Intel Arc Alchemist mobile graphics card already supports Vulkan version 1.3
Khronos released version 1.3 of the Vulkan specification in January, the biggest update to the graphics API in nearly two years. Subsequently, GPU manufacturers also provided support for Vulkan version 1.3 by updating the driver. For example, AMD released the Radeon Adrenalin version 22.2.1 driver in early February this year to support the new version. Previously, including Nvidia Maxwell to Ampere architecture, AMD RDNA and RDNA 2 architecture, and Intel’s UHD and Iris Xe GPUs, can provide support.
Recently, Khronos released a new announcement confirming that the Intel Arc brand Alchemist (DG2) discrete graphics card with Intel Xe-HPG architecture also began to support Vulkan version 1.3. The Arc Alchemist graphics card that complies with the Vulkan version 1.3 specification is limited to mobile platforms. It covers five GPUs, Arc A770M, Arc A730M, Arc A550M, Arc A370M, and Arc A350M. Unfortunately, the desktop platform products have not yet appeared.
At present, products equipped with Arc A730M, Arc A370M, and Arc A350M have appeared on the market, of which Arc A730M is based on the more powerful ACM-G10 chip. There are indications that Arc A770M and Arc A550M are also ready to appear in the market anytime.