Intel has not released its Intel Arc discrete graphics, but has outlined the future names of all its graphics cards. Starting from the alchemist that should be launched next year, you will get the battle mage, the celestial world, the druid, and some things starting with “E”.
We don’t yet know what it is, but thanks to the Intel Graphics Twitter account, we know how it will start. We also know that Intel plans to stay in the gaming GPU space for a while, or at least it seems so.
You’ve heard of the codenames for Alchemist, Battle Mage, Celestial Realm, and Druid, but what about E? What do you think it might be? #IntelArc pic.twitter.com/ZdrrGK0wNaOctober 19, 2021
Intel Chief Architect Raja Koduri is one of the few people who know the name. His answer is “E=mc2”, but this is not in line with Einstein’s theme. A good try, Koduri.
So, let’s guess what the actual name of this generation of GPU is:
- Insect repellent
Anything else? Well, it may be one of the first three names. That is, unless Intel is tired of fantasy magic names before that and is not worried about Nintendo’s legal proceedings, in this case, my bet is Exeggutor.
Except for the first initial value, we don’t know much about the specific GPU of this generation, especially when we still don’t know the details of Alchemist GPU.
We understand Alchemist’s expectations, at least, Xe-HPG-driven game cards may have 512 EU and 384 EU configurations. We also know that Intel will use TSMC’s 6nm process node to make graphics cards, and it seems to be aimed at the performance level of Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 in games.
So, what happened after the alchemist was a big surprise. What happened to this obscure generation after that, or after that, even after this—perhaps Intel just figured it out now.
At least one thing is certain, which shows that Intel is really serious about planning to use it for gaming graphics cards for a long time.