Details leak for a 500W gaming graphics card from Intel

Intel Tiger Lake at CES 2020
Intel Tiger Lake at CES 2020 (Image credit: Intel)

What you need to know

  • Leaked documents show several graphics cards from Intel that utilize Intel's Foveros chip-stacking technology.
  • One of the graphics cards could have a thermal design power of 500W.
  • Intel first teased its DG1 discrete graphics card at CES 2020.

Intel could release a graphics card with an incredibly high thermal design power (TDP) of 500W, according to leaked documentation obtained by Digital Trends. The documents include a presentation from early 2019, so Intel could have changed its plans since the documents were created. If the devices listed in the document do come out, Intel could have a best graphics card pick with the highest TDP on the market.

The documents obtained by Digital Trends include several graphics cards, all of which utilize Intel's Foveros chip-stacking technology. A chart from the documents shows seven graphics cards, including four listed as software development vehicle and three listed as reference validation platform. Intel's Xe DG1, which was shown discussed at CES 2020, is an SVD version and lines up with on of the careds on the chart. The chart also includes cards with two and four tiles.

As card designs increase their tile count, TDP increases as well. The one-card designs range from 75 to 150 watts while the two and four-tile designs have a TDP of 300W. For comparisson, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080Ti has a TDP of 250.

It's important to note that while many powerful systems also have high TDP, that doesn't mean a graphics card with a TDP of 500 will be twice as powerful and fast as a system with a TDP of 250.

Digital Trends speculates that tiles in the graphics card would each have 128 execution units. That would mean a four-tile model would have 512 execution units in total.

Intel teased its discrete graphics cards at CES 2020 and the figures revealed today come from leaked documents from early last year, so we'll have to wait to see more details about Intel's upcoming line of graphics cards. For now, have a look at our roundup of the overall best graphics cards.

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4 Comments
  • They might as well. NVidea left the door wide open by only taking baby step with their RTX 20 line
  • ... and they could compete with Honeywell while they are at it.
  • Much higher TDP than even a 3990X CPU, good luck cooling this thing if it ever makes it to market!
  • That can't be real... unless I suppose they want get into the appliance market with a portable fan oven 😶? Joking aside I do hope there is some competition on the high end, we really need somebody to give Nvidia competition. We've seen them lower prices (well somewhat) just as when AMD put out a decent card at the sub $300 price point..