Intel’s high-end gaming graphics card may not be away until much later this year – or even in the 2022 flagship model – according to the latest GPU vine.
Earlier rumors had indicated that Intel could target the end of 2021 Xe HPG (high performance playing card), but then only last week An Intel employee suggested that the GPU (codenamed DG2) was ‘just around the corner’, suggesting perhaps a more immediate trigger.
However, a recent word from the well-known leaker Igor Wallossek ( Igor’s laboratory reputation) is that his sources believe that Intel will not start manufacturing lower-power DG2 graphics cards until November or even December – so until the end of 2021 – higher-level bids will not be made until early 2022 (January or February)). These are also mobile devices, according to the report, which are apparently prioritized desktop graphics cards.
This would mean that Intel’s flagship graphics card (the one supposedly loaded with 512 performance units or the EU, and could exceed the Nvidia RTX 3070) may not be available until spring 2022 at the earliest if production does not theoretically start until February. And the desktop version might be a little further away, or it seems to be a suggestion …
Such a schedule – or some sort of late 2021 release, as the rumor factory has had in the past – seems much more likely than the Xe HPG cards that will be on the rise soon. Keep in mind that Intel has not only got to nail the hardware – which has only relatively recently begun testing – but the company also needs to get the software and drivers down. The first impressions are, of course, very important as Intel tries to break into the GPU market held by Nvidia and AMD, so there is no room for error on either side.
Igor also provided some details on Intel’s DG2 mobile versions, and the top model of 512 EU laptops at a clock speed is claimed to have 1100 MHz to 1800 MHz, supported by 16GB of VRAM and 256-bit bus (100W ). power consumption). By comparison, the desktop version of the 512 EU flagships is expected to float at speeds up to 2.2 GHz, with a TDP extending toward 275 W, but naturally spreading some heavy spice presses around.
Count down the mobile range, Igor believes 12GB, 8GB and 4GB memory configurations will be used, and the mid-range 256 EU laptop card will have speeds of up to 1400 MHz.