Five new Intel Arc Alchemist GPU IDs have been spotted in Linux kernel patches

Published: Oct 12th 2023, 17:25 GMT   Comments

Additional PCI Device IDs spotted in Linux kernel patches

Intel might be adding more SKUs soon.

Phoronix was the first to spot five additional IDs in the open-source i915 Direct Rendering Manager driver. These newly added IDs don’t align with the ones associated with the recently released Arc A580 GPU, as those are already in the public driver.

While the presence of these new IDs might suggest a potential GPU update, it’s not sufficient information to definitively conclude whether it’s related to the Alchemist ACM-G10 GPU or some other product. Several months ago, there were rumors circulating about a possible refresh of Alchemist GPUs. However, up to this point, no concrete evidence has emerged to substantiate such claims.

Intel Arc (Pro) PCI Device IDs

  • 0x56B0 – 🆕
  • 0x56BA – 🆕
  • 0x56BB – 🆕
  • 0x56BC – 🆕
  • 0x56BD – 🆕
  • 0x56A0 – Arc A770
  • 0x56A1 – Arc A750
  • 5x56A2 – Arc A580
  • 0x56A5 – Arc A380
  • 0x56A6- Arc A310
  • 0x56B3 – Arc Pro A60
  • 0x56B1- Arc Pro A50
  • 0x56B1 – Arc Pro A40
  • 0x5690 – Arc A770M
  • 0x5691 – Arc A730M
  • 0x5692 – Arc A550M
  • 0x5696 – Arc A570M
  • 0x5697 – Arc A530M
  • 0x5693 – Arc A370M
  • 0x5694 – Arc A350M

The potential refresh of the Alchemist+ lineup in the form of an updated ACM+ G21 processor, which appears to replace the current G10 version, hasn’t been hinted at or discussed by any leaker apart from Red Gaming Tech. The slide that was shared appears to be dated at least one year back, hinting at these changes. Additionally, it’s worth noting that Intel was also said to introduce an ACM+G20 GPU for their low-end models.

Leaked Arc Roadmap, Source: Red Gaming Tech

Considering the timing, including the delays in the Alchemist desktop lineup and the potential launch of Battlemage in the second quarter of the next year, it may indeed be unrealistic to anticipate an Alchemist refresh at this point. Especially given that we are already in the fourth quarter, and any low-end refresh should have already taken place by now, which clearly hasn’t happened.

In light of this, the new SKUs are more likely a sign of additional SKUs being planned rather than the introduction of entirely new processors.

Source: Phoronix via Wccftech

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