Wednesday, November 4th 2020

Intel Xe-HP "NEO Graphics" GPU with 512 EUs Spotted

Intel is preparing to flood the market with its Xe GPU lineup, covering the entire vector from low-end to high-end consumer graphics cards. Just a few days ago, the company has announced its Iris Xe MAX GPU, the first discrete GPU from Intel, aimed at 1080p gamer and content creators. However, that seems to be only the beginning of Intel's GPU plan and just a small piece of the entire lineup. Next year, the company is expected to launch two GPU families - Xe-HP and Xe-HPG. With the former being a data-centric GPU codenamed Arctic Sound, and the latter being a gaming-oriented GPU called DG2. Today, thanks to the GeekBench listing, we have some information on the Xe-HP GPU.

Being listed with 512 EUs (Execution Units), translating into 4096 shading units, the GPU is reportedly a Xe-HP variant codenamed "NEO Graphics". This is not the first time that the NEO graphics has been mentioned. Intel has called a processor Neo graphics before, on its Architecture day when the company was demonstrating the FP32 performance. The new GeekBench leak shows the GPU running at 1.15 GHz clock speed, where at the Architecture day the same GPU ran at 1.3 GHz frequency, indicating that this is only an engineering sample. The GPU ran the GeekBench'es OpenCL test and scored very low 25,475 points. Compared to NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3070 GPU that scored 140,484, the Intel GPU is at least four times slower. That is possibly due to the non-optimization of the benchmark, which could greatly improve in the future. In the first picture below, this Xe-HP GPU would represent the single-tile design.
Sources: @TUM_APISAK, via VideoCardz
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7 Comments on Intel Xe-HP "NEO Graphics" GPU with 512 EUs Spotted


I hope that that isnt their name scheme. Because it will cause LOTS of confusion.

The graphics performance, as long as its well priced, I dont see any problem.

They have to start somewhere
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Woof...Woof...getting hot in here....21 could be good year for new pc parts
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Baby steps... Intel is going to need a few more.
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So, they have a working product for sale or review yet?
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Intel needs a PCIe dGPU on sale stat. The market it's entering just kicked into high gear and Xe is looking like it has already been left behind.

They were supposed to have a mid-range Xe DG2 PCie add-in card for gamers out in the market by mid 2020. I believe it was demo'd in 2019 to be comparable on early drivers to GTX 1060 or RX570 and honestly, that's a performance level that is still great for anyone looking for a budget gaming rig and probably covers something like two-thirds of the potential dGPU market. All it has to do is run current titles at 1080p60 at medium/high graphics settings and they will be good enough to sell.

"Failure to Execute" has been Intel's motto for the last few years now.
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Wow! Look at this!the great Raja Koduri, built Intel a GPU, it is 10 years behind but wow!
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"the Intel GPU is at least four times slower. That is possibly due to the non-optimization of the benchmark"
Benchmarks need to be altered to suit a CPU now?
It would make more sense to optimise the CPU, not the benchmark.
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