Intel may release their new discrete graphic card For gaming enthusiasts sooner rather than later, at least according to a tweeted job posting from an Intel employee.
Pete Brubaker, a game development relations specialist at Intel, tweeted a senior game developer relations engineer vacancy on Intel’s website and said, “DG2 is just around the corner, it’s going to be exciting.” According to the post, the role requires working with game developers to optimize their games to run on Intel hardware, which in this case seems tied to upcoming development Xe HPG graphics card.
Work With Us At Intel! DG2 is just around the corner, it will be exciting. Https://t.co/qKjzlcsXmKMay 6, 2021
We don’t know much about the upcoming card – or cards – but we do know a few Specifications have been leaked so far and after Digital trends, Intel’s Xe HPG could perform somewhere in between RTX 3070 and RTX 3080which would be a big coup for Team Blue.
The new card is said to have ray tracing and, importantly, the same kind of super-sampling technology as Nvidia DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling), which renders a frame at a lower resolution and uses machine learning to set the resolution to 1080p is upscaled or higher. This has the effect of dramatically improving frame rates, especially when ray tracing is enabled, and is all but essential to getting 4K / 60 FPS games on modern AAA titles.
AMD really has to hurry with its supersampling technology
We’ve been waiting for a while to hear about AMD’s answer to Nvidia’s DLSS, but AMD was pretty off the mark on a release date for the feature for their Big Navi graphics cards.
This has been a persistent problem for AMD as their new graphics cards lack supersampling technology like that Radeon RX 6800 XT lagging behind Nvidia’s rivals RTX 3080 Card in terms of 4K ray tracing performance. With the enthusiast market really moving here, the only way to really get that kind of performance is through something like DLSS.
When Intel finally launches its new discrete gaming GPU with ray tracing and Supersampling, then AMD will face even more pressure to bring its supersampling technology to market.