October 30, 2020

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Intel Xe graphics card for gamers could arrive in 2021 with ray tracing and GDDR6 memory

Intel’s Xe graphics card for players will get there in 2021 full with guidance for...

Intel’s Xe graphics card for players will get there in 2021 full with guidance for ray tracing and GDDR6 memory, in accordance to the rumor mill.

This arrives from Videocardz, which promises that the Intel Xe-HPG graphics card will target enthusiast players at the mid-vary, and will arrive with hardware accelerated ray tracing (which has been beforehand talked about by Intel for significant-stop GPUs for heavyweight use, but not client items).

The Xe-HPG vary will also run with GDDR6 movie memory, in accordance to the sources that Videocardz tapped, to make for a additional price tag-effective item (in comparison to working with HBM memory which will be employed with the heavyweight Xe cards, namely Xe-HP designs).

The report contends that Intel is now tests these Xe-HPG items in its labs, and setting up to ship the completed items in 2021 as outlined. As we have heard just before on the GPU grapevine, the approach is to manufacture these graphics cards working with a 3rd-party foundry (in other words, Intel will not be producing the GPUs by itself).

Xe portfolio

Sitting below the Xe-HPG enthusiast graphics cards will be the household of entry-stage Xe-LP GPUs, which will include integrated Tiger Lake graphics, the considerably talked about DG1 discrete card (for laptops), and an SG1 supplying that will seemingly be a committed server graphics card.

And above the Xe-HPG we have the aforementioned heavyweight details middle Xe-HP items, which will run up to 2048 execution models (EUs) and 42.3 TFlops, rumor has it. At the quite prime will be Xe-HPC or significant-functionality computing (Exascale) choices.

What’s fascinating about the timing of this leak is that it arrives on the working day when it was beforehand rumored that Intel may well drop some additional facts on Xe Graphics. That speculation was centered on a tweet from the chip giant which is now been deleted, but appeared to assure a sizeable revelation – which may well just reveal that we could listen to a little something official about Intel’s gaming-qualified Xe graphics card in the quite in close proximity to upcoming (it’s possible – just it’s possible – even later on currently).