Raja Koduri is back at it again, teasing the upcoming flagship Intel Xe-HPG graphics card. This week, the SVP of Intel Architecture, Graphics, and Software at Intel came to Twitter to share a photo of the Xe-HPG GPU with 512 EUs and stated that Intel is already looking into AMD FSR running on Intel GPUs.
Raja's recent tweet shows a DG2-512 GPU chip, confirming that Intel Xe-HPG GPUs will indeed feature an SKU with 512 EUs (4096 cores). Memory configuration hasn't been confirmed yet, but rumours claim it will come with 16GB of GDDR6 memory.
Intel's development on Intel Xe-HPG cards is ongoing, but Intel is starting to move on to game and driver optimisation, indicating that the hardware is nearly ready.
Xe-HPG (DG2) real candy – very productive time at the Folsom lab couple of weeks ago. “From jittery journeys to buttery smooth” said @rogerdchandler –
lots of game and driver optimization work ahead for @gfxlisa’s software team. They are all very excited..and a little scared:) pic.twitter.com/tQcfEWf8p4
— Raja Koduri (@Rajaontheedge) June 2, 2021
Soon after the announcement of FSR, Raja was asked if Intel was considering bringing support for AMD's new upscaling technology to upcoming Intel desktop GPUs. To that, Raja answered that they are “definitely looking at it”. Intel Xe-HPG's DL capabilities already “lend to approaches that achieve better quality and performance”, so it will be worth using open standards.
More Xe-HPG SKUs are expected from Intel, including one with 256 EUs and one with 128 EUs soon after the release of the DG2-512.
KitGuru says: Intel Xe-HPG GPUs are still some ways off from release, but good progress seems to have been made in recent months.