According to the latest news, Intel announced it will reveal its upcoming Xe HPG “DG2” discrete gaming GPUs on 26th March at 12 PM ET / 9 AM PT. The company teased a “Xe HPG Scavenger Hunt.
Intel hid the website in a binary sequence segment. Intel stuck to its GDC 2021 presentation that briefly teased the upcoming graphics card. Fortunately, Wccftech decoded the IP address of the aforementioned scavenger hunt website which promises more information on the 26th.
As of now, it is not clear, whether Intel will launch the DG2 cards on the 26th March or 23rd March. Note that recently, new Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger mysterious announced “the new era of innovation and technology leadership at Intel” is set to take place on 23rd March. If the latter is true, then it is possible that the scavenger hunt could award fans more information on the upcoming GPUs.
Earlier this year, Intel released its first Iris Xe graphics which was based on “DG1” prototypes that used the company’s Xe LP architecture. However, the lower power graphics cards were not meant for gaming. They were sold directly to partners so that they can be integrated into prebuilt machines.
The upcoming Intel “DG2” graphics card is based on the higher performance Xe HPG architecture. It promises to offer real gaming competition to long-established players like AMD and Nvidia.
Recently, Wccftech also spotted one of the rumoured DG2 cards that appeared on Geekbench. It came with specifications like 512 EUs, 4096 cores, 1800 MHz clock speeds, and 12 GB GDDR6 VRAM.
There are several other rumours which are going rounds. Most of them convey that Intel is working on an entire lineup of GPUs using the new architecture. The new lineup of GPUs includes cheaper entry-level models to high-end cards focused on gamers.