Intel Arc Alchemist to compete in 100 – 500 USD price range
Intel DG2 GPUs are set to compete with NVIDIA’s upper mid-range segment officially, according to this leaked slide.
Should the slide be real, Intel is clearly not planning to compete with NVIDIA GA102 and AMD Navi 21 GPUs in terms of performance with their Arc Alchemist (DG2) GPUs. Instead, Intel will be targetting NVIDIA GA104 and AMD Navi 22 GPUs in the upper mid-range segment. The slide would suggest that only two DG2 GPUs are planned, contrary to previous reports and there are three SKUs.
The SOC1 DG1 would compete with 175W to 225W TDP segment directly with NVIDIA RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 Ti. At the same time, SOC1 would compete with Radeon RX 6700XT and RX 6600 XT. Here it should be noted that the slide does not list ‘RX’ after Radeon, which is a kind of strange mistake to make. In fact, there is even Radeon 6500 XT, which does not exist yet. The leaked slide might have simply been made with anticipation that such cards might release this year. It should also be noted that the SOC1 GPU would be offered in a 300 to 499 USD price bracket, but it should also be emphasized that SOC1 only means the GPU while Intel may spawn multiple SKUs based on this chip.
The SOC2 is up to 75W TDP and it will clearly be a mainstream-level GPU with at most GTX 1650 SUPER performance. This GPU (either DG2-384 or DG2-256). We are looking at a 100-145 USD price bracket here, which represents the segment that both NVIDIA and AMD have abandoned with their latest architectures.
Intel desktop DG2 SKUs, Source: 无限度XUR (Baidu)
This slide appears to confirm what has been posted by Greymon55 a few days ago:
Intel's slide shows that 175-225w SKUs compete with 6700xt and 3070.
— Greymon55 (@greymon55) September 7, 2021
Intel Arc Alchemist GPUs are now officially set to launch in the first quarter of 2022. Those GPUs will make use of Xe-HPG architecture and TSMC N6 process technology.
Source: 无限度XUR (Baidu)