What just happened? It looks like the announcement of Intel’s Xe-HPG DG2 gaming GPU is coming any minute. In a tweet asking Odyssey cardholders to fill in their details to receive some loot, the blue team confirmed the pending arrival of their DG2 family.
About him Odyssey Page, where cardholders are asked to fill in their details for a chance to get free merchandise, Intel writes: “We will soon be heading towards a historic moment, the pending launch of Intel’s Xe HPG microarchitecture.”
Do you still have your special event? # Join the odyssey cards? Now is the time to use it! Fill in the details in the form here, and some loot may be coming soon … https://t.co/BuKBRk6aqb #XeHPG pic.twitter.com/CSLOQOjW3W
– Intel Graphics (@IntelGraphics) June 28, 2021
The news comes after Intel revealed in an HPC announcement (PDF) yesterday that DG2 is now testing with Chipzilla partners.
This month there have been a lot of teases and leaks from Xe-HPG DG2. Intel Senior Vice President Raja Koduri tweeted a photo on June 2 of the chip that apparently confirmed that at least one of the SKUs will have 512 execution units (EU), and wrote that there was still “a lot of work on optimizing games and drivers ahead “.
There was also a tweet from the trusted leaker TUM_APISAK stating that Intel would release a 448 EU model to compete with Nvidia’s RTX 3070 and AMD’s RX 6700 XT – the 512 EU DG2 is said to target the RTX 3070 Ti, which itself offers only limited improvements over the RTX 3070.
Recently, a couple of DG2 benchmarks appeared in Geekbench 5. One with 256 EU scored similar to the GTX 1050, while the other, probably an integrated GPU, had only 96 EU, a 1,200 MHz clock speed. and 1.5 GB of memory, which gives it a slightly lower performance than the GTX 460.
We also saw the gaming performance of Intel’s budget Xe DG1 card, which is primarily for OEMs. Its 80 EU or 640 shader units, 4GB of LPDDR4X-4266 on a 128-bit interface, 1,500MHz boost clock speed, and 30W are on par with some of the latest Ryzen APUs, graphics-wise. .