Intel Xe-HP NEO Graphics with 512 EUs gets a Geekbench entry

Posted on Wednesday, November 04 2020 @ 14:41 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
An entry of the Intel Xe-HP "Neo" GPU has appeared in the database of the Geekbench benchmark. Do note that this is a datacenter GPU, and not the gaming-oriented Xe-HPG, but it does offer some clues about what to expect from Intel in 2021.

The chip giant has rolled out low-end versions of Xe in the form of the integrated graphics found on the Tiger Lake platform, as well as the Iris Xe MAX (DG1) mobile video card. The entry reveals a model with 512 execution units (EUs), which indicates it's a one-tile variant of the Xe-HP. Intel will also offer dual-tile versions with 1024 EUs and quad-tile models with 2048 EUs. The one-tile variant has 4096 shading units.

VideoCardz says the model was clocked at 1.15GHz, which is lower than the sample Intel showed at its Architecture Day 2020 event. The Geekbench scores are uninspiring, the Xe-HP with 4096 shading units delivers an OpenCL score that's less than one-fifth of what NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3070 (5888 CUDA cores) delivers. Of course, it's still early days and we'll have to wait until next year to see what Intel brings to the table.
The new information is the memory and clock speed used by the device. During the [Intel Architecture Day 2020] event, Intel demonstrated the samples running at 1.3 GHz, whereas the new leak shows a device with a 1.15 GHz clock. This suggests that the single-precision compute performance might actually be lower.

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