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Intel Arctic Sound GPU codename will be named Intel Xᵉ

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Look at this, they state that they want to go "data center /AI" and "enthusiast". I'm curious to learn what they understand that enthusiast means.
    I'm kinda wondering, their 10nm is coming short, but they want to manufacture GPUs like this apparently in a large scale (catering to all levels of needs), so I guess they really think they'll have 10nm easily available for their GPUs.

    edit: I think Xe is a silly name.
     
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    I hope it will deliver, got tired of NV and AMD lagging behind.
     
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    More competition is always good for the market as a whole. I really hope they do deliver.
     

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    sammarbella Ancient Guru

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    Me too!

    But the internal name maybe gave us some clues about that.

    Artic Sound (Cool and silent?) as internal codename doesn't look very promising for a gaming GPU, at least for a high performance one.

    If Intel GPU goal is to compete in the mid range with a low power/low noise GPU then it makes sense.
     
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    Corporations call enthusiast those who spend big. So it will likely be aimed at some people who can use strong GPU compute and make some dosh in process.
     
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    I don’t see them being competitive at all against AMD or Nvidia... Even if some of the people moved from AMD to Intel... That’s just my 2 cents
     
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    "indicates the GPU to be a 10m fabrication"

    Intel has been kicking out 10nm fabrications for years now, and everyone's bought them. Why go backwards? Plus they'd have to completely rebuild Fab 42.

    Looks like more AMD fanboy BS.
     
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    I love the quote on the slide

    "from Tera flops to Peta flops"

    Sounds promising. Bigger is better, right?
     

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    I also don´t see Intel being competitive, at least in the beginning. The most promising aspect of Intel entering the discrete GPU market is the support for the adaptive-sync standard. With AMD and Intel behind it, maybe then Nvidia will drop G-sync and also support the open standard instead of their proprietary stuff...
     
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    sverek Ancient Guru

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    For Datacenters and GPU geeks crowd, not gaming consumers.

    Intel doesn't seem to be eager to be competitive in gaming performance (FPS count).
    Raya himself probably happy to be in Intel and concentrate on GPUs that can perform well for work loads and not fighting Novidia with FPS count in gaming.
     
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    I would say that the GPU staff that moved to Intel had done all they could for AMD and sought to move to easier pastures--which certainly are easier because in the GPU arena Intel is massively behind AMD technically and has been for years. Mostly, I think the staff at AMD who moved were at the pinnacle of the bleeding edge of what they could and the job at Intel should be, I think, far less demanding. Raja has been demoted as the star player in the AMD GPU staff--who got the credit but also the blame when things went south--but at Intel he can keep a much lower profile--work less, spend more time with his family, as he has stated many times--and not have the "star" burden I think he had at AMD--and which made him uncomfortable. It's great to be the star when everything works properly, but not so great when it doesn't. My two cents, anyway...looked that way to me...I think Raja had given pretty much all he has to give to AMD, and knew that more would be expected...and he bowed out. I rather doubt it was a surprise to anyone at AMD.
     
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    logic tells me the above is so true. But more competition the better

    The name is okay ' Arctic sound ' It justifies how far they got so far. They have sound but are waiting on the visual aspect :D
     
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    You might mixing up alltoghter Intel's 14, 10 and 7?
     
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    Wonder about ray tracing. Back in late 2000's they were pioneering ray tracing. Hope will have hardware ray tracing acceleration with very good performance.
     
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    Xe...that's a pronoun that SJWs made up, that is suppose to be gender neutral. I guess it's very progressive of Intel, not to put pressure on their new "child" and let Xe decide what Xe wants to be.
     
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    Well, I wouldn't mind some CPU/GPU trans-fluidity. :p
     
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    If their New GT2 Tech is 64 shaders, then the GT4 could be 128 shaders at least, with some eDRAM L4 maybe too.
    Thats just for the Integrated bunch.
    I expect Intel to scale that right up to PCIe add-in cards, with around 4000 shaders, maybe double that even for Pro cards.
    Not sure whether they'd use HBM or XPoint or GDDR/X frankly.
     

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