Intel's chief architect for graphics, Raja Koduri, has published a picture of what appears to be Intel's upcoming Xe GPUs, describing them as a “BFP” – or “big fabulous package”.
The upcoming Xe GPUs from Intel are designed to scale from integrated graphics all the way up to the high-end segment. Today Raja Koduri tweeted a photo of Intel's Xe chips, appearing to show different members of the Xe GPU family. After examining the size of each chip, the chip in the upper right seems to be a “single-chip”, the chip to the left a “dual-chip” and the chip in the bottom right a “quad-chip”.
BFP – big ‘fabulous’ package😀 pic.twitter.com/e0mwov1Ch1
— Raja Koduri (@Rajaontheedge) June 25, 2020
Intel's choice to go for a “multi-chip” architecture is expected to be beneficial when used in data centres, thanks to its scalability. However, it's uncertain how well this design will translate to PC graphics market, as it is possible the multi-chip approach will induce higher latency.
The Xe GPUs from Intel are currently still in the test phase and so far Intel hasn't announced a release date for the “big fabulous package”.
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KitGuru says: It's exciting that we will soon have a third player in the graphics scene. What do you think will happen to the graphics market after Intel debuts its Xe GPUs?