New data confirm future multi-chip solutions, but speak of other configurations.
So, in this case, the source provides information exclusively on cards of the Xe HP class – the most high-performance solutions that are not aimed at the consumer segment.
Such accelerators will indeed be four-chip, but only in the top versions. First, each chip in the case of such cards will contain 512 execution units, not 128. If their configuration does not change, this means that there are 4096 “cores” in one chip versus 1024 “cores” in the Xe LP chip, which will be used in consumer graphics cards.
And specialized Intel accelerators can have up to four of these chips, that is, the top-end solution will contain 2048 execution units and 16 384 “cores”!
The source speaks of three configurations, and in great detail:
- Intel Xe HP with one GPU: 512 execution units, 4096 “cores”, 12.2 TFLOPS, frequency 1.5 GHz, TDP 150 W
- Intel Xe HP with two GPUs: 1024 execution units, 8192 “cores”, 20.48 TFLOPS, frequency 1.25 GHz, TDP 300 W
- Intel Xe HP with four GPUs: 2048 execution units, 16 384 “cores”, 36 TFLOPS, frequency 1.1 GHz, TDP 500 W
The indicators are impressive, but there is a nuance. Previous data told us about a consumer graphics card with 128 executive units and a TDP of 150 watts. Immediately, we have a similar TDP level for a card with four times as many executive units.
Yes, we do not know the frequencies of the consumer card, but Xe HP has a very high one. The question of the configurations of the executive units also remains – they can differ greatly, but this is still a big question.
As a result, so far all these indicators seem rather strange against the background of previous data.