Intel DG2 GPU may be using the 7nm process node, targeting $400 to $600 price range

Written by Stuart Thomas on Wed, Jan 13, 2021 5:30 PM

More and more news of Intel’s upcoming DG2 desktop graphics card have been surfacing, likely because we’re getting closer to the official launch date, but also as news of even more GPUs launching in an already constrained market is certainly welcome. Either way, a new report suggests the new GPU from Intel will be using the 7nm process node from TSMC, and will also be looking to compete against Nvidia and AMD in the $400 to $600 price range.

The report also states that the new graphics card will be released sometime later this year or early 2022, which is a little late to the party and by that time manufacturing and logistic costs should level out to increase stock and reduce prices for the RTX 30 series and RX 6000 series.

Still though, another competitor is definitely an advantage for customers, and if the price range target of $400 to $600 is believed to be true that puts it right in line with reports of matching RTX 3070 performance. And based on previous specs leaked by Intel themselves, it is certainly possible. Whether Intel’s DG2 will also be priced in that bracket is unknown, but at least we know what kind of range they are targeting.

So it looks like Intel will be competing against AMD and Nvidia in the slightly-above-mainstream tier of graphics cards, but won’t be trying to compete against the top-end enthusiast cards like the RTX 3080 or RX 6800 XT.

The 7nm process node should also give the company an advantage over other manufacturers in terms of performance and supply, even if it is a little funny considering how much trouble Intel has had with their own in-house process nodes for their own CPUs.

What do you think? Are you excited for Intel’s DG2 GPU? Do you think the 7nm process node will affect performance and production? And how do you feel about the price range target? Let us know!

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03:43 Jan-14-2021

7nm process will only give them an advantage over one competitor and it'll match the other one.

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00:45 Jan-14-2021

We have to see, personally I expect it to do well in work related crunching department, not as well in gaming where you need to have good driver optimization and whole architecture and timings need to be done right, I expect some early issues there. But we will when independent reviews come out. With supply issues it might not matter though, when people are buying everything they can.

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23:10 Jan-13-2021

I am not gonna lie if they are good and there is stock i will buy one for my second pc. However i am worried about the future support of these gpus

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00:11 Jan-14-2021

Indeed what if after 2 years the discontinue their gpu? no driver support no new games optimize

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03:26 Jan-14-2021

the lack of people buying them because of that exact thought process will be exactly why they get discontinued in two years.

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21:46 Jan-13-2021

Hmm... interesting. I hope they can deliver something amazing for the prices they are aiming for.

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20:39 Jan-13-2021

I hope this turns out to be good... This is what the dedicated gpu industry needs. A new competitor

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21:39 Jan-13-2021

yep, especially new player who needs to prove by something most likely price to perf because i dont really expect them to compete in high end on the first try

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18:46 Jan-13-2021

They're looking to expand and become more independent on the market, so far they depended on amd or nvidia for their cpu's to be paired with, laptop wise, now they will be able to go solo. This means bigger pressure on other two. Good!

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19:42 Jan-13-2021

Well, that's the expectation. The reality may be different.

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18:20 Jan-13-2021

You're telling me that the company that has been stuck on 14nm on desktop CPUs and all their graphics chips until now have been weak, that they are going to compete with Nvidia and AMD all of a sudden at the mainstream GPU market? Good one

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18:42 Jan-13-2021

Sure looks like it...and explains their cpu stagnation quite well to be honest...I mean, they must've been investing into something.

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17:43 Jan-13-2021

I honestly cannot be more indifferent about Intel's GPUs. I may have started off as an Intel user, getting my first personal computer, but as time went by i have come to prefer AMD, and no, i have considered switching to Nvidia stuff as well. But the point is that Intel has been really stale in my eyes. Oh boy they have this great new tech thing, they have like 5% more FPS in games . . . like ok man, good for you. For now i am looking to upgrade my GPU and both AMD and Nvidia are on my table, but i will look at what comes out of intel, just because.

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19:53 Jan-13-2021

Both AMD and nVidia have terrible pricing right now though, without taking the stock shortages into account. I see no negatives to having more competition. Who knows, maybe their pricing will teach the other two a lesson.

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20:37 Jan-13-2021

This is great for PC gaming!

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