New rumors regarding the capabilities of Intel’s upcoming Arc “Alchemist” GPUs have hit the web. According to Moore’s Law Is Dead, the Alchemist lineup will debut with three configurations, the most powerful of which should feature 512 Execution Units, clock speeds of up to 2.5 GHz, and 16 GB of GDDR6 memory. These will purportedly perform in the range of NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti.
The mid-range Alchemist products are said to feature 384 Execution Units and offer performance between a GeForce RTX 3060 and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, while the low-end models are said to feature 128 Execution Units and offer performance between a GeForce GTX 1650 and GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER. Here’s the full breakdown, as well as an estimate of how the 512 EU SKU might compare to NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3070 Series and AMD’s Radeon RX 6700 XT.
A leaked slide shared by a WeChat user earlier this month revealed that Intel was targeting NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3070, GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, and GeForce RTX 3060 graphics cards with its 175 to 225-watt SKUs, while the 75-watt SKUs would be going up against cards like the GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER.
Intel is expected to launch its first Arc “Alchemist” GPUs in Q1 2022. Their pricing should be very competitive, as lower costs would be a key incentive for convincing gamers to bother with something that isn’t GeForce or Radeon branded.
Source: Moore’s Law Is Dead