Recently, at the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) 2022 held in Dallas, the United States, Twitter user @theBryceIsRt photographed the scene. Intel showed this Arc Alchemist desktop graphics card, allowing everyone to see the actual graphics card for the first time, not a rendering.
Here is the flagship Intel Arc GPU for desktop platform
Intel released the Alchemist (DG2) discrete graphics card of the Intel Arc brand with Xe-HPG architecture at the end of March. The first batch of products is only for mobile platforms, only A350M and A370M. The remaining three GPUs for the mobile platform won’t be available until early summer this year, and the desktop platform won’t arrive until the second quarter of this year.
After introducing the products of the mobile platform, Intel also released a preview of the independent graphics card of the Arc brand on the desktop platform. According to the internal structure leaked, there is a high-end model, equipped with a full-scale ACM-G10 chip, with 32 Xe cores and 16GB of GDDR6 memory. “Limited Edition” is written on the back of the graphics card and at the end of the video, although Intel didn’t specify what that means.
As in the photo, this Arc Alchemist desktop graphics card uses a dual-fan radiator. The color scheme is metallic gray and silver, with a double-slot thickness, equipped with three DisplayPort interfaces and one HDMI interface. There is a white LED light on the top showing the “intel ARC” logo, equipped with an 8Pin and a 6Pin external power supply interface, there should be eight memory chip positions inside and a cooling system with four heat pipes. It is still uncertain whether its model number belongs to the rumored Arc A770 or Arc A780.
It’s still unknown when this Intel flagship graphics card will hit the market.