These are Intel’s first Iris Xe desktop GPUs

Intel’s first desktop GPUs in 20 years aren’t designed for gaming just yet
These are Intel’s first Iris Xe desktop GPUs
These are Intel’s first Iris Xe desktop GPUs

Intel is launching its first Iris Xe desktop graphics cards at the moment. Initially codenamed “DG1,” these new desktop GPUs are primarily geared toward small- and medium-sized companies and mainstream desktop PCs. Intel is teaming up with Asus and different companions to promote these cards to system integrators who will bundle them with prebuilt programs.

Very like the Iris Xe Max graphics cards that debuted in laptops again in October, these desktop GPUs aren’t truly designed for gaming. Intel is advertising them as a method to enhance what’s supplied on mainstream desktop PCs, with higher graphics, multi-display assist, and improved {hardware} acceleration for sure codecs.

The cards will embrace three 4K show outputs for a number of screens, alongside HDR assist and AI capabilities. They may also assist decoding AV1 content and ship with 4GB of video reminiscence and 80 execution models. Intel is even providing Adaptive Sync assist, so that you’ll get a a lot smoother expertise with greater refresh fee screens with these cards.

Whereas these initial cards aren’t designed to compete with Nvidia and AMD’s newest and biggest for gaming, Intel can be engaged on its Xe-HPG structure. This promises to be targeted on high-performance gaming duties, and it may usher in an period of Intel competing with each AMD and Nvidia later this year.

The Iris Xe isn’t Intel’s first try at a desktop GPU, both. Intel killed off its Larrabee challenge 10 years in the past, and it additionally launched its Intel i740 collection all the best way again in 1998. That is the first time in 20 years we’ve seen Intel launch a desktop GPU, but you’ll want to attend a bit longer but to see if Intel can truly tackle Nvidia and AMD.

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