According to a leaked slide, Intel’s upcoming Arc Alchemist graphics cards with DG2 GPUs will have to compete with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 and AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT. The GPUs will appear in the first quarter of 2022.
The slide appeared on the Chinese social medium Baidu and mentions two different DG2 models. Intel would, among other things, come up with a SOC1 model. It is according to VideoCardz purely for a GPU model, on which Intel can base multiple video card variants with different core numbers.
Based on the slide, Intel seems to be launching SOC1 video cards in the price segment between $300 and $499 early next year. These SOC1 GPUs get a TDP of 175W to 225W and have to compete with the GeForce RTX 3070, RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3060 from Nvidia, in addition to the Radeon RX 6700XT and RX 6600XT from AMD. The second model is codenamed SOC2 and will have a tdp of 75W, the slide claims. That model would compete with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Super. The GPU would fall in a price segment between 100 and 200 dollars.
The details in this slide have not yet been confirmed and should therefore be taken with a grain of salt. The performance claims in the slides are consistent with previous rumours. leaker Tum_Apisak already shared possible performance of an Intel DG2 video card with 448 . in June execution units on Twitter, which would be close to GeForce RTX 3070 performance. However, the slide also mentions an unknown Radeon RX 6500 XT, which has not yet been officially announced. The ‘RX’ prefix is also missing from the product names of the AMD video cards.
Intel will release its upcoming video cards early next year under the Arc name. The first products, based on the DG2 GPU, will be codenamed Alchemist. Start this year information about these DG2 chips has already appeared on Intel’s website. There would be five variants with 96, 128, 256, 384 or 512 execution units and there is support for 4GB to 16GB of GDDR6 memory, with speeds from 14Gbit/s to 18Gbit/s. The chips are not made by Intel itself. Instead, the company will outsource production to TSMC, which will manufacture the GPUs on its 6nm node.