Wednesday, June 2nd 2021

Intel's Raja Koduri Teases Xe-HPG (DG2) GPU with 512 Execution Units

Today, Mr. Raja Koduri, senior vice president, chief architect, and general manager of Architecture, Graphics, and Software at Intel, has teased Intel's upcoming Xe-HPG (DG2) gaming GPU on Twitter. Sharing a die shot of Intel's Xe-HPG design with 512 Execution Units (EUs), Mr. Koduri has highlighted the progress that the company is currently going through. The Xe-HPG will represent the company's efforts of going into a very competitive discrete GPU market, dominated by a duopoly of AMD and NVIDIA. The Xe-HPG design pictured below is representative of a maxed-out SKU with 512 EUs, translating into 4096 shading units. This model is expected to be paired with 16 GB of GDDR6 memory.

"From jittery journeys to buttery smooth" - it is quoted in a Tweet of Mr. Koduri. This doubles down on the efforts Intel is putting into creating a GPU and the difficulties that the company is facing. It is also noted that there remains a lot of work in form of driver coding and a lot of game optimizations, which are very important for the new GPU. You can check out the complete Tweet below.
Raja KoduriXe-HPG (DG2) real candy - very productive time at the Folsom lab couple of weeks ago. "From jittery journeys to buttery smooth" said @rogerdchandler - lots of game and driver optimization work ahead for @gfxlisa's software team. They are all very excited..and a little scared:)
Intel Xe-HPG (DG2) Die Picture
Update 07:55 UTC: According to @_rogame, who has performed calculations of die size by placing the image in the leaked PCB scheme of the DG2 designs, we have information about rough die size. The estimations are currently that the die is measured at 22.3 mm lenght and 8.5 mm width, resulting in 190 mm² area.
Source: Raja Koduri (Twitter)
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45 Comments on Intel's Raja Koduri Teases Xe-HPG (DG2) GPU with 512 Execution Units

#1
Legacy-ZA
So, who is going to take the plunge? The drivers are probably going to be a mess and who knows about their reliability down the road.
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#2
ratirt
They tease and tease but nothing much aside the teasing comes outta it. Guess we will have to wait a bit longer.
Wonder if the FSR is going to work on Intel's GPUs. Hopefully yes.
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#3
entropic
Legacy-ZASo, who is going to take the plunge? The drivers are probably going to be a mess and who knows about their reliability down the road.
in the current gpu shortage situation i think they won't have any trouble selling them regardless
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#4
Legacy-ZA
ratirtThey tease and tease but nothing much aside the teasing comes outta it. Guess we will have to wait a bit longer.
Wonder if the FSR is going to work on Intel's GPUs. Hopefully yes.
It seems to be a common theme these days, from, whether you have something to sell or not. :)
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#5
TheLostSwede
At least Raja has a very fancy title now.
It's all that matters.
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#6
ExcuseMeWtf
I'd definitely wait for some inevitable early adopters' opinions before jumping on those.
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#7
TriCyclops
Mmm so clever. Don't give up your day job, Raja...
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#8
las
Well, they are using TSMC right? So availablity is not going to be great

Imagine they were ready by Q2 2020 and made on Intels own fabs ... Would have sold like hotcakes in this GPU market
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#9
rainxh11
why everytime raja is in charge of some gpu, that gpu max out at 4096 shading units, that title though lol
if this were made at intel own fabs, they would've flooded the market and pushed AMD and Nvidia to irrelevancy, in price and availability, but since they outsourcing it to TSMC, how's that any different from current situation
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#10
The Quim Reaper
I don't get why this guy has any 'street cred' in the GPU industry. It all seems to come from his time at AMD...from which he was fired, for the Vega debacle.
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#12
AnarchoPrimitiv
If this is successful, we'll now know that all Raja Koduri needed to be successful was an inexhaustible budget
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#13
ZoneDymo
The Quim ReaperI don't get why this guy has any 'street cred' in the GPU industry. It all seems to come from his time at AMD...from which he was fired, for the Vega debacle.
debacle debacle debacle, the vega 56 was arguably the better purchase in its price class so I dont think it was all that bad.
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#14
Valantar
Update 07:55 UTC: According to @_rogame, who has performed calculations of die size by placing the image in the leaked PCB scheme of the DG2 designs, we have information about rough die size. The estimations are currently that the die is measured at 22.3 mm lenght and 8.5 mm width, resulting in 190 mm² area.
There is absolutely no way this is accurate of the pictured die (which seems to be monolithic, as there are no seams anywhere). It's roughly the size of Raja's outer thumb joint. 22.3mm width is more likely. That is very clearly a large die.
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#15
Flanker
He's been teasing this for how long now?
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#16
jardows
Teasing products is something Intel seems to be very good at lately. Keep their product in the news cycle, but never release for years. How many press releases about the Xe GPU have we had from Intel the last couple of years? Same goes for their CPUs. Wake me up when they have a finished product and it is available to purchase.
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#17
windwhirl
Legacy-ZASo, who is going to take the plunge? The drivers are probably going to be a mess and who knows about their reliability down the road.
About that, they already started working around them lol
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#18
watzupken
ratirtThey tease and tease but nothing much aside the teasing comes outta it. Guess we will have to wait a bit longer.
Wonder if the FSR is going to work on Intel's GPUs. Hopefully yes.
This is typical Raja style, tease, beat around the bush, some vague numbers, etc. All these we saw recently when he revealed Polaris and Vega not too long ago. Not that the GPUs were bad, but against competition, the cards weren't performing as well.
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#19
HD64G
ZoneDymodebacle debacle debacle, the vega 56 was arguably the better purchase in its price class so I dont think it was all that bad.
...when sold for much less profit than the nVidia competitors. Expensive to be made and wasn't efficient enough. Best for compute apps though.
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#20
OC-Ghost
Checking the tweet, 8.5mm x 22.3mm are the measurements for a smaller core(384 EU?) unless Intel's gonna compete with a RTX2060 and below
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#21
Xex360
Unlike Ampere and RDNA2 that exist only in the hands of scalpers, Xe exists only in Intel's labs.
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#23
mechtech
Duopoly?

what about matrox? ;-)
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#24
XiGMAKiD
My budget is $250, it's yours if you can make it happen Raja
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#25
IceShroom
The Quim ReaperI don't get why this guy has any 'street cred' in the GPU industry. It all seems to come from his time at AMD...from which he was fired, for the Vega debacle.
GPU architecture designed under his leadership still fetching high price on the market. And many want AMD to restart production of gpu's his team designed. And Vega is doing great in all Zen based APU's. And Adrenalin came out under his leadership. Vega dGPU was not what many hoped for but it was better than previous AMD flagship, R9 Fury X and was not like K10 to Bulldozer.
AMD is not responsible for Nvidia's price. Jensen Huang already said, If you want cheaper GPU buy more Nvidia GPU. So if you want your nvidia gpu to be cheaper buy nvidia gpu at breakfast , lunch and dinner.
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