Intel’s first dedicated graphics card for desktop will soon hit the market, which customers can purchase as part of pre-built systems. The chipmaker has announced that it has officially launched the Iris X Discrete desktop graphics card, which it has developed with partners including Asus. Intel first gave us a glimpse of the graphics chip – called the “DG1”, while in development – at CES 2020. In October last year, the first laptop with Iris X Max graphics chips by Acer, Asus and Dell went out for sale.
Now, it is also rolling out a dedicated Xe GPU for desktops, although customers may not buy it to build their own rigs. Intel is shipping the chip to chip makers for pre-made PCs for small and medium businesses as well as mainstream users. As Anandtek Notes, the DG1 discrete GPU is based on Tiger Lake’s integrated GPU with almost identical specifications – the desktop version has slightly lower specs than its counterpart for laptops.