Intel’s first PC gaming graphics card is now circulating amongst builders.
The corporate talked about the information in a presentation on the Worldwide Supercomputing Convention on Monday. The upcoming card, codenamed DG2, is now “sampling,” that means the pre-production fashions are within the palms of producers and presumably recreation builders.
The sampling additionally alerts a product launch may very well be on the horizon. On Monday, an Intel Twitter account additionally teased DG2’s arrival by linking to an internet web page early supporters of Intel’s graphics enterprise can use to obtain merchandise.
The identical internet web page additionally notes: “We’re quickly heading towards a milestone second, the pending launch of the Xe HPG microarchitecture from Intel.”
The ensuing product is about to reach beneath Intel’s Xe HPG model, which stands for high-performance gaming. The corporate has beforehand stated the primary Xe HPG card will land a while this 12 months.
To provide the cardboard’s GPU chip, Intel is tapping an exterior semiconductor foundry, presumably TSMC, the identical producer behind AMD’s Radeon graphics card. Nonetheless, it stays unclear whether or not DG2 will span each laptops and desktops. However Intel’s Xe HPG plan is to construct gaming graphics playing cards “up and down the stack.”
In January, Intel launched the DG1, a devoted PC graphics card for desktops. Nonetheless, the product didn’t goal avid gamers as a standalone element. As a substitute, it arrived as an add-in card meant for mainstream customers and small and medium companies that PC makers may bundle inside their prebuilt desktop rigs.
CyberPowerPC finally started putting in the DG1 via a $749 prebuilt desktop, which is offered on Finest Purchase. Nonetheless, the graphics card itself options gaming efficiency corresponding to a low-end $100 Nvidia GT 1030 card, in response to Avid gamers Nexus. So we’re hoping the DG2 will pack a a lot greater punch, and grow to be a viable different to AMD’s and Nvidia’s gaming graphics playing cards.