Back in August, Intel announced its Arc GPU series at its Architecture Day. Alongside the announcement, they confirmed that the first series of Xe-HPG will be codenamed, Alchemist. Now the Xe-HPG 512-EU has been spotted on Geekbench.
The Xe-HPG 512-EU is Intel’s discrete flagship mobile GPU, which is housed in the Tiger Lake-H laptop, which means that Intel is waiting neither for its Alder Lake-H55 laptops nor for AMD refresh featuring Rembrandt silicon.
The platform shows the card as Xe Graphics, with no mention of Arc product name yet. Moreover, it is operating at a maximum frequency of 1800 MHz and houses 512 Compute Units (Geekbench’s way of describing Intel Execution Units). Intel recently announced that Xe-HPG products will have a new name for these core clusters: Xe-Cores.
Prior to this, Xe-HPG GPUs have appeared on Geekbench too. The leaks featured the DG2-256EU model, and DG2-128EU. The 512EU outperforms the entry-level models, but is no match for mid-range GPUs from AMD/NVIDIA (slower than RX 570/GTX1650). However, according to the rumors, high-end Arc Alchemist GPU secures a spot close to NVIDIA RTX 3070 GPUs.
The 512EU in its current form is 85% faster than the 256EU model. Take note that both GPUs were tested using different platforms (Tiger Lake vs Alder Lake).
It is expected that Intel will at least launch 5 mobile discrete GPUs for laptops in Q1 2022 where the 512EU model will be the flagship high-end gaming GPU. Intel will also launch 384EU and 128EU GPUs in two configurations with varying core counts.