Intel’s Xe HP “Arctic Sound” Leaked Detiails Suggests That It Might Not Live Up To Its Hype

Back at Architecture Day 2020, Intel illustrated its guide for its Xe (Gen 12) graphics architecture. Among the few variants of the Xe will be Xe HP, which will be utilized to work cutting-edge Intel worker and server farm GPUs. Today a report has surfaced which claims it has the supposed subtleties of those impending worker GPUs that Intel is planning.

Intel’s datacenter GPUs dependent on the Xe-HP architecture are expected for discharge in the coming months, so it isn’t unexpected to see the underlying holes arise. On Wednesday, Igor’s Lab distributed pictures of Intel’s codenamed Arctic Sound register cards dependent on the Xe-HP GPU and unveiled a portion of their primer determinations.

It was first spilled in February 2020 that going ahead, Arctic Sound, just as other such elite GPUs from Intel, will include a tile-based plan. We gain today from the new igorLAB’s report that each such tile will get together to 512 graphics execution units (EUs).

Until further notice, in any event, we have the supposed subtleties on two such Arctic Sound SKUs, the first being the Arctic Sound 1T (where the ‘T’ probably shows a tile) and Arctic Sound 2T. The 1T supposedly is a single-slot card and has 384 EUs out of the 512 EUs working appropriately, while the dual-slot 2T variant has 480 EUs in each tile working appropriately. So the 2T has 960 workings EUs altogether.

In December a year ago, Raja Koduri, the GPU boss at Intel, had reported that his organization was at that point testing Xe HP to its likely clients. Thusly, it’s conceivable that the data igorLAB’s gotten today has spilled out from such a source. In his tweet, Koduri had shown the picture of a dismantled Xe HP graphics card close by its precursor, a Xe LP-based H3C XG310 quad-GPU.

The single-tile Intel Arctic Sound 1T highlights a Xe-HP GPU with 384 EUs just as 16GB of HBM2E memory offering a pinnacle bandwidth of up to 716 GB/s (which presumably implies that we are managing two piles of HBM2E that utilization a 2048-digit interface). The accelerator is a short single-slot full-stature card that is evaluated for a 150W TDP.

Intel’s Arctic Sound 2T card conveys a Xe-HP GPU with two tiles, 960 EUs (480×2 to be more exact), and 32GB of HBM2E DRAM. The accelerator utilizes a full-length full-tallness (FLFH) structure factor and is evaluated for a 300W TDP (which is conveyed utilizing one eight-pin power connector).

As indicated by reports it was really referenced up to four tiles however we are just taking a gander at a limit of two tiles here. In its report, igor’sLAB guesses that Intel may have abandoned greater plans as the current 2T Arctic Sound supposedly as of now is a 300W item. Also, for adding a few tiles, the TDP is assessed to arrive at near 500W.

Intel’s Xe-HP architecture is a far cry from the organization’s Xe-LP architecture we know from the Iris Xe purchaser-grade GPUs. The Xe-HP card upholds really gliding point designs (e.g., FP16, FP32, FP64 for universally useful, bfloat16 design for AI/ML registering), more figure explicit directions, DP4A convolution guidance for profound learning, and Intel’s XMX expansions.

The datacenter-situated Xe-HP GPUs utilize all-new execution units (EUs) with different IPC enhancements, highlight HBM2E memory support, and are made utilizing Intel’s presentation streamlined 10nm SuperFin measure innovation. So, the Xe-HP isn’t the Xe-LP or Xe-HPG on steroids, however something totally extraordinary.


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