Intel Xe IGP to Double Performance Opposed to Gen 11 - Desktop parts likely to get Raytracing support

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. SamuelL421

    SamuelL421 Member Guru

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    Maybe Xe could end up as integrated graphics only (at least for consumers)?

    Workstation cards makes sense since I'm sure Intel will want a piece of the compute GPU market. Consumer desktop cards, I'm not so sure.
     
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    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    I'm assuming Intel is going to scale Xe like AMD is scaling Vega, from igpu to full gpu.
     
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    Undying Ancient Guru

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    Thats interesting. Im wondering how far will it scale.
     

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    I think it is safe to assume Intel will scale Xe up however might not be like we are assuming. When we have chips made on 5nm which is not far off, I could see having an iGPU that can actually play AAA games at GTX 1070 or better FPS. Fully expect to see a chiplet / foveros design from both AMD and Intel 2022-2023 that negates more of the dedicated GPU market.

    When we have proper 5nm chips we easily can have enough GPU and CPU for a single user all in one package. Intel ist terribly far off today from being able to play AAA titles on an iGPU on 14nm which 5nm is going to be 3-4x more dense.
     
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    illrigger Member Guru

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    "desktop and mobility platforms as early as 2020", eh? Let's look into the crystal ball and translate that into something that isn't marketing hyperbole.

    "10nm mobile parts will release late Q4 2020, with desktop SKUs announced late 2020 and entering general availability late Q1 2021. A good portion of the die space saved by the shrink will go to an improved iGPU that almost nobody will use, and the CPU cluster will remain mostly unchanged except for the addition of more L3 cache on all chips and 2 more cores on a new SKU that is expected to be priced at $650. Boost clock speeds will improve to 5.2 GHz, just enough to keep us at the top of the gaming CPU list, but not enough to dissuade people from buying AMD."

    That's a gigantic leap of logic. Current Intel iGPUs aren't even competitive with a GT1030, "doubling" that with Gen11 will bring it nearly in line with one, as it can just hit the 60FPS mark on eSports titles like the article lists. The next gen, being really optimistic, is only going to be as fast as a 1050. They can't really get any faster than that because they use shared system memory - one of the big things that makes a 1070 as fast as it is is because it has a dedicated 256-bit link to GDDR5, which is faster and lower latency than desktop DDR5 will be. An iGPU just can't get the amount of memory bandwidth needed to hit those performance levels on a shared desktop platform.
     
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  7. EspHack

    EspHack Ancient Guru

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    would be so cool if intel did to nvidia's 2080ti what AMD did to their HEDT products
     
  8. -Tj-

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    Yeah looks like full line, enthusiast also.

    Look here:
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  9. schmidtbag

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    For integrated graphics, those are some decent results, especially if the wattage is proportionate to performance (or better).
    I'm sure I can wait until Intel gets their enthusiast-grade parts out.
     
  10. Dimitrios1983

    Dimitrios1983 Master Guru

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    I have followed INTEL and AMD since I was a little kid maybe back since 1990. INTEL even though I don't like their business shady tactics I believe they finally have a chance only because they hired a lot of great AMD workers. The question is can INTEL keep up with drivers?
     
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    That's always been a major issue for Intel.... Drivers... They've never put the work in to develop a full featured driver, nor to actually support gaming to any extent. I think this is where Intel is going to struggle. Whether or not the products live up to the hype at launch time, will be interesting to see.
     
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    If they can put up serious competition in GPUs against Nvidia, like AMD is currently doing to them in CPUs, then this can only be good for pricing and innovation.
     
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    So... maybe I'm the only sceptic in here but...
    How do they miraculously double their performance in just one generation? While never having done something like that (dedicated cards) before? Or do I just see an issue here where there is none?
    Also, suddenly they're doing HW raytracing, whatever that's supposed to be / include? In their first generation, already knowing how to design dedicated hardware for this? And die space at hand for that too?

    Please help me understand fellow gurus.
     
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    Its simple... they hired a lot of AMD guys... they know how to do stuff.
     
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    But does that mean they redesigned their own stuff? Had it replaced by AMD knowledge? I just have a hard time imagining all it takes to make what Intel has into a platform competing with AMD and Nvidia is... hiring 5 guys from AMD, and 18-24 months later you have everything at hand. Or is it?
     

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    So now there is buzz of Nvidia releasing "Ampere" gpu in 2020. Where does this leave Intel as far as releasing their new gpu platform? Will it be a dud compared to Nvidia's newest Rtx offering? Not to mention Amd's newest offering in 2020. Intel jumpng in to the gpu game in the middle of Nvidia and Amd battle for gpu sales with one upmanship seems foolhardy. I see Intel's Gpu release in 2020 as a "Tada" moment with crickets chirping in the background. How can you be competitive when you don't even know what you have to bring to the table to grab a piece of the gpu market a year from now? [​IMG]
     
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  18. Denial

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    The GPU market works like that now. Ampere's design started 3 years ago or more - you're always guessing at what competitors are doing.

    You hire a bunch of people that ran those types of projects before then staff a team underneath them. Remember Raja didn't do the initial design on GCN - he only continued that project. He was the CTO at AMD right after they bought Radeon and he was in a high level position at Apple. He kind of has a starting point as Intel has GPUs now so all he has to do is the same thing he's already been doing at AMD/Apple - just build off existing designs and improve them.

    I don't think it's going to be that hard for them to transition that experience and their current offerings into a competitive product.
     
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  19. fantaskarsef

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    I see what you mean, but doesn't that mostly rely on already usable "base tech" that you can use? If so, why weren't they "competitive" or already in this market segment? Why was there no RT hardware?
    I mean, that stuff is probably unkown from the competition and general public to keep your company's IP and trade secrets safe but... I don't know... it sounds too easy to just take an inferior iGPU tech and make it into a competitive dGPU product with just hiring the right manager or engineer. It still needs a lot of engineering itself, which isn't done on a friday's afternoon, but maybe I don't have the right understanding of the matter.
     
  20. Dimitrios1983

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    What worries me is INTEL bribing or "funding" gaming developers so INTEL can move up the ladder in performance. If INTEL was smart they can just buy some gaming companies out or just give them money on "training" them on how to fully take advantage of their features.
     

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