Please note that this post is tagged as a rumor.
Intel Arc still coming in Q1 2022
According to a report from Board Channels forums, Intel Arc discrete GPU series should now be expected in March.
While we await an update from Intel on their Arc Alchemist series, the rumor mill surely hasn’t slowed down for a minute. The highly anticipated launch of Intel’s first high-performance discrete GPUs should not be expected till March this year, this latest rumor appears to suggest.
Intel already confirmed that it will launch its Arc GPUs in the first quarter of next year, but the company has never confirmed whether that applies to mobile or desktop GPUs. The latest report from board channels does actually not mention desktop GPUs, but the two models being mentioned in the post are being compared to NVIDIA RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3060 Ti respectively.
According to the report, Intel would launch two SKUs initially, the 16GB version with 512 Execution Units and 12GB model featuring 384 Execution Units.
Intel is now expected to launch at least three variants of its discrete desktop Arc models. The flagship SKU now rumored to be called Arc A780 could feature as many as 4096 shading units and 16GB GDDR6 memory. This model with a power consumption estimated at 225W could compete directly with NVIDIA RTX 3070 Ti, soon to be upgraded to 16GB memory as well. The 384EU model, possibly part of the Arc 500 series, would feature 3072 shading units and 12GB GDDR6 memory. This configuration would match Radeon RX 6700XT/RTX 3060 offering from Intel competitors.
The company is expected to provide an update on its Arc Alchemist GPUs during CES 2022 press conference, now scheduled for January 4th.
|RUMORED Intel Arc Alchemist Desktop Gaming Specifications|
|VideoCardz||Arc A780 (?)||Arc A5?? (?)||Arc A350 (?)|
|Architecture||Intel Xe-HPG||Intel Xe-HPG||Intel Xe-HPG|
|Fabrication Node||TSMC N6||TSMC N6||TSMC N6|
64 bit (?)
|Typical Board Power|
Source: Board Channels (registration required) via Wccftech