Intel has accidentally leaked some codenames and information of its incoming discrete graphics playing cards, and also some Rocket Lake CPUs.
This comes from a graphics driver spilled unintentionally by Intel, picked up on by an eagle-eyed Anandtech discussion board member.
The leak comprised of the next product names (and some clues therein) for Intel’s Xe 10nm graphics cards which are anticipated to appear out in 2020:
- iDG1LPDEV = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, Gen12 LP DG1” “gfx-driver-ci-learn-2624”
- iDG2HP512 = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, Gen12 HP DG2” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”
- iDG2HP256 = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, Gen12 HP DG2” “gfx-driver-ci-learn-2624”
- iDG2HP128 = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, Gen12 HP DG2” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”
The ‘DG’ in the codename is most likely to stand for ‘discrete graphics’ (that means a standalone GPU on a board, as opposed to an built-in graphics remedy in a processor), and the ‘LP’ and ‘HP’ designations seemingly refer to lower-ability or higher-ability (and as a result much more strong) pieces.
But the seriously fascinating bit is wanting at the beefier large-electricity trio of GPUs, the range at the conclusion of the codename could reportedly show the selection of execution models (EUs) carried by the graphics card.
That is undoubtedly our (and everybody else’s) very best guess, and it would indicate that these three graphics cards would utilize 128, 256 and 512 EUs respectively.
Mid-selection – or more?
So, bear in mind that this is all speculation, but it would seem that Intel’s preliminary Xe choices concentrate on mid-array GPU territory, although we must also keep in mind that we only have incredibly tiny (probably errant) pieces of information listed here in individuals figures.
Even if this guesswork is on the dollars, a large amount will depend on the clock speed Intel is aiming for with these goods. There’s chatter about better clock speeds getting focused, this kind of as base clocks of all over 1800MHz or 1900MHz, and that could make Intel’s Xe aggressive with Nvidia’s better-end GeForce RTX playing cards.
But we finest not get started drawing too a lot in the way of conclusions right here, simply because this is all incredibly sketchy. It’s even so interesting to get a possible trace at how powerful these Xe GPUs could possibly be, and offered that they are thanks subsequent yr, it almost certainly will not be as well very long prior to we witness some benchmark leaks spilling out to give us a genuine indication of functionality.
A further fascinating element pertaining to Xe graphics cards is Intel’s current revelation that hardware ray tracing will be supported, in knowledge center GPUs in any case – and ideally by extension, client products (which would again rival Nvidia’s RTX offerings).
As stated at the outset, this driver leak also exposed a few nuggets of data about the built-in graphics of incoming Rocket Lake processors.
Rocket Lake is Intel’s adhere to-up to Comet Lake, the latter remaining the chip giant’s subsequent mainstream 10th-gen processors which we should also see upcoming yr, or potentially even faster, constructed on a revised 14nm+++ node, and coming with a potential Ryzen 9 3900X beater (which could actually turn issues about for Intel).
At any amount, Rocket Lake is anticipated in 2020, and its Gen11 integrated graphics will get there in GT0, GT0.5 and GT1 variants, with the latter two running with 16 and 32 EUs respectively. There will also be a GT1 Pro spin, as well.
By means of Tom’s Hardware