At the CES show, Intel officially announced the use of its own high-performance GPU debut products – DG1 solo and Tiger Lake processors, they will be officially launched in 2020, this year’s GPU market is very lively. According to official accounts, Intel DG1 is its first discrete graphics product for consumer-grade platforms, based on a new Xe GPU architecture, integrated with a powerful media and display engine designed for power optimization platforms (i.e., energy efficiency ratios) and optimized for gaming and content creation.
Intel did not announce the specific performance of the DG1 graphics card, but the scene demonstrated the DG1 graphics card running “Destiny 2” game effect, looks very smooth, but there is no specific picture quality settings, frames and other actual data reference.
At the same time, the Xe architecture will also be used for Intel’s CPU processors, with Tiger Lake’s Gen12 core display also based on the Xe architecture, with an estimated 96 EU units, 1.5 times the size of the existing Ice Lake Gen11 core and three times the size of Coffee Lake.
Not only has the EU scale soared, but the architecture of the Xe GPU core has also been significantly improved, so the Gen12 core performance is known to achieve 2TFLOPS performance, double the performance of the Gen11 core display 1TFLOPS, which in turn doubles the current Gen9.5 core performance, this growth is really exciting.
Tiger Lake’s core area control is also good with a 100% performance increase, with Gen12 taking up only 25% more space under the same TDP power consumption and process, i.e. 125% of the area in exchange for 150% in size and 200% in performance. The Xe architecture’s HIGH PPA (performance, power, area) metrics are frightening.