs) inside, which can deal with four gliding point or number activities per clock cycle, making them to some degree much the same as eight stream processors/CUDA centers/RDNA 2 centers. In this way, with 512 EU you get 4,096 possible FP32, which is viably identical to what Nvidia alludes to as its illustrations ‘centers’.
Geekbench isn’t that successful a signifier of gaming execution, however it gives us a greatest clock speed figure which could be intriguing. At 1.8GHz the Xe HPG can possibly convey 14.75 TFLOPS of crude preparing power, which would put it somewhere near the Radeon RX 6700 XT and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti regarding straight execution.
The posting likewise shows 12.6GB of designs memory, which appears to be a little confounding given that is an odd sum, however implies that Intel could be stuffing a fair measure of VRAM on the new card.
With no firm presentation subtleties until we get a full uncover it’s hard to say precisely how it will perform, yet 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 fantastic beginning for the group’s debut discrete gaming cards.
Fingers crossed they’re valued more forcefully than the impending Rocket Lake CPUs.