In August this year, Intel had announced the brand for its upcoming consumer high-performance graphics products: Intel Arc.
The Arc brand, which is reportedly designed to compete with Nvidia GeForce and AMD Radeon, will cover hardware, software and services. It will span multiple hardware generations, with the first generation, based on the Xe HPG microarchitecture, code-named Alchemist (formerly known as DG2).
The chip-maker had also revealed the code names of future generations under the Arc brand: Battlemage, Celestial and Druid.
The card shown above is a higher-end DG2-512EU model, which has a new black PCB layout and a silver shroud with a pair of cooling fans, each with nine blades.
This new card is said to have 512 execution units (EUs), 16GB of GDDR6 memory, 4096 FP32 shading units, 225W TDP, and a single 8-pin and 6-pin PCIe power connector setup.
On the other hand, the entry-level DG2-128EU GPU model is said to have 128 EUs, 8GB of GDDR6 memory, 1024 FP32 shading units, 75W TDP and does not require an external power supply.
The Arc Alchemist GPU is set to debut in in desktops, add-in-cards, and notebook form factors from global partners in Q1 2022.
Keep watching this space for more updates, as this is a developing story!