Intel DG2 graphics card leaks: performance close to RTX 3070 and RX 6700 XT

Intel’s exclusive gaming Xe-HPG architecture is still under close development, and Raja Koduri showed a picture of the GPU marked DG2-512 earlier. This should be the highest specification model in the DG2 series. The currently known Xe-HPG series have at least three GPUs. The largest one has 512 EUs with 256bit/16GB GDDR6 video memory, the middle one has up to 384 EUs with 192bit/12GB GDDR6 video memory, and the entry-level one has 128 EUs with 64bit/4GB GDDR6 video memory.


Twitter user @TUM_APISAK revealed a variant of DG2-448EU. From the specification point of view, it should be streamlined from DG2-512EU, using the same GPU, and it also revealed the performance of this graphics card. When this GPU runs at 1.8GHz, its performance is roughly 92% of that of RX 6700XT, which is about 5% slower than RTX 3070. However, he did not specify the specific source, nor is it clear what the performance is. At the same time, he also revealed the performance of DG2-128EU, which runs 12% faster than GTX 1650 at 1.9GHz.

Judging from the current rumors, Intel is likely to launch a DG2 graphics card with 512 EU groups at the end of this year, but other models will have to wait until next year. The performance of this graphics card may be slightly lower than RTX 3080 and maybe closer to RTX 3070 Ti, so Intel still lacks the ability to compete with NVIDIA and AMD’s top models of graphics cards. This task is estimated to be handed over to DG3.