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A new report from Jon Peddie Research is giving us some insight into GPU shipment for Q4 2019, and it shows that AMD had a big quarter. According to the firm, overall GPU shipments were up 3.4 percent compared to Q3 2019. Intel saw its shipments fall by a scant 0.2 percent, while NVIDIA’s shipments decreased by 1.9 percent. AMD shipments of GPUs, however, surged by 22.6 percent for Q4 2019 compared to Q3 2019. Looking at overall GPU market share, Intel is still far and away the leader with 63 percent of the market, a decrease of 2 percent compared to Q3 2019. NVIDIA’s overall share decreased by 0.9 percent to 18 percent. AMD’s overall share, however increased from... 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...
One of the most highly anticipated hardware releases pegged for 2020 is Tiger Lake. Tiger Lake is the follow-up to 14nm Comet Lake and 10nm Ice Lake in the mobile processor realm, and is built on a refined 10nm+ process node.  The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has the scoop on some early examples of Tiger Lake that are currently being shipped to system integrators. The EEC listing references two SKUs: UMTU5KIS2B and UMTU5KIS3B. The former references a “Tiger Lake Si Only Upgrade Kit", while the latter is said to be a "Tiger Lake Si Only Upgrade Kit (Beta) Development Kit". It would make sense that Intel is sending out these development boards so that its partners can begin the... Read more...
Like most people in tech, we have oh-so-many questions about Intel's discrete GPU efforts, and if things stay on track, we will get some official answers sometime this year. Until then, we're left to nibble on little nuggets Intel shares here and there, and scour the rumor mill for scraps of information. As it pertains to the latter, a supposedly leaked presentation slide outlining Intel's Xe GPU is making the rounds. Just a quick refresher before we get into the meat of the rumor. For anyone who has been out of the loop for a bit, Intel is once again making a play in the discrete GPU space, something it has not done since Larrabee, which it scrapped a decade ago. Intel has assembled a sort of... Read more...
It was just back in November when Intel officially launched its Frost Canyon NUC 10 family powered by 10th generation Comet Lake-U processors. But today we're already getting a look at their successors, and as you might imagine, they're powered by Intel's next-generation Core architecture. According to a fresh leak from FanlessTech, Intel will be releasing Panther Canyon and Phantom Canyon NUC 11 machines during the second half of 2020. Both will be powered by 11th generation Tiger Lake-U processors complete with Intel's much ballyhooed Xe graphics architecture. Panther Canyon is the more "mainstream" NUC 11 and will be spec’d accordingly: Processors:... 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...
Early yesterday morning at CES, Intel gave us a sneak peek at its upcoming Comet Lake-H mobile processors, which will boast up to 8 cores/16 threads and hit boost clocks of 5GHz+. But Intel saved perhaps the most interesting (and important) processor news for last night, when it gave a demo of working Tiger Lake silicon on stage during its keynote address. Tiger Lake is the successor to Ice Lake, and is built on a refinement of Intel's 10nm microarchitecture (10nm+). Intel hasn't given any specific timetables for the launch of Tiger Lake, but previous roadmaps have indicated that it will launch during 2020, and slides from last night's presentation stated that is "coming soon". Intel's... 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...
Intel continues to tease and hype its Xe graphics architecture as it moves increasingly closer to launching its first modern discrete GPU, which is as far as we know is still scheduled to debut sometime in 2020. While we wait, Intel's graphics boss, Raja Koduri, shared a couple of photos showing engineers wearing t-shirts with "Xe HP" imprinted on them. HP presumably stands for "high performance" (and not "Hewlett Packard"). This is in line with Intel recently sharing some details about Ponte Vecchio, it's first base GPU architecture that takes aim at the high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) markets. It’s all Xe HP - the team here in @intel Bangalore celebrated... Read more...
We first heard rumblings about Intel's Ponte Vecchio last week, and now Intel has officially announced its first base GPU architecutre that is aimed squarely at the high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) markets. As we had all previously suspected, Ponte Vecchio is based on Intel's 7nm Xe architecture that will underpin products across a wide range of computing sectors, from discrete cards for desktops and integrated notebook solutions, to the HPC market and data center. Intel says that this first discrete GPU instantiation of Ponte Vecchio will be positioned to tackle HPC modeling and simulation workloads along with AI training, with high double-precision Floating... Read more...
Intel has definitely been slow playing the more interesting details of its modern play in discrete graphics—all we really know for sure is Intel will be launching it first modern discrete GPU in 2020, and that it plans on attacking several different market segments, gaming included. As we wait for more official details, unofficially, one of Intel's upcoming Xe GPUs is codenamed Ponte Vecchio. Codenames often have meaning that is tied to the product. In this case, Ponte Vecchio, also known as Old Bridge, is the oldest bridge in Florence, Italy. It extends over the Arno River, and up until 1218, was the only bridge to do so. According to Videocardz, Intel has shared some details about Ponte... 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...
Intel is set to give its mobile processors a major bump in L3 cache starting with its Tiger Lake-U lineup due out next year, according to newly leaked data. Assuming the information is accurate, Tiger Lake-U will see a 50 percent increase in L3 cache, going from 8MB to 12MB. That breaks down to 3MB of L3 cache per core on a quad-core CPU (up from 2MB currently). L3 cache is essentially a slower version of L2 cache, but is much faster than a system's main memory. It used to be built into the motherboard. These days L3 cache resides on the CPU itself and is shared across all physical cores—in this case, each core would get a 3MB chunk of the 12MB allotment. L3 cache can improve performance... Read more...
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