Launched a company Intel Iris Xe discrete desktop graphics cards, originally codenamed DG1.
The new desktop GPUs are primarily targeted at small and medium-sized businesses and desktop computers.
And theCollaborate Intel is with Asus and other partners to sell these cards to system integrators who bundle them with previously built systems.
The DG1 discrete GPU is based on Tiger Lake integrated GPU with almost the same specifications.
The cards are very similar to Iris Xe Max graphics cards that first appeared in laptops in October of last year, but the discrete GPU is DG1. This is not designed for games.
Intel is marketing it as a way to improve delivery across desktop devices, with better graphics, multi-screen support, and improved hardware acceleration for some codecs.
The cards include three outputs for 4K display for multiple screens, along with support for HDR and artificial intelligence capabilities.
The cards also support AV1 content decoding, and come with 4 GB of LPDDR4x integrated video memory and 80 implementation units.
Intel also offers Adaptive Sync support, so you get a smoother experience with higher refresh rate monitors using these cards.
It is noteworthy that these cards are not designed to compete with the newer and better gaming Nvidia and AMD cards, but Intel announced in 2020 that it is developing a discrete GPU focused on games called Xe-HPG.
Xe-HPG is expected to support hardware-accelerated ray tracing and GDDR6 memory when it launches sometime this year.
This promises to focus on high-performance gaming tasks, and could usher in an era of Intel competing with both AMD and Nvidia later this year.
Iris Xe is not Intel’s first attempt to launch a desktop GPU either, as the company discontinued its Larrabee project 10 years ago. It also launched the Intel i740 series in 1998.
It is reported that this is the first time in 20 years that we have seen Intel release a desktop GPU, but you have to wait a little longer to see if Intel can take on Nvidia and AMD.