Rumors about the imminent release of discrete Intel graphics cards received the first confirmation – certification data for a new graphics accelerator vendor appeared on the website of the Eurasian Economic Commission (ECE). According to the regulator, the company will take the first steps towards competition with NVIDIA and AMD in the budget price segment.
According to the source, the novelty will receive 96 execution units, insiders also attribute 768 unified shader units to the future novelty. According to previous leaks, the new product, codenamed DG1, will be manufactured using the 14-nm process technology, will receive GDDR6 video memory and a heat package of about 25 watts. According to network sources, the graphics accelerator will debut in the budget price category and will be comparable in performance with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650.
In addition to the DG1 External FRD1 96EU model data, the ECE database also reports on the Discrete Graphics 96EU DG1 8 + 2 Windows External PROD HOST SDP (Alpha) (DGD12SEH4A) and Discrete Graphics 96EU DG1 6 + 2 Windows External PROD HOST SDP devkits (Alpha) ) (DGD12SEH3A). Normally, certification of a regulator means that new items will arrive on store shelves in the next 5-6 months. Chris Hook, the former head of Intel’s marketing division, previously said Intel’s new GPUs will be available by the end of 2020.
For the first time, Intel talked about discrete graphics processors for PCs and laptops as early as this fall, and insiders found references to models with 128, 256, and 512 instruction blocks in the driver code. There was no information about the option with 96 blocks at that time – it is possible that by the release of the available model Intel plans to “probe the ground” before starting production of more productive solutions.