For those looking for information on Intel’s ARC desktop GPU graphics cards, get ready for some specs details. The image contains a leaked technical sample for the Intel Arc Alchemist product line, courtesy of VideoCardz. The images show many features of an unlabelled graphics card and indicate what we can expect upon release. It’s worth noting that these are images from an unfinished engineering sample, so take some of this information lightly.
Over the past few months, quite a bit of information has been released around Intel’s ARC Alchemist graphics cards, from leaks showing early renderingwith information suggesting that it matches RTX 3070 Ti in the benchmark. It’s safe to say that there’s a lot that can be assumed about the upcoming lineup. The latest images reaffirm some of the specs, at least for one of the full-size Intel ARC GPU models.
A closer look at Intel ARC Alchemist graphics cards
The first thing to note here is that the black finish looks pretty basic, with the Intel name clearly displayed between the fans. It is worth mentioning that this may just be a reference cooling design. More colors may be available when it is finally released, and the AIB will also have a unique design, but we’ll have to wait for more news on that for now.
The dual-fan cooling solution also makes an appearance again, as seen in previous leaks. For I/O, there are three DisplayPort slots, as well as an HDMI port. This isn’t necessarily surprising, but what’s interesting is the idea that it can use DisplayPort 2.0. Currently, there are no other cards on the market that use DisplayPort 2.0, so it will be interesting if Intel becomes the first to implement it. DisplayPort 2.0 offers greater throughput bandwidth and will be able to deliver 4K experiences at higher refresh rates without image compression.
It’s even more appealing when the card is flipped around to reveal the back. There’s no cover PCB on the back of the card, so there’s a lot to collect here. The image shows that the card may have 16 or 12GB of VRAM built in. For power, there are 6-pin and 8-pin connectors. There’s also room for dual 8-pin configurations, should Intel want to deploy higher-end models that require more power.
It would be interesting to see a more evolved version of the Intel ARC GPU in its full graphics card form. The images also give a better idea of what we can expect upon release. The lineup is expected to release at some point this year, possibly even as early as March or April. It might look a little different, though, once it’s ready for consumers.
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