Intel fans who are planning to jump onto the company’s new graphics solutions could be compelled to upgrade on an annual basis. That, at least, is according to recent statements made by Intel’s Arc Community Advocate, Bryce Furuya, who teased that blue team is aiming to release the fourth generation of its Arc GPUs (code named “Druid”) in 2025. Being that the first-generation Alchemist is slated to arrive in the first quarter of 2022, the implication is that Intel will be debuting a new generation of Arc products every year. NVIDIA and AMD are typically on a two-year cadence.
If all goes well, that could be when Intel ARC 'Druid' cards come out… game on 🎮😉— Bryce_GfxDriverGuru (@theBryceIsRt) November 23, 2021
A multi-year roadmap that Intel shared during Architecture Day has confirmed that the company’s first-generation Alchemist products will be trailed by more advanced architectures code named “Battlemage” and “Celestial.” These will presumably debut sometime in 2023 and 2024, respectively.
Source: Bryce Furuya