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Intel Xe-HP Neo GPU with 512 Compute Units spotted in Geekbench



It’s no secret that Intel, which recently returned to the discrete graphics market, plans to release two series of video cards based on the Xe Graphics architecture in 2021 – the professional Xe-HP (aka Arctic Sound) and the gaming Xe-HPG (DG2). Recently, enthusiasts have discovered a fresh entry in the Geekbench network database, dedicated to the upcoming Xe-HP accelerator.

A little remark before getting to the point. There is one fundamental difference between Xe-HP and Xe-HPG. The first series is aimed at data centers, it will be represented by at least three adapters: with one die (Intel uses the term “tile”), two and four. Each crystal contains 512 Compute Units (EU). Apparently, the Xe-HP 3D adapters will use HBM2 memory. At the same time, the Xe-HPG family is gaming and, presumably, is content with the slower GDDR6 memory.

And although both series will have versions with 512 computing units, this result clearly belongs to the GPU Xe-HP (Gen12HP). The Neo designation has already been met before – at the August presentation of Architecture Day 2020. True, then the decision was held under the name XeHP HD, and not Gen12HP.

Anyway, the main thing in this test is the operating frequency of the GPU. If earlier the value of 1.3 GHz appeared, then in the fresh test – 1.15 GHz. The leak also exposes the amount of memory.

Intel Xe-HP 512EU (4096 shader units) vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (5888 CUDA cores)

Intel Xe-HP with 512 EU does not yet look like a competitor even to the current junior NVIDIA card of the Ampere family – RTX 3070. Naturally, it should be borne in mind that this is an engineering sample of a professional accelerator without appropriate game optimizations. It is likely that the game card will perform better in the long run.

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