New photographs of the undisclosed Intel ARC Alchemist gaming graphics card have surfaced on the Internet, allowing for a closer examination of the cooler and the PCB’s backside. Since Intel unveiled its next-generation graphics range, this is the third engineering sample that has been photographed.
Moore’s Law Is Dead, a YouTuber, was the first to show out the Intel ARC Alchemist graphics card. When we initially saw it as an engineering sample, Intel’s new card had a black cover with an enlarged green printed circuit board. It was later seen with a modern silver look, however, the most recent images show it with a black shroud.
The images could be our first glimpse of the new technology on the engineering sample. This new prototype comes with a black dual-fan cooling system that matches the configurations seen in previously leaked photographs. With these new photographs, the I/O mount, which employs three DisplayPort connectors and a single HDMI connection, is more visible. The new ARC Alchemist graphics card architectures will support the latest DisplayPort 2.0, according to Intel.
There are up to eight memory modules on the printed circuit board. Based on this, the card is either the 16 GB type (which is considered the flagship of Intel’s new range) or a lesser variant, such as the 12 GB model. Due to the inability to see the opposite side of the PCB, it’s difficult to tell which card is confirmed in the photographs.
We can see that the engineering sample comes with 6-pin and 8-pin power connectors, as well as space for a second 8-pin arrangement if needed. The images presented, according to VideoCardz, are a combination of the other two engineering samples that we’ve seen previously from YouTuber Moore’s Law is Dead.
Aside from the aesthetic appearance improvements, the photos show no changes to the Intel ARC Alchemist graphics card’s fundamental architecture. The fresh images, on the other hand, could indicate that Intel is getting ready to launch soon, even if current speculations claim that the new 16 GB desktop ARC SKU would not be available until Q2 of 2022.