New information arrives regarding the Intel Xe DG1, the first dedicated graphics card from Intel for the gaming segment. The Intel DG1 uses the Xe (Gen12) graphics architecture and has been seen by the 3DMark Fire Strike benchmarking software. Although the specifications are not shown, this graphics card is expected to offer 96 Execution Units, that is, 768 Unified Cored, while silicon would be linked to 3GB or 6GB of VRAM memory, presumably GDDR6.
Although the specifications are not known in their entirety, at least if we know its performance, and that is that it was seen together with an Intel Core i9-9900K by the 3DMark Fire Strike benchmarking software reaching a score of 5960 points, which translates to being less powerful than an AMD Radeon RX 560 released just over 3 years ago (+/- 8300 points), or an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti released about 3.5 years ago (+/- 8400 points), so We are directly talking about a low-end GPU, since even a GeForce GTX 750 Ti released almost 6 and a half years ago gives +/- 5,400 points.
With these data in hand, the launch of the Intel Xe DG1 will be much more disappointing than expected, but it must be remembered that it is Intel’s first contact with the dedicated graphics market and that for now, it is focusing a lot of your efforts on the software side. To see a decent product we would have to wait for 2021 and the Intel Xe DG2, where the core count is expected to multiply up to 4x times, which would mean having, at least, a graphics card 4x times more powerful than the current one.