Intel showcases their ARC Alchemist Desktop graphics card at IEM
Is this Intel's ARC Alchemist A770?
Published: 6th June 2022 | Source: @theBryceIsRt - Twitter |
Intel showcases their ARC Alchemist Desktop GPU at Intel Extreme Masters
At Intel Extreme Masters in Dallas Texas, Intel has showcased a Limited Edition ARC Alchemist desktop GPU design, giving PC gamers their first proper look at at Intel's newest discrete gaming graphics technology.
While this GPU was unnamed, it is possible that this graphics card is Intel's rumoured A770 model, which should feature a full Intel ACM-G10 GPU core, 16GB of GDDR6 memory, and 32 Xe cores. The GPU below has an 8-pin and a 6-pin power connector, allowing the GPU to draw up to 300 watts of power, with 150W coming from the PCIe 8-pin connector, 75W coming from the 6-pin connector, and a maximum of 75W coming from your PC's PCIe slot. In reality, this graphics cards' TDP will be lower than 300W.
At this time, Intel has not revealed when their ARC Alchemist series graphics cards will be available to desktop users, or how well these graphics cards will perform when compared to current-generation Nvidia RTX 30 series and AMD RX 6000 series products. Intel is launching their ARC Alchemist series products into the notebook market first, and there are fears that Intel will be launching their desktop models too close to the reveal or launch of next-generation AMD and Nvidia products to have a dramatic impact on the GPU market.
Intel's flagship ARC Alchemist series GPUs are expected to compete with AMD's RX 6700 series and Nvidia's RTX 3070 series graphics cards. This leaves Intel without a competitor to higher-end graphics cards like AMD's Radeon RX 6950 XT or Nvidia's RTX 3090 Ti.