VideoCardz has discovered a new Intel Xe DG2 model in the 100.9126 GPU driver. There are two variants, one of which has 128 EUs and was spotted not too long ago on Geekbench with a relatively underwhelming score of 9311 points. The new entry with 512 EUs could be a game changer, though. PC Gamer compared it with AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 Series GPUs, stating that it could deliver close to the same amount of raw graphics shading performance as NAVI 21. That would be a bit behind NVIDIA Ampere’s performance, but it’s still an accomplishment.
Intel’s Xe DG2 will reportedly be made on a 6 nm node, which would imply higher clock speeds than its processor. If performance manages to get around 17 to 20 TFLOPS, the DG2 would be within reach of the Radeon RX 6900 XT.
Intel continues to focus its new discrete GPU line in the mobile market. The Intel Xe DG2 is expected to be aimed at gaming laptops, so desktop users will have to wait a bit longer. In the meantime, it is exciting to see it make such gains.