Desktop gaming graphics cards Intel Arc Alchemist were supposed to appear this quarter, but rumor has it that there is a delay, and now everything is being postponed until third quarter of 2022.
The latest information comes from a trusted source on the Bilibili forum, which has a very good track record for past leaks. While Intel has reportedly unveiled its mobile lineup of high-end chips along with its desktop lineup, the latter could be delayed until the end of Q2 or Q3 2022.
The reason for this delay is not clear, but it could probably be related to GPU drivers, which are having a lot of problems at the moment. Previous reports have suggested that Intel will rather delay the release of its first GPUs in order to avoid a disastrous release, and this may be the reason why Intel Arc laptops are almost impossible to acquire anywhere.
Intel desktop graphics cards are delayed again, reason unknown, they will be released at the end of the 2nd or the beginning of the 3rd quarter. There are four models in total: A770, A750, A580 and A380. The most powerful A770, probably like the 3060Ti or so. So A770 may not be the best and there may be some intermediate A970 or other models but A770M – includes 16GB VRAM, A770 seems to have less, specific size not clear, maybe 10GB. A750 and A580 – has 8 GB of video memory. A380 may be the weakest card. My personal guess is that the memory is at 6GB and the performance should be better than the RX 6400. – Bilibili enthusiast user.
As for the desktop graphics card lineup, the leak says that Intel is working on four variants. These include A770, A750 and A580 with GPU ACM-G10while there is only one card aimed at the entry-level segment, and that is ACM-G11-A380.
Yesterday, the Intel Alchemist Arc A770 graphics card made its first appearance in leaks that confirm its existence. The Arc A380 has also appeared in various leaks before, so this has also been confirmed through leaked tests. Only cards Arc A750 and Arc A580 not yet discovered, but they may also appear in the near future.
As for the performance segment of Intel’s Arc Alchemist A-series graphics card line, the leak claims that Arc A770 more powerful than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, something like the RTX 3070 as previous rumors have indicated, but what is surprising is that A770is said to have either 10 GB or 8 GB memory. As you know, Arc A770M comes with memory 16 GB, and it’s still not confirmed what the final memory capacity will be. Earlier leaks pointed to 16 GB for the flagship variant, but that may not be the case.
There is also talk that the top segment will be presented as a series Arc A970, but this remains to be seen. First you need to see the start of the series A700 and A500 on the desktop platform before moving on to even higher-end cards. It is also possible that the memory 16 GB can only be addressed for the limited edition variant that Intel showed off during the Arc announcement event.
According to the leak, you can compile a list of Intel Arc A-series desktop graphics cards:
- Arc A770 – ACM-G10 GPU, up to 12 GB memory.
- Arc A750 – ACM-G10 GPU, up to 8 GB memory.
- Arc A580 – ACM-G10 GPU, up to 8 GB memory.
- Arc A380 – ACM-G11 GPU, up to 6 GB memory.
As for the other cards, Arc A750 and Arc A580 will be equipped with memory 8GB GDDR6while Arc A380 entry-level will be equipped with memory 6GB GDDR6 and compete with the GeForce RTX 3050 as its performance is better than the AMD Radeon RX 6400. In the Arc A770 graphics card OpenCL benchmark leak since yesterday, the graphics card was running slower than the RTX 3060, which shows that the drivers are still not optimized and companies there is a lot of work to be done.
While TSMC’s 6nm process is proving to be a good solution for GPU efficiency, the actual performance of Arc Alchemist GPUs is still untapped, and it’s unknown how long it will take to get things right, or if Arc Alchemist’s release in the second quarter will still be relevant given that NVIDIA and AMD aim to introduce their next generation products by the third or fourth quarter of 2022.