Intel DG2 GPU with 256 EUs currently performs like a GeForce GTX 1050

Posted on Monday, June 28 2021 @ 14:43 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
There's been another, largely uninspiring, leak of the Intel DG2 GPU with 256 EUs. This model is believed to be a cut-down version of the DG2 with 384 EUs. VideoCardz reports it got tested in a system with Intel's upcoming 14-core Alder Lake-P processor.

The performance of these engineering samples is largely uninspiring. The DG2 with 256 EUs scores about on par with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 in Geekbench. The DG2 with 96 EUs also got tested. That low-end variant performed like the old GeForce GTX 460.
In terms of performance, well it is not great. The DG2-256 scores around 18450 points which put it very far in the official ranking. This is a performance of the Pascal GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card. The 96 EU integrated GPU scores much lower with performance similar to GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi). Those are of course very early benchmarks and we expect those scores to improve, hopefully by a big margin.
The first DG2-based discrete video cards from Intel are expected before the end of this year, with more models to follow in early 2022. In terms of performance, we still don't know what to expect. Some rumors suggest the fastest parts will be able to match the performance of high-end models from AMD and NVIDIA -- but so far there's been no concrete evidence of these claims.

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