This year, 22 years later, Intel will return to the high-performance GPU market after i740, and it is necessary to do the independent display business again. For this reason, Intel has brought Raja koduri, the former director of AMD RTG, together to build the Xe architecture, eating into the computing and game market. According to the official information, the design of Xe architecture is very flexible. One architecture can satisfy the market from the core display to the game card to the data center computing card. There are three different types of xe LP, Xe HP and Xe HPC.
The video card code DG1 launched in 2020 will be produced by Intel's own 10nm process this year. It is reported that DG1 display alone has 96 groups of EU execution units, a total of 768 cores, basic frequency 1GHz, acceleration frequency 1.5GHz, 1MB secondary cache and 3gb video memory, with a TDP of 25W.
DG1's performance is comparable to that of gtx950, which is about 15% lower than that of GTX 1050. However, DG1 is not targeted at desktop market, and is mainly used for notebook computers.
Another confirmed Xe graphics card is Ponte Vecchio, which is built for HPC high-performance computing. In 2021, Intel launched its own 7Nm technology, and will also adopt Intel foveros 3D, emib (embedded multi-chip interconnection bridge) packaging technology, with a high level of technology.
What about these two graphics cards? Intel seems to have fewer high-end desktop graphics cards, and DG1 is no longer possible. It is said that this role is DG2, which uses the Xe HP architecture. The previous information shows that it has designed three EU configurations, 128, 256 and 512 respectively.
According to the performance of 96 EU units and 2-3tflops of DG1 graphics card, the performance of 512 EU version of DG2 can reach 10-15tflops, reaching the level of RTX 2080 ti.
As for the manufacturing process of DG2, it was said that it was the 7Nm production given to TSMC before, but the latest explosive shows that 7Nm should not be possible. When DG2 came out, 7Nm was a little behind,Therefore, it is possible to use the 5nm process of TSMC for production, and the time point will be between 2021 and 2022.
In a word, Intel's Xe architecture graphics card is really a good thing, not to mention the complexity of the architecture. Just manufacturing will span three generations of 10 / 7 / 5nm, and there are self-produced and OEM ones, which makes people feel a bit messy.