A new entry in the Geekbench database featuring Intel’s Xe discrete GPU has been discovered by APISAK.
Intel Xe with 128 Execution Units, is this DG2?
The engineering sample that was used in a leaked test was clearly not operating at its full potential. The Gen12 Desktop Graphics Controller with 3GB of memory and a maximum frequency of 1.4 GHz only scored 9311 points which is far worse than Xe MAX discrete GPU for laptops. The MAX GPU features 96 Execution units, while the leaked GPU appears to be based on 128 units.
The new GPU that is being evaluated by Intel might be based either on Xe-LP or Xe-HPG architecture. It could in fact be the DG2 GPU that is due to release next year. The DG1 GPU that powers the Iris Xe MAX graphics card is limited to 96 EUs (768 shading units). The specifications of the DG2 are not yet known, but according to earlier rumors, the processors might offer up to 384 EUs (3072 shading units).
Back in September, we shared the diagram of the DG2 GPU that has since then been confirmed by Intel to taped out. It is unclear if DG2 features Xe-LP or HPG architectures, but it will certainly offer more cores than DG1 GPUs. The GPU is expected to be offered alongside Alder Lake-P notebooks that are set to launch in late 2021.