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Intel teases Xe-HPG architecture

by on19 March 2021

Hidden message points to a scavenger hunt

During its GDC 2021 Showcase, Intel has released a teased its upcoming Xe-HPG DG2, a gaming-oriented discrete graphics card that is based on its Xe architecture. Spotted inside the teaser is a hidden message that points to a scavenger hunt which will kick off on March 26th.

Rumored to be launched sometime by the end of this year, Intel's Xe-HPG lineup could end up with a couple of different GPUs, including 512 EU, 384 EU, and 128 EU parts. Recently, Intel's Chief GPU architect, Raja Koduri, has released a short tweet pointing out that the GPU is 20 times faster than the Iris Pro 5200 iGPU, which means we could see it compete with Nvidia's RTX 30 series and AMD RX 6000 series graphics cards.

Secret code points to a scavenger hunt

In addition to the teaser which shows what appears to be an "energized" and beefed up Xe-LP GPU, the teaser in question had a hidden binary code message spotted by It did not take long for it to get decoded, pointing out to the IP address, leading to site.

Judging from the info, the scavenger hunt will kick off on March 26th at 9 AM PST.

Bear in mind that Intel's new CEO, Pat Gelsinger, has scheduled a webcast on March 23rd, and hopefully, we will hear more about Intel's upcoming Xe-HPG architecture.


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