Look Ma, It's Intel Xe!
Intel provided some images of its first-gen DG1 in SDV form, as a Software Development Vehicle with the #JoinTheOdyssey hashtag imprinted onto it. But wow, is it a great thing to see that Intel logo on a graphics card again -- giving me the nostalgic tingles of the Intel i740 that has a close place in my heart.
I've got all of the images of the Intel DG1 SDV that were sent over to me as the last page of this article, which is where all the real eye candy is. This card is the one going out to developers right now, but most likely won't be the one that you and I will see released later this year with the Intel DG1 graphics card.
It's shaping up like a great-looking card, and I'm sure it's one of the better-looking SDVs that developers have received. Intel is far too early in the game to be showing off anything that the consumer will get in the end, and this reveal during CES 2020 was never meant to be that.
We will see more on Intel Xe and the DG1 in the coming months, leading into its huge 2H 2020 release. We'll have more on the Tiger Lake architecture as it arrives, too. It's an exciting time to be a tech fan this year: Intel Tiger Lake and Xe/DG1, AMD Ryzen 4000 series, Ryzen Threadripper 4000 series, and next-gen EPYC. AMD's new Zen 3 architecture and Big Navi, as well as NVIDIA's next-gen Ampere GPU architecture.
On top of that we have next-gen consoles that will be the most powerhouse consoles the world has ever seen, all powered by semi-custom technology from AMD. All the while, Intel is entering the GPU battle as player 3 and quickly becoming number 2 in the CPU business in the eyes of millions.
And I love it all. Let the companies fight each other with releases because as a technology addict and mega-enthusiast, I couldn't love this more. Now just give me Intel DG1 and a reboot of Trespasser, please?