Intel's Xe HPG is the company's upcoming high-end graphics design with which Intel hopes to compete against Nvidia's and AMD's best offerings. The planned release for the GPU is sometime later this year. Today, the official Twitter handle of Intel's graphics division released a teaser for the Xe HPG microarchitecture.
Xe HPG microarchitecture teaser = 🍬👀 pic.twitter.com/kdzBokBiW4— Intel Graphics (@IntelGraphics) March 18, 2021
The teaser seems to suggest that the HPG architecture will be doubling down on the Xe LP design, which is inside Intel's Tiger Lake parts as well as the company's recently released discrete graphics card.
Moreover, If you notice closely, the teaser also contains some mysterious numbers, one alphanumeric number 79.0731W at the 17-sec mark, and four binary numbers 00100011, 10100000, 11101101, and 11010000, at the 22-sec mark, and these seem like code placed to shroud some deeper mystery.
Well as it turns out, the binary numbers were indeed an easter egg, as discovered by Wccftech reader 'duckofdeath'. The decimal translation of those numbers is actually an IP address (126.96.36.199). Upon visiting the address, a mysterious website with the writing "Xe HPG Scavenger Hunt" opens. The launch date and time for the said event are indicated as March 26 at 9 AM PST.
A few days back, a Geekbench entry of what appears to be the Xe HPG was spotted by Twitter user APISAK; which seemingly confirms the rumored specifications of HPG having 512 Execution Units(EUs) and 16GB VRAM. The core clock of the device has been reported as 1800MHz but the number may not be accurate as Geekbench does sometimes report incorrect clock speeds.