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Intel Xe graphics card is ALIVE! First cards are now being tested

Intel's first Xe discrete GPU has been tested, with DG1 reportedly out of the oven

By Anthony Garreffa on Oct 26, 2019 12:59 am CDT - 1 min, 12 secs reading time

Intel's new Xe discrete graphics card is ALIVE, screamed out onto Twitter like Frankenstein -- in news that should surprise people. Intel has tested its first Xe GPU in DG1, something Chris Hook, Intel Sr. Director, Discrete Graphics and Visual Technologies Marketing Chief tweeted:

Better yet, Intel CEO Bob Swan himself told investors on an analyst call that Chipzilla had turned on the first Intel Xe DG1 graphics card in their labs. We are still expecting an unveiling at what should be around Computex 2019 next year, with a launch in the months after.

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Intel has also said that they are "on-track" for a 7nm GPU in 2021, which is just 14 months away if you can believe it. I'm hoping we might see some leaks from the Intel Xe DG1 developer kits that are going out right now, but they would be so early that we shouldn't be expecting anything but testing and analysis of what the first discrete GPU in decades from Intel.

As an Intel i740 owner in the 90s and graphics card enthusiast through to now, I'm pretty excited.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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