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Intel is currently hosting a scavenger hunt that includes a prize pool of Arc Alchemist graphics cards for 300 lucky winners. The Terms & Conditions of the contest have drawn some interest among enthusiasts, as they offer some clues as to how much these GPUs might cost.

A premium Intel Arc graphics card with Intel Arc branded merchandise and six months of Xbox Game Pass for PC is listed with an ARV (approximate retail value) of $900, while a performance Intel Arc graphics card with Intel Arc branded merchandise and three months of Xbox Game Pass for PC is listed with an ARV of $700. It’s unclear what Intel’s branded merchandise consists of, but Microsoft charges $9.99 a month for its Xbox Game Pass for PC subscriptions, making those portions of the prize packages $59.94 and $29.97. The implication is that Intel’s premium and performance Arc graphics cards could cost around $800 and $600, respectively.

From the “Prizes” section of Intel’s Terms & Conditions:

  • One Hundred (100) Grand Prizes Winners will each receive one (1) Premium Intel Arc graphics card, with Intel Arc branded merchandise, and 6 months of Xbox Game Pass for PC, having a total  approximate retail value (“ARV”) of $900USD. The 100 Grand Prize Winners are those who obtain point positions 1-100 at the completion of the Clue Period.
  • Two Hundred (200) 1st Place Prizes winners will each receive one (1) Performance Intel Arc graphics card, with Intel Arc branded merchandise, and 3 months of Xbox Game Pass for PC, having a total approximate retail value (“ARV”) of $700USD. The 200 1st Place Winners are those who obtain point positions 101-300 at the completion of the Clue Period.
  • One Thousand (1,000) 2nd Place Prizes winners will each receive a $100USD coupon off a Graphics Card based on Intel Arc GPU from an authorized 3rd Party manufacturer having a total approximate retail value (“ARV”) of $100USD. The 2nd place Winners are those who obtain point positions 301-1300 at the completion of the Clue Period.
  • Two Thousand (2,000) 3rd Place Prizes winners will each receive a $50USD coupon off a Graphics Card based on Intel Arc GPU from an authorized 3rd Party manufacturer having a total  approximate retail value (“ARV”) of $50USD. The 3rd place Winners are those who obtain point positions 1301-3300 at the completion of the Clue Period.

Intel will launch its Arc Alchemist graphics cards in the first or second quarter of 2022. The flagship card is said to feature up to 512 Execution Units, 4,094 Shading Units, 16 GB of GDDR6 memory, and clock speeds of up to 2.5 GHz.

Source: Intel

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