Intel DG2 discrete graphics spotted with 6GB and 8GB GDDR6 memory

Published: 15th Sep 2020, 09:20 GMT   Comments

Please note that this post is tagged as a rumor.

Intel DG2 with 8GB GDDR6 spotted

Intel DG2 has been listed with 8GB GDDR6 memory on a specs sheet for an unspecified device. The product is possibly a high-end mobile device, likely a gaming notebook coming to the market next year.

The product would be paired with yet unannounced Tiger Lake-H series, which we covered just yesterday. The series will be Intel’s first 8-core high-end mobile series (45W) with Willow Cove’s core design.

Optionally the product would also be offered with Intel Alder Lake-P. Based on our knowledge this product will launch at the end of 2021 and it will also feature Alder Lake-H and Alder Lake-U series. Unlike the Tiger Lake-H series, however, the Alder Lake will feature brand new hybrid architecture with big and small cores. The first wave is to be expected with 2 small and 8 big cores. The 6+8 variant is to be released later, sources told VideoCardz.

The 8GB variant of DG2 is possibly the 512 EU variant also featuring a 256-bit memory interface.

Upcoming product featuring Tiger Lake-H, Alder Lake-P, and Intel DG2 graphics, Source: Uniko’s Hardware

Intel DG2 384EU GPU, 6GB GDDR6?

As we have mentioned in a previous story, the DG2 will launch in at least three variants: 384, 512, and possibly even 960 EU. The EU stands for the Execution Unit and each has eight ALUs (cores). That said, the possible Xe-HPG core configurations are 3072, 4096, and 7680 cores. Those are, of course, full dies, not actual SKUs.

A PCB diagram of the DG2 384EU variant has been sent to us recently. It features a die size of around 189 mm2. The PCB looks densely populated with components and it may actually be an MXM discrete variant for notebooks.

This model of DG2 has 6 GDDR6 memory modules, indicating a 192-bit memory interface.

Intel DG2 384 EU circuit diagram, Source: VideoCardz

What is also interesting is that the DG2 could also feature a USB Type-C connector. It is important to note that the DG2 series are, as mentioned above, coming to notebooks. The most recent Intel laptops are now all equipped with a Thunderbolt 4 connector, which can also act as a display connector, thus the entry could refer to this connector.

AMD revealed yesterday that its high-end Big Navi design will also feature a USB Type-C connector, whereas NVIDIA has not adopted the USB Type-C (Virtual Link) for its GeForce RTX 30 series.

Source: Uniko’s Hardware, @KOMACHI_ENSAKA




Comment Policy
  1. Comments must be written in English.
  2. Comments deemed to be spam or solely promotional in nature will be deleted. Including a link to relevant content is permitted, but comments should be relevant to the post topic. Discussions about politics are not allowed on this website.
  3. Comments and usernames containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive will be deleted. Note this may include abusive, threatening, pornographic, offensive, misleading, or libelous language.
  4. Comments complaining about the article subject or its source will be removed.
  5. A failure to comply with these rules will result in a warning and, in extreme cases, a ban. Please also note that comments that attack or harass an individual directly will result in a ban without warning.
  6. VideoCardz Moderating Team reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to the site without notice.
  7. If you have any questions about the commenting policy, please let us know through the Contact Page.
Hide Comment Policy
Comments