According to fresh sources, we now have the fresh leak of Intel’s ARC Alchemist graphics card performance and price positioning slide which shows the NVIDIA and AMD GPUs that Intel’s new lineup will be competing against.
Reportedly this leaked slide was shared by intel with its retail partners and lists down the proposed ARC Alchemist ‘DG2’ lineup for 2022 and respectively competitors they will be positioned against.
It will include at least four SKUs and sources suggest that this slide is a little bit old since it doesn’t mention the ARC branding that Intel just recently introduced for its graphics lineup so internal plans might have changed since then.
Intel’s High-End ARC Gaming Graphics Card Lineup ($300 – $500 US)
This line up will be featuring the Enthusiast ($400 – $499 US) and Performance+ ($300 – $399 US) graphics cards. They will be featuring the ‘SOC1’ which could be the internal codename for the Alchemist 512 EU chip and has a reported TDP range of 175W to 225W. The Enthusiast part will tackle the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 & the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT.
|GPU Name||Alchemist DG-512||NVIDIA GA104||AMD Navi 22|
|Process Node||TSMC 6nm||Samsung 8nm||TSMC 7nm|
|Flagship Product||ARC (TBA)||GeForce RTX 3070 Ti||Radeon RX 6700 XT|
|FP32 Cores||32 Xe Cores||48 SM Units||40 Compute Units|
|FP32 Compute||~16 TFLOPs||21.7 TFLOPs||12.4 TFLOPs|
|RT Cores||32 RT Units||48 RT Cores (V2)||40 RA Units|
|Tensor Cores||512 XMX Cores||192 Tensor Cores (V3)||N/A|
|Tensor Compute||~131 TFLOPs FP16|
~262 TOPs INT8
|87 TFLOPs FP16|
174 TOPs INT8
|25 TFLOPs FP16|
50 TOPs INT8
|L2 Cache||TBA||4 MB||3 MB|
|Additional Cache||16 MB Smart Cache?||N/A||96 MB Infinity Cache|
|Memory Capacity||16 GB GDDR6||8 GB GDDR6X||16 GB GDDR6|
|Launch||Q1 2022||Q2 2021||Q1 2021|
Intel’s Entry-Level ARC Gaming Graphics Card Lineup ($100 – $200 US)
This is a lower-end segment and the place where Intel plans on hitting AMD and NVIDIA to where it hurts. As we know, both NVIDIA and AMD haven’t released a single sub-$300 US desktop graphics card in the market yet and according to the leak, this line up will feature the ‘SOC2’ which is the Alchemist 128 EU GPU and will feature a TDP of 75W and up. ARC graphics cards based on this chip will be featured in the ‘Mainstream+’ ($150 – $199 US) and ‘Mainstream’ ($100 – $149 US) segment.
|GPU Variant||GPU SKU||Execution Units||Shading Units (Cores)||Memory Capacity||Memory Bus||TGP|
|Xe-HPG 512EU||Alchemist-512EU||512 EUs||4096||16/8 GB GDDR6||256-bit||~275W|
|Xe-HPG 384EU||Alchemist-384EU||384 EUs||3072||12/6 GB GDDR6||192-bit||TBC|
|Xe-HPG 256EU||Alchemist-384EU||256 EUs||2048||8/4 GB GDDR6||128-bit||TBC|
|Xe-HPG 192EU||Alchemist-384EU||192 EUs||1536||4 GB GDDR6||128-bit||TBC|
|Xe-HPG 128EU||Alchemist-128EU||128 EUs||1024||4 GB GDDR6||64-bit||TBC|
|Xe-HPG 96EU||Alchemist-128EU||86 EUs||768||4 GB GDDR6||64-bit||~120W|