DGI Card- an entry-level solution for the OEM segment!
Intel, which returned to discrete graphics last year with its mobile Iris Xe Max graphics card, quietly announced its first desktop graphics card, the DG1. Its release will be handled by the company’s AIB partners – ASUS, Colorful, and others.
It is important to stipulate that DG1 is an entry-level solution that will only be distributed through OEM channels. That is, they can be found in ready-made systems from various manufacturers but not on free sale.
The Intel DG1 is based on a 10nm GPU based on Xe-LP architecture, used in the integrated GPU of the latest 11th Generation Intel Core mobile processors (Tiger Lake) Iris Xe Max mobile 3D card.
The Intel DG1 has a stripped-down version of the GPU with 80 execution units (Execution Units, EU), which corresponds to 640 stream processors and four gigabytes LPDDR4X-4266 memory with a 128-bit interface and a bandwidth of 68 GB / s. The GPU runs at 1650 MHz and has a power consumption of 30 watts. An adapter that uses four PCI Express 4.0 lanes to connect does not require additional power and can be passively cooled.
As for the performance, there are no tests yet, but we can assume that it is approximately at the level of the NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030.
This year is expected to release a full-fledged gaming graphics card from Intel on the sister architecture Xe HPG (High-Performance Gaming) with hardware-accelerated ray tracing.