Intel has been teasing its Xe-HPG GPU architecture for a long time and now, it looks like the official launch could be happening soon as DG2 sample cards are now heading to board partners.
Raja Koduri has been teasing the upcoming Intel gaming GPUs for quite a while, but now the official Intel Graphics Twitter account is getting in on the teasing too, offering up free Odyssey branded merchandise.
Do you still have your special event #JoinTheOdyssey cards? Now’s the time to use it! Fill in the details on the form here, and some swag may soon be coming your way… https://t.co/BuKBRk6aqb #XeHPG pic.twitter.com/CSLOQOjW3W
— Intel Graphics (@IntelGraphics) June 28, 2021
Intel usually sends merchandise to media outlets before the release of a major product, as we saw with Tiger Lake. Given that 3 months had passed between Intel sending the merch and announcing the processors, we expect a Xe-HPG announcement in Q4.
In related news about Intel GPUs, the DG2/Xe-HPG cards are being sampled to partners. That's according to this presentation (6th slide), further suggesting that an announcement is coming and that the first cards might still be released this year. Additionally, it looks like Intel Xe-HP is already working in the DevCloud, while the Xe-HPC is still “in validation”.
KitGuru says: Intel is looking to make a dent in the GPU market later this year. Will any of you be looking to get a Xe-HPG graphics card once they release?