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Intel DG2 GPUs to debut in Alder Lake-P powered laptops this year

Intel’s upcoming Xe DG2 GPUs were recently revealed to be “right around the corner” and now, we have some early information on what to expect, with new reports indicating that the first DG2 GPUs will arrive in Alder Lake-P powered laptops later this year. 

As reported by Igor’s LAB, the DG2 line-up will be heading laptops first in the second half of this year. The report also seems to confirm some rumours we’ve previously shared. There will eventually be DG2 GPUs for desktop systems, but specific dates are currently unknown.

Image credit: Igor’s LAB

According to Igor, the DG2 laptop line-up will consist of 5 SKUs with 4-16GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 16Gbps. The number of EUs range from 128 to 512, and GPU frequency can reach a 1.8GHz clock. The mobile variants of SKU 1, 2, and 3 will reportedly have a 100W TDP.

Here’s a table listing the known specifications of each SKU:

SKU 1 SKU 2 SKU 3 SKU 4 SKU 5
Package BGA2660 BGA2660 BGA2660 TBC TBC
Memory speed 16Gbps 16Gbps 16Gbps 16Gbps 16Gbps
Memory bus 256bit 192bit 128bit 64bit 64bit
Memory 16GB GDDR6 12GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 4GB GDDR6 4GB GDDR6
Smart Cache 16MB 16MB 8MB TBC TBC
Graphics Execution Units (EUs) 512 384 256 196 128
Graphics Frequency (High) Mobile 1.1GHz 600MHz 450MHz TBC TBC
Graphics Frequency (Turbo) Mobile 1.8GHz 1.8GHz 1.4GHz TBC TBC
TDP Mobile (Chip Only)
100W 100W 100W TBC TBC
TDP Desktop TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC

The report also included a PCB diagram showing the layout of a DG2 GPU on a laptop board, presumably a BGA2660 socket board, with 4 or 6 memory modules. This information suggests that we’re looking at one of the non-flagship SKUs.

KitGuru says: Intel’s return to discrete graphics has been interesting to follow, but the question still remains, can they compete with Nvidia and AMD? 

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