It won’t be long before we see Intel’s DG1, the first discrete Xe GPU in action. Multiple OEMs have listed products featuring Tiger Lake-U CPUs, paired with Iris Xe Max (DG1) graphics on their official websites. DG1 is supposed to be a 96 EU part (similar to the G7 iGPU) with 4GB memory, 16MB L3 cache and a 64/128-bit bus.
One of the laptops to mention the DG1 (Intel’s 1st discrete graphics) is the ASUS Vivobook Flip 14 convertible. As already explained, it features a Core i5-1135G7 or i7-1165G7 (TGL-U), 16GB of memory, 1TB NVMe storage, and yes, the Iris Xe Max, otherwise known as DG1 to the tech press.
The other device to feature the DG1 is the Acer Swift 3x, another Tiger Lake-based notebook, featuring the Core i7-1165G7. Here, instead of calling it “Intel’s 1st dGPU”, Acer has simply labeled the graphics processor as the Iris Max Graphics (with 4GB of VRAM). There’s no word on availability, but looking at the prices, it appears that the DG1/Iris Max versions will cost at least $1,000US, roughly the same as the Ryzen7/GTX 1650 products.
You can read more about the DG1 and Intel Xe Gen12 graphics here.