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AMD and NVIDIA’s GeForce and Radeon products could finally be facing some real competition beginning early next year. According to new rumors stemming from China’s Weibo forums, Intel will launch its first discrete graphics cards based on its gaming-optimized Xe-HPG architecture during the next Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is scheduled to take place January 5–8, 2022. All of these graphics cards will leverage Intel’s new DG2 GPU configurations, the most powerful of which is believed to feature 512 Execution Units, 4,096 Cores, 16 or 8 GB of GDDR6 memory on a 256-bit memory bus, and a TGP of around 275 watts. Intel previously confirmed that Xe-HPG would have accelerated ray tracing support.

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Intel Xe-HPG DG2 Graphics Cards Rumored Specs

GPU VariantGPU SKUExecution UnitsShading Units (Cores)Memory CapacityMemory BusTGP
Xe-HPG 512EUDG2-512EU512 EUs409616/8 GB GDDR6256-bit~275W
Xe-HPG 384EUDG2-384EU384 EUs307212/6 GB GDDR6192-bitTBC
Xe-HPG 256EUDG2-384EU256 EUs20488/4 GB GDDR6128-bitTBC
Xe-HPG 192EUDG2-384EU192 EUs15364 GB GDDR6128-bitTBC
Xe-HPG 128EUDG2-128EU128 EUs10244 GB GDDR664-bitTBC
Xe-HPG 96EUDG2-128EU86 EUs7684 GB GDDR664-bit~120W
Source: Wccftech

The Xe-HPG DG2 512 EU chip is suggested to feature clocks of up to 2.2 GHz though we don’t know if these are the average clocks or the maximum boost clocks. Also, it is stated that Intel’s initial TDP target was 225-250W but that’s been upped to around 275W now. We can expect a 300W variant with dual 8-pin connectors too if Intel wants to push its clocks even further.

Source: Weibo (via Wccftech)

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