Media DT recently obtained a PPT manuscript from Intel Data Center Group, published in early 2019. PPT reveals some of the core details of the Intel Xe architecture (code-named Arctic Sound) graphics card. It is reported that Intel in the design of Xe, very serious lying NVIDIA and AMD, and even intend to compete with the graphics card field in all aspects.
Specifically to Xe, it seems to have a tile chip design, with 128 execution units (EU) per watt, and a four-chip structure (Foveros 3D package) with high-end product thermal design power of up to 500W, you know, NVIDIA’s current top-of-the-line RTNX TITAN consumes only 280W thermal design power.
However, the collection of another PPT can be seen, 400/500W graphics card needs to match the 48 volt voltage input (only available in the server power supply), the consumer level of 12 volts up to 300W.
In addition, the document confirms that the Xe (Arctic Sound)-based acceleration card matches hbM2e (pin bandwidth 2.8Gbps) HBM2e memory, supporting PCIe 4.0.
Finally, since the above PPT is delivered in early 2019, Intel’s subsequent adjustments to product planning are not ruled out.