Intel’s discreet graphics desktop card could be nearer to the start. The Xe discreet GPU has recently been discovered to expose key specs behind the desktop entry-level card during a leaked Geechbench benchmark test. Unannounced by Intel, the fact that the Xe GPU is being checked means that it will start soon and that a likely launch at CES in January 2021 will take place.
In the Geekbench database, 128 modules, 1024 core, 3GB of video RAM, clock speeds of 1.4 GHz and 128 compute units were registered. Twitter user @TUM APISAK noted this benchmark and it showed that the card was aligned with the 9thgene processor of Intel for testing. This benchmark was discovered. In specific, silicone with 16GB machine memory was used with an Intel Core i5-9600K.
The Geekbench test requirements for the card are compatible with what has previously been found in SiSoftware, which listed the same-clock and same-quality desktop graphics for Intel Gen12. They could make their debut as the DG2.
It is not clear how the final card will work — with proper drivers and applications, but the leaked Geekbench 9,311 performance is lower than the Intel Iris Xe Max’s 15,000-point discrete laptop GPU in the same trial. When the laptop component is released, we’d expect it to operate better than the laptop, particularly since the Iris Xe Max ships only 96 units and 768 cores.
The new desktop component probably won’t depend on the same Xe-LP architecture as the Iris Xe Max, since the LP design is maxed 96 cores. Instead, according to a post from Wccftech, the card could be an early prototype of Intel’s next Xe-HP or Xe-HPG architecture. The Xe-HPG is presumably intended for popular computing and high-end gaming and features 512 execution units and GDDR6. The VRAM can make the GPU compatible with the new Nvidia and AMD devices, such as the former GeForce RTX 3070. Nvidia’s more premium GPUs, such as RTX 3080, use faster GDDR6X.