Nothing better than starting on a Monday with some rumors, and the latest rumors speak of dedicated Intel Xe DG2 graphics, based on high-performance Xe HPG silicon for gaming. While Intel revealed a few days ago that they already had the prototypes working in their lab, now reports are emerging stating that the company’s first dedicated desktop graphics card in two decades will come directly to compete with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 in terms of performance.
For now, it is something early, but that the first steps of Intel are comparable to a GeForce RTX 3070 would be very good news for the market, although it must be remembered that this graphics card would arrive sometime next year, so this performance It may end up improving, but of course, by then Intel would already have to deal with a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, not to mention the AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series.
On the other hand, barring surprises, this GPU will employ TSMC’s 6nm manufacturing process and would choose to match AMD’s move, which is to offer 16GB of GDDR6 memory. Be that as it may, it is still too early to talk about performance, and this means that we will still have to wait sometime to see these GPUs listed in a benchmark that gives us the first clue of their performance.