Asus and Colorful produce first Intel Iris Xe graphics cards with DG1 GPU

At the end of October, Intel announced that it had started shipping its first consumer discrete GPU, the DG1. Until now it was not clear what the exact specifications were. Intel officially released this graphics card today with the help of Asus and Colorful.


Colorful’s Iris Xe desktop card

First and foremost, this is not about the blue camp’s first gaming card (DG2). According to rumors, this GPU is expected at the end of this year at the earliest. The Iris Xe video cards with a DG1 GPU are aimed at mainstream users and small to medium-sized companies. For now, these cards will only be available in ready-to-use OEM systems.

The DG1 chip is produced on Intel’s 10nm SuperFin process. It has 80 execution units, 16 less than initially expected. The clock speeds are not mentioned, they may largely correspond to the 1.65 GHz of the recently announced Iris Xe Max GPU for laptops. In addition, it would also be equipped with 4 GB lpddr4x memory, with a memory bus of 128-bit.


The DG1 version from Asus has a passive cooler.

Furthermore, the chip has all kinds of functions, including hardware av1 decoding, adaptive sync and hdr. According to Intel, the cards are equipped with up to three video ports. The Asus model has HDMI, DisplayPort and DVI-D.

GPU Car Iris MAX Car Iris (DG1)
Process 10 nm SuperFin 10 nm SuperFin
Number of EUs 96 80
Clock speed 1,650 MHz
Memory 4 GB 4 GB
Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory bus 128 bit 128 bit
Bandwidth 68 GB/s 68 GB/s
Protocol PCIe 4.0 x4 PCIe 4.0 x4
Supported Resolutions 4.096 x 2.304 @ 60 Hz (HDMI / DP) 4.096 x 2.304 @ 60 Hz (HDMI / DP)
7.680 x 4.320 @ 60 Hz (DP) 7.680 x 4.320 @ 60 Hz (DP)
Max aantal displays 4 4
TDP 25 W 30 W

Sources: Intel, Hardwareluxx


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