Tech News: Intel’s high-end gaming Xe GPU could beat Nvidia’s RTX 3070 in terms of performance.
Intel Xe high-end desktop graphics card (codenamed DG2) could outperform Nvidia’s RTX 3070 if the latest news from you have to believe the rumors that go around. Intel’s DG2 was brought to attention (again) by YouTuber Moore’s Law Is Dead in a serious leak that has many interesting points to chew on, complementing what Moore’s Law said about the graphics card. previously in the past.
According to the usual anonymous sources – so as always, treat it with a lot of skepticism – the Xe-HPG (high performance gaming) card will be built on TSMC’s 6nm node (or it could use an improved 7nm process, as we’ve heard before).
The flagship model is expected to have 512 execution units and run at clock speeds of up to 2.2GHz, with 16GB of onboard GDDR6 video RAM (and a 256-bit memory bus). The TDP might go up to around 275W, or maybe a little less, but of course you get these specs mostly with a healthy dose of spice.
Especially the next claim in Moore’s Law, which is that the performance of this Xe graphics card will be between that of Nvidia’s RTX 3070 and 3080. In other words, it should be faster than the vanilla RTX 3070, and therefore perhaps slightly close to the RTX 3070 Ti (when that card hits the market – according to the latest speculation, it should happen soon).
Moore’s Law has compared the DG2 to the RTX 3070 in the past, so if anything, it’s now suggesting that the GPU may even be slightly stronger (or rather, its sources are). This is obviously good news in terms of having a true competitor from Nvidia and AMD, and that’s not an implausible claim given the aforementioned voice specs. But let’s not get carried away by that hope.