Intel Xe Alchemist: Everything We Know About Intel Gaming GPUs

  • Release Date: Q1 2022
  • Code Name: Alchemist
  • Architecture: Xe-HPG
  • Process: TSMC 6nm (N6)
  • Performance target: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 (rumored)

The Intel Alchemist, aka DG2, GPU will be the first gaming graphics card to be split from Intel’s Xe-HPG yarn, which promises to be the basis for many more competitive GPUs from the chipmaking giant. Alchemist also happens to be the first product from Intel’s high-performance graphics brand Arc, spanning hardware, software and services. This will all start early next year, when we’ll see Intel go all out, hoping to turn on Nvidia and AMD’s hydraulic controls on gaming GPUs.

There are two key battles for PC gaming hardware: Intel vs AMD and AMD vs Nvidia. It has been so for thousands of years. Or at least decades. However, Intel’s Alchemist and Xe-HPG architectures could change that. Intel will want to take a slice of the pie between the red and green teams historically, and take a chunk of the profits from gaming GPUs.