WELCOME TO THE FIRST INTEL dGPU THREAD!
And we are starting off with the first legit rumor about the first gen dGPUs of the Xe family of GPUS:
- iDG1LPDEV = “Intel® UHD Graphics, Gen12 LP DG1” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”
- iDG2HP512 = “Intel® UHD Graphics, Gen12 HP DG2” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”
- iDG2HP256 = “Intel® UHD Graphics, Gen12 HP DG2” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”
- iDG2HP128 = “Intel® UHD Graphics, Gen12 HP DG2” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”
The four variants that have been leaked go by the name of “iDG1” and “iDG2”. The “DG” most likely stands for Discrete Graphics while the “1” and “2” designation is the performance scale of the chip. The four discrete GPUs also include LP and HP variants where LP stands for Low-Power and HP for High-Power variants. You can think of EUs as the number of cores, similar to NVIDIA’s CUDA core and AMD’s Stream processor core count. Each core is built and designed differently so unless we know more about Intel’s Xe GPU, comparing the core count with NVIDIA and AMD won’t be a wise choice. Intel is expected to unveil more information on their discrete graphics solutions at CES 2020 which is just a few months away.
First we’ll see integrated Xe GPUs in newer CPUs with 60fps in 1080p Gaming (eSports Titles) and dGPUs maybe later this year or next year depending on what Intel shows at CES 2020 which will occur in January 2020.