Intel Xe DG1 (Gen12) OpenCL performance leaks

Published: 19th May 2020, 07:51 GMT   Comments

Intel DG1

Intel made the headlines when the company announced the return to the discrete graphics market. That was in June 2018. Almost two years later there is neither a consumer discrete graphics from Intel available for purchase nor confirmation when to expect such a card.

Back in January, Intel announced DG1 SDV (based on Xe architecture, thus more commonly known as Xe DG1), which is a Software Development Vehicle. This device is not meant for consumers, in fact, everything suggests that you will never be able to buy one (at least not till someone puts one on eBay).

The purpose of the DG1 platform is software development for Intel Graphics. The DG1 is eventually expected to be used as a discrete graphics option for Intel-based laptops. A quote from Argonne provides a brief description of the device:

Argonne:

Xe DG1 GPU is part of the low power (LP) series and is not a high-end product. Chip will be used in laptops with GPU integrated on the motherboard PCIe form factor is the only for the SDV and not a product.

It was already confirmed through previous leaks that the Xe DG1 graphics will feature 96 Execution Units, which equals 768 shading units. This is fewer than the slowest Radeon RX 5000 (1408) or GeForce GTX 16 (896) series graphics card.

What we do know is that the card is also equipped with 3GB memory and likely a 96-bit interface. Clearly, this is not the high-end spec’ed graphics card and it probably shouldn’t be considered a gaming card at all. But even Intel showed some gameplay demos at the launch event, so it’s perfectly fine to look at its performance and compare with whatever competition has to offer.

This is an OpenCL benchmark result comparison from Geekbench and CompuBench results. We chose two lowest-tier graphics cards from both AMD and NVIDIA. In Radeon RX 5000 lineup the 5500 4GB is the slowest model, whereas for NVIDIA that’s TU117-based GTX 1650 2GB. Since the RX 5500 non-XT is not available, we used the XT model instead. For NVIDIA we chose the 4GB variant of the GTX 1650. This is not an apples-to-apples comparison. CompuBench provides aggregated results, for Geekbench we used the best scores.

It is simply to demonstrate where all these cards sit in the entry-level segment. Also bear in mind that we do not know the state of the DG1 drivers.

Intel Xe DG1 performance
Intel Xe DG1AMD Radeon RX 5500 XTNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
Technology10nm Gen127nm Navi 14 XTX12nm TU117-300
Cores
 
768
 
1408
 
896
Max FP32 Compute
 
2.3 TFLOPS
 
4.8 TFLOPS
 
3.0 TFLOPS
Boost Clock
 
~1500 MHz
 
1717 MHz
 
1665 MHz
Memory Clock?
 
14 Gbps
 
8 Gbps
Memory
 
3GB ? 96-bit
 
4GB G6 128-bit
 
4GB G5 128-bit
CompuBench
Ocean Surface Simulation
 
1506
 
2344
 
1956
Catmull-Clark L3
 
55
 
145
 
184
Catmull-Clark L5
 
88
 
131
 
136
Vertex Conn. & Mergin
 
3.5
 
8.1
 
8.5
Subsurface Scattering
 
809
 
4227
 
4031
Subsurface Scattering MP
 
744
 
3973
 
3926
TV-L1
 
14.4
 
25.9
 
30.8
Sourceresultresultresult
Geekbench
Total OpenCL Score
 
55375
 
138599
 
139699
Sobel
 
80036
 
272714
 
269854
Histogram Equalization
 
41495
 
134962
 
169072
SFFT
 
6435
 
22177
 
16833
Gaussian Blur
 
92369
 
226651
 
193433
Face Detection
 
15441
 
45516
 
55361
RAW
 
297851
 
1005840
 
886366
Depth of Field
 
112710
 
403824
 
374565
Particle Physics
 
86384
 
39814
 
53127
Sourceresultresultresult

Source: Geekbench, CompuBench via TechPowerUP, @TUM_APISAK




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