Intel's new Xe gaming GPU is finished and ready to roll
|Photo Credit: Intel|
The strangely offset chip cradled between his digits is the most powerful of Intel's new gaming GPUs, the B0 stepping of its Intel Xe-HPG 512 execution unit DG2.
Raja Koduri calls it "real candy":
Xe-HPG (DG2) real candy - very productive time at the Folsom lab couple of weeks ago. “From jittery journeys to buttery smooth” said @rogerdchandler -— Raja Koduri (@Rajaontheedge) June 2, 2021
lots of game and driver optimization work ahead for @gfxlisa’s software team. They are all very excited..and a little scared:) pic.twitter.com/tQcfEWf8p4
The 512 EU model will be the top of the new DG2 chips using the Xe-HPG architecture. And if you're wondering how that stacks up against new AMD and Nvidia GPUs with core counts numbering in the thousands, Intel's execution unit doesn't really equate to the floating point units the current GPU makers tout as 'cores'.