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Believe it when we see it, they said that about 10nm desktop parts like 2 years ago now. Still not seeing them. Node absolutely matters to a roadmap and improvement. Might not matter to you as a gamer but it should as a pc enthusiast as it means improvement
Big leak from Moores Law is dead
This is the engineering card for the top of the line 512EU model.
Details from MLID:
* Architecture is an iteration from the Gen 12 Xe iGPU found in Tiger Lake
* Card has 512 EU at 2.2ghz
* 16gb of GDDR6 on a 256bit bus
* 275w TDP (8 pin + 6 pin)
* Intel is testing the card on both TSMC's 6nm and it's 7nm process (it has yet to decide which one to use for mass production)
* MLID's source says the card is hitting performance numbers between the RTX3070 and RTX3080 in 3D Mark Timespy.
* Intel is spending much time on Drivers, the Drivers at present still have issues that need to be fixed
* "XeSS" is the name for Intel's competitor to DLSS, yes this card supports it
* Launch window is currently Q4 2021
* No pricing has being decided, but Intel wants to be aggressive to gain quick market share
* The architecture is very good at prosumer workloads, can encode 4k HEVC to 4k AV1 at ~200fps
* The successor to this card is already being worked on, its codename is "Elasti" and has a launch window somewhere in 2023
Would be nice to see something in that "£500-£600" perf range but with 20% off.
Intel have a mountain of cash, would they take a hit on profit of that division for widespread adoption and a larger data pool for working through driver issues...
Someone, anyone, do something to help prices get back to something palatable!!