Upcoming Intel graphics cards are to occupy primarily the entry-level, low-end and mid-range shelves, although there will also be a flagship, similar to the high-end segment (at least this is the result of the information that has appeared on the web so far). The new generation of Intel ARC cards is based on the Xe-HPG architecture, it will support Ray Tracing in hardware (the systems have units to accelerate RT-related calculations), and will offer a technique competing with NVIDIA DLSS (Intel XeSS). The new SoC Alchemist chips will be manufactured in 6nm TSMC lithography, so the issue of availability remains a big mystery. Meanwhile, information about the budget specifications of graphics cards for desktops has appeared on the network. According to Moore’s Law is Dead, the desktop version is to offer better specifications than the mobile one, mainly in terms of memory.
According to the latest information, the Intel ARC desktop graphics card with Alchemist SoC 2 (low-end segment) will be equipped with 6 GB of VRAM, while the laptop version will receive 4 GB.
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The new information concerns the Intel ARC graphics card with 8 Xe-Core cores, 128 EU blocks and 1024 stream processors, respectively. So we’re talking about potential competition for the upcoming AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT card and, perhaps, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti. The card from the low-end segment is to be available in both desktop and mobile versions. The SoC Alchemist configuration itself will be the same, but the VRAM structure will be changed. The desktop version is to offer 6 GB VRAM GDDR6 with an effective clock speed of 16,000 MHz and on a 96-bit memory bus. According to Moore’s Law is Dead, this configuration is to offer performance on the level of the GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER card.
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An Intel ARC card with this specification is also to offer a TDP not exceeding 75 W, so that the power supply will not require additional plugs. After all, the core clock is expected to reach even 2500 MHz. Another, although unconfirmed information, is the possible price of the card, the MSRP of which is to reach $ 179. In an ideal world, it would therefore be a card with a valuation in the vicinity of PLN 850-900 in Poland. In turn, the version for laptops is to be equipped with 4 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 14,000 MHz and on a 64-bit memory bus. Below this card there should only be an entry-level version with 96 EU units.
Source: WCCFTech, Moore’s Law is Dead