Intel ships Graphics Card for Desktop with

Intel ships Graphics Card for Desktop with “Iris Xe” – GLM

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Globe Live Media, Wednesday, January 27, 2021

A desktop graphics card equipped with Intel’s discrete GPU revival “Iris Xe Graphics” codenamed “DG1” has begun shipping. It is an OEM-supplied product such as Asus, and unfortunately it is not sold to the general public.

The specifications of Iris Xe Graphics are almost the same as Iris Xe MAX sold by Acer, Asus, Dell and others. However, for some reason, the specifications of the desktop version are slightly down, such as the number of execution units (EU) being reduced from 96 to 80 and the number of texture units being reduced from 48 to 40 compared to those for notebook PCs. It is not yet known if this is covered by the clock frequency or if it remains the same.

On the other hand, the advantage of the desktop version is that there are multiple output terminals. According to the hardware information site AnandTech, ASUS cards are equipped with HDMI, DisplayPort and DVI-D (dual link), and up to 3 displays can be connected.

It is rumored that this graphics card may be sold in combination with products with low-end CPUs such as Celeron and Pentium, even on low-performance PCs, such as video encoding, HDR display, and deep learning functions. It seems correct to think of it as a product that provides added value such as support.

In addition, Intel also announced that it will prepare a line for gaming called Xe-HPG in 2020. I don’t know how much performance it will be, but if you’re looking for a high-cost gaming environment, it’s a good idea to wait for a follow-up.

Rachel Maga
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life's biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.