Intel Xe-HPG gaming chip to be fabbed on TSMC 6nm node?

Posted on Monday, August 17 2020 @ 11:37 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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When Intel announced it would release the Xe-HPG for the gaming market in 2021, the company revealed that this model will not be made by its own chip production facilities. WCCF Tech writes TSMC's 6nm node is likely the winner:
Reports coming out of Taiwanese based outlets seem to indicate that TSMC is confident in winning orders for Intel's next-generation Xe-HPG GPUs. As reported by IThome (via @harukaze5719), Intel's Xe-HPG GPUs will be produced at TSMC's fabs, making use of their bleeding-edge fabrication technologies. The Taiwan-based sources claim that Intel is likely to utilize TSMC's 6nm process node for its gaming GPUs that will be competing against AMD's RDNA 2 and NVIDIA's Ampere GPU lineup by the time they hit the store shelves.
It will definitely be interesting to see how the first new discrete video card from Intel performs. Soon, we'll already get a preview as the Xe-LP graphics will pop up in the coming months as the integrated graphics solution of the new 10nm Tiger Lake mobile processors.

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