Intel’s Higher-end Xe-HPG Graphics Cards To Lock Horns With NVidia RTX 3070?

Intel has always been very guarded about revealing its secrets, much less providing information on its upcoming DG2/Xe-HPG graphics cards.

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While there has been some information leaking out, like its specifications, its expected performance, and the target market, there is no information about its actual benchmarks.

However, things are getting into shape with a prominent leaker, @APISAK (Twitter), sharing the supposedly first benchmark of the entry-level but high-end DG2.

Xe-HPG Graphics Faster than the NVIDIA RTX 3070

The comparison shows that Intel’s Xe-High Performance Gaming graphics cards will have a massive presence across the gaming market scenario. While its prime competitor seems to be the lower-end NVidia GeForce GTX 1650 at $150, it seems capable of taking on the high-end graphics cards available in the $400 to $500 range from NVidia and AMD.

If you look at the speed statistics, the second-fastest DG2 card packs 448EUs at 1.8 GHz while breathing down the neck of the NVidia GeForce RTX 3070. Thus, it nearly equals the 512EUs offered by NVidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and AMD Radeon RX 6800.

While the higher-end parts look impressive, one can expect the budget offerings to steal the market share. Today, you have more than half of all gaming laptops featuring the GeForce GTX 1650.

Intel seems right on course to offer a faster alternative at approximately similar pricing. As a result, it can eat into NVidia’s share comfortably. Besides, adoption should not be an issue as Intel has an established notebook and OEM ecosystem. Thus, it intensifies the competition amongst the budget graphics card offerings in the market. It can revitalize the market in this largely neglected section. With most of the vendors dealing in this category, Intel’s offering can spark a spirited response in one way or the other.   

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