Intel ARC Alchemist video cards delayed to March 2022

Posted on Friday, December 31 2021 @ 10:26 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Some fresh rumors have emerged about the availability of Intel's upcoming discrete video cards. It appears the ARC Alchemist video cards will not make it to the market until at least March 2022. Intel promised the cards would arrive in Q1 2022 and it seems it will definitely not be in January or February.

VideoCardz writes there's still some uncertainty about this date also applies for the desktop cards. The site says we can expect two SKUs initially; a 16GB model with 512 EUs and a 12GB variant with 384 EUs. Later on, a budget model with 128 EUs is expected.
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.
Intel is expected to provide a briefing about its ARC Alchemist GPUs at its CES 2022 keynote. This event is scheduled for January 4th.

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