Intel Alchemist graphics card layout leaked
On Intel Architecture Day 2021, Intel disclosed a lot of information about the upcoming Alchemist graphics card (DG2). As the first product of Intel’s new high-performance gaming graphics card brand Intel Arc, this graphics card will use the new Xe core, manufactured using TSMC’s N6 process, supporting hardware-based ray tracing and artificial intelligence-driven super sampling (XeSS), providing full support for DirectX 12 Ultimate.
Recently, someone published a PPT on Baidu Tieba, the content is the positioning of the DG2 series GPU, showing that there will be at least four different models. In the “Enthusiast” of $400-499 and the “Performance+” of $300-399, the Alchemist graphics card uses “SOC1”, which should be the internal code name of Xe HPG 512EU. The chip’s TDP range is 175W-225W, and the two price points correspond to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070/AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060Ti/AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT. This shows that Intel does not intend to compete with the high-end GeForce RTX 3080/AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT. It also confirms what Twitter user @greymon55 said a few days ago that GPUs with a TDP of 175W-225W will compete with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070/AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT.
In the two positions of “Performance-” in the early US$200 and “Mainstream” of $100-199, the Alchemist graphics card uses “SOC2”, which should be the internal code name of Xe HPG 384EU or 256EU, TDP is 75W, and the price of around $200 corresponds to Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650. As Nvidia and AMD lack GPUs with new-generation architectures in the $100-$199 position, the rumored GA107, and Navi 24 core products on the desktop platform have not appeared, Intel’s new products may have a certain impact.