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Intel has updated its Compute Runtime to support both its upcoming Rocket Lake desktop processors and DG1 graphics based on its Xe GPU architecture. Looking at this broadly, this can be taken as a sign that things are progressing at a steady clip for Intel's unreleased 11th Generation Core CPUs and discrete graphics. "The Intel Graphics Compute Runtime for oneAPI Level Zero and OpenCL Driver is an open source project providing compute API support (Level Zero, OpenCL) for Intel graphics hardware architectures (HD Graphics, Xe)," Intel explains. Intel's added support is listed on GitHub for version 20.37.17906. If you scroll down to the 'Important Changes' section, you will see it lists "Added... Read more...
3DMark's database is the place to be if you are in search of 'leaked' benchmarks for unreleased parts, as preliminary testing on future products often leads to scores being uploaded to the site. That is seemingly the case again with a familiar face—Intel's upcoming DG1 discrete graphics card based on its Xe graphics architecture. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that early samples of DG1 are almost definitely the pre-release cards Intel provided to developers earlier this year. These are Software Development Vehicle (SDV) cards for testing and getting acquainted with the Xe architecture. Intel has said all along that the hardware and performance of these parts are not indicative of... Read more...
It was right around this time last year when Intel invited the public at large to join its discrete GPU "Odyssey," and to provide feedback on what kind of features and expectations the public was placing on the company's efforts. Clever marketing, sure, but Intel is indeed jumping into the discrete graphics space. As we await Intel's eventual launch, a listing in the SiSoft SANDRA database may provide certain details about one of Intel's Xe graphics solutions, and maybe DG1. What exactly is DG1? In short, it's both a mobile graphics solution and a discrete graphics card based on Intel's Xe graphics architecture. Intel has not revealed many details about DG1, though it did celebrate having fired... Read more...
This is shaping up to be an exciting year in graphics. AMD is planning to launch a beefier version of Navi with support for real-time ray tracing, NVIDIA has its Ampere GPUs on the horizon, and Intel will assert itself back into the discrete GPU space for the first time since it shelved Larrabee a decade ago. Out of the three, Intel is arguably the wild card, since there is no recent track record in the GPU space to draw conclusions from. So, what do we know about Intel's discrete GPU architecture so far? First and foremost, Intel's graphics team is headed up by Raja Koduri, the former Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) boss who oversaw the development of Vega. After launching Vega, he took what... Read more...
To close out Intel’s CES 2020 press conference, Gregory Bryant, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Client Computing Group showed off an upcoming Tiger Lake-based mobile platform with discrete DG1 GPU running a game live on-screen. We were on-hand to capture video of the short demo and have it posted for you here. The demonstration at the press conference used a discrete DG1, but not a standalone graphics card. That’s an important distinction; although Intel didn’t disclose the exact configuration of the Tiger Lake-based mobile platform used for the demo, it obviously wasn’t packing a desktop-class graphics card. The discrete GPU was likely linked... Read more...
Intel is still not ready to provide specific details about its discrete GPUs that are bound for 2020 (which is now just around the corner), though in the absence of official information, the number of leaks is starting to pile up. The latest one comes from a European Economic Community (EEC) listing that seemingly broadly outlines Intel's upcoming DG1 graphics. You may recall how Intel celebrated in October having powered on a DG1 graphics card built from the ground up for the very first time. At the time, Intel CEO Bob Swan told investors during a live conference call it was "an important milestone." Chris Hook, who was serving as Intel's senior marketing director (he has since left the company),... Read more...
Forget about the water in Silicon Valley, it is the eggnog that is likely to be spiked this time of year, as Intel alludes to in response to a video of its chief community advocate Chris Pirillo belting out a modified version of Winter Wonderland. Or maybe Pirillo is genuinely overjoyed with the progress with Intel is making on its discrete DG1 GPU slated for next year. It's probably a bit of both. Either way, it's something special to see the founder of LockerGnome and former TechTV host get in the holiday spirit and sing about a GPU. The only critique I would give is this feels like a missed opportunity to don an 'ugly' Windows XP sweater, though he is wearing a Santa Claus hat, so there's... Read more...
For the first time since it began developing discrete GPUs for the modern era, Intel has powered on a DG1 graphics card it built from the ground up, Intel CEO Bob Swan told investors during a conference call. He dubbed it "an important milestone," and he's not wrong, given all that is at stake with Intel's venture into discrete GPUs. Technically, this is not Intel's first foray into the category. Around a decade ago, Intel was busy developing a discrete GPU called Larrabee. It was dogged by delays, though, and Intel quickly pivoted away from its strategy of building Larrabee as a consumer product, and not long after it was scrapped altogether, leaving enthusiasts to wonder 'what if?' ever since.... Read more...