Intel continues to use 14nm process technology even when creating the latest discrete mobile graphics cards

As you know, next year Intel will launch discrete Xe graphics cards with 10-nanometer GPUs on the market. According to the latest data, the first models will be released in the middle of the year.

In addition, next year, the 10-nanometer Tiger Lake mobile CPUs containing new graphics processors should enter the market.

And now the first data on Intel Xe mobile discrete graphics cards has appeared on the Web. The source speaks of the Intel Xe DG1 model, although this may be a code name.

If you believe these data, the video card will receive an unknown amount of GDDR6 memory and in terms of performance will correspond to the 3D card GeForce GTX 1050, that is, it will be an entry-level solution with a TDP of 25 watts.

But the most interesting is the 14-nanometer process technology. Yes, the source claims that the video card, or rather its GPU, will be produced according to the standards of 14 nm, and not 10 nm at all, which is strange.

It is strange if only because before that all the Xe GPUs that we heard about were mentioned in the context of a 10-nanometer process technology. On the other hand, we know that this process technology for Intel is still problematic, so perhaps the company simply does not have enough production capacity to produce mobile discrete GPUs.

It can also be noted that the source says the card was released on March 1, 2020, but it is unlikely that such an accurate indication of the date should be considered as reliable information.

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