Intel's upcoming high-end desktop gaming graphics (codenamed DG2) is set to launch sometime this year. In fact, its launch maybe sooner than we think as DG2 is apparently "right around the corner" if a tweet from Pete Brubaker, who is a Game Developer Relations Engineer at the company, is to be believed. Pete has shared a job invitation for the same position on Twitter today and is inviting interested candidates to work on DG2 development.
Come work with us at Intel! DG2 is right around the corner, it's about to get exciting.https://t.co/qKjzlcsXmK— Pete Brubaker (@pbrubaker) May 6, 2021
The DG2 will be based on the company's Xe HPG architecture, something which Intel has been teasing lately with some fun puzzles as well as GPU benchmark runs, and Intel may show more of the DG2 in action at Computex 2021.
From leaks so far, it's known that the company is working on five DG2-based SKUs and the flagship product could offer up to 512EUs and is rumored to offer performance somewhere between an RTX 3080 and the 3070, so we may see it compete with Nvidia's upcoming RTX 3070 Ti or AMD's Radeon RX 6800.
The leaked specifications of the five SKUs are listed below:
|Execution Units||Memory Capacity||Memory Speed|
|SKU1||512 EU||16GB GDDR6||18Gbps|
|SKU5||96 EU||4GB GDDR6||14Gbps|
Unlike the DG1, which is based on the Xe LP design, and uses Intel's in-house 10nm SuperFin process, Xe HPG will be employing some external process and is rumored to be using TSMC's 7nm lithography.