As early as during the Architecture Day event in August 2020, Intel has already demonstrated the Arctic Sound series chips based on Xe-HP GPUs, which are characterized by three flexible combinations (1/2/4 Tiles).Unfortunately, a year later, Intel has now confirmed that Arctic Sound will not be used anywhere other than its own cloud server.
Intel Xe-HP（Arctic Sound）GPUs
Intel’s chief graphics architect Raja Koduri said in a tweet that they have now put their energy on the Xe-HPG (gaming) and Xe-HPC (high-performance computing) product lines, and these two series are already on the way.
It is reported that Xe-HP was originally released as a cloud, media transcoding and analysis, and workstation GPGPU. However, recent slides show that so-called “media optimization” also applies to machine learning (ML).
At that time, Intel did not list any products of the Xe-HPG micro-architecture, but because there is no product plan, there is no change for the time being.
Finally, since Xe-HP has not been commercialized, Alchemist Arc gaming GPUs and HPC Ponte Vecchio accelerators will become the main focus of Intel’s graphics department.