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Intel Xe: One GPU Architecture To Rule Them All (Page 2)

By: Anthony Garreffa from 1 week, 2 days ago

Xe GPU: One GPU Architecture To Rule Them All

Intel will be scaling its new Xe GPU architecture between the ultra-mobile market through to the consumer gaming graphics cards, where it will battle AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards.

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Xe extends into the Xe HP which will find its way into workstation, media transcode analytics while Xe HPC will handle cloud graphics, deep learning and training, and then HPC and exascale systems. I think the higher-end HPC versions of Xe will be the most interesting in the first-gen, while we should expect basic levels of performance from the Xe LP solutions.

Intel Xe-LP is optimized for low power envelopes like laptops, so in Intel's own words the first-gen DG1 discrete graphics card will be a 'low-power' solution. So the big take away here with the DG1 discrete graphics card is not a beasty Radeon RX 5700 XT or GeForce RTX 2080 Ti killer, but rather a low-power solution that if my sources are correct, will have GeForce GT 1030 level performance.

Tiger Lake: Powered By Xe GPU

Intel detailed its next-gen Tiger Lake architecture at CES 2020, with the Tiger Lake chips coming on 10nm+ with Intel Xe GPU cores. Intel using its new Xe GPU architecture on Tiger Lake CPUs means there's a huge uplift in graphics performance.

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Intel is going to 'redefine mobility' with its huge leap in graphics performance thanks to Xe, with double-digit CPU performance increases helping the path to mobile domination, too. We can't escape the "massive" improvement in AI performance as well, with Tiger Lake shaping up to be quite the release from Intel later in 2020.

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