Intel GPUs aren’t exactly known for their stellar performance when running something demanding, like creative programs or video games. They’re typically used for general purposes, but that may change this year.
Is Intel’s DG2 GPU Coming Soon?
Intel game development relations specialist Pete Brubaker tweeted out a link to a job posting for the company’s open position of Senior Game Developer Relations Engineer.
The advertisement seems to hint that Intel’s upcoming Xe HPG DG2 graphics card will be released sooner than we all thought. “Come work with us at Intel! DG2 is right around the corner,” he says.
The DG2 family of graphics cards are expected to compete with the best graphics cards from AMD and NVIDIA. We know that the range is coming sometime in 2021, but the global chip shortage has some gamers convinced that Intel won’t release them until the closing months.
Barely any information has been released about Intel’s discrete graphics card—all we have is a tweet from the company claiming that its high performance gaming (HPG) supports hardware-accelerated ray tracing.
Will Intel Finally Be Able to Compete With AMD and NVIDIA?
Companies obviously won’t agree with this, but we love seeing more competition in the gaming market. After all, it potentially means more cool hardware for us!
It’d be great to see Intel take on the big dogs, AMD and NVIDIA, in the contest for producing the best graphics cards available.
You might remember that this isn’t the first time Intel tried to pull something like this. In May 2010, Intel terminated the Larrabee research project, passing its tech onto the Xeon Phi GPUs.