Intel could take on Nvidia with a 500W graphics card

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Intel could take on Nvidia with a 500W graphics card

Intel could be working on a high-performance graphics card to rival the likes of Nvidia’s top-end GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

This is according to a report from Digital Trends, which claimed to have documents from an internal presentation detailing Intel’s plans for its Xe graphics architecture in early 2019.

The documents noted a GPU with a thermal design power (TDP) of 500W, more than any other current graphics card pulls. The high TDP could be an indication that the card boasts impressive hardware specifications.
 
Will be interesting to see how they do this time ‘round, given the disaster that was Larrabee.
 
TDP of 500W :eek: In one Pc I have a GTX 970 TDP 145W(old but still works fine) and in PC 2 a GT 1030 TDP 35W. The 1030 play most if not all e-sport game well, why target the top end when mid range cards sell better. The battle is for AMD and Intel to beat the GeForce RTX 2060 not a super high end card that needs 1000W PSU.
 
TDP of 500W :eek: In one Pc I have a GTX 970 TDP 145W(old but still works fine) and in PC 2 a GT 1030 TDP 35W. The 1030 play most if not all e-sport game well, why target the top end when mid range cards sell better. The battle is for AMD and Intel to beat the GeForce RTX 2060 not a super high end card that needs 1000W PSU.

They are probably hoping to pivot the chip into the supercomputer market like the Nvidia V100.
 
I think I saw mention that the card needs 48V, so basically only for specialized datacenter use:

The four-tile configuration has a 400W or 500W TDP and 48V input. That shows that Intel is serious about delivering high performance, while making unlikely that it's intended for individual consumers.

 
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