I do know we go on about Nvidia this and AMD that loads in the case of GPUs, and rightly so, however at the moment marks the day that Intel has one thing to whet gamer’s appetites. It is not a gaming GPU, I am going to admit, however rattling if it is not a mighty good trying chip nonetheless: the Intel Xe HPC GPU, codename ‘Ponte Vecchio’, recent off the conveyor belt and prepared for energy on.
Xe HPC prepared for energy on! 7 superior silicon applied sciences in a single packageSilicon engineers dreamThing of magnificence @intel pic.twitter.com/RF8Prsy05fJanuary 26, 2021
It is fairly the package deal, as you may see. There are two discrete ‘Base’ chiplets, or what Intel would favor to name ’tiles’, making up the GPU’s core. These seemingly comprise 512 EUs a chunk, for 1024 EUs in whole, however we’re but to listen to the ultimate loadout from Intel straight.
Surrounding every of these are 5 tiles of various sizes. At the very least 4 are certain to be HBM reminiscence, these on the left-hand aspect of the GPU appear to be they match the invoice to me, whereas these remaining are a mixture of ‘Compute’, ‘Rambo Cache’, and ‘I/O’.
As a datacentre half, and destined for the Aurora Supercomputer, general bandwidth is bound to be colossal.
A few of these tiles will probably be manufactured on Intel 10nm SuperFin, Enhanced SuperFin, ‘Subsequent Gen’ (presumably 7nm), and exterior foundry nodes.
All of which is tied collectively utilizing Intel’s Embedded Multi-die Interconnect Bridge expertise, or EMIB for brief, and Intel’s chip-stacking Foveros expertise.
So there’s certain to be greater than meets the attention right here.
Greater than the rest, nevertheless, it is an absolute stunner. Even when it isn’t destined for our gaming PCs—that is coming with Xe-HPG sooner or later—it is good to see a model new GPU with a bit of thriller in 2021.
Good job, Intel.