Intel's DG2 is reportedly heading to mobile first, launching later this year

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We reported yesterday that Intel's upcoming Xe HPG-based high-end discrete gaming graphics' (codenamed 'DG2') launch "is right around the corner" which we had learned from a tweet by a Game Developer Relations Engineer at the company, Pete Brubaker. However, Pete, it seems, may have been a bit too bullish with the tweet as a report today from igor'sLAB suggests that we are still quite a while away from DG2's launch and any major announcement outside of a few teases here and there aren't going to happen anytime soon.

The report also adds that DG2 will be mobile-first which means we will reportedly see DG2-based discrete graphics cards first in laptops and notebooks in the latter part of Q4 2021 as Intel is allegedly targeting Christmas time for the launch of these. The two lowest SKUs which are SKU5 and SKU4 are purportedly launching first and they will be paired alongside Alder Lake-P processors. Production of SKU5 and 4 will reportedly start in early Q4. Meanwhile, the three top-end SKUs namely, SKU3, SKU2, and SKU1 are planned for launch next year. You can find the rumored specifications of the five DG2-based SKUs here.

Interestingly, this mobile-first approach is also what Intel took with the DG1 when it launched the Iris Xe MAX graphics for notebooks first while the desktop version came much later.

Source: igor'sLAB

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