On the surface, the teaser 33-second clip looks unassuming and simply looks like very much like a visual effects artist’s impression of the Xe-LP GPU, that then gets hit by a beam of light and transforms it into the Xe-HPG GPU. Of course, thanks to some eagle-eyed sleuths on the internet, it’s become clear that there is more to the clip’s theatrical display.
If you paused the clip around the 17 and 18-second mark, you’ll see the code “79.0731W” appear at the bottom-right corner of the base of the chip’s platform. Then, at the 22-second mark, the video shows four lines of binary code.
As it stands, the first line of code has yet to be deciphered, but speculation suggests that the last two digits are the number of weeks left until the Xe-HPG’s launch, meaning that we could be looking at a November launch.
As for the four lines of code, those have already been cracked, thanks to one internet user who goes by the name “duckofdeath”. Each line of code was apparently a binary number and when strung together, they produce an IP address: 184.108.40.206. Copy that address into your search bar, and you’re immediately transported to the Intel Xe-HPG Scavenger Hunt page.