Youtuber Moore’s Law is Dead has brought in some reliable news through his Intel sources in the past and this time the Youtuber has shared pictures of an early engineering sample of the Xe-HPG based desktop graphics card. This photographed card is equipped with 512 Execution Units. The Xe-HPG 512EU has one of the three cooler designs that Intel is currently evaluating and the final model might feature a white cooler.
The Youtuber also stated that the 512 EU variant might provide a boost clock speed of up to 2.2 GHz and multiple sources have also confirmed that the current model being executed has 16GB GDDR6 memory and a 256-bit bus. The TDP of the engineering model is increased to 275W. The power is supplied using an 8 pin and a 6 pin connector.
In terms of performance, the Xe-HPG 512EU will rank in between GeForce RTX 3070 and RTX 3080. One interesting thing to note is that Intel is also working with DLSS competitor, the XeSS, which means the Intel DG2 GPU family will support hardware-accelerated ray tracing along with its own resolution upscaling technology.
Although the Youtuber did not mention any launch date, he confirmed that the card will launch before the 4th quarter, while wider availability can be expected by 2022.