Intel Does Not Confirm Upcoming Discrete Xe GPUs Will Support Ray Tracing
Responding to recent reports, Intel does not confirm that its upcoming Xe graphics card will have ray tracing support, although the company does not deny it either.
Recent reports that Intel had confirmed ray tracing support in its Xe graphics cards are wrong, the company said Friday.
Earlier this week, a briefing given to analysts in Tokyo had confirmed hardware ray tracing support in Intel’s upcoming Xe consumer graphics cards. However, Intel says that the presenter never confirmed ray tracing support, and in fact, never even mentioned ray tracing.
It looks like machine translation of a Japanese news story covering the Intel presentation created confusion. Intel says the presentation never mentioned ray tracing, nor did it “refer to the Xe graphics architecture found in Tiger Lake processors as ‘Gen 12’,” as some sites reported. Specific frame rate targets also weren’t formally announced.
However, Intel is not specifically saying what features Xe will have either.