Intel confirms there are five variants of the DG2 GPU -- mobile-first approach

Posted on Monday, Mar 29 2021 @ 18:34 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Besides information about the Raptor Lake-S processor, Intel's official repository website also confirmed the existence of at least five DG2 GPUs. The actual documents aren't publicly available, but descriptions found via Intel's search engine reveal quite a lot of details.

128 EU, 384 EU and 512 EU versions

First up, the data find confirms earlier rumors about the DG2 arriving in three different configurations. There's a variant with 128 execution units (EUs), a model with 384 EUs, and a version with 512 EUs. It's believed each execution unit has eight shading units, so this results in a total of 4096 cores for the maximum configuration.

Five laptop SKUs confirmed -- Intel goes for mobile first

Next, there's confirmation about five mobile variants of the DG2. The first mobile models are expected to launch alongside Tiger Lake-H, which is expected next quarter. There's also a listing that reveals a 512 EU DG2 is in the works for the future Alder Lake-P CPUs. There's also a mentioning of 256 EU and 96 EU parts.

At least according to this information on Intel's website, the laptop market seems to be Intel's first point of focus. Most of these models have BGA sockets and are soldered to the motherboard. One of the listings does confirm the existence of a DG2 PCI Express add-in-card, but it's unknown which configurations will be offered.

Memory speeds and capacity

Intel reveals there will be SKUs with 4GB, 6GB, 8GB, and 16GB GDDR6 memory. The flagship model for the mobile market will get 512 EUs, 16GB GDDR6 memory, and a TGP of 150W. On the surface, these specifications seem similar to NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3080 laptop GPU. Memory speeds will range from 14Gbps tp 18Gbps.

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