Given how difficult it is to get in touch with graphics cards at the moment, even talking about them feels like a pipe dream. But we are dreamers, and the new photos of Intel Arc Alchemist graphics give us motivation.
These photos are by Moore’s Law is dead (Thanks, Graphics card), a YouTuber known for spreading seemingly reputable information about Intel’s upcoming hardware. They seem to show both sides of the flagship Arc Alchemist graphics card, giving us a good understanding of the fan, but more importantly, the PCB layout.
Intel’s Arc Alchemist graphics card, formerly known as Intel DG2 discrete graphics, Showing a beautiful black and silver color scheme, the top 512EU model It is expected to be equipped with up to 16GB GDDR6 memory and 4096 FP32 shading units. These specifications are in line with the idea that this card should at least oppose, Nvidia’s RTX 3070 with AMD’s Radeon RX 6700 XT.
Despite this proven charm, these pictures only show the 8-pin and 6-pin power connectors.This may put the new Intel Arc Alchemist card behind the new PCIe 5.0 power connector A single cable can provide up to 600W of power.
The lower power DG2-128EU GPU also got some attention in the video through the rendering model. These seem to have a smaller form factor, and are planned to be equipped with up to 8GB of GDDR6 memory and 1024 FP32 coloring units. These 75W units should bring interesting competition to the low-power GPU market.
All this seems to be consistent with what we learned in Intel’s innovation activities. We have not only seen those Alder Lake CPUs, but Arc Alchemist graphics processors have also been verified to contain 32 Xe cores.
If all goes well, when Intel Arc Alchemist will be launched in the first quarter of 2022, we may see some very powerful units.