Intel graphics Xe will receive up to 4 GPUs with a considerable a TDP of 500 watts
In the Internet we found another leak, revealing information about the upcoming Intel Xe codenamed Arctic Sound. The leak is supposedly based on the internal documents of the presentation of the Intel Data Center Group. Given that the presentation dates back to the beginning of 2019, some information might lose its relevance.
Arctic Sound is likely to be the most powerful graphics card the Intel architecture HP Xe, unlike the mobile Intel graphics Xe DG1 using the architecture Xe LP. According to the presentation, high-performance Intel graphics Arctic Sound will have from one to four crystals graphics processors. While the top-end version with four crystals will get a lot of TDP from 400 W to 500 W and will require a supply voltage of 48 V. Models with two crystals will be sufficient supply voltage 12 V and a TDP of 300 watts. Finally, the device with a single chip will have more than the usual TDP of 75 watts to 150 watts. It is expected that this will be the client device. At the same time a version with a large number of crystals can be focused on data centers, according to itc.ua.
The presentation does not disclose information about how would be bound individual crystals within a single card. However, rumors claim that Intel will use its technology package EMIB high-throughput and memory HBM2E.
The documents also did not specify the number of execution units for each crystal. However, it is expected that each of them will receive 128 blocks. Last year graphics drivers Intel given to understand that the device DG2 will be available in configurations that include 128, 256 and 512 execution units. Although other rumours say that the DG2 architecture different from the architecture of Arctic Sound.
The data from the presentation confirmed previous rumors that the video card will be equipped with the Arctic Sound memory HBM2E. Samsung is currently preparing to launch mass production of such memory. In addition, the device Arctic Sound also receives support high speed PCIe 4.0, although currently consumer Intel platforms do not offer such support.
The date of the official presentation of Intel products Arctic Sound still remain unknown.