The test results of the future Intel DG2-256 graphics card are disappointing, but there are nuances

The test results of the future Intel DG2-256 graphics card are disappointing, but there are nuances

The other day we learned that the Intel DG2-448 video card (448 computing units) should provide performance level of the GeForce RTX 3070 and Radeon RX 6700 XT, and at the same time there will be an even more productive version of the DG2-512.

However, most gamers are buying more affordable 3D cards anyway. So what can Intel do here? The DG2-256 adapter, judging by the first tests, will provide the performance level of the GTX 1050. And against the background of comparing the DG2-448 with the RTX 3070, this seems very strange.

But here it is worth keeping in mind that the new data was obtained from the Geekbench benchmark, which is not very suitable for testing GPU performance. However, the huge gap between the two Intel GPUs with less than a twofold difference in the number of execution units still looks very, very strange.

However, a similar benchmark result for the GPU DG2-96, which is likely a next-generation integrated GPU, brings a bit of clarity. The card performs at the level of the very old GeForce GTX 460, which in reality will not happen, since even the current GPU Xe with the same 96 computing units is many times more productive.

Thus, the test results in this case should not scare us. Instead, they reveal that the DG2-256 has 8GB of GDDR6 memory with a 128-bit bus, while the DG2-96 has 4GB of memory with a 64-bit bus.

The test results of the future Intel DG2-256 graphics card are disappointing, but there are nuances

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