Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Intel ARC Alchemist GPU A380 specifications published online

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Intel ARC Alchemist GPU-based graphics cards are now taking shape, with the ARC A380 variant’s specifications published.

TUM APISAK exposed the specifications and naming nomenclature of Intel’s ARC Alchemist GPU-based graphics card series in a tweet. As previously reported, Intel’s ARC range would use the A*** series designation. The numbering method specifies each graphics card’s performance tier.

In terms of specs, the Intel ARC A380 graphics card will include an Alchemist (Xe-HPG DG2) GPU with 128 Execution Units or 1024 ALUs, housed within 8 Xe cores. The highest GPU SKU will have 512 Execution Units or 4096 ALUs and will be housed among 32 Xe cores. This exact DG2 SKU will include a lot of versions, but the 8 Xe core die will be the most important.

The GPU is manufactured on the TSMC 6nm manufacturing node and has extremely high clock rates of 2.45 GHz. It is unclear if this is the average boost or maximum frequency, but it is certainly close to the gaming frequencies of the AMD Navi 22 and Navi 23 GPUs.

In addition, the Intel ARC A380 graphics card will include 6 GB of GDDR6 memory. The bus interface is not specified, although it is most likely 96-bit, as revealed by a leak last month. Because this is most likely the desktop model, we may expect 16 Gbps pin speeds and up to 192 GB/s total bandwidth, while the laptop variants will have 14 Gbps pin speeds and 168 GB/s of bandwidth.

The A380 graphics card will have a TDP of 75W and will most likely not have any external power connectors, but Intel and its partners may try to cram in additional power in the card for faster speeds and greater performance.

Intel Xe-HPG Based Discrete Alchemist GPU Configurations:

GPU VariantGraphics Card VariantGPU DieExecution UnitsShading Units (Cores)Memory CapacityMemory BusTGP
Xe-HPG 512EUARC A780?Alchemist-512EU512 EUs409616/8 GB GDDR6256-bit225-275W?
Xe-HPG 384EUARC A750?Alchemist-512EU384 EUs307212/6 GB GDDR6192-bit225-275W?
Xe-HPG 256EUARC A580?Alchemist-512EU256 EUs20488/4 GB GDDR6128-bit150-200W?
Xe-HPG 192EUARC A550?Alchemist-512EU192 EUs15364 GB GDDR6128-bit150-200W?
Xe-HPG 128EUARC A380?Alchemist-128EU128 EUs10248/6/4 GB GDDR696/64-bit50-75W?
Xe-HPG 96EUARC A350?Alchemist-128EU86 EUs7688/6/4 GB GDDR696/64-bit50-75W?
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While no performance figures are given, the Intel ARC A380 Alchemist graphics card is touted to be comparable to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER. Given that the card is still months away from release, several driver-side improvements must be completed before the GPUs are available for purchase. As a result, we should expect improved performance in the end.

The Intel ARC Alchemist GPUs will also have ray-tracing and the XSS feature set, which AMD and NVIDIA’s current entry-level cards (RX 5000 / GTX 16 Series) do not. There is no news on pricing, but based on the specifications, we should assume an MSRP of roughly $200-USD 250.

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