Photos have surfaced of a possible Intel Arc Alchemist desktop video card. The images show the design of an Intel reference card with DG2-512EU GPU. The first Arc GPUs are on the roadmap for the first half of 2022.
Photos of the Arc Alchemist reference map have been shared by YouTube channel Moore’s Law is Dead. The photos show a video card with a silver cooler and two fans. It would be a video card with DG2-512EU GPU, which, as the name suggests, has 512 execution units. That would be the highest-ranking model in Intel’s Arc Alchemist lineup, according to previous leaked information.
Photos of an Intel Arc Alchemist reference card with 512 eus. Source: Moore’s Law is Dead
The pictures show that the video card has an 8-pin and a 6-pin connector for power. According to previous leaks, the DG2-512EU models have 4096 shading units and a maximum of 16GB GDDR6 with a 256bit memory bus. A leaked slide also stated that the video card has to compete with AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT and the GeForce RTX 3070 from Nvidia. According to the same slide, the video card would have a TDP of 225W.
Moore’s Law is Dead already shared photos of an engineering sample of an Intel DG2-512EU GPU earlier this year, VideoCardz writes. He also previously showed renders of a DG2-512EU reference card, which showed almost the exact same design as the Arc Alchemist graphics cards in the recently published photos.
The YouTuber also published renders of an Intel desktop video card with DG2-128EU GPU this week. That is expected to be the lowest-ranked model in Intel’s Arc Alchemist series. This model would get 1024 shading units with 4 or 8GB GDDR6 vram on a 64bit memory bus. According to Moore’s Law is Dead, the video card will not receive a 6-pin connection for power, which would mean that the video card consumes less than 75W.
Intel will introduce its first Arc Alchemist video cards in the first quarter of 2022, but VideoCardz says that may only affect laptop variants. Desktop models are expected to follow a quarter later. Intel has previously confirmed that its Arc Alchemist GPUs at 6nm are produced by TSMC.
Renders of an Intel Arc Alchemist reference card showing 128 eus. Source: Moore’s Law is Dead