Intel, carrying a new Xe architecture, is returning to the standalone graphics market and is ambitious to reach everything from the top supercomputers to the most entry-level thin notebooks. Earlier this year, Intel announced that the first Xe architecture’s discrete graphics card code, codenamed DG1, will be launched later this year along with Tiger Lake, an 11th-generation thin mobile platform, and will provide developers with the DG1 SDV software development kit.
According to the leaked information, Intel DG1 is based on Xe LP low-power architecture, mainly used for thin class notebooks, that is, and the NVIDIA MX300 series is somewhat similar, and although it is said to be a discrete graphics card, but different from the integration in the processor internal, instead integrated on the motherboard, the PCIe channel.
It will be equipped with 96 execution units, or 768 shading units, with 3GB of memory, bit width may be 96-bit, core frequency of about 1500MHz, floating point performance 2.3TFlops.
Now, Intel DG1’s running scores appear in the CompuBench and GeekBench databases, and although they are OpenCL performance rather than game performance, it still has some reference value.
To get a more intuitive impression, VideoCardz compared it to AMD RX 5500 XT, NVIDIA GTX 1650, two of their lowest-end desktop discrete graphics cards – which, of course, is a bit unfair, and Intel DG1 is still in development, and the drive is certainly not mature enough.
The results were not surprising, intel DG1 and two desktop discrete graphics cards, the performance gap is twice as low, more than four or five times, only one GeekBench particle physics test project is more prominent, the second killed two desktop unique.