Intel DG2 has 128 EU and 512 EU variants

Posted on Tuesday, January 05 2021 @ 16:38 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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The latest 100.9126 GPU driver from Intel reveals there are at least two variants of the DG2 GPU. One of the driver files lists a DG2 with 128 execution units (EU) as well as a model with 512 EUs. The former has 1028 shaders while the latter has 4096 shaders.

The DG2 is an upcoming Xe-based discrete video card from Intel. It's based on the gaming-oriented Xe-HPG architecture. According to the rumor mill, Intel tapped TSMC to manufacture the DG2 on a 6nm process.

Intel will launch the DG2 this year but we don't have a specific launch date yet. VideoCardz speculates Intel may launch it in the second quarter of this year, alongside the release of the Tiger Lake-H laptop processors. There was a rumor recently that the DG2 may find its way into some high-end gaming laptops.

Performance-wise we have no idea what to expect. Last month the DG2 with 128 EUs was seen underperforming the Xe-LP (with 96 EUs) in Geekbench but that was clearly an early engineering sample.

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