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Intel Alchemist with DG2-128EU GPU might come with 6GB GDDR6 memory
Intel’s upcoming low-end GPU featuring Xe-HPG architecture might arrive with two different memory configurations.
According to Moore’s Law is Dead, Intel might have ambitious plans for DG2-128EU GPU, as the first details on desktop and mobile models have been now been leaked by the YouTuber. It is said that the GPU, which is now to launch in the first quarter of 2022 will initially appear in Dell and ASUS laptops, only then it will debut for the desktop market. A wider adoption is not to be expected till the second quarter though, claims MLID.
The desktop variant of Arc Alchemist with DG2-128EU GPU is to feature 6GB GDDR6 memory and a 96-bit memory bus, which is contrary to previous rumors that this GPU would only be tied to the 64-bit bus. Interestingly a bus-limited variant is planned for laptops, as 4GB GDDR6 and 64-bit mobile Arc Alchemist SKU is supposedly coming. Furthermore, MLID does not rule out a possible 3GB varaint.
Despite being one of the main sources of Xe-HPG leaks the YouTuber does not otherwise have concrete information on this GPU specifically. While he is quite confident that TDP reported in the previous leak of 75W is more or less accurate, neither the price nor the GPU clock speed has been confirmed. As a rule, we do not share pricing rumors on unreleased GPUs, because they are almost never accurate and GPU manufacturers often change pricing strategy at the last minute.
The alleged Arc Alchemist A128 graphics card would compete with AMD Navi 24 GPU (RX 6500/6400 cards) and NVIDIA GA107 (RTX 3050). However, neither AMD nor NVIDIA have launched their desktop GPUs yet, possibly because they would look poor on paper by comparison with their inflated prices compared to existing solutions such as the AMD Polaris series or NVIDIA GTX Turing.
At the moment there are leaks on three different DG2 GPUs, including 512EU, 384EU, and 128EU variants and as many as 6 different configurations of Arc Alchemist graphics cards: 512EU, 448EU, 384EU, 256EU, 128EU, and 96EU. It is unclear which variants will Intel be launching specifically for desktop and mobile markets though.
|Intel Arc Alchemist Desktop Gaming Specifications|
|VideoCardz||Arc a700/a512 (?)||Arc a500/a384 (?)||Arc a300/a128 (?)|
|GPU||DG2-512EU||DG2-384EU / DG2-512EU||DG2-128EU|
8-12GB GDDR6 (?)
3/4/6GB GDDR6 (?)
192/256 bit (?)
64/96 bit (?)
|Typical Board Power|