Intel Tapes Out First Xe-HPG ‘DG2’ GPU for Gamers

Intel this week announced that it had taped out and powered on its first graphics processor based on the Xe-HPG architecture. The company also reaffirmed that it is working on a stack of discrete Xe-HPG GPUs that will be used for mid-range and enthusiast-class gaming PCs sometimes next year. In the meantime, Intel started to ship its DG1 discrete GPU based on the Xe-LP architecture for entry-level gaming PCs. (via SeekingAlpha / Intel Earnings Presentation).

“We powered on our next-generation GPU for client DG2,” said Bob Swan, CEO of Intel, during the company’s earnings call with analysts and investors. “Based on our Xe high-performance gaming architecture, this product will take our discrete graphics capability up the stack into the enthusiast segment.” 

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