Since Intel’s public announcement two years ago to enter the high-performance GPU market, Intel graphics rumors have been skyrocketing, and in the last six months, intelly GPU has been circulating more and more, and it is certain that Intel’s GPU has multiple projects, from nuclear display, low-end to high-end desktop, to data center, now code-named Arctic Sound’s high-end graphics card also bursts the details, using the 10nm process and multi-core package, HBM2E memory.
Before we say The Arctic Sound graphics card, we’re going to have Intel’s exposed GPUs, all of which will all use the new Xe architecture, but with different models and positionings.
· Gen12 core display, the first high-performance GPU to be released will be the core display, mainly used in the Tiger Lake processor’s Gen12, 10nm plus process, integrated 96 EU units, floating-point performance compared to The Gen11 doubled, is expected to reach 2TFLOPS.
· DG1 stand-alone, this is a low-power unique, TDP 75W, integrated 768 EU units, 10nm plus process, performance cap, lower limit fluctuations are relatively large, mainly to see power consumption, because it is used for desktop, mainly with notebook, the expected performance limit is in the GTX 1050 level.
· Ponte Vecchio, announced last November, is primarily used in the data center market, with Intel’s own 7nm process production, extending up to 1,000 EU units.
· DG2, which only recently came to light, is expected to be released only in 2022, with 128-512 EU units, but it is rumoured to be using TSMC’s 7nm process.
The above main Xe graphics card has 4 models, of which the nuclear display 1, the only three, and now the exposure of the Arctic Sound graphics card is different from them, this code rumor has been a long time, before no specific information, adoredtv today exclusive exposure of the main specifications of this graphics card.
According to them, the Arctic Sound graphics card was originally designed for streaming applications, almost completed a few years ago, but customers didn’t think such an accelerator was needed, and after Raja Koduri joined Intel, the project was revamped by him, and on the principle of not wasting, Arctic Sound graphics has become a universal GPU.
However, The Arctic Sound graphics card will use a multi-chip package, integrated 4 GPU chips, each chip area of about 150mm, a total of 600mm2 or so, and with HBM2E memory, light is doomed to the Arctic Sound graphics card positioning is not low, performance will not be poor where, The main focus is the high-end GPU market.
What’s more, the Arctic Sound graphics card will be produced using a 10nm process, which means it won’t be released this year, at least in 2021, and don’t worry about its unique conflict with Intel’s Ponte Vecchio, which is not a level of specs or positioning.