Intel Driver Leaks Xe Graphics Card Details, Gen12 iGPU and More


    Intel is set to launch its 10nm Ice Lake chips (at least the mobile variants) later this year featuring the Sunny Cove cores and the Gen11 iGPU, promising the biggest performance boost since Skylake. At present, the company’s position in the market is precarious at best, but there are a number of future chips team blue is working on, right from 10nm-7nm CPUs, dedicated GPUs and the fastest blue iGPU till date (Gen11). So, all in all, things might turn around for Intel in the coming years. A graphics test driver, v26.20.16.9999 has surfaced that mentions a ton of unannounced products slated for launch in the next two, three years. Let’s have a look

    Intel 10nm Tiger Lake: UHD Graphics, Gen12 LP

    Tiger lake is the 11th Gen lineup from Intel slated for launch after Ice lake. It’s not certain whether it’ll come to just notebooks like its predecessor or make its way to the mainstream desktop market too, but whatever may be the case, it appears that these CPUs will be paired with the much more advanced Gen12 graphics processors.

    Gen12 iGPU will build upon Gen11 designed by Raja Koduri and his team over at the Visual Technologies Group (yes the guys behind the Xe graphics cards) and is expected to offer stiff competition to AMD’s APU lineup, possibly even surpassing them.

    ; TGL HW
    INTEL_DEV_9A49 = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, Gen12 LP” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”
    INTEL_DEV_9A40 = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, Gen12 LP” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”
    INTEL_DEV_9A59 = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, Gen12 LP” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”
    INTEL_DEV_9A60 = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, Gen12 LP” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”
    INTEL_DEV_9A68 = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, Gen12 LP” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”
    INTEL_DEV_9A70 = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, Gen12 LP” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”
    INTEL_DEV_9A78 = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, Gen12 LP” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”
    INTEL_DEV_9A7F = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, Gen12 LP” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”

    ; DG1 HW
    iDG1LPDEV = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, Gen12 LP DG1” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”

    ; LKF-R HW
    INTEL_DEV_CAFE = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, LKF-R” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”

    ; ATS HW
    iATSHPDEV = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, Gen12 HP ATS” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”

    ; LKF HW
    INTEL_DEV_9840 = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, LKF” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”
    INTEL_DEV_9841 = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, LKF” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”
    INTEL_DEV_9842 = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, LKF” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”
    INTEL_DEV_9850 = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, LKF” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”

    ; JSL Simulation
    iJSLSIM = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, JSL” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”

    ; EHL HW
    iEHLLPDEVMOB1 = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, EHL” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”
    iEHLLPDEVMOB2 = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, EHL” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”
    iEHLLPDEVMOB3 = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, EHL” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”
    iEHLLPVAL = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, EHL” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”

    ; RYF HW
    iRYFGT2 = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, RYF” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”

    ; RKL HW
    iRKLLPGT1H32 = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, RKL” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”
    iRKLLPGT1HPro32 = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, RKL” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”
    iRKLLPGT1S32 = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, RKL” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”
    iRKLLPGT0P5S16 = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, RKL” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”
    iRKLLPGT1U32 = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, RKL” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”
    iRKLLPGT0P5U16 = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, RKL” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”
    iRKLLPGT0 = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, RKL” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”

    ; DG2 HW
    iDG2HP512 = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, Gen12 HP DG2” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”
    iDG2HP256 = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, Gen12 HP DG2” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”
    iDG2HP128 = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, Gen12 HP DG2” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”

    ; ADLS HW
    INTEL_DEV_4680 = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, ADL-S” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”
    INTEL_DEV_46FF = “Intel(R) UHD Graphics, ADL-S” “gfx-driver-ci-master-2624”

    Intel Xe Dedicated Graphics Cards

    Intel’s Xe graphics cards are expected to land next year with an aim to stir up the GPU market. Being designed by former NVIDIA and AMD veterans who are known to be best in the field, it’ll be interesting to see how the contemporary players react to team blue’s latest crusade. The company has claimed that it will integrate ray-tracing in the first-gen Xe GPUs for the Data Center parts and full-scale integration for the second-gen lineup (yes, hardware level).

    There are two groups of dedicated GPUs mentioned, DG1 HW and DG2 HW. I’m guessing the former stands for the first-gen while the latter refers to the second. Then again, it could also represent products for different market segments. For example, DG1 for Data Center and DG2 for the gaming market, but we’ll just have to wait and see. Both the lineups are named Gen12, so it’s highly likely that these are the first-gen Xe parts set for release alongside or before Tiger Lake in 2020.

    Elkhart Lake, Alder Lake and Lakefield

    Elkhart Lake, Alder Lake and Lakefield are all planned to leverage the 10nm node, but each will cater to a different market space. Elkhart is supposed to be a low-power SoC for the portable PC segment while Alder Lake will succeed Tiger Lake in the mainstream and enterprise market. Lakefield is a completely different beast and will feature the Sunny Cove cores and the Gen11 iGPU on the same die courtesy of Foveros (3D packaging) and power ultrabooks and other small form-factor notebooks.

    While Lakefield is going to use the Gen11 iGPU, it isn’t certain what the other two 10nm parts will utilize. The drivers don’t mention a GPU version either, meaning that Intel might still be developing the graphics solutions for these future CPUs.

    Rocket Lake, Jasper Lake (and AT-Lake?)

    Intel sure does seem to like its Lakes. We’ve got three more product stacks with the same suffix. These are Rocket Lake, Jasper Lake and AT Lake? Rocket Lake is the successor to Comet Lake, and hopefully the last 14nm chip design from Intel while Jasper Lake and AT Lake (whatever that stands for) aren’t even official yet. You can barely find some mentions in certain obscure documents here and there, nothing more.

    Rocket Lake will most likely leverage the Gen11 iGPU, but considering that we are looking at an older node, there’s a possibility Intel might stick to 10 or 10.5. As for the other two, the info is scant but we can probably expect Gen12 or Gen13 as the potential graphics solutions.

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