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Intel begins shipping its first Iris Xe discrete desktop graphics cards

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Intel’s first dedicated desktop graphics cards will soon hit the market as part of prebuilt systems that customers can purchase. The chipmaker has ad that it officially launched the Iris Xe discrete desktop graphics cards, which it developed with partners, including Asus. Intel first gave us a preview of the graphics chip – called “DG1” under development – at CES 2020. In October of last year, the first laptops equipped with Iris Xe Max graphics chips from Acer, Asus and Dell went out for sale.

Now, it’s also rolling out the dedicated Xe GPU for desktops, although customers can’t buy it to build their own platforms. Intel ships the chip to manufacturers of pre-built PCs for small and medium-sized businesses, as well as consumer users. As Anandtech Note, the DG1 discrete GPU is based on Tiger Lake’s integrated GPU with almost the same specs – the desktop version even has slightly lower specs than its laptop counterpart.

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