Intel: Xe DG2 to offer enthusiast-segment performance

Posted on Friday, October 23 2020 @ 14:07 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
During the company's third quarter earnings call, Intel CEO Bob Swan revealed that the Xe DG1 discrete GPU is shipping today and will be present in multiple OEM systems later this quarter. Furthermore, Swan announced that the chip giant now has working samples of the DG2 GPU. While the DG1 is expected to be a low-end solution that's not much more powerful than the integrated graphics found on the Tiger Lake laptop processors, the DG2 promises to take Intel into the enthusiast segment:
Our first discrete GPU DG1 is shipping now and will be in systems for multiple OEMs later in Q4. We also powered on our next-generation GPU for client DG2. Based on our Xe high-performance gaming architecture, this product will take our discrete graphics capability up the stack into the enthusiast segment. Beyond the CPU and the GPU, our customers tell us that they want a diverse range of AI solutions to fit every power level and performance needs from the intelligent edge to the data center.
The DG2 uses the Xe-HPG architeture and is manufactured by an external foundry.

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