Intel is introducing the first gaming discrete graphics card that will work on its next-gen Xe-HPG GPU.
The lineup will include a series of products but in contrast to the Xe-LP & Xe-HP GPU line, which will be produced on Intel’s 10nm SuperFin process node.
The Xe-HPG GPUs will be manufactured at an external foundry, with TSMC being the most probable individual.
Reports from Taiwanese related outlets suggest that TSMC is positive in winning orders for Intel’s Xe-HPG GPUs.
The report was posted by IThome (via @haraukaze5719):
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
Intel’s Xe-HPG GPUs will be built at TSMC’s fabs, using their cutting-edge technologies.
The Taiwan-based reports suggest that the company will most likely use TSMC’s 6nm process node for the gaming GPUs competing with the likes of AMD’s RDNA 2 and NVIDIA Ampere.
About The Tech
The TSMC 6nm process node was presented last year in the company’s newest roadmap.
The project was codenamed “N6,” and it takes advantage of EUV lithography tech.
The 6nm tech will result in an 18% increase in logic density over the TSMC 7nm technology.
However, the new technology is still compatible with the previous 7nm generation that will supposedly decrease the time it takes to market consumer products.
Here are the three configurations for the Xe HP:
- Xe HP (12.5) 1-Tile GPU: 512 EU [Est: 4096 Cores, 10.6 TFLOPs 1.3 GHz, 150W]
- Xe HP (12.5) 2-Tile GPU: 1024 EUs [Est: 8192 Cores, 21.2 1.3 GHz, TFLOPs, 300W]
- Xe HP (12.5) 4-Tile GPU: 2048 EUs [Est: 16,384 Cores, 42.3 TFLOPs 1.3 GHz, 400W/500W]