Intel reveals ARC branding for High-Performance Graphics – Expect GPUs in Q1 2022

Intel reveals its ARC branding for High Performance Gaming Graphics - Expect GPUs in Q1 2022

Intel reveals ARC branding for High-Performance Graphics – Expect GPUs in Q1 2022

After years of teasers and teasers and hype-building, Intel has finally started to gear up for their long-awaited entry into the high-end graphics market. Today, Intel has revealed Arc, their brand name for the high-performance graphics segment, the brand which Intel will use to sell its future GPUs. 

In Q1 2022, Intel will release its first Arc series graphics cards. This is when Intel will launch products based on their Alchemist architecture. Intel’s Alchemist architecture was formerly known as DG2. Beyond Alchemist, Intel’s GPU roadmap extends several generations ahead to cover new designs called Battlemage, Celestial and Druid, signalling Intel’s plans to stay within the GPU market over the long term. 

With a planned Q1 2022 launch, Intel will likely showcase its first Arc series products in detail at Computex 2022. Intel has already confirmed that their Alchemist architecture supports modern GPU features like Mesh Shading, Variable Rate Shading, Real-Time Ray tracing, and AI Accelerated Super Sampling. This means that Intel’s ARC series products should be compliant with Microsoft’s DirectX 12 Ultimate, which means that Intel is ready to challenge AMD and Nvidia within the GPU market.   

In 2022, Intel plans to launch Arc series products for desktops and notebooks, adding a much-needed third option within today’s GPU market. With both AMD and Nvidia graphics products being in short supply, it is good to know that Intel is ready to help meet the demands of gamers in 2022.  

Intel reveals ARC branding for High Performance Graphics - Expect GPUs in Q1 2022  

With the arrival of Intel’s Arc series of products, 2022 will be an exciting year for the GPU market. AMD’s Lisa Su has already confirmed that RDNA 3 based graphics cards will be released in 2022, which means that Intel will need to compete with current-generation and next-generation products as the year progresses. Do you think Intel has what it takes to challenge AMD and Nvidia within the GPU market? 

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