Intel teased earlier this month that its new HPG “DG2” graphics cards, which leverage the company’s new Xe architecture, are “right around the corner.” According to new tidbits shared by leaker Moore’s Law Is Dead, blue team’s flagship gaming GPU—a model with 512 Execution Units, boost clock of over 2.2 GHz, and 16 GB of GDDR6 memory—is largely comparable to NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3070 Ti in raster performance and might even come close to the GeForce RTX 3080 based on select benchmarks. Featuring “competitive” ray tracing capabilities and a DLSS competitor dubbed “XeSS,” Moore’s sources suggest that Intel’s top Xe-based DG2 graphics cards will be priced “aggressively” with a potential cost of around $349 to $499.
Just about eight months ago, half of the sources I’ve been talking to for this information were not optimistic. Some of them, in fact, were saying they were 99 percent sure Xe DG2 was never coming out. […] A lot of these people have been pretty damn negative about Intel, but it’s not sounding like that anymore. […] It sounds like it’s going to be priced right for what the performance is.
Source: Moore’s Law Is Dead