If the first Intel Arc graphics cards were not expected until 7 months later, Intel decided to give some information on its alchemical structure. The company designed the prototype to make its first GPU Gaming Formerly known as Xe HPG.
Not surprisingly, Intel decided to distribute different computing units of its chip in blocks called “render slice”. Each of these blocks has four Xe-cores, of which 16 are dedicated to vector units (vector engines), 16 to AI (matrix engines) and 1 to dedicated units. Writing (Retracing unit). These units provide the processing acceleration provided by Nvidia’s RT cores (Ray Travels, Bounding Box and Triangle Intersection). In its full version, the Alchemist has 8 on the GPU Pieces With 512 vector units (possibly 4096 FP32 type computing units), leading to a chip of 512 units and 8 units for AI Writing. The assembly is connected to a large scale 2 (L2) cache called the memory fabric.
Chip manufacturing is not done by Intel. The company has partnered with TSMC in the N6 etching process. 6 nm engraving not yet used by AMD (TSMC 7 nm) and Nvidia (Samsung 8 nm). This elegance of engraving is only one of the points associated with the energy efficiency of the chip. This most important issue with the GPU, however, has not been deeply addressed by the company led by Pat Gelsinger. The company claims to have made great strides in this area compared to its DG1 graphics card – an entry level model that does not target video games. In comparison, the frequency is also 50% higher at the equivalent voltage, which is sufficient to indicate a frequency greater than 2 GHz.
It is well known that the software ecosystem is now an integral part of the graphics card, and Intel has also given its intentions in this regard. In this way the tools that allow the company to be a better pilot, live streaming, advanced interface and a tool to achieve Overclocking From the menu. In short, the best of the two worlds of AMD and Nvidia are together.
Incidentally, Intel tells us that Xe architecture will be available in three generations. The first – Xe HPG – in Alchemist, the second – Xe2 HPG – in Bottlemaze and the third – Xe3 HPG – in the sky. The fourth generation of Druid coded Arch graphics cards is based on the new architecture. Intel is careful not to give a time index between each generation, but both AMD and Nvidia are leaning towards two-year cycles.
We have to wait until the first quarter of 2022 – probably March – to have the first graphics card in hand. Gaming From Intel. There is no doubt that the company is deceiving more accurate information in a way that arouses the interest of the players.