Intel ARC entry-level Alchemist graphics card is rumored to be priced at $179
According to previous reports, there will be three Arc aXXX graphics cards that Intel will unveil on the desktop platform in the second quarter of next year. They are the flagship product Xe-HPG 512EU to compete with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, the second is the mid-range product Xe-HPG 384EU, which uses the simplified core of the flagship GPU, the last is the entry-level Xe-HPG 128EU. Both Nvidia and AMD currently lack corresponding new architecture products.
In addition, the pricing of the Intel Arc Alchemist graphics card is not clear. Although there is sporadic news from time to time, the differences are large. In addition, the supply of the graphics card market is not stable. It is difficult to confirm Intel’s pricing strategy at this stage.
According to DigiTimes reports, the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of entry-level Alchemist graphics cards (Xe-HPG 128EU) will be more affordable, and the pricing maybe $179 or even lower. In a new generation of graphics cards with a new architecture GPU, this should be the first product under $200. It uses a new Xe core (Xe Core), manufactured with TSMC’s N6 process, supports hardware-based ray tracing and artificial intelligence-driven super sampling (XeSS), and fully supports DirectX 12 Ultimate. The TDP is 75W, no external power supply is required, and it is equipped with 8GB of GDDR6 video memory. The competitor will be Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1650 (SUPER) based on Turing architecture.