Intel Xe Graphics to feature up to 4 tiles (512 EUs)?

Published: 10th Feb 2020, 16:33 GMT   Comments

Today DigitalTrends leaked a slide from Intel’s early 2019 presentation about Xe Graphics deployment in data centers.

Intel Xe up to 512 EUs and 500W TDP

The leaked slide is proof that Intel is developing a tile-based architecture for its discrete graphics. A product known as ‘Arctic Sound’ has been speculated for a long time it seems that this ‘graphics accelerator’ is designed for pure computing power and it should end up in data centers.

At CES, Intel revealed its DG1 SDV (software development vehicle) the first discrete graphics card based on the Xe graphics. The DG1 is expected to be up to 96 EUs (execution units), however, it speculated that each tile may feature up to 128 EUs (meaning DG1 tile is not a full-fat tile-design). The tile-based design will be used for SDVs and RVPs (reference validation platforms), where the latter is expected to be closer to retail products.

The most interesting part of the leak is how Intel has divided the design by TDP (thermal design power). There is no 3-tile design planned, but 2-tile graphics are more than likely to also appear in pure gaming form. These are expected to fit under 300W, so exactly where AMD’s and NVIDIA’s enthusiasts’ graphics currently sit.

The tile design is a new approach to GPU manufacturing, Digital Trends explain:

The documentation shows Intel’s Xe GPUs will use “tile” modules. Intel doesn’t call these “chiplets” in the documentation, but the company revealed in November that its Xe cards would use a multi-die system, packaged together by Foveros 3D stacking.

The requirement of 48V input voltage pretty much means that the 4-tile design (400-500W) won’t appear in the consumer market, as this voltage is only provided by server power supplies. That said, Arctic Sound might be exclusive to the server market.

Intel Xe Graphics (Tile-Design) Speculation
VideoCardz.comIntel 1-tile
“DG1”
Intel 1-tileIntel 2-tileIntel 4-tile
“Arctic Sound”
EUs1124
EUs per tile96128128128
Full EU Count
 
96
 
128
 
256
 
512
Core Count
 
up to 768
 
up to 1024
 
up to 2048
 
up to 4096
TDP
 
75W
 
150W
 
300W
 
400-500W
SegmentEntry-levelMid-rangeHigh-endData Center

Source: DigitalTrends




Comment Policy
  • Comments must be written in English.
  • 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.
  • Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive will be deleted. Note this may include abusive, threatening, pornographic, offensive, misleading or libelous language.
  • A failure to comply with these rules will result in a warning and, in extreme cases, a ban.
  • Please note that comments that attack or harass an individual directly will be deleted and such comments will result in a ban.
  • VideoCardz Moderating Team reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to the site without notice.
  • If you have any questions about the commenting policy, please let us know through the Contact Page.
Hide Comment Policy
Comments

This website relies on third-party cookies for advertisement, comments and social media integration. Check our Privacy and Cookie Policy for details.