Intel Xe graphics card for gamers could arrive in 2021 with ray tracing and GDDR6 memory

Intel’s Xe graphics card for gamers will get there in 2021 full with support for ray tracing and GDDR6 memory, in accordance to the rumor mill.

This will come from Videocardz, which claims that the Intel Xe-HPG graphics card will goal fanatic gamers at the mid-vary, and will come with components accelerated ray tracing (which has been previously talked about by Intel for superior-end GPUs for heavyweight usage, but not customer merchandise).

The Xe-HPG vary will also run with GDDR6 video memory, in accordance to the sources that Videocardz tapped, to make for a a lot more charge-powerful product or service (when compared to employing HBM memory which will be utilized with the heavyweight Xe cards, specifically Xe-HP models).

The report contends that Intel is at this time testing these Xe-HPG merchandise in its labs, and planning to ship the finished merchandise in 2021 as mentioned. As we’ve read before on the GPU grapevine, the strategy is to manufacture these graphics cards employing a third-occasion foundry (in other text, Intel will not be building the GPUs itself).

Xe portfolio

Sitting under the Xe-HPG fanatic graphics cards will be the family of entry-level Xe-LP GPUs, which will incorporate integrated Tiger Lake graphics, the significantly talked about DG1 discrete card (for laptops), and an SG1 featuring that will seemingly be a committed server graphics card.

And over the Xe-HPG we have the aforementioned heavyweight information centre Xe-HP merchandise, which will run up to 2048 execution units (EUs) and forty two.three TFlops, rumor has it. At the incredibly best will be Xe-HPC or superior-general performance computing (Exascale) offerings.

What’s attention-grabbing about the timing of this leak is that it will come on the day when it was previously rumored that Intel may well drop some a lot more details on Xe Graphics. That speculation was based mostly on a tweet from the chip huge which is now been deleted, but seemed to assure a sizeable revelation – which may well just suggest that we could hear some thing formal about Intel’s gaming-specific Xe graphics card in the incredibly around upcoming (maybe – just maybe – even later on today).