Intel Xe-HPG DG2 set to rival RTX 3070, according to leaked specs

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Images of Intel's upcoming Xe-HPG DG2 GPU have allegedly leaked online, along with details about the card's specifications.

These leaks come from the YouTube channel Moore's Law Is Dead, who posted a video on April 8 entitled: "Intel Xe 512 EU FULL Leak".

According to the channel, the Xe performs between in between the NVIDIA RTX 3070 and 3080 GPUs - comparing it to a fictional 3070 Ti.

Intel Xe-HPG DG2 specs

The new GPU from Intel will allegedly feature 16GB of GDDR6 over a 256-bit bus, being built using TSMC's 6nm Node with a clock speed of up to 2.2GHz.

The initial power consumption was planned for 225-250W, but it has since increased to around 275W.

Moore's Law is Dead stated that current samples of the Xe perform like a 3070 Ti. This may seem odd at first, given the RTX 3070 Ti does not currently exist - but we suspect the YouTuber means the GPU should be seen as a slight upgrade on the RTX 3070.

Intel Xe-HPG DG2 Features

According to Moore's Law is Dead, Intel is currently testing its own DLSS competitor.

NVIDIA's Deep Learning Super Sampling - DLSS - technology uses AI rendering to upscale low-resolution images to a higher output. Intel's competitor has reportedly been called XeSS internally.

Of course, the specs and features referenced by the YouTube channel are not confirmed. Intel has yet to give fans much information about its upcoming plans/

Intel Xe-HPG DG2 Release Date and Price

The upcoming Intel GPU will likely not launch in Q4 2021, according to the channel. Instead, consumers should look towards mid-2022 for DG2's release. Given the world is currently suffering from semiconductor shortages that have hit GPU production hard, the release could be even later.

A DG2 successor - known as 'Elasti' or DG3 - will also reportedly release in 2023.

As for the GPU's price, Moore's Law Is Dead said there has been little information on pricing for the top model - a 512EU SKU. A planned 128EU model is expected to cost between $200-$300.

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