We recently saw Intel announce its upcoming GPUs. Released under the new branding of Intel Xe, these GPUs are expected to ship in 2021. Intel had revealed that they will not be using their own foundries for the Xe-HPG GPUs, and now we have information about how these chips could be made.
Reports from Taiwanese outlets are now saying that Intel’s next-generation Xe-HPG GPUs could be made by TSMC. Apparently, the new GPUs will be made with the upcoming 6nm process from TSMC.
TSMC to take Intel's GPU foundry order next year with 6nm process
台媒：台积电将以 6nm 制程拿下英特尔明年 GPU 代工订单https://t.co/EW4NgJE9YH
— 포시포시 (@harukaze5719) August 17, 2020
The process was just labeled as “external” in the announcement slides, but these reports are starting to give us an idea about the most likely possibility. TSMC announced this process, named N6, last year.
It will be exciting to see the Intel Xe-HPG GPUs stack up against the NVIDIA and AMD counterparts, and maybe even the Apple GPUs we may see in the Apple Silicon Macs. Thoughts? Hit us up in the comments, down below!