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Intel announces its first Discrete GPU, the DG1

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Intel has long been the king of the CPU market (though AMD has that crown for the average consumer) but haven’t quite been able to translate their success in the computer processing space to create a winning GPU, with rivals AMD proving far more successful in this market. It does appear though that the company wants to take a bigger stab at it as they unveiled their first discrete GPU codenamed DG1 at the ongoing CES 2020 in Las Vegas (as revealed by The Verge).

The company has not revealed any spec details of their new chipset though the DG1 is based on the Xe architecture, the same graphics architecture that will power Intel’s integrated graphics on the upcoming 10nm Tiger Lake chips, with the company showing a live demo of Destiny 2 running on the processor. The company says that the integrated Xe graphics on Tiger Lake will deliver doubled graphics performance compared to its previous-generation chips, which means that the DG1 GPU will likely offer an even greater boost to Intel’s graphics performance.

 This is a big step for the company that is hoping it can leverage its success at the CPU space to further lure manufacturers (especially in the laptop space) to consider one of their GPUs over that of rivals. Considering that Intel could synchronise and leverage a lot of shared computation between both their CPU / GPU if they have full control over both means that there is an argument for them being able to provide better performance than their rivals if they can pull it off successfully

Intel is hoping to have the DG1 ready for release sometime later this year though there is no clear exactly how much it will cost. It will probably end up being a small fortune though more emphasis will probably be placed on its performance specs whenever they are ready to release them.  

Last Updated: January 7, 2020

7 Comments

  1. Kromas

    January 7, 2020 at 15:20

    You might want to check up on your stats. ASUS just dumped Intel for AMD in their upcoming laptops and similar rumors are floating for Dells main range as well. The king is dead long live the king.

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    • Mark Treloar

      January 7, 2020 at 17:07

      Not sure where you saw the info about ASUS. They just debuted a new range of laptops with 10th gen cpu’s from Intel, and Dell released a new XPS laptop the day CES opened with the same 10th gen processors

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      • Kromas

        January 7, 2020 at 17:43

        • Raptor Rants

          January 8, 2020 at 09:21

          Yeah but the article points out it’s for their low end stuff and I agree that it’s likely just to get the price down or get a better profit margin. I don’t see this being a move to replace intel in their higher end stuff.

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          • Kromas

            January 8, 2020 at 09:40

            Lower end stuff is what makes them their money. VW does not bet on making profit just selling porche. They make their profit selling polos.

    • Mark Treloar

      January 7, 2020 at 17:07

      Not sure where you saw the info about ASUS. They just debuted a new range of laptops with 10th gen cpu’s from Intel, and Dell released a new XPS laptop the day CES opened with the same 10th gen processors

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  2. G8crasha

    January 7, 2020 at 15:20

    I think they have a damn good shot at making this a success. AMD will have to start looking at integrating more powerful GPUs into their CPUs if Intel pulls this off, because there is no doubt Intel will try dominate AMD but integrating more powerful GPUs into their chips, especially in laptops.

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