The two new graphics will be model DG1, which was initially going to be oriented towards the game And it doesn’t even require a power connector, but will initially only be offered to system integrators (OEMs) who will now be able to offer dedicated Intel Xe graphics as part of their prebuilt systems.
The first dedicated Intel Xe finally arrives
These new dedicated graphics cards follow the launch of Intel Iris Xe MAX for laptops, including many features and technical specifications. These GPUs have 80 execution units and 4 GB of dedicated LPDDR4X graphics memory, which is 16 execution units less than the laptop version, although it is true that they have yet to indicate operating speeds. of either version, so we can’t say if they will. be more or less powerful.
The model you can see in the image above would be the one to be launched under the ASUS umbrella, which as you can see has a passive heatsink and a single PCI slot design, so it will be ideal for small, quiet computers. . It integrates HDMI output, DisplayPort and DVI, and we must remember that this GPU supports hardware acceleration for video compression and decompression, VESA Adaptive Sync and Display HDR, as well as capabilities to improve performance. in artificial intelligence.
In contrast, the Colorful version seems to be geared towards more “gaming” OEM computers, at least because of its more contemporary design with a dual fan heat sink and dual PCI socket.
Of course, it looks like the video outputs are exactly the same and, like the version shown by ASUS, it doesn’t need a power connector to operate so its TDP won’t exceed 75W.
What can we expect from these Intel graphics?
As we have seen in the weeks since their announcement, the first leaks showed a performance that really surprised no one, and which shows that Intel cannot compete with AMD and NVIDIA in the field of graphics or even in the low end. Now we also need to keep in mind that this is Intel’s first dedicated graphics architecture and represents a great approach to this niche market.
For example, the leaked data of this Intel DG1 graphics in Geekbench showed similar performance to the Vega iGPUs that power AMD Ryzen 5 3400G processors, with only 11 CUs.
Ultimately, if Intel manages to come close to AMD and NVIDIA, it manages to have a decent production volume (something that they are certainly more than capable of and more with this association with ASUS and Colorful who have a lot of capacity for this) and the prices Sales are reasonable, this is something that will benefit everyone as a third contender will be integrated into the current duopoly that AMD and NVIDIA have in the dedicated graphics market. This means more choice for the user, and the competition is likely to generate better prices and more performance since everyone will want to stand out from the competition. We will see what remains, but what is clear is that Intel is moving forward on this project and it is very good.