Intel can flood retailers with up to eight different Arc graphics cards

Rumors are swirling about Intel’s Arc Alchemist GPUs, with hardware leaker Komachi suggesting that there are eight different graphics cards destined to hit our machines. Well, seven different GPUs, with the A770 reportedly available in 8GB and 16GB. That’s more cards than we expected, especially since just a single card can make a difference in these still-silicon-starved times.

Intel Arc Alchemist – Rumored Line
Video card GPU Xe cores FP32 cores VRAM memory bus
Arc A780 ACM-G10 32 4096 16 GB GDDR6 256 bits
Arc A770 16GB ACM-G10 32 4096 16 GB GDDR6 256 bits
Arc A770 8GB ACM-G10 32 4096 8 GB GDDR6 256 bits
Arc A750 ACM-G10 24 3072 12 GB GDDR6 192 bits
Arc A580 ACM-G10 16 2048 8 GB GDDR6 128 bits
Arc A380 ACM-G11 8 1024 6 GB GDDR6 96 bits
Arc A350 ACM-G11 6 768 4 GB GDDR6 64 bit
Arc A310 ACM-G11 4 512 4 GB GDDR6 64 bit

the tweet of Komachi (by video cardz) doesn’t go into much detail, other than touting the different memory versions of the A770. There are ticks next to every card except the 78, which lines up with the A780, and is considered the flagship model Intel will launch the lineup with.

There is no official release date for Arc Alchemist, although it has said that it will release the limited edition card this summer. Mobile versions of GPUs should already be with laptop makers, and we should see how they fare soon.

Very little is confirmed when it comes to the specs of desktop GPUs, other than knowing that high-end cards should be able to claim the full 32 Xe Cores, although how that makes it to the rest of the family takes some guesswork. The A350, for example, hasn’t been mentioned in a long time, although it’s so far down the stack it’s expected to be a budget offering anyway.

I’ll admit that at this point in the year I was hoping (okay, hoping) to see the first preview samples of Intel’s highly anticipated graphics cards, but here we are, still keeping an eye on the rumors. It’s always been the case that Intel needs to get their drivers right before they release the cards, otherwise they will be destroyed by reviewers and players.

In other Alchemist news, an A770 appeared on a reference site (via video cardz). Sporting a newer driver than what is currently available. The reference in Puget Systems should not be seen as confirmation of much really. The actual performance score isn’t particularly useful as PugetBench isn’t a GPU benchmark and as it’s paired with a Core i5 9600K it’s more than likely just a validation sample in some form.

Still, we hope Intel is putting all its metaphorical ducks on the line to make this a great release. The clock is ticking, and with AMD and Nvidia gearing up for their own next-gen GPUs, and the supply of current-gen GPUs going up and prices going down, the last thing Intel needs is to be a whole generation behind. competition. when casting Arc Alchemist.

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