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Intel's first video card stars at CES 2020

The DG1 model officially unveiled on the main stage is already in the hands of developers - in configuration for computers And also in a desktop configuration

We must admit that this is not how we described our first official encounter with a video card that develops , As part of the strategic and significant decision to expand the technology offering into the field of graphic processing - but the DG1 is already here, and it manages to intrigue us even without unprecedented rows in its processing capabilities.

The natural assessment, based on the traditional modes of action from the competition, was that Get started in the graphics processing market with a high-performance, high-cost flag model - but the DG1 is actually a mid-market product or even less, with early evidence of 96 Xe architecture-based processing clusters in it and an official statement from its people. Itself for doubling its performance over the Gen.11 cores that we now recognize as part of the processors Of the company (under similar power consumption).

The same hardware - both in compact laptops and in a ready-to-use motherboard for desktop mounting. However, it is not surprising to find that in practice the stationary version consumes significantly greater power and can achieve significantly higher operating frequencies and performance, similar to the familiar and obvious differences between desktop video cards of To your alternative Max-Q versions for laptops

The DG1 model was introduced at Intel's press conference Operating in a thin, lightweight mobile (running the Destiny 2 game at a display rate that is not necessarily worthy of any gaming enthusiast), but after the event itself we discovered that it also has a stationary desktop configuration that looks just like modern AMD video cards, And their partners - a body Compact with single fan over it in a relatively simple silver casing, metal heat dissipation plate at the back, three ports Full size with port Another is a bluish light coming from LEDs that are mounted on the printed circuit board and interface Full physical size.

Intel is preparing three different architecture configurations for Xe, Of course, when the Ponte Vecchio units presented a few months ago form the upper end (Xe-HPC) - while DG1 is likely to make the bottom end debut, under the code name -LP

The card in question does not include external connections to the power supply - which indicates a maximum power consumption of no more than 75 watts coming from the entire product interface to the motherboard (we do not yet know whether Adopted the standard 4.0 latest, or meet the standard 3.0 and veteran in the first phase).

Development kits with DG1 and Coffee Lake processors have been sent to select application developers around the world - to advance software compatibility with the new hardware ahead of time, which is expected to be one of the biggest challenges for As part of this new commercial venture

It is impossible to know whether the DG1 is indeed a product that will eventually reach the stores (direct competition for the GeForce GTX 1650? It could contribute greatly to the price reduction requested) or whether the section of the platform Internal and temporary only - but definitely encouraging to discover how close we are to the day when home consumers will have the opportunity to debate more than two manufacturers in this prestigious and important material field, for the first time since the early days of the 21st century.

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