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Intel's Raja Koduri shows off the Xe-HPG DG2 512 EU GPU, hints at possible support for AMD FSR aside from Xe-HPG's own deep learning tech

Intel Xe-HPG DG2 512 EU GPU. (Image Source: Raja Koduri on Twitter)
Intel Xe-HPG DG2 512 EU GPU. (Image Source: Raja Koduri on Twitter)
Intel's graphics chief Raja Koduri showed off the Xe-HPG DG2 512 EU GPU on Twitter indicating that now it's software engineering's turn to optimize performance in benchmarks and games. Raja also clarified to a query that Intel is indeed looking into considering AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) technique in the interest of ISVs.
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We have previously reported about Intel Xe-HPG DG2 including the possible executing unit (EU) counts, likely TDP, PCIe links, etc. Now, Intel's graphics chief Raja Koduri showed off the first fully ready Xe-HPG DG2 silicon. 

Taking to Twitter, Raja called the Xe-HPG DG2 "real candy". Going by the markings on the die, this particular GPU appears to be a 512 EU part. In the words of Intel graphics VP Roger Chandler, Xe-HPG DG2 has progressed "from jittery journeys to buttery smooth". Raja said that it's now time for Intel graphics software engineering led by Lisa Pearce to do "lots of game and driver optimization work". 

AMD introduced its FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) upscaling technique during its Computex 2021 keynote yesterday as an open architecture that can run on almost all modern GPUs including ones from NVIDIA. FSR supports DirectX 12, DirectX 11, and Vulkan titles, so it is only natural to expect that it would eventually work on the Xe-HPG as well. 

To a query as to whether Intel would also get onboard, Raja said that Intel is "definitely looking at it". He also said that the deep learning capabilities of Xe-HPG can achieve "better quality and performance", but Intel will try to "align with open approaches to make ISV's job easier".

While we know Xe-HPG DG2 will support hardware accelerated ray tracing, we've also heard rumors that Intel may introduce its own supersampler probably called XeSS. It is likely that Raja was referring to XeSS when he said that Xe-HPG's deep learning can achieve "better quality and performance". In any case, supporting open standards such as FSR will definitely be welcomed by developers. 

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2021-06- 2 (Update: 2021-06- 2)