Nvidia and AMD dominate the segment of dedicated graphics, but as we have known for a long time that Intel is working on its new Xe architecture , which has already debuted in ultraportables and now makes a nod to the world of data centers.
It does so through the first images of the Intel Xe-HP , the dedicated graphics that this manufacturer is preparing for data centers that are mainly intended for streaming video games and video transcoding for streaming broadcasts.
A fresh look at what Intel’s future holds in dedicated graphics
Raja Koduri, head of this project, shared new images of these dedicated graphics on Twitter, something that he had already done in the past and that allows us to verify that Intel is still moving forward with an ambitious project but that it still has a long way to go.
These graphics are manufactured with a 10 nanometer photolithographic node and have a traditional PCIe 3.0 x16 interface that resembles in format other dedicated graphics from NVIDIA or AMD and that appears next to the XG310 model in the image.
The latter has four Intel Iris Xe Max chips (formerly known as DG1) that we have begun to see in some ultraportables , and in this case those four graphics chips work concurrently in areas such as video transcoding for streaming broadcasts of both content video and cloud gaming.
The fanless design of the image makes it clear that we are not facing particularly ambitious graphics in power: here the TDP must be contained , but once again this is an important step for Intel’s ambition to compete with the greats of this segment.
It will take some time before we see traditional dedicated graphics for gamers, and we will have to be patient if we want to see future Intel graphics that compete with the best of AMD and Nvidia, but at Intel they certainly seem to be sowing to reap fruit in the future.