Intel Reportedly Taking Aim at NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 and AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT with Arc Alchemist GPUs

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Intel is reportedly targeting the performance of NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3070 and AMD’s Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics cards with its upcoming 175- to 225-watt Alchemist GPUs. The claim comes from leaker Greymon55, who supposedly has a slide from Intel that offers insight on select SKUs and lists some of the products that Arc graphics cards were designed to compete against.

“Intel’s slide shows that 175-225w SKUs compete with 6700xt and 3070,” Greymon55 tweeted.

If what is claimed of these mystery slides is true, […] we would have a better idea as to what sort of performance, and performance-per-watt, we can expect out of the top-end Intel Alchemist graphics cards.

The RTX 3070 is listed with a TDP of 220W, so that would put Intel on relatively even footing in terms of performance-per-watt at the high-end. Similarly, the RX 6700 XT is rated to 230W, not all that far off the purported 225W top TDP of Intel’s competing card(s).

Intel is expected to release its first Arc graphics cards, code named Alchemist, in Q1 2022. The Alchemist range has been estimated to range in price from $599 to $199, but what would be really interesting is if Intel figured out a way to make them readily available.

Source: Greymon55 (via PC Gamer)

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