Coinciding with new Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger’s announcement of a webcast on March 23rd (March 24, Taipei/Manila time), Intel Graphics has also tweeted a teaser for their Xe HPG graphics architecture. No actual detail is disclosed or mention other than a video which shows the Intel Xe LP architecture visually evolving to the Intel Xe HPG. We can infer many things from this but as with many of the expectations on Intel Xe, the direction is towards discrete graphics cards aimed at gaming for the consumer PC market.
Intel’s Xe HPG graphics is being designed so it can be fabricated not just by Intel but by other fabrication nodes like Samsung and TSMC and Intel could plan to leverage <10nm nodes for Xe HPG.
Expectations are high given the current GPU market situation. Intel Xe HPG has been surfacing more and more recently and reports are pointing that early models are DirectX 12 Ultimate capable but with Raja Koduri recently publishing his excitement about Intel Xe HPG, a high-end gaming GPU is not a distant possibility.