Intel Xe Discrete Graphics Debut: Small and Cute Development Card

Finally, Intel discrete graphics back! After a long period of talk, Intel finally came up with the first new design of the Xe architecture graphics card at the CES 2020 show, the first product code name “DG1”, which will be powered by Tiger Lake, a next-generation mobile platform, to integrate instead of a stand-alone PCIe expansion card style.

In fact, Intel only got the returned Xe GPU chip from the factory for the first time last October, so whether it’s hardware, drive development or software, game adaptation is still in its infancy, and this debut is just a taste of everyone, far from going public.

Intel Xe Discrete Graphics Debut: Small and Cute Development Card

Interestingly, in addition to using notebooks for presentations, Intel has produced a small number of Software Development Software Development Kits, which are mainly available for research by ISV software developers around the world.

The development card in the kit is PCIe expansion card style, small and elegant, only a little longer than the PCIe x16 gold finger position, front single fan plus heat sink, back has a metal plate, both to enhance heat dissipation, but also to cover the internal situation, in addition, it does not have auxiliary power supply, meaning that the power consumption does not exceed 75W.

Intel Xe Discrete Graphics Debut: Small and Cute Development Card

Intel’s first demonstration of the DG1 graphics card using “Star Wars” (Warframe), the resolution of 1080p, the specific frame rate is not published, the overall visual comparison is relatively smooth, occasionally katon, after all, a DG1 specifications will not be too high (otherwise can not be put into the notebook), two hardware and software are very rudimentary.

Intel Xe Discrete Graphics Debut: Small and Cute Development Card

Intel Xe Discrete Graphics Debut: Small and Cute Development Card

Intel Xe Discrete Graphics Debut: Small and Cute Development Card

Intel Xe Discrete Graphics Debut: Small and Cute Development Card

By design, the Intel Xe GPU architecture will eat almost all applications and be divided into three series, with Xe LP for thin, gamebooks, gaming desktops (DG1 is clearly the same sequence), Xe HP for workstations, multimedia editing, Xe HPC for cloud computing, deep learning and training, High-performance computing, supercomputing.

Intel Xe Discrete Graphics Debut: Small and Cute Development Card

Intel Xe Discrete Graphics Debut: Small and Cute Development Card

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Intel Xe Discrete Graphics Debut: Small and Cute Development Card

Intel Xe Discrete Graphics Debut: Small and Cute Development Card

Intel Xe Discrete Graphics Debut: Small and Cute Development Card

Intel Xe Discrete Graphics Debut: Small and Cute Development Card

Intel Xe Discrete Graphics Debut: Small and Cute Development Card

Intel Xe Discrete Graphics Debut: Small and Cute Development Card