Intel Partners up with OEMs for its First Iris Xe Discrete Graphics Cards for Desktops

Today, Intel has announced that it will enter the discrete GPU market in partnership with ASUS and Colorful, The first Intel GPU based graphic card will be targeted towards mainstream users and small businesses. The discrete GPUs will be installed in pre-built systems.

Colorful Intel DG1

The Iris XE GPU is based on the 10nm SuperFin architecture and features DG1 GPU. The processor features 80 Execution Units (640 Shading Units). Intel did not mention the clock speeds of Iris XE GU, but the Max variant operates at a clock speed of 1650 MHz.

The graphic card houses a 4GB LPDDR4X RAM across a 128-bit bus interface. The card also features a bandwidth of 68 GB/s.

Although Intel has recently announced Irish Xe Max discrete graphics card for laptops, it means they are also meant for desktops too.



LegitReviews reported that Iris Xe AIC cards will only work on specific systems:

The Iris Xe discrete add-in card will be paired with 9th gen (Coffee Lake-S) and 10th gen (Comet Lake-S) Intel® Core™ desktop processors and Intel(R) B460, H410, B365, and H310C chipset-based motherboards and sold as part of pre-built systems. These motherboards require a special BIOS that supports Intel Iris Xe, so the cards won’t be compatible with other systems.

Via HardwareLUXX