The history of Intel Xe graphics cards goes back a few years. Although we did not get the layouts for the players, the situation is quite dynamic and from time to time new information about new blue units appears, including more advanced ones. At one time, powerful Xe-HP chips (literally) also known as Arctic Sound, built with cloud or transcoding solutions in mind, made a huge impression. A total of three variants were created, which included one, two or four tiles, and the official presentation was held in August of last year. Interestingly, he was later lost to hearing their news. Today we have the end of October 2021 and only now we know that they have been silent towards them for a reason…
Xe-HP units will not be marketed and will not be approved for sale. The systems were implemented in Intel’s internal OneAPI cloud server and used to build software for OneAPI and Aurora.
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The topic of the Arctic GPU was finally brought up on Twitter, and Raja Kodori himself was asked his opinion. As it turns out, Xe-HP units will not be marketed and will not be approved for sale. The systems were implemented in Intel’s internal OneAPI cloud server and used to build software for OneAPI and Aurora. The famous architect added that Intel is currently focusing on Xe-HPG (Gaming) and Xe-HPC (Professional) modules.
We have deployed Xe HP in our One API devcloud and made use of it as a SW development tool for oneAPI and Aurora. We do not currently intend to commercially produce Xe HP products, they have evolved into HPG and HPC that are in the general market production path
– Raja Kodori (@aRajaontheedge) October 28, 2021
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This news may be quite surprising because the manufacturer has certainly spent a lot of time and money developing these products. It is unfortunate that they were somewhat wasted, but it is worth noting that these systems were intended for a very narrow application and there were very few people or companies who planned to buy an Arctic Sound system. Therefore, it does not matter much to us, ordinary mortals, although it is worth noting that nothing has changed in the case of consumer ARCs, which should appear on the market in a few months.
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