It is expected to be slightly weaker than the GeForce RTX 3080.
Contrary to the original plan, Intel failed to enter the desktop video card market last year. Its entry-level performance Xe DG1 video controller can only be used on a few OEM computers and requires the use of special software motherboards. Despite this, the development of the company’s dedicated video controller is still in full swing, and information about its expected products has recently been received, and these top models are now a reality.
According to the exclusive statement of Moore’s Law, the engineering specimen shown in the image is close to the final product, although of course engineers can still make various functional and aesthetic changes.
The graphics processor on the Intel Xe-HPG DG2 peak card is basically based on the architecture used in the Tiger Lake processor’s integrated video controller, but is much more powerful: it has 512 executable files (4096 shader processors ), GDDR6 video memory with a peak specification of 2.2 GHz and 16 GB uses a bit bus. Its TDP is about 275W, slightly higher than the 225-250 watts originally hoped.
The source said that in order to improve performance, the card may be located between GeForce RTX 3070 and RTX 3080, supporting real-time beam tracking, and it is said that Intel is also cooperating with NVIDIA’s DLSS competitor XeSS. Another interesting thing is that the top graphics card can provide impressive video encoding capabilities, which is very useful for those who live the game in real time or want to export edited videos through hardware acceleration.
For now, card manufacturing partners seem to know very little about the product, so it is unlikely that the product will be released before the last quarter of this year and will be available on a larger scale in early 2022. The video controller will also have two cheaper controllers that can use 2048 and 1024 shader processors, the latter can be started first.
The target price of Intel’s Xe-HPG DG2 peak video card is not yet clear, but the suggested price of its mid-range product may be around US$200-300.
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