The Youtuber “Moore’s Law is Dead” has published another video about Intel’s Xe-HPG graphics solution for gamers. In it, he speculates about an aggressive pricing policy of the graphics card newcomer to be able to attack Nvidia and AMD at least in the mid-range. The performance of the Geforce RTX 3070 Ti is still the target.
Youtuber “Moore’s Law is Dead” already had a lot to say about Intel’s Xe-HPG graphics solution (High Performance Gaming) in the past. Now he has dedicated another video to the gaming graphics cards, which contains many known details, but also some new conjectural ones. “Moore’s Law is Dead” still assumes that there will be five expansion stages with 96, 128, 256, 384 and 512 execution units (EUs). Also, a performance on the level of the Geforce RTX 3070 Ti is still targeted for the flagship, the DG2. Intel is said to have reduced the power consumption in the meantime.
The target is only a TDP of up to 235 watts, after 275 watts had made the rounds recently. That would be a bit more than a Geforce RTX 3070, whose consumption Nvidia specifies with 220 watts, but a good bit below the Geforce RTX 3070 Ti. As we know, the power consumption of the latter increases to 290 watts.
In his latest video, the leaker also does not expect Intel to launch its DG2 series in a timely manner. Once again, the first quarter of 2022 is mentioned as the release date. It is at most possible that Intel will release the graphics cards shortly before the end of the year – but then only as a paper launch or with very limited availability.
Intel DG2 at a bargain price?
Intel is planning an “aggressive” pricing policy to tackle AMD and Nvidia in the upper midrange. However, the price points that “Moore’s Law is Dead” names are more conjecture than leak. The Youtuber estimates that Intel will sell the flagship for between $349 and $499. It will be exciting to see whether the market has already relaxed by the launch of the DG2 series.
Since the DG2 is said to come off the production line in TSMC’s 6 nm process, Intel might have a hard time beating the competition if the demand remains the same. Market prices at the level of the RRP would then remain wishful thinking. The best way to score points in times of chip shortage would be with own, sufficiently high capacities.