Intel Lunar Lake, Jupiter Sound and DG3 spotted in GPU drivers

Published: Nov 1st 2020, 17:56 GMT   Comments

A Redditor stblr who discovered the full specs of AMD Navi 21 GPU in the macOS driver, has now shared further details on Intel’s next-generation graphics and consumer processor series.

Intel DG3

Just yesterday Intel announced its DG1 GPU. The processor is used by a discrete mobile graphics card called Iris Xe MAX. This is an entry-level GPU with a performance comparable to GeForce MX450, a multimedia oriented solution.

Intel is already developing its Xe-HPG architecture, which is targeted at gamers. The first GPU to utilize the architecture is rumored to be the DG2.  There are various rumors in regard to its configuration, but it appears to be at least 384 Execution Units in a cut-down version with the full GPU offering 512 EUs. The GPU would utilize GDDR6 memory, as intel already confirmed. The manufacturer also claims that the GPU will launch next year, but no specific date was mentioned.

The new leak, however, already mentions its successor. The DG3 would be a Gen13 GPU, the drivers allegedly revealed. It is too early to judge where will this graphics processor be used, but it wouldn’t be surprising if DG3 would become the backbone of Intel’s first actual discrete (modern) desktop graphics card.

Intel DG1 vs DG2 vs DG3
ArchitectureXe-LP (Gen12)Xe-HPG (Gen12.71)Xe-??? (Gen13)
Die Size~97 mm2~189 mm2TBC
Subslicesup to 12up to 64TBC
Execution Units96384 / 512TBC
Shader Unit7683072 / 4096TBC
TMUs48192 / 256TBC
Max FP32 Compute2.46 TFLOPsTBCTBC
Boost Clock1650 MHzTBCTBC
Memory Clock4266 MHzTBCTBC
Memory Bus128-bitTBCTBC
Launch DateNovember 20202021TBC

Intel Jupiter Sound

The Jupiter Sound (JPS) is allegedly a Gen13 GPU that would succeed the Arctic Sound series. The Xe-HP-based GPUs have already been shown by Intel and they offer up to four ’tile’ configuration with up to 2048 Execution Units.

Intel Xe Graphics Architecture
SegmentEntry-level/IntegratedEnthusiast/Mid-Range GamingData Center/AIHPC Exascale
ArchitectureIntel 10nm SuperFinExternalIntel 10nm SuperFinTBCIntel 10nm SF + External
PackagingStandardStandardEMIBTBCFoveros CO-EMIB
Max EUs/Tiles96 / 1512 / 12048 / 4TBCTBC / 16?
Rumored DG2
Arctic Sound
Xe-HP 1/2/4-tile
Jupiter Sound
Ponte Vecchio
Xe-HPC 16-tiles?
Launch Year202020212021TBC2021

Intel Lunar Lake

Another codenamed that appears in a leak is Lunar Lake. What the leak provided is the information that Lunar Lake (LNL) is Gen13 graphics, the same level as Jupiter Sound and DG3. It is rumored to be Meteor Lake’s successor, so it is certainly not expected very soon. The rumors about long-term support for the LGA1700 socket would also suggest that Lunar Lake is the last generation to be supported by this socket.

INTEL Mainstream CPU Series Specs
VideoCardz.comCoffee Lake-SComet Lake-SRocket Lake-SAlder Lake-SMeteor Lake-SLunar Lake-S
Launch Year2018202020212H 20212022-2023TBC
Fabrication Node14nm14nm14nm10nm SuperFin7nm SuperFin?TBC
Core µArchSkylakeSkylakeCypress CoveGolden Cove + GracemontOcean Cove + GracemontTBC
Graphics µArchGen9Gen9.5Gen12.1Gen12.2Gen 12.7Gen 13
Max Core Countup to 8 coresup to 10 coresup to 8 coresup to 16 (8+8)TBCTBC
SocketLGA1151LGA1200LGA1200LGA1700LGA1700LGA1700 (?)
Memory SupportDDR4DDR4DDR4DDR5DDR5DDR5 (?)
PCIe GenPCIe 3.0PCIe 3.0PCIe 4.0PCIe 5.0PCIe 5.0PCIe 5.0 (?)
Intel Core Series8th/9th Gen Core-S10th Gen Core-S11th Gen Core-S12th Gen Core-S (?)13th Gen Core-S (?)14th Gen Core-S (?)
Motherboard ChipsetsIntel 300 (eg. Z390)Intel 400 (eg. Z490)Intel 500 (Z590)Intel 600 (eg. Z690) (?)Intel 700 (eg. Z790) (?)Intel 800 (eg. Z890) (?)

Summary posted by stblr

12.1Tiger Lake UP3/UP4 (TGL-UP3/UP4)412UMA
12.1Rocket Lake S84UMA
12.2Alder Lake S (ADL-S)8+84UMA
12.2Alder Lake P (ADL-P)6+812UMA
12.2Alder Lake M (ADL-M)2+812UMA
12.5Arctic Sound (ATS)N/A4 x 64HBM2E
12.5Tiger Lake H (TGL-H)84UMA
12.721Ponte Vecchio (PVC)N/A?HBM2E
12.722Meteor Lake (MTL)??UMA
12.9Lunar Lake (LNL)??UMA
12.9? (SYL)??UMA
13Jupiter Sound (JPS)N/A??

Source: stblr on Reddit

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