A few days back, news hit that Intel is purportedly delaying the launch of its upcoming enthusiast-level Xe HPG (DG2) discrete gaming graphics. The company stated at its Architecture Day 2020 event that Xe HPG would be arriving this year but according to the new report, that's supposedly not happening until CES 2022.
But a little delay is good for the engineers as they can now fine-tune the chips more in terms of bug finding, clocking, and such. And according to a leaked run on Geekbench 5 (spotted by APISAK), it appears that Xe HPG, precisely the SKU4 variant with 128 Execution Units (EUs), is doing quite well in terms of clock speeds. The chip tested here appears to reach 2.2GHz or 2,200MHz.
The Xe HPG part here has scored 13,710 in the OpenCL compute bench but these scores aren't necessarily indicators of the gaming performance of DG2. An earlier alleged performance leak (via APISAK), back in June, had suggested that the DG2-128 (SKU4) is performing in the vicinity of a Radeon RX 5500 XT or a GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER. The DG2-128 was allegedly clocked at 1.9GHz then.
Assuming that the earlier leak was accurate, it seems Intel's graphics team has made excellent progress in terms of clocks as it now is apparently reaching 2.2GHz, which is close to a 16% increase.
The VRAM capacity reported here on SKU4 however seems a bit out of place in light of earlier leaks which have suggested it will pack 4GB of GDDR6 just like SKU5, but this remains unconfirmed. With that said, you can find the confirmed leaked specifications of all the five Intel DG2 SKUs here.
Source: Geekbench 5